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Fly Fishing Panama City, East and West Bay, Florida

03/02/19  Panama City Fly Fishing Report: (See Fishing Report Archive at
bottom of page)
Sheepshead are being caught on the jetties and inshore wrecks and structure.
Redfish are active on the flats and speckled trout have moved back in the shallow
bays. Some are being caught on surface flies.

Description of the Inshore waters:
The Andrews Bay system is made up of the west bay, east bay, and north bay.
These waters are active year-round with fall and winter being the best. They
mainly consist of shallow flats with shallow sand bars a short distance off shore
that channel tarpon along the beach.

Speckled trout (Spotted trout)
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel
Jack Crevalle

The fishing season is year-round.

There are several species of fish that migrate  along the beaches that are great
for fly fishers – cobia, spanish mackerel and pompano will be in the area. Speckled
trout and Redfish are in the bays.

King mackerel and bonita migrate along the cost in the emerald waters right off the
beaches. Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia, Jack Crevelle, King Mackerel, and Spanish

Many species of fish can be caught on the fly during the fall months including most
all of the resident inshore species and some along the beaches like bonita.
Redfish, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevelle, King Mackerel ,Bonito, and Spanish

Big sow redfish come into the passes and into the bays to spawn during the early
winter and provide great fly fishing opportunity. Speckled trout, bay redfish and
flounder can be caught during the colder month of the year.

Tide Charts:


Recommended Flies For :
Redfish, Speckled Trout), Ladyfish:

Inland Water Flies:
Baby Crab
Brown Crab
White Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
Coral Marabou Shrimp
Brown Prawn
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow

Near Shore Species: (along the beach)
Olive and White Finger Mullet
Red and White Finger Mullet
Green Barred Baitfish
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 10 weight, depending on species

Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fishing Report Archives:
12/22/18 With a cold front moving through the temperatures are cooling down
but fishing is still good. The winds are moderate inshore and not creating a big
problem. Redfish, Speckled trout and False Albacore (bonito) are the best fish
to fish for at this time.