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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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May Fishing Report

What a fantastic time of the year! Air temperatures have finally broken into the 80's, water temperatures are in the low-to-mid 70's and the fish are cruising for easy meals. Along the beaches, the pompano bite has been absolutely on fire in the surf. Whether you target them by boat, at one of the…

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November Fishing Report

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…

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September Fishing Report

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…

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August Fishing Report

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…

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Mid-July Fishing Report

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…

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Fishing Report July 2017

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…

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Grand Lagoon Grand Slam

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…

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Red Snapper Season Opening This Weekend!

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…

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