Panhandle Fishing Charters

Panhandle Fishing Charters invites you to experience the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Test the bite close to shore or in the bay. The crew can accommodate your specific needs and desires no matter whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned pro.

Introduce your kids to fishing on a short ride to the local ‘honey holes’. Target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and many other exciting species within the Choctawhatchee Bay and the surrounding waters. These charters start at a minimum of 3 hours and are great for kids who are fishing for the first time!

If you are traveling with your fishing buddies,  get your hands on Speckled Trout, Bull Redfish, Slot Redfish, Bluefin, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and Sheepshead to name a new. Head a bit further out to the Gulf and focus on Red Snapper (when in season), Black Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Flounder, and who knows what else.

And if you’re after something different on your next Floridian holiday, book a bowfishing adventure and go for a hunt of a lifetime. Target Sheepshead and Stingray, which you can release back or keep for dinner later.

Captain Joey, the owner of Panhandle Fishing Charters, has over 10 years experience fishing the Gulf of Mexico and the surrounding areas. Joey runs a 24’ Skeeter center console. The boat comes powered by a single 300 HP Yamaha engine and can comfortably accommodate up to six anglers. It is outfitted with latest navigational and fish finding electronics to save your time while searching for fish, as well as other professional accessories.

All trips come with everything you need to make a great catch possible. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment, gear, and tackle, as well as licenses, bait, and lures. At the end of the trip, your catch will be cleaned and ready to go straight into the frying pan.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1250
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This trip is for the most experienced anglers who want the inshore Gulf waters all to themselves. Fish for Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, Grouper, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Fish for Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Mackerel, and many more species that you can find in the inshore Gulf waters.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 810
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing the inshore Gulf waters, focusing on Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and many other species. The trip is great for those anglers who don't want to go too far out, but still want to experience the thrill of gulf fishing.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    There is nothing better than beginning your morning on the stunning waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Fish for Redfish, Bluefish, Flounder, and many other species. Sit back in between bites and relax. Sip your favorite drink and get ready for the next cast!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bow Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 725
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Hunt for Stingrays for dinner or release them back. Target Sheepshead and many other species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Fish for Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, etc.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Gulf Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 640
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Inshore Gulf: Snapper, Mackerel, Grouper, Amberjack, etc.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 625
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    The length of these trips is ideal for you to get your hands on Speckled Trout, Bull Reds, Slot Reds, Blue Fish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and many more. Fish with your friends, family, and colleagues on the beautiful waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 575
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Fish for Trout, Black Drum, Redfish, and many other exciting species that can be found in the waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay and the surrounding area. You will need to bring your friends, family, food, drinks, and the desire to have fun.
  • Private trip
    Dock Lighting Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 575
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This late afternoon fishing trip will see you targeting Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and other fish species in the bay. You will only need to bring your own food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bow Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 560
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    You will be hunting for Stingray and Sheepshead, as well as many other species. All Stingray can be kept for dinner or released.
  • Private trip
    SHARK TRIP!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 540
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Shark Fishing at it's finest!! Get up close and personal with Jaws!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 425
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This is a catch-and-release trip in the bay only. This charter is mainly for families with small children who would prefer to stay inland for a shorter amount of time. You will be fishing for Redfish, Trout, Bluefish, and many more. The trip includes the use of all gear and tackle, as well as licenses and bait.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Bow Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 425
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    You will target Stingrays, Sheepshead, and other fish. Stingrays can be kept for dinner or released back into the water per our FWC regulations.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sheepshead

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Panhandle Fishing Charters
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
10
15
Your fishing guide at Panhandle Fishing Charters will be Captain Joey. He has had a passion for fishing since his youth. At the age of fifteen, Joey was one of the youngest mates ever on a well-known fishing charter boat in the Destin Harbor. Joey prides himself on safety, service and customer satisfaction.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 91%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.79
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Grant St. George
League City, TX
 5.00
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5 hr bay trip with captain Joey

VERIFIED   June 20, 2018
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Stan Tinsley
Ripley, Tennessee
 5.00
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A Super Duper Fishing Trip!!!!!!

VERIFIED   October 14, 2015
Captain Joey is the very best!  He gave us constant attention and made sure we caught fish and had a great fishing trip! ...
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Daniel Davis
United States
 5.00
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Awesome Time!

VERIFIED   June 23, 2016
We had a great day on the water! Captain Joey was extremely helpful with my son and knew just where to find the fish on a tough...
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Jason O
Stone Mountain, Georgia
 4.00
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Fishing with Joey

VERIFIED   June 8, 2017
Did not catch any Redfish, did not target anything other than Bluefish.  It seemed that he tried but once his plan didn’t...
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Brady D. Dubois
United States
 5.00
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Mid July Fishing Trip 2015

VERIFIED   July 19, 2015
The Capt worked very hard to locate the fish when other boats were struggling.  He knew waters very well and put on King...
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