May will continue to have great numbers of Spanish and King mackeral being caught. The early morning and late afternoon bites seem to be the best. Even though the Cobia run has been a little slow here in Panama City Beach this year, the first part of the month we'll still see a few fish caught on jigs and live eels. The spring run of Pompano has been excellent so far with great numbers of fish coming at first light and a very good bite the last hour or two of the day. Pompano will be caught on sand fleas and Pompano jigs. There should also be a few big Redfish caught this month as well. These fish are being caught with squid or live and dead minnows fished on the bottom. Just remember the slot limit of 18'-27", most pier fish will be over the maximum slot length.
May brings us one of the first great months for shark fishing off the piers. Those most successful shark anglers will be using cut or whole Bonita with a 12/0 hook attached with a 300-400lb wire leader.
May is one of the most productive months for pier fishing here on Panama City Beach. Grab your rods and come out and enjoy some fantastic fishing.