By Pam Anderson We hear that often in messages of hope; it also applies to fishing seasons. While the Federal season for Red Snapper closes as of Midnight August 2, Amberjack and Triggerfish seasons opened August 1! Triggerfish are one of the ugliest fish you’ll encounter on the Gulf, but don’t...
By Cali Hvalac, To Do In Destin In August, it’s time for everyone’s favorite: Shark Week! This year, Shark Week ran August 9 to 13 and with that comes Discovery Channel entertainment, restaurant specials, and more. Sharks are an integral part of our eco-system. So, let’s learn a little more...
Our Grand Lagoon marinas, boat owners, and restaurants, and others who are members of the Grand Lagoon Coalition along with our Tourist Development Council (TDC) were proud to bring to you our annual Freedom Rocks event this past Fourth of July weekend. If you missed it, you’ll definitely want...
Red Snapper season started June first and the excitement is growing! Our captains have reported seeing large numbers of red snapper on the reefs as they fished this spring. Great news for all those anglers that are anticipating catching a big one this year! Bring the family and make a...
May is a busy month for boating in Florida. As temperatures warm up and the long Memorial Day holiday weekend nears, more and more boaters will hit the bays, lakes, rivers and Gulf of Mexico. Bay County Tax Collector Chuck Perdue wants boaters to operate safely this year and...
By Marta Rose-Thorpe, Grand Lagoon Life The 2021 PC Beach Fishing Rodeo will be hosted by Capt. Anderson’s Marina, Bay County’s largest and oldest privately-owned marina, from September 24 to October 10, 2021. Not since the Billfish Tournament has an event of this style and magnitude taken place in the...
May is Amberjack time! This year our AJ season will be May 1 through May 31 and August 1 thru October 31. Make reservations soon for your trip to catch those large and fun and great-eating fish. Amberjack are great grilled, fried, or smoked! The Great Red Snapper Count is...
By Pam Anderson Spanish Mackerel are in and plentiful! Charter boats and private anglers are reeling in Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel, finding them in St. Andrews Bay and along the Gulf shore where they are in large schools. The Anderson Seafood Market and others are staying busy cleaning the catches as...
By Pam Anderson How exciting! Fishing season began March 1 for all the local headboats and charter boats! And, guess what’s on the menu? One of the sweetest tasting fish of all, one that many have thought were trash fish until recent years-Triggerfish! Yes! they are ugly, but it’s what’s...
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...

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