Tag - Fishing

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Recent changes in air and water temperatures have prompted many species to stack up in schools and gorge themselves while the food is still plentiful.  In many places, the pinfish are in big schools floating on the surface and, if you look closely, there are lots of speckled trout and redfish hanging out underneath them.  This is when...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 3:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Action and variety have been the trend for the past few weeks, with numerous species of predatory fish targeting the many “bait balls” scattered throughout the bays and along the beaches. Starting way up in the bay, trout and redfish have been pounding schools of finger mullet and menhaden.  We have been doing very well with...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 3:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

With the late summer heat bearing down on us during the day, the benefits of fishing the flats early are numerous – especially if you want to catch trout and redfish on artificial lures. For starters, it’s much cooler in the early hours of the morning and that makes fish a little more inclined to chase a lure.  Because the light...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 4:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

The early morning topwater bite continues to be scorching hot on the flats, especially around the numerous bait schools that have shown up seemingly out of nowhere. Many of these bait schools have taken up residence on points, prompting hungry predator fish to do the same.  As the tide starts running, most of the bait has been on the up...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:00 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

The inshore bite throughout the numerous bay systems and along Panama City Beach is on fire right now! If you get out on the flats early, then expect to get into a very productive topwater bite for speckled trout and redfish. I have found the bigger trout to be holding in areas with sandy bottoms and big patchy grass beds with a water depth of one...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 11:00 AM by Visit Panama City Beach

Get your rod and reels ready, the Grand Lagoon Grand Slam offshore tournament is right around the corner! Taking place August 10-12 at the popular Lighthouse Marina on Grand Lagoon , this event invokes memories in the tradition of the bill fish tournaments hosted in Panama City Beach in years past. With quick access to the Gulf of Mexico, long...
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...

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...

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...

Thursday, July 14, 2016 3:30 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

Want to do something a little different during your trip to Panama City Beach? Head up Highway 79. There, just a few minutes from the beach, you’ll find yourself in what feels like another world, where time slows down, the winds brush the tops of the tall grass and eagles float overhead. You’ve discovered the slow-moving saltwater marsh...