Friday, February 24, 2017 3:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Let me start by saying that this winter has been anything but typical. Calling it “mild” would be an understatement since it’s the middle of February and we have water temperatures nearing 70 degrees in the afternoon. Many species of fish shouldn’t even be in the bays right now, but they’re swimming around even if in...

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:00 AM by Visit Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach and boating just kinda go together – there are loads of options, from fishing, diving or cruising on the Gulf of Mexico to exploring the St. Andrew Bay, or local lakes and rivers. You can happily spend a day anchored at Shell Island, or use the Intracoastal Waterway to navigate to nearby destinations. In short, if...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 1:00 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

Couples searching for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day will not be disappointed by the wide array of accommodation, dining and spa offerings in  Panama City Beach . Known for sugar-white sand beaches and emerald green waters, Panama City Beach offers a beautiful and romantic Gulf Coast vacation for adults celebrating...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

As the weather cools, look for fish to adopt typical winter patterns as they seek refuge from cold water. Common areas to target speckled trout on cold days are bayous with at least 4-5 feet of water, small creeks with either deep holes or depth in the middle of the channels, and the Intracoastal Waterway. In some parts of the bays, trout will...
Tickets go on sale for $10 today to see the Avett Brothers perform as part of Panama City Beach’s UNwineD festival. The Grammy-nominated American folk-rock band’s recent album hit the No. 1 spot in 4 Billboard categories, including Top Rock Albums, Americana/Folks Albums, Alternative Albums, and Top Album Sales. Their hit song,...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:00 AM by Chloe Mulliner

Expedia partnered with Visit Panama City Beach to help you build an epic weekend itinerary It’s time for a vacation, and Panama City Beach is your destination. Whether you like spending your getaway creating your own adventures or basking on the beach with a good book in your hand, we’ve got your Florida weekend covered. Here at...
Panama City Beach continues to add to its lineup of fantastic entertainment and events in 2017 with the announcement of UNwineD, a Southern garden party presented in partnership with Garden & Gun magazine . The two-day festival taking place March 24-25 at Aaron Bessant Park will feature superb craft beer, spirits and wine from around the world,...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 11:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Among the most difficult aspects of fishing in the winter months is dealing with the inconsistency in weather and water conditions. Air temperatures, wind direction, barometric pressure and water levels are subject to change on a daily basis, or at a moment’s notice. As frontal systems move through the area, temperatures can rise or fall...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 2:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Cool weather has led to some very hot fishing in both the deep and shallow parts of the St. Andrew Bay. Up on the flats, redfish are hanging out with their noses in the mud – tailing on low negative tides in their search for small crabs, shrimp and baitfish. There are also lots of redfish mixed in with mullet schools right now. The next time...

Monday, December 5, 2016 4:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Recent cold fronts have caused a significant drop in water temperatures, triggering the appetites of many predatory species throughout the bays. One fish that seems to be eating just about everything in sight right now is the gag grouper. They can be found in water depths ranging from less than 10 feet to well over 100 feet. Currently, many inshore...