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For saltwater fishing off the Florida Panhandle look no further than Captain Fred Trotter. He has over 30 years of experience fishing off the Gulf of Mexico and knows exactly where to take you and what to do, to provide you with a great all-round fishing experience.

You’ll be touring around on a Carolina Skiff Bay Boat. This center console was originally built in 2012 and is powered by a 150 HP Honda engine, allowing you to cruise around the water up to 35 knots. It’s got onboard fishfinder equipment and a live bait well to keep it nice and fresh for your fishing adventure.

You’ll use a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging to catch native species like Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, and Redfish. Fishing for Spanish Mackerel is one of Captain Fred’s favorite chases though and he offers specialized charters for this activity.

As well as a Florida fishing license he offers top of the range rods, reels, and lures to aid you in your quest of catching the biggest fish of the trip. When you take that fish and hopefully the many others that you catch, he’ll clean and fillet it for you so it’s ready to go straight to the pan once you’re home.

There’s a hot sun on the Gulf of Mexico so be sure to pack your shades and plenty of sunscreen as well as extra drinks and smacks. No matter the fish you have in mind, Captain Fred will help you catch it along with many more.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day – Summer
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $800
    For those fishing enthusiasts, this is trip has a good chance of being the highlight of your summer. There's a superb range of fish and your bound to have a target or two that you’ve always wanted to catch on it. Mahi Mahi, Cobia, False Albacore, and Red Snapper are just a few of the many species that are free for you to reel in
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Summer (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    On a summer morning there is no better way to kick off your day than by heading out to sea to catch a bucket load of fish. More than buckets might be needed though due to the size of some of the ones you can catch! Cobia, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Almaco, and Kingfish are some of the bigger varieties that can be found just off the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Summer (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    Pack your sunscreen for an afternoon of fishing in the Floridian summer sun! This is a family-friendly trip that’s suitable for all. Whether it's your 1st or 100th time on the water, Captain Fred is here to help you every step of the way. You'll be chasing after the likes of Grouper, Kingsfisher, Redfish, as well as Red and Mangrove Snapper on this sun and fun-filled day in on the Florida Panhandle.
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About the Captain

Fred Trotter
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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42 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2020
I’ve been fishing all my life in the Florida Panhandle area. I’ve been taking friends and their families out fishing for years and years but only recently did I start to run charter boats. I am passionate about the sport and love to teach people both young and old new things. For me, there is nothing that is quite like someone’s excitement when they catch a fish.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff Bay Boat (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Angler Rating
37
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Stacy W.
Temple, GA
 5.00
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Great fishing trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 23, 2020
Capt Trotter called us the day before our charter due to a bad storm that had come through earlier in the day to let us know...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 3, 2020
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Ashley W.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Caught way mire fish then I could have hoped for!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 22, 2020
We were only out for 2 hours due to a storm coming up and in just two hours we were taught how to catch fish, and we caught...
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Andrew H.
Forest Hills, TN
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  June 11, 2020
Thank you Fred for the great trip with two 13 year old boys that I brought on board. You were great to them and I thank you....
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Robert C.
Evans, GA
 5.00
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Captain Fred is the man!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 27, 2020
I booked a trip for a Father’s Day outing with my both my father and grandfather; we had a great time! Captain Fred took...
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