Panama City Beach Weekly Fishing Reports


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Well we are really coming into a special time around here. Big schools of bait are showing up, Spanish mackerel are here in droves, cobia and tarpon are running the beach and the water is super clear. Kings can be found now that bait is showing up and the water is approaching seventy degrees. This will only get better. Wreck fishing has also improved, AJ's, red grouper and plenty of stringer fish to be found. Plan on putting some distance between you and shore though,  the best reports have come from those in better than a hundred feet of water.


Conditions are improving here as well, plenty of Spanish, some bluefish, whiting, pompano, jack crevalle and a few redfish have been caught from the beach. Further out from shore and not usually caught from the beach are big tarpon and cobia.


Plenty of action here too, sheep head are still chewing down the bridges and in the pass.  Spanish are getting caught all over the bay, trolling Clark spoons and mackerel trees or casting from the bank. Speckled trout and smaller reds are foraging in the deeper grass beds, say around six to twelve feet. If you are fishing the deeper waters like those around the bridges or the pass you can encounter larger reds and maybe some black drum. Now is a great time to get out on the water or at the very least, wet a line from shore. See you on (or near) the water.

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Current Conditions at Russel Fields Pier

  • April 25, 2015 5:48 pm EDT
    Location: 30.213N 85.88W
    Wind Direction: SW (230°)
    Wind Speed: 9.9 knots
    Wind Gust: 12.1 knots
    Atmospheric Pressure: 29.76 in (1007.9 mb)
    Air Temperature: 76.6°F (24.8°C)
    Water Temperature: 76.8°F (24.9°C)

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