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The Battle for a World Record Continues

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL – The pursuit of a world record continues in this week’s episode of “Chasin’ The Sun.” After day one ended with a huge catch landing a few ounces short of a new fly-fishing world record for greater amberjack, Capt. Justin Leake and professional fly angler Meredith McCord renew their quest in Chasin’ a World Record Part 2. The award-winning television show, presented by Visit Panama City Beach, will air on Saturday, January 29 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern & Pacific / 7:30 a.m. Central on Discovery Channel.

As the sun rises on St. Andrews Bay, Capt. Leake and McCord leave the dock and set their sights on an offshore artificial reef made of salvaged highway bridge spans. Unfortunately, the angle of the sun and choppy water are not ideal conditions and the duo decide to cruise to another area and revisit the reef later in the afternoon.

“Amberjacks usually love steel reefs, but sometimes things don’t always work out as planned,” says Leake. “Sometimes you just have to do something different.”

Upon returning to the reef, Capt. Leake’s chumming soon has amberjacks boiling on the surface and Meredith hooks what appears to be a trophy. As the amberjack fights to return to the protective cover of the reef, McCord gradually reels her catch to the boat as Justin stands ready to assist with the landing. Back at Capt. Anderson’s Marina, the team weighs their catch and the certified scale lands on 30 pounds, 12 ounces, which is a new International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world record.

The fishing and coastal lifestyle television program showcases the diverse angling, diving and cultural opportunities found in the emerald-green waters of Panama City Beach. Season seven sponsors of “Chasin’ The Sun” include Dulce Vida Tequila, Florida Watersports, Holiday Inn Resort, Humminbird, Minn Kota and Pirates Cove Marina.

Produced in partnership with Pinfish Media, new episodes of “Chasin’ The Sun” will air January through June during Discovery Channel’s Saturday morning outdoor programming schedule. Previous episodes of “Chasin’ The Sun” are available for online viewing at Previous seasons’ episodes can be seen on Amazon Prime, Vudu, STIRR, Discovery GO, Roku, Samsung TV Plus and on local affiliate television stations in the Waypoint TV, Fun Roads TV and Outdoor America networks. For more information on “Chasin’ The Sun,” please visit or stay connected via Facebook (@ChasinTheSunFishingShow), Instagram (@ChasinTheSunTV) and YouTube. Follow Capt. Justin Leake via Facebook (@justinleakePCB) and Instagram (@captjustinleake).

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