PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., – What happens when picture-perfect conditions occur during the best time of the year to fish the waters of Panama City Beach? For Capt. Justin Leake and Meredith McCord, it’s an exciting day of catching fall pattern redfish that neither will soon forget in Epic Redfish, this week’s all-new episode of “Chasin’ The Sun.” The award-winning fishing and coastal lifestyle television series produced by Visit Panama City Beach will air on Saturday, January 28, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern and Pacific / 7:30 a.m. Central on Discovery Channel and 10:00 a.m. Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Central on Waypoint TV.
It’s a warm, sunny day when the pair heads for Crooked Island, where redfish are schooling in the shallows near shore. Beach redfish take on a shiny silver color, a marked contrast with the golden-hued redfish that populate the bays. “You can tell a difference in these fish that live on the beach,” says Justin. “They are long and skinny because they cover a lot of area – they’re like long distance runners.”
Meredith insists on breaking out her fly fishing gear, but realizes she forgot to pack her fly box for the trip. Fortunately, Capt. Leake has a rusty old fly that will have to do in a pinch. While Justin positions the boat to give himself some good shots at the school, Meredith hops over the side and heads for the beach to cast from the surf.
At the end of a world-class-angler’s line, the rusty old fly ends up working like magic. “It’s not necessarily about the equipment that you have,” says Meredith. “It’s about presentation and whether you can make whatever is at the end of your line look real and alive.”
Later in the episode, check out the family-friendly events that make autumn a truly special time to spend a few days in Panama City Beach.
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 on Discovery Channel through March 2023 and on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Eastern/9:00 a.m. Central on Waypoint TV through December 2023. Season eight sponsors are Dulce Vida Tequila, Florida Watersports, Grundéns, Holiday Inn Resort, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Pirates Cove Marina and Smith Optics.
Previous episodes of the show are available for online viewing at www.ChasinTheSunTV.com and on more than 50 of the leading on-demand and streaming services. For more information on “Chasin’ The Sun,” visit the website or stay connected via Facebook (@ChasinTheSunFishingShow), Instagram (@ChasinTheSunTV) and YouTube. Follow Capt. Justin Leake and Meredith McCord via Facebook (@justinleakePCB and @MeredithMcCordFishing) and Instagram (@captjustinleake and @MeredithMcCord).
About Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Live HD video of the world-famous beach is now available at http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/webcam/. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@Visit_PCB).