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Category - Eco-Nature

The Bay County Artificial Reef Association (BCARA) sunk a 100-foot barge as an artificial reef off shore on Wednesday afternoon. The 432-ton barge will create an artificial reef that will help attract new sea-life and will be a new attraction for divers and fishers exploring the area.  This artificial reef is located 30 miles off-shore...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

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 feeding fish. On falling tides, I target the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 8:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

  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 piers or from the beach,...

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 marsh...

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....