The Inaugural Panama City Beach Fishing Rodeo Kicks Off This Weekend

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The inaugural Panama City Beach Fishing Rodeo starts today in Panama City Beach, Florida. This three-weekend, 17-day event will include 11 species of fish and seven divisions for fishermen to compete in, daily entertainment, vendors and much more.

“The crystal-clear depths of Panama City Beach’s sandy shores are popular for both inshore and offshore fishing, so we are thrilled to welcome anglers from all over to test their skills during this year’s Panama City Beach Fishing Rodeo,” says Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach. “Whether our visitors are looking to experience the thrills of fishing the Gulf of Mexico or to simply enjoy the tournament festivities at Capt. Anderson’s Marina, our Real.Fun.Beach offers fun for all.”

The kick-off party begins Friday, September 24th at the Capt. Anderson’s marina featuring live music from the Will Thompson Band. The tournament will host two daily weigh-ins from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00pm and 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. from September 24 – October 10 at Capt. Anderson’s Marina. Fishermen can compete from the shore, kayaks, paddleboards, personal boats or federal and state boats which are available for charter. The fish species this year include king mackerel, snapper, amberjack, wahoo, mahi-mahi, grouper, tuna and more.

This year’s food sponsors include Hunts Oyster Bar, Dockside Market & Grill and Paparazzi Gourmet and Deli, which will be serving up coastal favorites on-site. Legendary Marine will have a selection of boats on display for viewing or for purchase and Florida Watersports will be offering a variety of paddleboards and kayaks for sale.

For more tournament information or to register, 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 Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).

About Visit Panama City Beach Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production, and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.

The Inaugural Panama City Beach Fishing Rodeo Kicks Off This Weekend

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