Fishing For Fun In PCB

What Fish Are Here?

Amberjack in AugustThousands of people visit Panama City Beach every year for the fun sport of fishing. With the Gulf at your finger tips you can expect to catch a variety of fish. For August the Amber-jack comes back into season. White and blue Marlin are here all summer but the best white Marlin are during August and September. September you have some of the best Inshore Sailfish. Black tuna are also here all year but August-November is the best time for them. Also, with Black-tuna you don’t really have to go very far to catch them 1-3 miles off the beach. One of our Pontoon boats would be great for this.

Autumn on the Beach

Pontoon Boat Rentals - Panama City Beach, FLNovember and December brings in some of the best flounder, red-fish, trout, and mullet. December brings in black drum inshore plus you still have your flounder, trout, and red-fish.

December is a great time to take the entire family fishing. All the kids are out of school for break and the weather is coool but you still have sunny days that get in the sevenites. It really is nice on those types of days!

Basic Tackle-Box Checklist

Below is a list of a few of the basic items needed for a great tackle-box to get you started.

  • Extra fishing line
  • Lures or flies
  • Bobbers/Floaters
  • Swivels
  • Leaders
  • Weights/Sinkers
  • Hooks,variety of sizes depending on what you want to catch
  • Needle nose pliers, to help remove hooks out of fish and you if needed!
  • Stringer, to hold your haul of fish
  • Sharp knife/Swiss Army Knife
  • Scale/Ruler
  • Flashlight
  • Basic First-aid kit,someone always jabs their self with a hook!
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Best Times for Fishing

    Per the Old Farmers Almanac

    • One hour before and one hour after high tides, and one hour before and one hour after low tides. Inland, the times for high tides correspond with the times when the Moon is due south. Low tides are halfway between high tides.
    • During the “morning rise” (after sunup for a spell) and the “evening rise” (just before sundown and the hour or so after).
    • When the barometer is steady or on the rise. (But even during stormy periods, the fish aren’t going to give up feeding. The smart fisherman will find just the right bait.)
    • When there is a hatch of flies—caddis flies or mayflies, commonly. (The fisherman will have to match his fly with the hatching flies or go fishless.)
    • When the breeze is from a westerly quarter rather than from the north or east.
    • When the water is still or rippled, rather than during a wind.


    So let’s get out on the water for some fun in the sun while you still can!