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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

November Fishing Report

We set the clock back this month and made the days shorter, but there’s still plenty of prime time fall fishing to enjoy. The flounder bite is strong on the outside edges of grass flats, sandbars and in sandy potholes throughout the flats. Most of these fish will be heading out toward the Gulf of…

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October Fishing Report

Fall is finally in the air and in the water, too! Cooling water temperatures and changes in the angle of the sun have triggered the early stages of what we have come to call the "fall run." During this time of the year, a multitude of fish species begin to form big schools and start moving around…

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September Fishing Report

The fishing around Panama City Beach is very good right now for a handful of reasons. For one thing, there’s a vast amount of food available for fish to eat. Secondly, all the rain we’ve had over the past several weeks has stained the bay water in many areas. Personally, I like a little stained…

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August Fishing Report

With all of this beautiful weather, clear water and a wide variety of predator fish cruising around, it’s no wonder this is one of the best times to go fishing in Panama City Beach! The fish have been chewing pretty much non-stop throughout the bays and along the beaches. One of the best bites right…

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July Fishing Report

If there ever was a time to visit our little slice of paradise, now is that time. A lack of significant rainfall over the past several months has the bays and beaches as beautiful and pristine as any place on the planet. Crystal clear water dominates the landscape from the Gulf of Mexico all the way…

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June Fishing Report

Sunshine, clear water and good fishing continue to be the trend in our little slice of paradise here in Panama City Beach. In the shallows, you can expect to have success when targeting speckled trout, redfish, flounder and several other less tasty but equally fun-to-catch species. I like to focus…

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May Fishing Report

It sure has been a tough couple of months for all of us. As we return to some level of normalcy, my recommendation is to get out on the water and enjoy some beautiful weather, great fishing and peaceful relaxation. It's a great way to have a good time while still being socially responsible and…

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Springtime Fishing Tips

This is a fantastic time to get out and enjoy some beautiful weather and phenomenal fishing! Throughout the bays, a variety of fish species are schooling up and ready to feed at nearly every opportunity. The number of redfish out there in the shallows is staggering – several flats have schools of…

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April Fishing Report

Wow, life sure has changed dramatically in a short period of time. I encourage everyone to take appropriate measures to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic. We look forward to things returning to normal so you can once again enjoy our beaches and fishery. April is a fantastic time to fish in…

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March Fishing Report

For me, the month of March is the gateway to the best part of the year, and it just so happens to be a great time to fish! As the water temperature of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding bays starts to warm, a variety of species begin returning to our little chunk of paradise. Among those you’ll…

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