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July Fishing Report

Summer in Panama City Beach means sun and fun and perhaps the widest variety of fishing that you will find all year, both inshore and nearshore along the beaches. A successful inshore trip to the flats depends on a couple of key factors. For one thing, you should fish during the cooler parts of the…

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May Fishing Report

With air temperatures in the 80s and water temps in the 70s, it sure is starting to feel like summer! The fish are feeding, bait is getting more plentiful and lots of migratory species are a being caught with regularity. Kingfish, cobia, pompano, redfish, Spanish mackerel and black drum are being…

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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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