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Category - Fishing

It’s an exciting time of the year for all the fishing enthusiasts out there because Red Snapper season is here! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has officially approved and set the 2017 Gulf state waters recreational red snapper season. Red Snapper found in the Gulf of Mexico are long-lived and early-maturing reef...

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...

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....
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...