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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

February Fishing Report

Frequent, unseasonably heavy rainfall has plagued us all winter and it shows in the quality of the water in our bays. Away from the gulf, the water clarity is very poor and even the water near the gulf is still very much on the tannic side. That being said, fish still have to eat. You just have to…

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January Fishing Report

As I reflect on the many challenges we faced in 2018, I find myself feeling fortunate just to be able to share my passion for fishing with you. I hope the New Year brings plenty of opportunities for you to get out on the water and catch some fish. Due to excessive rain over the past few months…

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September Fishing Report

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…

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Fishing in the Fall

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…

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August Fishing Report

Wow… some of the best fishing I've experienced all year has occurred over the past few weeks! On the flats, the speckled trout and redfish bites have been killer lately – especially on live pilchards, menhaden or threadfins. If you want to throw plugs or other artificial baits that require the fish…

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Mid-July Fishing Report

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…

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July Fishing Report

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…

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June Fishing Report

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…

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Mid-May Fishing Report

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…

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May Fishing Report

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…

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