Tag - Nature

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...

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...

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...
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...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:31 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Spring migrations are in full swing here in beautiful Panama City Beach. The water is warm and clean and baitfish schools have been stacking up nearshore around the buoys. On the beaches, plenty of pompano and redfish are being caught in the surf using sand fleas or shrimp-fished on the bottom. On the piers and just offshore, king mackerel are...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:40 PM by Capt. Nathan Chennaux

Plenty of fishing opportunities are out there for anglers willing to pursue them.  Redfish have been the best and most consistent bite lately, and fish of all sizes are being caught. In many of the bayous, the redfish have been really thick, but they are mostly small fish (up to about 23”) with occasional big fish (upwards of...

Monday, February 8, 2016 12:00 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

Set out to explore “the last undiscovered Florida coast” and find out firsthand how diverse and rare animal species and plant life make Panama City Beach a nature lover’s wonderland. With 27 miles of beach, a multitude of parks and forests and a 700- acre natural barrier island, eco-tourists have their choice of wonderful...
Beginning in January, fishing and diving enthusiasts across the country will meet the new generation of Panama City Beach's outdoors TV personalities, as Justin Leake and Aleese Maples appear on the Sportsman Channel as co-hosts of "Chasin' the Sun," an outdoors and coastal lifestyle program. The Sporstsman Channel is the nation's fastest growing...
Camp Helen State Park is a peaceful little wayside just off U.S. Highway 98 at the western edge of Panama City Beach. It's a good place to pull off the road, park and stretch your legs. There's a small visitor center that tells the history of the 183-acre property, and the hike down to the beach rewards visitors with amazing views and a quiet...