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Author: Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Captain Nathan is a USCG licensed captain, fishing guide, and outdoor writer at Bay County Outdoors. He fishes out of Panama City Beach, FL.

Captain Nathan can be reached at (850) 258-7235 or CaptainNate@BayCountyOutdoors.com

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Recent cold fronts and lots of rain have kept the charter fleet dockside lately but, on the days when we can get out, the fishing has been really good. Around the pass, there has been a lot of action from Spanish mackerel and bluefish as well as a few redfish here and there.  Fishing deep and close to the rocks is likely to entice some of...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 11:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

It’s a fantastic time to be fishing the waters in and around Panama City Beach, regardless of what you’re trying to catch.   The huge quantity of baitfish in our bays is nearing the point of absurdity and there seems to be no shortage of predators taking advantage of seemingly endless feeding opportunities. In the shallows, the...

Monday, September 3, 2018 9:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

If you’re an angler looking for some fun, productive time on the water, then fall is definitely the time of year to be in Panama City Beach. As the water temperature cools, predator fish begin to gorge on the massive schools of baitfish preparing to migrate to warmer waters — the so-called “mullet run” — and that...

Monday, July 23, 2018 1:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

The fishing action is hot along the beaches, in the bays and on the flats these days, as hungry predators take advantage of the abundant baitfish that are currently in our area. Spanish mackerel can be seen flying out of the water as they ferociously gorge on schools of baitfish along the beaches, especially around the channel buoys.  Casting...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

We’ve experienced quite a few thunderstorms over the past couple of weeks, but the bite around the bay has been really good. Speckled trout are stacked up in areas that transition quickly from shallow grass to deeper sand. The presence of bait and current are definite giveaways when looking for feeding fish. On falling tides, I target the...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 3:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Although the weather has been less than ideal over the past couple of weeks, the fishing continues to be excellent! Mangrove snapper have piled up on shallow water structures throughout the bay and have been quick to bite for the most part.  Anchoring up current and dropping back a flat lined live glass minnow, shrimp, pilchard or similar...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Summer is fast approaching and our beaches are filling up with visitors eager to enjoy the warm weather, emerald green water and sugar white sand.  We certainly enjoy sharing our slice of heaven with them, but big crowds can put a slight damper on the fishing during certain parts of the day.  With that in mind, it’s best to get out...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 8:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

  What a fantastic time of the year!  Air temperatures have finally broken into the 80's, water temperatures are in the low-to-mid 70's and the fish are cruising for easy meals. Along the beaches, the pompano bite has been absolutely on fire in the surf.  Whether you target them by boat, at one of the piers or from the beach,...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

If you haven’t already retrieved your fishing gear from the closet and oiled up the reels, then now is a great time to do so.  With water temperatures hovering around 70 degrees, many species of fish have been making their presence known in local waters. Just off the beaches, schools of Spanish mackerel, bonita, jacks and redfish have...