First Cast Charters

If you want a first class charter then you should book a trip with First Cast Charters today. Captain Kory Freed and his crew offer fishing trips for anglers of all skill levels. Children and the elderly will love the 4-hour trolling trips, and die-hard anglers will find the 12-hour trips perfect.

Hop on board the “First Cast”, a 41’ Morgan sport fishing boat, that can easily fit 12 anglers. During trolling trips, 5 lines will set up and the anglers can take it in turns reeling the catch in. On the longer offshore trips, each angler will have their own rod.

The First Cast has twin 375 HP Caterpillar engines, getting you to the fishing grounds fast. On the trolling trips, you’ll stay close to shore and be fishing shortly after setting off. The longer trips will take up to 90 minutes to reach the best fishing grounds.

The boat is fully equipped with navigation and safety equipment, so you can fish with peace of mind. There’s a private restroom for your comfort, as well as air-conditioned spaces.

There’s a first mate on hand to help you fish. He will work hard for you, so don’t forget to tip him after the trip! There is also a live bait tank. Live bait is sometimes prepared before, but you may have to buy live bait on the day.

Depending on which trip you choose, you’ll be able to target Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, other Snapper species, Kingfish, Little Tunny, Wahoo, Grouper species, Bull Shark, and many more.

There’s no minimum age for children and life vests are provided. Everyone on board is covered by the boat’s fishing license and will be using top quality Penn rods and reels. You’re welcome to bring a small cooler of your own food and drink – you’ll need to keep your energy up! Don’t forget to bring layers of clothing, it can get cold out on the water.

