Advanced Fishing With JP

36 reviews
In demand!

If you are looking for the best light tackle fishing, look no further! Captain JP, with over 45 years of experience, will have you catching fish year round. Advance Charters with JP will help you make memories and learn lots while you fish!

Spend your day aboard a 24’ Carolina Skiff, which can reach speeds of 30 knots thanks to a 150 HP Yamaha engine. This beauty can easily run in 8 inches of water, perfect for backcountry fishing and finding that trophy fish.

Capt. JP specializes in bay charters going after Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Trout, and so much more! This is some seriously productive fishing and makes for a fun day in sheltered waters. If you want to hook more of a challenge, Capt. JP can take you out in search of big fish like Amberjack if the weather is calm enough. There is always something to catch!

4 people can fish comfortably on these trips, with plenty of room to spare. Capt. JP has a very unique way of fishing, mixing different techniques to produce the best results. These range from the well-known chumming, to the methods Capt. JP has named running and gunning. With these techniques plus his advanced knowledge of the area, he will have you catching fish you wouldn’t normally expect in these areas! If you wish to bring your child along, they need to be at least 7 years old. Make sure you bring life vests for them!

Whether you’re on one of Capt. JP’s signature bay fishing trips or you’re heading a little further out to nearshore spots, you are in for some great hookups! Species that he has caught included everything from Mahi Mahi and Kingfish to Snapper and Grouper to Redfish and Trout. You never know what will bite next!

Capt. JP will provide all rods, reels, lures, and bait. You just need to bring snacks and polarized sunglasses. So come fish skinny water, using light tackle to catch big fish, and earn your dinner!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This longer trip allows you to do more, target more specific fish such as Speckled Trout, Redfish, Red Snapper, Grouper and Flounder, and head out further. Perfect for those wanting to target their trophy fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This longer trip allows you to do more, target more specific fish such as Speckled Trout, Redfish, Red Snapper, Grouper and Flounder, and head out further. Perfect for those wanting to target their trophy fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Good for someone wanting to catch a lot of fish and have the rest of the day to still available. With his intimate knowledge of the area, Capt. JP will have you on Speckled Trout, Flounder, Redfish and more to name a few, in no time!
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About the Captain

James Pic
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
36 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Captain JP has over 48 years of experience and an intimate knowledge of the area. He will take you to areas that others fishermen don’t even know about, and will always get you on the fish. He specializes in light tackle and fly fishing. He was also voted best guide in the area in both 2015 and 2017, receiving the “Best of Panama City Award”. This award focuses on quality, so you can rest assured that you are in great hands with Captain JP. Every day of the year with Capt. JP is a great fishing day!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.65
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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Angler Rating
28
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jake M.
Columbus, MS
 5.00
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Half Day Morning Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2020
Due to a last minute cancellation by another charter, we decided to book a trip with Capt James and was not disappointed. Even...
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Half day morning charter with Capt. JP

VERIFIED   June 5, 2020
My wife and I had a great experience with Capt. JP. I am a repeat customer. He has the experience and local knowledge to put...
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John Y.
Apopka, Florida
 5.00
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4 hr bay fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 25, 2019
You won’t have a better day of catching fish for your money here. Captain James does his best to put you in his spots...
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Mike L.
Phoenix, Arizona
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1/2 Day with JP

VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
Never knew how very specific fishing spots were out in a bay. We got to the secret spot and I’m telling you it was a science....
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Joshua D.
Ocala, FL
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 15, 2020
It’s was a lot of fun and the captain was very knowledgeable of the area. He was able to put us on the fish we asked for...
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