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Panama City Beach is one of Florida’s most popular tourist attractions. Miles of white sand beach, beautiful waters, and of course, good fishing makes this a prime destination for anglers and tourists. Its proximity to both the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay means that anglers will find plenty of opportunities to catch redfish, Spanish mackerel, and even blackfin tuna in its waters. A great post-fishing activity would be watching the beautiful sunset. If you’re looking for the perfect vacation and fishing spots, Panama City Beach is the place to go. 

Panama City Beach: Pristine Beach, Pristine Fishing

A combination of a good location and good climate means that anglers can visit Panama City Beach any time of the year and expect a wonderful fishing experience. Still, the best time to visit the area is during the summer to early fall of the year. Not only is this the time when most of the prized gamefish are available in large numbers, but it’s also when fish are most active as well. These months are the perfect time to catch sailfish, tuna, and even tiger sharks in the beach’s offshore waters. But if you’re just looking for a relaxing morning or afternoon at your boat in the beach’s inshore or onshore, ladyfish, redfish, and red drum are also available at different times of the year there. 

The top fish species to target are: 

  • Blackfin tuna: This fish becomes available in large numbers from May to September. 
  • Sailfish: Its numbers will peak from May to August but remain in numbers from September to October. 
  • Redfish: A common fish in the area, its numbers will peak from March to September. It will remain abundant in these months.
  • King mackerel: Will peak from May to August but remain in numbers from September to October. 
  • Red snapper: Catching this fish is prohibited throughout most of the year except June to July. 

Fish species
Atlantic Sailfish
Atlantic Sailfish fish

Habitat: Offshore, Nearshore

Weight: 50 - 142 Pounds

Length: 90" - 124"

Red Snapper 

Habitat: Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

Weight: 5 - 20 Pounds

Length: 19" - 39"

Redfish fish

Habitat: Onshore, Flats, Backcountry, Nearshore

Weight: 10 - 45 Pounds

Length: 30" - 61"

Blackfin Tuna
Blackfin Tuna fish

Habitat: Offshore

Weight: 2 - 20 Pounds

Length: 7" - 43"

Panama City Beach: A Perfect Vacation Site

Florida is known as the fishing capital of the world, and Panama City Beach is no exception. But aside from the exciting fishing experience it offers, the beach also has other activities that will make visitors come back for more. 


1. Get Up Close with Dolphins Via the Paradise Adventures Catamaran

Want to meet the other inhabitants of the sea without needing a rod? Then try a tour of Panama City Beach’s waters with the Paradise Adventures Catamaran. This tour allows you to see dolphins and other sea creatures up close and personal.


2. Enjoy the Area’s Waters Via Kayaking and Other Watersports

The waters of Panama City Beach aren’t just for fishing; you can also do kayaking, snorkeling, and diving. Its calm and clear waters are the perfect place to experience nature’s beauty in person, and exploring the area via boating is another way to bond with family and friends.


3. Visit St. Andrew’s State Park

If you’re looking for a more grounded activity while in the area, you can visit St. Andrew’s State Park. This state park offers hiking, camping, and a beautiful view of the bay on its shores to visitors. Not only that, but you can also encounter some of the native terrestrial wildlife of Florida.