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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 1:00 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

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 can be caught on a variety...
This week, we learn how the end of a life means the beginning of new life through memorial reefs.  The Chasin’ The Sun crew follows along as the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) deploys living legacies in the Gulf of Mexico. Memorial reefs allow families to construct, personalize and name a reef for their loved one,...
Hooks, lines and sinkers are necessary equipment for fishing, but when they end up interfering with the life of a sea turtle, the results are not very pretty.  This week, we learn about efforts to rehabilitate animals that survive potentially deadly interactions with anglers. Gulf World Marine Institute (GWMI) rescues, rehabilitates and...
Does a detailed plan or a “go with the flow” approach give anglers the best chance for a successful fishing trip? If the guides are Chasin’ The Sun co-hosts Justin Leake and Travis Holeman, it depends on who you ask. This week, their stylistic differences are on full display as we take a closer look at how they approach...
Having a strategy for your fishing trip is a good idea but, when nature doesn't cooperate, it's time to make some adjustments. That's the challenge facing Capt. Travis Holeman and Capt. Justin Leake this week when a pod of hungry dolphins throws a wrench in their plans. It’s a beautiful day on the Gulf of Mexico and conditions...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 3:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Action and variety have been the trend for the past few weeks, with numerous species of predatory fish targeting the many “bait balls” scattered throughout the bays and along the beaches. Starting way up in the bay, trout and redfish have been pounding schools of finger mullet and menhaden.  We have been doing very well with...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 3:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

With the late summer heat bearing down on us during the day, the benefits of fishing the flats early are numerous – especially if you want to catch trout and redfish on artificial lures. For starters, it’s much cooler in the early hours of the morning and that makes fish a little more inclined to chase a lure.  Because the light...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

The inshore bite throughout the numerous bay systems and along Panama City Beach is on fire right now! If you get out on the flats early, then expect to get into a very productive topwater bite for speckled trout and redfish. I have found the bigger trout to be holding in areas with sandy bottoms and big patchy grass beds with a water depth of one...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:31 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Spring migrations are in full swing here in beautiful Panama City Beach. The water is warm and clean and baitfish schools have been stacking up nearshore around the buoys. On the beaches, plenty of pompano and redfish are being caught in the surf using sand fleas or shrimp-fished on the bottom. On the piers and just offshore, king mackerel are...