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Category - Fishing Report

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...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:00 AM by Visit Panama City Beach

Red minnows are piling up in the bay and lots of fish have been following them (and feasting on them) at every opportunity.  Now is a great time to go fishing in Panama City Beach! When the bait balls are in open water, it’s common to find bonita, mackerel, ladyfish, jacks, blue runners and blue fish voraciously feeding on them. ...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 3:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Although the weather has been less than ideal over the past couple of weeks, the fishing continues to be excellent! Mangrove snapper have piled up on shallow water structures throughout the bay and have been quick to bite for the most part.  Anchoring up current and dropping back a flat lined live glass minnow, shrimp, pilchard or similar...

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,...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

If you haven’t already retrieved your fishing gear from the closet and oiled up the reels, then now is a great time to do so.  With water temperatures hovering around 70 degrees, many species of fish have been making their presence known in local waters. Just off the beaches, schools of Spanish mackerel, bonita, jacks and redfish have...

Monday, April 9, 2018 1:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Spring has sprung and it’s an exciting time of the year to be out on the water fishing! The bays and nearshore coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico come alive in the spring, as hordes of migratory fish species such as Spanish mackerel, bluefish and jacks take up residence in our area.  One thing all these fish have in common is that they...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

With a warming trend expected to continue throughout the month, the already great fishing will only get better! As water temperatures rise and low winter tides give way to higher water levels, speckled trout will begin to show up in the shallows.  You might find some of the fish still stacked up in bayous, but the bulk of them will be staging...

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Recent changes in air and water temperatures have prompted many species to stack up in schools and gorge themselves while the food is still plentiful.  In many places, the pinfish are in big schools floating on the surface and, if you look closely, there are lots of speckled trout and redfish hanging out underneath them.  This is when...

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...