Category - Eco-Nature

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...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 4:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

The early morning topwater bite continues to be scorching hot on the flats, especially around the numerous bait schools that have shown up seemingly out of nowhere. Many of these bait schools have taken up residence on points, prompting hungry predator fish to do the same.  As the tide starts running, most of the bait has been on the up...

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, October 19, 2016 3:17 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Starting on the flats… the trout and redfish have been piled up in the shallows. On higher tides, the fish have been right up along the shoreline, mixed in amongst the reed beds and feeding on finger mullet and pilchards. ​As the tide drops out, most of those fish move out to the many sandbars, depressions, and potholes that are scattered...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 3:30 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

Want to do something a little different during your trip to Panama City Beach? Head up Highway 79. There, just a few minutes from the beach, you’ll find yourself in what feels like another world, where time slows down, the winds brush the tops of the tall grass and eagles float overhead. You’ve discovered the slow-moving saltwater...

Monday, June 20, 2016 4:43 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

There are no words to describe how phenomenal the fishing around Panama City Beach is right now.  The pristine waters are teeming with all sorts of marine life.  Seagrass beds are healthy, schools of bait fish are inundating the bays and, as a result, predator species are streaming into those same waters in hot pursuit of a summer meal....
Panama City Beach, already known as the “Wreck Diving Capital of the South” for its abundance of shipwrecks and artificial reefs available for SCUBA divers to explore, has added another group of 5 Super Limestone Reefs to its collection of artificial reefs meant to increase marine life habitat – a certain boon for both divers and...

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...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:40 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Plenty of fishing opportunities are out there for anglers willing to pursue them.  Redfish have been the best and most consistent bite lately, and fish of all sizes are being caught. In many of the bayous, the redfish have been really thick, but they are mostly small fish (up to about 23”) with occasional big fish (upwards of...