Capt. Kyle Morella

Join Captain Kyle Morella for an adventure on the waters of the Florida Panhandle. He was born in South Carolina into a family of fishermen, so he pretty much grew up on the water, and his passion only grew stronger over the years.

From April to September, you can find him on the shallow waters of Panama City, sight fishing or fly fishing for the main inshore species of the area.

Get aboard his 18’ Beavertail flats boat, and get ready to explore the flats and inshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The boat can accommodate 2 anglers at a time. It’s equipped with all the electronics needed for great fishing.

Whether you want to fish with light tackle, or try out fly fishing, Capt. Kyle has your back. All the equipment will be waiting for you on board, including fishing licenses, so you can relax and fully enjoy the moment.

You’ll put your angling skills to the test by targeting flats and inshore fish like Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Tarpon. Depending on how much time you want to spend on the water, there are different trips to choose from.

Capt. Kyle recommends fly fishing for Redfish to get some adrenaline in your system. If Tarpon is on your bucket list, he has a special full-day Tarpon trip. You can be sure to tick the Silver King off that list!

Kids over the age of 10 are welcome on board, so you can have an educational experience with your child while making some great memories. Your captain cares about conservation, so he encourages catch and release, making sure that there’s enough fish for never-ending fishing experiences!

All you need are some snacks and drinks, some sun protection, and you’re all set to explore this rich area while soaking in its beautiful nature.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 15
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Go on this trip from mid-May to mid-August to fish for migrating Tarpon along the Florida Panhandle. From 30A, Panama City Beach to Port St. Joe and Cape San Blas, strings of Tarpon will give you many opportunities to target these fish. Tarpon fishing trips are full-day and do require some driving. Trips usually last 7-8 hours with a nice beach break for lunch mid-day also giving you some time time to cool down in these emerald blue waters.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 30
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Make the most of Florida Panhandles rich flats and the incredible fishing opportunities they present, as you spend 8 hours sight-casting or fly fishing, going after a range of exciting, tough-fighting fish. Trout and Redfish are just some of the fish who call these shallow waters home, so spend your day putting your angling skills to the test against some of the nation's most loved inshore fish. Pack your lunch and some drinks, bring some sunscreen, and enjoy a whole day on these beautiful waters.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 30
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Spending 6 hours on the water gives you that extra time to go after a range of different fish. Explore the productive inshore waters of the Panhandle, as you get your fish on in style. Try sight-casting or fly fishing, targeting Redfish and Trout on what promises to be a thrilling day putting your angling skills to the test. Don't worry about the equipment, because it's provided by your captain. Just bring some sun protection, some snacks, and get excited!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 30
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Whether you're a beginner or pro, 4 hours on the water can be tailored to your skills. Spend your time learning all about inshore fishing or get your fix of Redfish and Trout fishing, as you explore the rich waters of the Panhandle. Try sight fishing or fly fishing in the shallows, as you put your angling skills to the test. Your captain will provide the necessary equipment. Just bring some sunscreen, and get ready to explore these waters!
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About the Captain

Kyle Morella
Panama City, Florida, United States
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since September 2019
A native to South Carolina, Captain Kyle grew up on the water. Born into a family of fishermen, he began fishing the Blue Ridge Mountains' streams at a young age, while also traveling as far afield as Alaska and the Bahamas. He followed his passion to the Carolina Lowcountry, becoming obsessed with sight fishing for Redfish. While at college, he'd spend his summers in the Lowcountry, traveling to the Florida Panhandle in search of Tarpon. Since leaving college, he's guided in Charleston, while spending the seasons in Florida, specializing in fly fishing and light tackle. A keen conservationist, he encourages catch and release, making sure there's plenty of fish to go around for years to come.

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Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Flats boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer

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

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Mark M.
Marietta, GA
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Hard day in the bay!

VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
Capt. Kyle knows his stuff! He is a fishing purist. Spent all day hitting grass flats in the bay trying to get some fish, but...
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Calhoun, GA
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June fishing trip

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