Capt. Nathan 2023
Capt. Nathan Chennaux

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

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September Fishing Report

The fishing is great in Panama City Beach these days! Topwater and surface lures fished over shallow grass flats have been effective early in the morning. Later in the day, switch to jigs and soft plastics fished in potholes and sandbars. On high tides, look for redfish to be laying up or cruising…

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August Fishing Report

So far, it’s another great month of fishing here in Panama City Beach. Clear water and lots of fish are a recipe for success and you can increase your odds by fishing the low light periods of the day as well as peak tide times. Early morning topwaters on the flats are still yielding lots of action…

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July Fishing Report

Temperatures are high and there are plenty of fish to target – sure signs that it’s summertime in Panama City Beach! Inshore on the flats, trout and redfish can be found patrolling the shallows in the early hours of the morning when the temperature is still cool and low light offers them the…

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June Fishing Report

What a great time to get out on the water and catch some fish! The weather is nice, the water is beautifully clear and, most importantly, the fish are biting! On shallow grass flats, there are good numbers of speckled trout being caught. Most of the catches are coming early in the day and late in…

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May Fishing Report

So far, this has been a very interesting year of fishing. Early in the year, the temperatures shot up quickly but cooled off for much of the month of April. Now we’re beginning to see things get back to normal in terms of water temperature and fish behavior. Life is abundant throughout the bays and…

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April Fishing Report

The fishing is incredible right now! Whether it’s inshore on the flats, in the bay on structure or along the beaches, many species of fish are moving through our area and are eager to eat. There is a ton of life on the flats. Pinfish and glass minnows have made their way back into the shallows where…

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March Fishing Report

It’s hard to describe how excited I am to be outside and on the water these days. The transition from winter to spring is a lot like the twilight before sunrise. Although it’s not quite spring yet, we can see it on the horizon and can feel the changes taking place. On land, the signs are obvious:…

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February Fishing Report

What an awesome start to the year it has been, at least from an angler’s standpoint! Throughout the bays, shallow grass and sand flats are teeming with life. Schools of glass minnows, pinfish, bull minnows and mullet provide forage for speckled trout and redfish. On sunny days, I typically pole the…

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January Fishing Report

Happy New Year to all! I hope 2023 brings everyone countless opportunities to enjoy the water and catch some fish. January’s temperatures are cool and the weather can change quickly, but it’s still a great month to fish the shallow flats and backwaters surrounding Panama City Beach. On most days…

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December Fishing Report

Sight fishing on low, negative tides in clear water is just one of the many reasons I enjoy hitting the water this time of the year. Redfish are cruising the shallows, often exposing their backs and tails to anglers willing to put in the work to get to them. A patient, stealthy approach and…

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