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
    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
    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
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105 Customer Reviews
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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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

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

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Customer Reviews

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4 hour trip with Scott
Scott was very helpful with teaching my 7 year old
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Jimmy C.
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Morning trip with Capt. Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 11, 2021
We had a great time. We are not avid fishermen and didn’t have a lot of previous experience with bay fishing, but our captain...
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4 hour trip with Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 22, 2021
Scott was very friendly right off the bat, was very quick to answer any questions we had throughout the trip and we got along...
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Dixon, IL
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Half Day Trip with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 28, 2021
We had a great trip with Captain Scott! My son only caught 3 fish but Scott made is so enjoyable trying all sorts of different...
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 10, 2021
Had a great trip with Mike.  We caught several redfish and spotted trout.  It drizzled during part of our trip but it was...
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Half day trip with captain Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 23, 2021
We were able to get this trip in between rain storms and Tropical Storm Fred. The bay water was not as clear as usual...
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FAQs about West Bay Fishing Charters

West Bay Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $125 per person - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $175 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with West Bay Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with West Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

West Bay Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

West Bay Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with West Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout