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! Four 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. 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
    8 Hour trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    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
    $700
    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
    5 hour
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    Great fishing trip with an extra hour.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    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!
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About the Captain

James Pic
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
80 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) Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
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 35 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
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Full Day 8 hours

VERIFIED   8 Hour trip on June 14, 2021
Amazing experience with JP!!! Communicated very well with me before the charter to insure I had everything on my end. The weather...
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Words cannot describe what a blast my family and I had today with JP on our 6 hour trip he really knows how to put you on the...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 2, 2021
We had a great time fishing with Captain JP. He has great knowledge of the area, and even though we had some high wind when...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 25, 2021
James was awesome! My husband, son and our friend all had a wonderful time. He knew his stuff and we can’t wait to book with...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 10, 2021
Awesome morning. The bad weather kept us being able to only fish in the bay but Captain James still kept the fish rolling in....
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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)
  • $600 per group - 5 hour (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 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
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

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

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