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Category - Fishing Report

Thursday, May 4, 2017 1:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

In addition to the white sandy beaches and emerald green water, Panama City beach also offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. Whether your angling passion is in the bay, on the flats or out in the gulf, we have you covered. Early mornings on the flats offer healthy doses of topwater action for speckled trout and redfish. The best time...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:00 AM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

This is a fantastic time to get out and enjoy some beautiful weather and phenomenal fishing! Throughout the bays, a variety of fish species are schooling up and ready to feed at nearly every opportunity. The number of redfish out there in the shallows is staggering – several flats have schools of well over a hundred fish and, in some...

Friday, February 24, 2017 3:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Let me start by saying that this winter has been anything but typical. Calling it “mild” would be an understatement since it’s the middle of February and we have water temperatures nearing 70 degrees in the afternoon. Many species of fish shouldn’t even be in the bays right now, but they’re swimming around even if in...

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, September 29, 2016 4:55 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

The fall fishing season is off to a great start, so let’s take a look at where you can find the hot bites. Local anglers list the flounder as one of their favorites. So far, it has been a fantastic bite and they are stacked up big time! If you’re hoping to catch good numbers on rod and reel, try deeper parts of the bays and inlets with...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:05 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

The redfish bite continues to be the main attraction for bay and flats anglers looking for fast paced action. The topwater bite has been very productive just about all day long, but mid-day sight fishing with jigs is a good way to watch a few eat. If you are fishing them in the skinny water on the flats, be sure to keep noise to a minimum –...

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....

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, April 5, 2016 12:09 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Expect big things to come this month as rising water temperatures bring many migratory species to our shores. Among them are the highly-prized Cobia, which can be targeted by sight casting jigs and live baits to fish cruising along the surface.  In addition to the excitement of finding and throwing baits toward 50 pound fish, they fight like a...

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...