West Bay Fishing Charters

Are you a passionate angler looking to spend the day chasing after that particular fish you’ve been dreaming about? Or perhaps you’d like to enjoy a relaxing day on the water and bring the whole family along for a trip that allows for a bit of everything. Either way, you’ll be able to split your time between fishing, dolphin and bird watching, or simply enjoying the beauty of the surrounding nature. West Bay Fishing Charters and Captain Scott will work hard to be as accommodating as possible!

You’ll be spending the day on a 20’ Lowe bay boat, powered by a 150 HP Johnson outboard. The vessel’s max capacity is 6 passengers although, in order to keep everyone comfortable and able to fish at the same time, the captain recommends a maximum of 4 anglers on board any trip. The boat’s shallow draft will allow you to get to all the, otherwise hard to reach places, as you explore the backcountry in search of the best fishing grounds for the day.

The captain will have all the necessary fishing equipment ready and waiting for you, such as Penn rods and reels and any live and/or artificial bait you’ll need for the fish you’re targeting that day. The main fish anglers target in the area are Redfish and Speckled trout and each angler can keep 1 Redfish and 5 Speckled trout of appropriate sizes. If you’d like, the captain will also clean and bag your catch at the end of the trip.

Your daily fishing license is included in the price of the trip and you’ll have access to free parking at the meetup location. You should bring your choice of drinks and snacks, sunglasses and sunscreen and the rest will be taken care of.

Set aside a date, book a trip and come enjoy the Panama City Beach fishing with West Bay Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    For the more ambitious anglers, this trip offers you the opportunity to spend a couple of extra hours on the water chasing that particular fish you’d be dreaming to catch. Consult with the captain about the best techniques and bait to use in a given case. Regardless if you’re after Spotted Seatrout, Redfish or Black Drum, the captain will work to give you the best shot at landing the catch you’re after.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Come aboard a laid back trip, relaxing and pursuing species like Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. In the downtime, take a moment and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature. Spend some time bird and dolphin watching and make this trip a truly memorable experience.
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About the Captain

Scott Chandler
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
48 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
I grew up on the Gulf Coast fishing with my dad and developed a love for fishing early in life. I'm a father of 5, grandfather of 4, country boy, ex-marine, happy most of the time, good-natured, laid back. I enjoy taking people fishing, teaching them how to be better anglers, and sharing experiences and interesting stories. I work hard to accommodate and please every customer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Lowe (Bay boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Johnson engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.58
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
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Half day trip with Capt. Scott
Half day of fun!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Stephanie C.
Tallahassee, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 17, 2020
We had a wonderful experience with Captain Scott! We were a party of 4 adults who like to fish and one 8 year old that was...
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Dodge City, AL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 29, 2020
It was a great trip even after hurricane Zeta passed through. Captain Scott worked with us adjusting our date due to the weather....
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Johanna H.
San Juan
 5.00
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Fish ON!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 7, 2020
Captian scott is absolutely the best, has a great attitude and can do spirit, he had us on fish right away, even after asking...
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Jason M.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 6, 2020
Not a good day for fishing but not for lack of trying by Capt Scott.  Very patient and kind with my group of rookies,...
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Geoff P.
Orlando, FL
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4 hour trip, with 4 year old

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 12, 2020
My son and I had a great trip with Capt. Scott. He did a great job of helping keep my 4 year old son entertained and interested...
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