Book a trip with First Cast Charters today for an awesome fishing adventure with Capt. Kory. With decades of experience, he will do everything he can to make sure you have a great day fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Bottom Fishing (May-Aug)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    This long trip offshore will have you targeting Amberjack, Triggerfish, a range of Groupers, and many Snapper species. The drive time to the fishing grounds is 90 minutes. Please bring your own food and drink. You may need to buy live bait on the day. The fishing license for the day is included, as are the Penn rods and reels for each angler.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Bottom Fishing (Jan-Apr)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $2,220
    price breakdown
    $2,220
    This is a trip for hard-core anglers. You'll each be given a Penn rod and reel, targeting the likes of Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and more. If live bait is bought then the extra cost will need to be covered on the day. You should bring your own food and drink. The license for the group is covered by the boat.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Bottom Fishing (Sept-Dec)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $2,220
    price breakdown
    $2,220
    This long trip offshore will have you targeting Amberjack, a range of Groupers, and many Snapper species. The drive time to the fishing grounds is approximately 3 hours. Please bring your own food and drink. You may need to buy live bait for this type charter, which will be extra. The fishing license and gear are included. This is the perfect trip for the experienced angler.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour – Bottom Fishing (May-Aug)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    This trip gives you more time to go after Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and more. Each angler will have a rod provided for them and be covered by the fishing license on the boat. You should bring a small cooler of food and drink. If live bait needs to be bought then there will be an extra charge for this.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour – Bottom Fishing (Jan-Apr)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,850
    price breakdown
    $1,850
    This longer trip is perfect for going further and catching more fish! Bring extra energy and plenty of food and drink in a small cooler. You'll target Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and more. Rods and reels are included. If live bait needs to be bought then this is an extra cost. Your fishing license for the day is included.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Bottom Fishing (Sept-Dec)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $1,850
    price breakdown
    $1,850
    On a bottom fishing trip, your Captain will hold up over underwater structures while each angler has their own fishing pole. This trip gives you more time to go after Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack and more. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach the fishing grounds. You're welcome to bring a small cooler of snacks and drinks. Your fishing license and gear are included. If live bait needs to be bought then there will be an extra charge for this.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Bottom Fishing (May-Aug)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    This trip will see each angler with their own pole, fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and more. Rods and reels are included, as well as your fishing license. Feel free to bring along a small cooler of food and drink. The captain will either catch live bait before the trip or buy it fresh – if he buys it, this cost will need to be covered as well.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Bottom Fishing (Jan-Apr)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,480
    price breakdown
    $1,480
    On a bottom fishing trip, your Captain will hold up over underwater structures while each angler has their own fishing pole. It will take 90 minutes to reach the fishing grounds. Species that are targeted during a bottom fishing trip are Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and a variety of other species. You're welcome to bring a small cooler of food and drink. Your fishing license and gear are included. If live bait needs to be bought there is an extra charge for this.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Bottom Fishing (Sept-Dec)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $1,480
    price breakdown
    $1,480
    On a bottom fishing trip, your Captain will hold up over underwater structures while each angler has their own fishing pole. It will take approximately 90 minutes to reach the fishing grounds. Species that are targeted during a bottom fishing trip are various Snappers, Grouper, Mackerels, Amberjacks, Sharks and a variety of other species. You're welcome to bring a small cooler of snacks and drinks. Your fishing license and gear are included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Trolling (May-Aug)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    After a 90 minute ride to the fishing grounds, you'll have up to 5 poles in the water and take turns reeling in the catch. You'll target Little Tunny, Bluefish, Mahi Mahi, King, and Spanish Mackerel. Feel free to bring a small cooler of snacks and drinks. All rods and reels are included in the price, as well as your fishing license for the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom Fishing (Sept-Dec)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $1,110
    price breakdown
    $1,110
    On a bottom fishing trip, your Captain will hold up over underwater structures while each angler has their own fishing pole. It will take approximately 90 minutes to reach the fishing grounds. Species that are targeted during a bottom fishing trip are various Snappers, Grunts, Mackerels, Sharks and a variety of other species. You're welcome to bring a small cooler of snacks and drinks. Your fishing license and gear are included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Trolling (Jan-Apr)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,110
    price breakdown
    $1,110
    It will take around 90 minutes to get to the fishing grounds before you can put up to 5 lines in the water. You'll take it in turns reeling in the catch, making this a great trip for kids and the elderly. The time will be spent targeting Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Bluefish, and more. Feel free to bring a small cooler of snacks and drinks. Your fishing license and gear are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) May-Aug
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This short trolling trip is perfect for families with young kids. There will be up to 5 rods in the water at any given time, and you'll take turns reeling in the catch. Top targets include Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and more. You'll stay close to the shore. You can bring a small cooler of snacks and drinks. All rods and reels are included in the price, as well as your fishing license for the day.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) May-Aug
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Spend the afternoon targeting Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and more. You'll stay within the bay and take it in turns to reel the line in. This is great for young children. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. The license for the day and all fishing gear is provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) Jan-Apr
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $740
    price breakdown
    $740
    On a trolling trip you will have 4–5 poles out while the captain encircles the bay and nearshore areas off the coast of Panama City Beach. You will be targeting Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Little Tunny, Bluefish, and Mahi Mahi. Anglers will take turns reeling in the catch. This is a perfect trip for young children or older parents. Fishing gear and tackle are included, as well as your fishing license. You can bring a small cooler of snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) Jan-Apr
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $740
    price breakdown
    $740
    Spend the afternoon trolling nearshore areas off the coast of Panama City Beach. You'll be hooking Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Little Tunny, Bluefish, and Mahi Mahi. Your fishing license and gear are provided. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. The trip is great for families with young kids.
  • Private trip
    4 hour Trolling Trip (AM) Sept-Dec
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $740
    price breakdown
    $740
    This short trolling trip is perfect for families with young kids. There will be up to 5 rods in the water at any given time, and you'll take turns reeling in the catch. Top targets include Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel and more. You'll stay close to the shore. You can bring a small cooler of snacks and drinks. All rods and reels are included in the price, as well as your fishing license for the day
  • Private trip
    4 hour Trolling Trip (PM) Sept-Dec
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $740
    price breakdown
    $740
    This short trolling trip is perfect for families with young kids. There will be up to 5 rods in the water at any given time, and you'll take turns reeling in the catch. Top targets include Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel and more. You'll stay close to the shore. You can bring a small cooler of snacks and drinks. All rods and reels are included in the price, as well as your fishing license for the day
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trolling Trip (AM) May-Aug
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Spend the afternoon trolling nearshore areas off the coast of Panama City Beach. You'll be hooking Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Little Tunny, Bluefish and Mahi Mahi. Your fishing license and gear are provided. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. The trip is great for families with young kids.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trolling Trip (PM) May-Aug
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Spend the afternoon trolling nearshore areas off the coast of Panama City Beach. You'll be hooking Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Little Tunny, Bluefish, and Mahi Mahi. Your fishing license and gear are provided. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. The trip is great for families with young kids.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trolling Trip (AM) Sept-Apr
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30
    $555
    price breakdown
    $555
    Spend the morning trolling nearshore areas off the coast of Panama City Beach. You'll be hooking Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Little Tunny, Bluefish, and Mahi Mahi. Your fishing license and gear are provided. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. This trip is great for families with young kids.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trolling Trip (PM) Sept-Apr
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30
    $555
    price breakdown
    $555
    Spend the afternoon trolling nearshore areas off the coast of Panama City Beach. You'll be hooking Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Little Tunny, Bluefish, and Mahi Mahi. Your fishing license and gear are provided. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. The trip is great for families with young kids.
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About the Captain

Kory Freed
Panama City, Florida, United States
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9 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2019
Captain Kory Freed has been a captain for over 2 decades and has been fishing since he was a young boy. There's nothing better for Capt. Kory than being out on the water and showing his guests a good time. He will do everything he can to help you catch fish and make lifelong memories. He knows the waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City Beach like the back of his hand!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Morgan (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar 3208 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (7)
4.85
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Afternoon In-Shore Trip with Kids
6 hour trolling and bottom trip
6 hour trolling and bottom trip
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Misti M.
Batesville, MS
 5.00
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6 hour trolling and bottom trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Bottom Fishing (Sept-Dec) on September 29, 2020
My husband and I had the best time with First Cast Charters. We were celebrating our five year anniversary and Capt Kory even...
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A.j. D.
Panama City Beach, FL
 5.00
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Afternoon In-Shore Trip with Kids

VERIFIED   4 hour Trolling Trip (PM) Sept-Dec on October 15, 2020
The 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm trip was perfect for young kids, teens, and adults not wanting to wake up early while on vacation or...
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Paul Y.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 5.00
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Morning trolling trip with Capt. Kory

VERIFIED   4 hour Trolling Trip (AM) Sept-Dec on September 23, 2020
Great experience all around.  Capt. Kory called me two days before to discuss the weather for the trip to make sure we...
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Joseph S.
 4.33
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Fishing with Kory

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Trolling (May-Aug) on July 21, 2020
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Tony C.
Thomaston, GA
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour – Bottom Fishing (May-Aug) on June 10, 2020
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