Fishing saltwater can get quite complicated, given the wide variety of species and ever-changing conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and the bays surrounding Panama City Beach. Accomplished anglers know the rigs and tactics that prove successful today might not work tomorrow, so the challenge is to unlock the code each and every time they hit the water.
According to Capt. Justin Leake, the secret to catching a fish is thinking like a fish. “When you observe the fish and learn how they act, you’ll find the correct solution to catching that fish on that specific day,” says Justin.
Capt. Leake stops by Florida Watersports to trade rigging secrets with pro staffer Jeff Lange and professional fly angler Meredith McCord. Their focus is hooks, knots, line, rod, reel – all the technical aspects to consider when targeting a specific species, no matter what conditions are present on a given day.
Also, we’ll offer some suggestions for anglers looking to book a fishing trip during their trip to Panama City Beach.