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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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Best. Boat Show. Ever.

Panama City Beach and boating just kinda go together – there are loads of options, from fishing, diving or cruising on the Gulf of Mexico to exploring the St. Andrew Bay, or local lakes and rivers. You can happily spend a day anchored at Shell Island, or use the Intracoastal Waterway to navigate to…

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December Fishing Report

Even though I prefer warm summer days to the chill of winter, there are some great bites happening right now that make getting out on the water worthwhile. As the water temperature plummets and food resources disappear from the flats, speckled trout work their way back towards deeper bayous where…

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State Groupers

They lie and wait along underwater highways, and whenever prey fish fail to maintain a minimum speed, they have their lunch. Like a gator lazing on a bank or a largemouth bass slowly finning to maintain its position beneath a stand of lily pads, groupers can appear lethargic, but they explode from…

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September Fishing Report

Cruising the bay while keeping an eye out for birds feeding on red minnow bait balls is one of my favorite ways to fish the early fall season. Birds hammering baitfish on the surface is a good indication that predatory fish are also feeding from below; otherwise, the minnows would go deeper to avoid…

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Country Music Star Lee Brice Appears on Chasin' The Sun

Country music star Lee Brice takes a break from songwriting and joins Capt. Justin Leak to explore Lake Powell, one of Florida’s largest coastal dune lakes, in Coastal Dune Beauty, the upcoming episode of “Chasin’ The Sun.” Featuring co-hosts Justin Leake and Travis Holeman, “Chasin’ The Sun” is…

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October Fishing Report

Fall means football and county fairs to a lot of people but, for me and many other area anglers, summer’s end means incredible fishing. Cooling temperatures and lots of bait have the fish looking to fatten up for winter. Inshore on the flats, trout and redfish have gone into “all out eat mode” and…

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