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Unlucky Offshore Adventure in New Episode of “Chasin’ The Sun”

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., – When bad luck makes plans go awry, Capt. Justin Leake and crew try to make the best of an unpleasant situation and end up finding unexpected adventure in Offshore Limp, 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, June 17, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern / 9:00 a.m. Central on Waypoint TV.

Justin is back on board the Ellie B sportfisher boat with Capt. Jason Bense and Capt. Jeremy Mullis. Last year, a trip to the oil rigs produced epic catches of tuna and mahi mahi, and all indications are that it’s a good time to repeat the experience.

After a quick stop at the jetties to catch some hardtails and small jack crevalles for bait, Capt. Mullis sets sail for what local anglers call “The Spur” where the water depth plunges from 800 to 1,500 feet – prime habitat for pelagic species. Suddenly, an alarm signals a problem with the vessel’s raw water impeller and the fishing stops while repairs are made.

Back underway, the Ellie B and crew find mahi mahi near offshore Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) before heading for the rigs. But excitement soon turns to disappointment when a malfunction in the starboard engine leaves no other option than a return to the dock – a frustratingly slow 160-mile trip.

“Never fish with a broken boat,” says Bense. “The best call in that situation is to turn around, go home and live to fight another day.”

Capt. Leake suspects all that optimistic talk back at the dock came back to haunt this year’s trip. “When you’re a fisherman and you start talking like that, superstitions sometimes come true,” he says.

For Capt. Bense, it’s a lesson learned. “The thing not to do is talk about how perfect conditions are,” he says.

Later in the episode, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary shares safety tips for kayakers and standup paddle boarders.

“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 www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/chasin-the-sun-tv/ 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).

For images of “Chasin’ The Sun,” visit https://bit.ly/3PID1b5. For images of Panama City Beach, visit https://bit.ly/2Qv6Zmx.

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).

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