PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – Mother Nature makes a mess of angling plans on this week’s episode of “Chasin’ The Sun,” the award-winning television show presented by Visit Panama City Beach. In Puzzle Plans, hosts Justin Leake and Ed Zyak are hoping to test new lures, but the captains are presented with less than ideal fishing conditions. The show will air on Saturday, January 18 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern & Pacific / 7:30 a.m. Central on Discovery Channel.
Following several days of heavy wind and rain that adversely affects water clarity, Capt. Leake compares creating a plan in the rough seas and approaching storms to working on a jigsaw puzzle, with no clear starting point and lots of disconnected pieces. “I have a new puzzle to put together and I don’t know what pieces to work with,” says Capt. Leake.
Maneuvering around frequent storms, the duo is put to the ultimate test. Capt. Zyak explains that anglers must be ready for anything in these conditions, whether it be “sight fishing in a foot of water or running offshore and jigging fish in 80 feet of water.” Fortunately, Capt. Zyak has a tackle box full of options from D.O.A. Lures.
Throughout the episode, the captains try “running and gunning” mahi mahi, discover a surface feeding frenzy in the pass, hook kingfish in the shadow of an anchored cargo ship and target bull redfish under bridges. Meanwhile, Capt. Travis Holeman visits a popular Panama City Beach escape room full of challenging clues and activities and is given some much needed assistance to break out.
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 five sponsors of “Chasin’ The Sun” include B&W Trailer Hitches, D.O.A Fishing Lures, Dorado Custom Boats, Dulce Vida Tequila, FireDisc Cookers, Holiday Inn Resort, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Native Eyewear and Pirates Cove Marina.
New episodes of “Chasin’ The Sun,” produced in partnership with Pinfish Media, will air weekly on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Eastern & Pacific / 7:30 a.m. Central. Discovery Channel reaches nearly 100 million U.S. households. The show is also available on demand on Amazon Prime and Vudu. For more information on “Chasin’ The Sun,” please visit www.ChasinTheSunTV.com or stay connected via Facebook (@ChasinTheSunFishingShow), Instagram (@ChasinTheSunTV) and YouTube.
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