If you are looking for the best light tackle fishing, look no further! Captain JP, with over 50 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 26’ Panga, which can reach speeds of 50 knots thanks to a 200 Suziki engine. This beauty can easily run in 10 inches of water.

Capt. JP specializes in charters going after Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and so much more! This is some seriously productive fishing and makes for a fun day. If you want to stay in sheltered waters, or the bay, this boat will easily fish skinny water. There are plenty of Sharks in our area if you dream of catching a Shark. There is always something to catch! Four people can fish comfortably on these trips, with plenty of room.

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!

Capt. JP will provide all rods, reels, lures, and bait. If you go offshore there may be an additional bait charge of up to $30. You just need to bring drinks, snacks, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    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! Please keep in mind that only children ages 7 and older are allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $625
    Great fishing trip with an extra hour. Please keep in mind that only children ages 7 and older are allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    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. Please keep in mind that only children ages 7 and older are allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    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. Please keep in mind that only children ages 7 and older are allowed on the boat.
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About the Captain

James Pic
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
101 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

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Panga (Performance fishing) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Equipment provided
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Caught on the trip. Sometimes you need to buy it
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
7 years or older, lifevests not provided
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 101 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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4 hour Trip with Cap. JP
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Mike W.
Wilkinson, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour Trip with Cap. JP

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 9, 2022
Fishing with JP was a wonderful experience! His boat/equipment is all very nice and he was very welcoming to me and my kids....
Mike W. recommends Advanced Fishing With JP
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Gina F.
Linton, IN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5 hr trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 7, 2022
We had a fabulous trip with JP!! We caught a lot of fish, and he plays rock n roll while heading out.  He is a very cool guy....
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Robert `. L.
Murfreesboro, TN
Excellent
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5 hour trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 4, 2022
We caught several nice fish with JP. He worked hard to put us on fish. Great day fishing. We’re taking home about 5 lbs of...
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Vinny B.
Bel Air, MD
Excellent
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5hr Trip with Capt. JP

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 7, 2022
JP did a great job. He knows the waters and puts you on the fish. We stayed busy catching fish and he answered any questions...
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Central, SC
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4 hour trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 15, 2022
It was a great trip.  His Panga is an excellent fishing platform and he was able to put us on the fish.  It was too late...
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FAQs about Advanced Fishing With JP

Advanced Fishing With JP offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $625 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Advanced Fishing With JP, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Advanced Fishing With JP include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip. Sometimes you need to buy it)
  • Lures
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Advanced Fishing With JP offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Advanced Fishing With JP offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Equipment provided)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Advanced Fishing With JP include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout