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Category - Eco-Nature

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...
Surrounded on three sides by water, Panama City Beach offers fantastic and diverse fishing opportunities year ‘round.  You can fish the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico from white sandy beaches where you can expect to catch pompano, flounder, redfish, whiting and a plethora of other species.  Inshore, you can cruise the...

Monday, February 8, 2016 12:00 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

Set out to explore “the last undiscovered Florida coast” and find out firsthand how diverse and rare animal species and plant life make Panama City Beach a nature lover’s wonderland. With 27 miles of beach, a multitude of parks and forests and a 700- acre natural barrier island, eco-tourists have their choice of wonderful...
Beginning in January, fishing and diving enthusiasts across the country will meet the new generation of Panama City Beach's outdoors TV personalities, as Justin Leake and Aleese Maples appear on the Sportsman Channel as co-hosts of "Chasin' the Sun," an outdoors and coastal lifestyle program. The Sporstsman Channel is the nation's fastest growing...

Monday, December 14, 2015 2:55 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

In the right environment, oyster larva take root and grow into the tabletop appetizer known the world over. They're also useful in keeping coastal areas and ecosystems happy and healthy. What's not to love? And for PCB restaurants, oysters are essential. Scott Mandeville is an assistant chef at the Montego Bay Seafood House and Oyster Bar...
Camp Helen State Park is a peaceful little wayside just off U.S. Highway 98 at the western edge of Panama City Beach. It's a good place to pull off the road, park and stretch your legs. There's a small visitor center that tells the history of the 183-acre property, and the hike down to the beach rewards visitors with amazing views and a quiet...

Monday, June 8, 2015 10:10 AM by Visit Panama City Beach

Maybe it's the self-reliance, or simply the release of endorphins that accompany the physical demands of self-propulsion. Whatever the reason, fish caught from a kayak come with a heightened sense of accomplishment. This is not to imply that fishing from a kayak puts one at a competitive disadvantage; what it lacks in speed, it makes up in stealth...