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Category - Fishing

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....
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...

Monday, May 9, 2016 11:38 AM by Visit Panama City Beach

If you’ve traveled here with family, chances are you’re on vacation and ready to make good memories. What better way to do that than a family fishing trip? Nothing puts a smile on a face faster than a bend in a fishing pole and a tugging at the end of the line. Fishing trips create anticipation, adventure and excitement. Fishing sparks...

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...
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...
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, 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...
So, you are stranded on a deserted island. What three things do you take? If you are lucky enough to spend the day on Shell Island in Panama City Beach, the three most important things to bring are your family, a camera and... your sense of adventure! There is still an amazingly pristine, uninhabited island just waiting to be explored. Shell Island...