Reel Screamer Charter bids you a warm welcome to Panama City Beach. Choose your trip and embark on inshore, nearshore, or offshore waters around the city and have a memorable experience fishing this part of Florida. Thanks to their productive grounds, St. Andrew’s Bay and the Gulf of Mexico stand out as first-rate fishing destinations, so join Captain Chris Nguyen in exploring this wonderful area and have a lot of fun fishing.

Your trip will start on a restored 22’ Cape Horn center console that can sit up to 4 anglers. The engine it uses is a 250 HP Yamaha that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. The boat uses quality GPS, fishfinder, and radio systems for navigation, and also features a wireless trolling motor, livewell, and an ice-box.

The waters, secluded backcountry, wrecks, flats, and reefs will all give you plenty of opportunity to catch fish. Among the numerous species you can target are Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Snapper, Flounder, and Redfish. You and the captain will be using light tackle to bottom and deep sea fish, troll, spin, jig, as well as kite and fly fish. You can bring kids on your trip and you can keep your catch with you and take it home.

Captain Chris covers you for rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, and fishing licenses, meaning you should bring your own fly fishing gear, food, and drinks.

Join Reel Screamer Charter and have a memorable fishing experience in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 hour bay or gulf
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $950
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bay Or Gulf
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $750
    Bay fishing consists of targeting species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. You'll mostly use live bait to fish docks or flats and try a mixture of casting and bottom dropping for various inshore fish. Gulf fishing depends on the season, but there will be a variety of fish to catch. Use live bait to chase King Mackerel, Barracuda, and Jack, or bottom fish for Vermilion or highly sought-after Red Snapper. You might even target Amberjack. You can start this trip at 11:00 a.m. as well.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    Perfect trip for you and a group of friends or your family. Most times a trip like this will consist of bay fishing targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, and any other inshore species that may bite. Nearshore bottom fishing for various Snappers is also a possibility!

About the Captain

Chris Nguyen
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since February 2021
Captain Chris was born and raised in the fishing industry. He's a third-generation local fisherman, so fishing has always been his passion he now wants to share with others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Kids trip with Captain Andrew
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Todd H.
Glen Ellyn, IL
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Great time on the water with Capt. Chris

VERIFIED   2 Hour Kids Trip – Catch & Release on March 30, 2021
Our whole family had great time fishing with Capt. Chris. It was short 2 hour trip, but we caught many fish in that time span....
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Jeremy B.
Greensburg, KY
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 23, 2021
Great Captain, and great trip.  He was very helpful and knowledgeable about fishing the bay.  He provided the opportunity...
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Eric E.
Apopka, Florida
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Half day trip with captain Chrus

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 21, 2021
Very nice day and caught lots of fish!!!! Friendly and knowledgeable Captain! My 12 year old and 13 year old daughter’s were...
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Tracy P.
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5 hour trip with Captain Andrew

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bay Or Gulf on June 17, 2021
My family had a great time fishing with Andrew.  He is friendly and down to earth.  He made sure that we had a great fishing...
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Andrew W.
Panama City Beach, Florida
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Kids trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   2 Hour Kids Trip – Catch & Release on June 23, 2021
Better than I could have even hoped for. Chris was great with the kids and was an outstanding guide. We killed it!
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FAQs about Reel Screamer Charter

Reel Screamer Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bay Or Gulf (5 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 hour bay or gulf (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Screamer Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Screamer Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Reel Screamer Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Screamer Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Screamer Charter include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout