Jessica Shoals Fishing Charters

You’ve heard so much about the stupendous Florida fishery, and it’s high time to give it a go! If you’re ready to ride the waves and come back with an awesome catch in your cooler, Jessica Shoals Fishing Charters is ready to take you out.

Captain Rob Usnick is ready to show you new offshore fishing horizons, and with his decades of experience on the local waters and your eagerness, you get a match made in angling heaven. Whether you’re down for a relaxing eco-cruise with some light fishing on the side, or you want to kick it into gear on Destin Rodeo, your guide has just the trip for you.

He’s also got an impressive 33’ Hydra-sports center console that offers excellent fishability and more than enough room for 6 anglers to cast their lines at the same time. The boat is outfitted with twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, sports a salon, and a porta-potty toilet for your convenience. When it comes to the fishing gear, you’ll use Penn rods and reels to hook your catch, and in case it’s a big one, you have a fighting chair to help you bring it in.

Now, let’s talk about the primary suspects on your fishing expedition. You will be on the lookout for anything from Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Spanish Mackerel to Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Sailfish. All of these underwater VIPs are fun to catch, as much as they’re challenging, so you’ll need the strength and patience to claim them as your prize.

You’re welcome to bring your best fishing pals or come with your loved ones, and Capt. Rob will make it a fun family day on the water. Jessica Shoals Fishing Charters offers angling adventures for all levels, so hop aboard and get fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    PCBFC King Tournament 21 SEPT!!
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 21 - Sep 21 (Sat)
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    This charter includes entry into the Panama City Beach Fishing Club King Tournament! Charter is for 4 anglers. This is a 10 hour trip!! Captains meeting Friday at 6pm Cast off Saturday at 4am (start is 5am) Weigh-in between 3-5pm First Place King- $1500 bonus plus + Sea Tow + Purse Second Place King - Purse Third Place King – Purse Biggest Wahoo – Rip Charts and Sea Tow membership Biggest Mahi Mahi – Rip Charts and Sea Tow membership
  • Private trip
    Full Day Plus – Offshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is the trip you came to do!! Send any non-fishers to Pier Park for the day, and get ready to run out to the blue water of the Gulf and troll for the “fish of a lifetime!” Bean bags on board for the long ride out. Once we are there, we will set the spread and you better be ready! Just show up with a day's supply of food and drink, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and your game face! Everything else is provided! There's also a porta-potty on board.
  • Private trip
    Destin Rodeo (Tournament Special)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    The Destin Rodeo is a month-long fishing tournament during October in Destin, Florida. As a client of Jessica Shoals, you have free entry! This trip is on offer exclusively on weekends, and Capt. Rob will let you know all the rules, as well as prizes you can win. Bear in mind that these charters are limited to 2 anglers only. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Crab Island Tour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Cast off from PCB in a 33' Hydrasports and enjoy the smooth ride. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to the island, traveling on either the protected waters of the Intracoastal Waterway or straight shot on the Gulf of Mexico. There's plenty of space on board, with comfortable beanbag chairs and seating for you and 5 other guests. Enjoy the sites while you do some light fishing along the way. After spending about 7 hours on the island, cruise back, enjoy a nice BBQ as the sun sets over the Gulf, and relax!
  • Private trip
    Mexico Beach “Golly Whopper” Tourny
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 22 - Jun 22 (Sat)
    $999
    up to 6 persons
    One day only! Mexico Beach Golly Whopper Tournament scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd. Your booking is for up to 6 guests, with prizes for Red Snapper, Grouper, and King Mackeral! Your booking includes a full day trip (8 hours) and tournament entry! Message with any questions!!
  • Private trip
    8 hour Fall Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $975
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    These full day trips in October are awesome and FWC has opened Red Snapper up! The runs are long, but lots of fish are in season and we can troll around from spot to spot!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Bottom Fishing/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $975
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You'll cast off early and run out to the deep water to troll for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, and Sailfish, just to name a few. All you need to do is bring a cooler with snacks, lunch, and drinks, and let your captain take care of everything else.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 13 - Jun 10 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    More time out on the water means more fishing! This trip is a mixture of trolling for pelagics and bottom fishing for reef and wreck-dwelling species! Think anything from Wahoo and Mahi Mahi to Amberjack, Grouper, Triggerfish, and Snapper, and chances are, you'll be reeling them in.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 13 - Jun 10
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You don't have to rise with the sun to fish! When you book this trip, you will have 6 hours on the water, and the captain will combine trolling with bottom fishing so you will be fishing for a mixed bag of catch. Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and Yellowtail Amberjack are just some of the species you might hook.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Red Snapper Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Jul 12
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a morning trip, targetting delicious Red Snapper. Once you bag out on Snapper, feel free to switch things up and target other species as well! This trip lasts 5 hours and accommodates up to 6 people max. Your boat for the day is a 33’ center console, so there's plenty of room for everyone to fish and relax at the same time!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Red Snapper Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Jul 12
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    On this afternoon trip, you'll be targetting big, scrumptious Red Snapper. Once you max out, feel free to switch things up and target other species as well! This trip lasts 5 hours and accommodates up to 6 people max. Your boat for the day is a 33’ center console, so there's plenty of room for everyone to fish and relax at the same time!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Bottom Fishing (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $625
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Same as the morning trip, but leave in the afternoon!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Bottom Fishing (Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $625
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Leave early in the morning to catch that morning bite! Great trip for family fishing experience and plenty of time to catch a great veriety of reef fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour College Game Day Trip!
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31 (Sat)
    $625
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Favorite college team and playing and you are torn between the game and fishing? No worries! Our boat is equipped with Sirius satellite radio and we can plan the trip around the game! Message for details and to be sure the game will be on Sirius!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour NFL Sunday Trip!
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 4 (Sun)
    $625
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Favorite NFL team playing and you don’t want to miss it? No problem! Our boat is equipped with Sirius satellite radio so no matter where we are, the game will be on! Message for more details and availability! Remember, this is a private charter, so we can schedule the trip anytime!
  • Private trip
    3 hr Bay Trolling (evening)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Perfect for kids!!! This is a 3 hour trolling, dolphin tour, and sight seeing trip in St Andrews bay! Never know what we will catch, but we always catch something! We set deploy the outriggers and maintain a 4 line spread and slow troll the bay and if conditions are right, up and down the beach. Not sure if off-shore is for you? This is the trip! Great for kids! We set the spread within a few minutes of leaving the dock! When high seas in the gulf rarely effect this trip! Affordable family fun!
  • Private trip
    3 hr Bay Trolling (Great for kids!)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Perfect for kids!!! This is a 3 hour trolling, dolphin tour, and sight seeing trip in St Andrews bay! Never know what we will catch, but we always catch something! We deploy the outriggers and maintain a 4 line spread and slow troll the bay and if conditions are right, up and down the beach. Not sure if off-shore is for you? This is the trip! Great for kids! We set the spread within a few minutes of leaving the dock! High seas in the Gulf rarely effect this trip! Affordable family fun!
  • Private trip
    3 hr Bay Trolling (Mid day)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Perfect for kids!!! This is a 3 hour trolling, dolphin tour, and sight seeing trip in St Andrews bay! Never know what we will catch, but we always catch something! We set deploy the outriggers and maintain a 4 line spread and slow troll the bay and if conditions are right, up and down the beach. Not sure if off-shore is for you? This is the trip! Great for kids! We set the spread within a few minutes of leaving the dock! When high seas in the gulf rarely effect this trip! Affordable family fun!
  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise/Light Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - May 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $99
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend a couple of hours cruising around St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf. You'll have a chance to do some light fishing while you sit back and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Admire the scenery, soak in those last sunrays, and unwind as the sound of the waves helps you relax. You're more than welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks/food as well. Cast-off will be an hour-and-a-half before sunset, so the departure time will vary from season to season. Max guest capacity is 6.
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About the Captain

