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April Fishing Report

Winter is finally over and we’re entering that early phase of the spring run when marine life seems to be especially hungry and eager to eat. Along the beaches and in the St. Andrews Pass, big schools of redfish, black drum, and pompano are cruising the sandbars and surf and are very easy to spot…

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March Fishing Report

Spring has already sprung in many parts of the bays, in the pass and along the beaches and the fishing patterns are changing. Deep in the bay, speckled trout are schooled up in the mouths of creeks and bayous. When deciding on an area to target, I typically look for wind blowing toward the shore so…

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February Fishing Report

Frequent, unseasonably heavy rainfall has plagued us all winter and it shows in the quality of the water in our bays. Away from the gulf, the water clarity is very poor and even the water near the gulf is still very much on the tannic side. That being said, fish still have to eat. You just have to…

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January Fishing Report

As I reflect on the many challenges we faced in 2018, I find myself feeling fortunate just to be able to share my passion for fishing with you. I hope the New Year brings plenty of opportunities for you to get out on the water and catch some fish. Due to excessive rain over the past few months…

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November Fishing Report

With Hurricane Michael still fresh on our minds, it's important to be aware of the storm’s effect on our bay system. Debris is seemingly everywhere and that includes the waterways. Sunken boats, downed trees, broken docks, new sand bars and other hazards are just under the water's surface. If you…

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October Fishing Report

Fall means football and county fairs to a lot of people but, for me and many other area anglers, summer’s end means incredible fishing. Cooling temperatures and lots of bait have the fish looking to fatten up for winter. Inshore on the flats, trout and redfish have gone into “all out eat mode” and…

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September Fishing Report

It’s a fantastic time to be fishing the waters in and around Panama City Beach, regardless of what you’re trying to catch. The huge quantity of baitfish in our bays is nearing the point of absurdity and there seems to be no shortage of predators taking advantage of seemingly endless feeding…

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August Fishing Report

Wow… some of the best fishing I've experienced all year has occurred over the past few weeks! On the flats, the speckled trout and redfish bites have been killer lately – especially on live pilchards, menhaden or threadfins. If you want to throw plugs or other artificial baits that require the fish…

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July Fishing Report

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…

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Mid-June Fishing Report

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…

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