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“Chasin’ The Sun” Looks Back On Eight Seasons Of Epic Angling Action In 100th Episode

Capt. Justin Leake hooks back up with some of the charter captains that have appeared on “Chasin’ The Sun” to talk about how the fishery has evolved.

Panama City Beach, FL – “Chasin’ The Sun” marks its 100th episode with a look back at eight seasons of saltwater action and coastal adventures in Panama City Beach in the season eight finale, One Hundred Shows, Thousands of Fish. The award-winning fishing and coastal lifestyle television series produced by Visit Panama City Beach will air on Saturday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Central on Waypoint TV.

Capt. Justin Leake, the show’s primary host since its 2016 premiere, hooks back up with some of the charter captains that have appeared on “Chasin’ The Sun” to talk about how the fishery has evolved and what they’ve learned while spending hundreds of days on the water filming episodes.

“When we started, I wasn’t sure we’d be able to fully capture the amazing variety of our fishery, but we’ve done that and more,” says Capt. Leake. “Best of all, I’ve been discovering new aspects of the fishery every year as we filmed and I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned – and how to fish our waters successfully – in future shows.”

Over the years, “Chasin’ The Sun” has showcased the wide variety of species that inhabit local waters, including redfish, tarpon, snapper, grouper and many others. “Chasin’ The Sun” has also featured the attractions, restaurants, special events and other activities that make Panama City Beach one of America’s most popular coastal destinations.

“We created ‘Chasin’ The Sun’ to share our diverse fishery and family-friendly destination with a worldwide audience and it has had a tremendous impact,” says J. Michael Brown, Vice President of Tourism Development for Visit Panama City Beach and the show’s Executive Producer. “Panama City Beach is more popular than ever, and visitors are coming here for more than the sugar white sand and crystal-clear water – they’re coming here to fish, too.”

Episode 100 features some of the show’s most exciting adventures including co-host Meredith McCord’s world-record amberjack, Justin swimming with tarpon and the hilarious antics of former co-host, the late Capt. Travis Holeman. 

“This production milestone wouldn’t be possible without our crew of dedicated and talented professionals who work on camera and behind the scenes,” says Brown. “We’re thankful for Justin, Meredith, Travis, our producer Chris Hermans and all the charter captains, business owners, lodging partners, guest anglers and sponsors who have contributed to the show’s success.”

To celebrate the show’s milestone episode, “Chasin’ The Sun” is conducting a social media giveaway with spectacular prize packages for four lucky anglers! To learn more and enter the giveaway, visit the official “Chasin’ The Sun” Facebook or Instagram pages. The contest ends on Monday, September 11, at 11:59 p.m. EST, and winners will be notified via social media on Tuesday, September 12.

“Chasin’ The Sun” airs on Waypoint TV on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Central during the Living Happens Outdoors content block presented by Exmark. Additional showtimes on Waypoint TV include Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Central, Mondays at 4:30 a.m. Eastern / 3:30 a.m. Central, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern / 5:30 p.m. Central and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Central.

Waypoint TV is available on Samsung TV Plus (Channel 1184), PLUTO TV, VIZIO WatchFree+ (Channel 630), LG (Channel 486), fuboTV, SLING, XUMO (Channel 718), and Local Now (Channel 2100), and Tubi, or anytime on the Waypoint TV website and app.

Produced in partnership with Pinfish Media, “Chasin’ The Sun” is sponsored by 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 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).

Click here to watch the episode promo video.

For images of “Chasin’ The Sun,” visit For images of Panama City Beach, visit

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 Live HD video of the world-famous beach is now available at Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@Visit_PCB).

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