Robert Usnick
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
53 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Captain Rob Usnick has been running boats for over a decade, but he's been fishing since he was old enough to stand on his dad's boat. From a very young age, he fell in love with being on the water and, with the beauty and peace that fishing brings. Since he was spending almost every waking moment fishing, he became a captain and today, he's living his passion of putting people on awesome fish. As a retiring US Army Special Forces soldiers, rest assured you are in good hands when off-shore!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

Grouper (Scamp)
Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Hydra-sports (Center console) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 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
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Cash

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Paul M.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Outstanding 3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   August 5, 2019
What a blast!  Captain Robert and First Mate Kyle are top notch. Before the trip, Robert quickly answered any of my questions...
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Laura E.
Tylertown, MS
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3/4 trip-6 hrs

VERIFIED   May 28, 2019
On time departure-unlike airlines. Great guys. Professional. Knowledgable. Only experience I’ve had was...
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Jessi A.
Fruitland Park, Florida
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3hr bay fishing with Rob

VERIFIED   July 22, 2019
Rob & Kyle we’re both fantastic! Kyle worked with my two boys to teach them everything he was doing. Rob customized our...
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Keith C.
Panama City, FL
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6 Hr trip

VERIFIED   May 9, 2019
Captain Rob and his deck hand Blake are beyond professional. There were 3 of us on his boat and there was plenty of room. These...
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Panama City Beach, FL
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Sunset Cruise 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

VERIFIED   September 8, 2019
My husband and I had the most amazing experience on our sunset charter! Capt. Rob put us in all the right spots for the best...
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