Capt. Justin Leake and Capt. Travis Holeman have returned for season six as the co-hosts of “Chasin’ The Sun,” Visit Panama City Beach’s award-winning television series, which premiered last month on Discovery Channel. In 13 all-new episodes, the anglers will take viewers on a fast-paced, heart-pounding saltwater adventure, showcasing the destination’s diverse fishery and sampling land-based activities along the way.
Capt. Leake is a Panama City native whose family has lived, fished and hunted in the Florida Panhandle since the 1800’s. Leake, a full-time charter fishing guide and part-time TV angler, is the owner and one of seven guides at Panama City Inshore, which runs over 1,000 fishing trips each year. Between guiding, filming, tournament fishing and scouting, he typically spends around 300 days a year on the water.
“Growing up in the Panama City Beach area, I was blessed to experience the rich fishing history and heritage at a young age, and my favorite part about hosting the show is being able to share this pristine resource with the entire world,” says Justin. “Every season is different due to the many variables and environmental factors involved in fishing, and season six will showcase how versatile this sport can really be.”
Several years ago, Capt. Holeman had an accident that caused him to rethink his life plan. So, he ditched his suit and began spending his days on a boat instead. Since 2000, Holeman has become a renowned fishing guide, built boats, achieved numerous International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world records as a professional angler and shares his story through speaking engagements, seminars and workshops.
“Season six will appeal to all types of anglers, from those searching for a technically challenging experience to those just wanting to have fun,” says Travis. “We will cover many species and techniques in this season, including ‘run and gun’ fishing for mahi mahi and ‘sight fishing’ for tarpon and shallow water redfish. We’ll also have some fun experiencing the attractions, events, dining options and natural beauty that make Panama City Beach one of the world’s best vacation destinations.”
“Chasin’ The Sun” has been recognized with numerous awards for broadcast excellence since its 2016 debut. VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing agency, recently awarded its top prize, “The Henry,” for best-in-class achievement in the niche marketing category at its 2020 Flagler Awards ceremony in Tampa. The show has also received 10 Telly Awards in the categories of nature/wildlife, sports, cinematography and tourism.
Season six sponsors of “Chasin’ The Sun” include Dulce Vida Tequila, Fish Monkey, Grundéns, Half Hitch Tackle, Holiday Inn Resort, Humminbird, Minn Kota and Pirates Cove Marina.
Produced in partnership with Pinfish Media, new episodes of “Chasin’ The Sun” will air Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Eastern/Pacific and 7:30 a.m. Central. All five previous seasons are available for online viewing at www.ChasinTheSunTV.com and on Amazon Prime, Vudu, STIRR and Samsung TV Plus. The show can also be seen on local affiliate television stations in the Outdoor America network. For more information on “Chasin’ The Sun,” please visit or stay connected via Facebook (@ChasinTheSunFishingShow), Instagram (@ChasinTheSunTV) and YouTube.
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