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September Fishing Report

Recent heavy rains have stained the water in most parts of the bay but the trout and redfish have been thick and willing to eat all sorts of artificial lures. Topwater and surface lures fished over shallow grass flats have done very well early in the morning. During the day, I’ve been switching to…

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August Fishing Report

Wow, the fishing around Panama City Beach has been “lights out” lately! Bait fish schools are thick and the fish are chewing so there are great bites to be found in the bay, on the flats, and along the beaches. Early morning topwater action on the flats is still yielding lots of redfish. Solitary…

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July Fishing Report

Summer is one of my favorite seasons to fish the waters surrounding Panama City Beach because the diversity of the fishery is on full display. Our area is home to a wide range of predator fish, both inshore and nearshore along the beaches. Inshore on the flats, good numbers of trout and redfish…

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Kayak fishing 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…

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June Fishing Report

Summer is here and there’s a lot of angling action in the bays and along the beaches! On shallow grass flats, you’ll find good numbers of speckled trout being caught, usually early in the day and late in the afternoon when it’s a little cooler. Small topwater plugs that skitter or chug have been…

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May Fishing Report

The bite in the bays and on the flats has gotten much better with the arrival of schooling baitfish such as menhaden, glass minnows and a few pilchards. The clear water and abundance of fish have created great sight fishing conditions. Speckled trout are hanging out in 2-4 feet of water over grass…

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April Fishing Report

It’s that time of the year when the springtime bites we’ve been eagerly awaiting are finally happening! The water temperature is right at 70 degrees and the Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, pompano, mangrove snapper, amberjack, redfish and kingfish are all here. I even saw a cobia being caught a few…

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March Fishing Report

If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to break out the fishing poles and prepare for what is sure to be an action-packed season of fishing! Spring is right around the corner and signs of the season are all around the bay. Birds crashing baitfish out in the middle of the bay is a sure…

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