Capt. Nathan 2023
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Capt. Nathan Chennaux

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

(850) 258-7235

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June Fishing Report

The flats have been on fire for the past month and I expect that to continue throughout the month of June. It’s mainly speckled trout that are coming off of shallow grass but there are plenty of redfish to be caught as well. The trout bite has been better earlier in the morning on top water…

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May Fishing Report

This is such a magical time of the year to be out on the water boating and fishing! Mild temperatures keep the days comfortable and it’s still warm enough to be out before and after sunset. The best bites usually come early in the morning or late in the afternoon, but fish have been very active…

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April Fishing Report

Spring has sprung! Warming water temperatures and the arrival of abundant baitfish mean the flats are alive and well. Pinfish have made their way back into the shallows where they've taken up residence on grass and sand flats. Mullet are working in big schools along the shoreline, making them…

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March Fishing Report

Here in Panama City Beach, it’s beginning to feel a lot like springtime both on and off the water. Longer days, warmer temperatures and the arrival of masses of bait fish mean migratory fish will be arriving soon and the spring angling season will be off to the races. On the flats, there is no…

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February Fishing Report

The month of February has been fairly typical in terms of temperature swings and weather patterns but savvy anglers should be able to adapt to these challenges. On sunny days, I spend most of my time poling the shallows in search of redfish cruising the shoreline or laid up in potholes. These…

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January Fishing Report

If you can withstand some cold temperatures and changing conditions, January is a great month to fish the shallow flats and backwaters surrounding Panama City Beach. The weather can change quickly this time of the year, going from warm and cloudy to clear and cold in just a few hours. On most…

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December Fishing Report

Seasonal weather has brought changes to our fishery and savvy anglers will need to make strategic adjustments to ensure success. Recent heavy rains have turned the pristine, emerald green waters in the bays and flats to a dingy, tannic brown. That limits sight fishing to very shallow water –…

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November Fishing Report

Now is the perfect time to get out and chase some fish! The weather is awesome, the water is clear and cool and the fish are moving. Redfish are cruising the shallows during periods of low water. Be on the lookout for wakes they create as they swim, tails emerging from the water as they root…

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October Fishing Report

After a summer of record high temperatures, the fall pattern is finally here. It’s that time of the year when the heat finally starts to give way to cool morning breezes. Best of all, the fish seem to chew all day long! Topwater lures are an angler’s favorite because, let’s face it… who doesn't…

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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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