Tail Addiction Charters

Tail Addiction Charters is here to show you the thrill of fishing the “flats”. The excitement that comes from sneaking up and pitching a lure to a school of Redfish, or watching that big “Gator” trout blow up on your lure will give you chills. Join Captain Chilton in Panama City and start your adventure anytime you want. The trips are available year round.

You’ll be fishing on a 20’ Osborn that accommodates up to 4 guests. This flats boat is perfect for the shallow waters you’ll be exploring and provides a safe and reliable ride throughout the day. She’s powered by a 2021 90HP Yamaha and reaches speeds of up to 25 knots.

These bountiful waters hold all kinds of fish species, so it’s hard to list everything that you may catch. Some of the most common targets are Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and Spanish Mackerel. You can experiment with different types of techniques and learn a new way to get your trophy. You also get to keep the catch at the end of the trip.

Your fishing licenses and equipment are included in the price. You only need to pack snacks and drinks for the day. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen as well.

Tail Addiction Charters is a perfect way to start your new fishing addiction. Choose the date and join the experienced captain who’ll teach you everything you need to know.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Midday Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $300
    This quick 2 hour trip will take you fishing for Speckled Trout. The departure time for this trip is flexible, depending on what the captain has booked for the day.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $360
    You're going to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Explore the shallow waters of St. Andrews Bay and catch your dinner. The captain will show you everything you need to know in case you're a beginner.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $360
    You're going to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Explore the shallow waters of St. Andrews Bay and catch your dinner. The captain will show you everything you need to know in case you're a beginner.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $460
    Start your day exploring the shallow water and target Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. You get to keep the catch, so you'll leave the boat with the freshest fish meat for lunch. Don't forget to pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $460
    Start your day exploring the shallow water and target Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. You get to keep the catch, so you'll leave the boat with the freshest fish meat for lunch. Don't forget to pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Bay Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    The captain is flexible to meet your needs for those that want to spend a little more time on the water. You will fish the flats for Trout and fish some deeper water for what is biting at the time of your booking. You'll be able to target Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper and many more.
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About the Captain

Chilton Pape
Panama City, Florida, United States
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74 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2021
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I have lived in Panama City nearly all of my life, and I started fishing as soon as I could hold a cane pole. I became a fisherman because I truly believe it is my calling. Being able to teach individuals my style of fishing, as well as learning something from them helps improve me as a fisherman and a captain every trip.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Osborn (Flats boat) originally built in 1993. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Elizabeth C.
Panama City Beach, Florida
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Family Friendly Fishing with Captain Chilton

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on July 17, 2022
We had a great time on the water! Captain Chilton worked hard to find us the perfect fishing spot and though we lost a few...
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Mack S.
Sharpsburg, GA
Excellent
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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3 Bull Reds in 3 Hours with Captain Chilton Pape

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 15, 2022
Captain Chilton knows how to fish, when to fish, and where to fish. And most of all, he was very professional and a pleasure...
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Eric G.
Dallas, Texas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on April 19, 2022
We booked this trip based on when we were there not when the fish bite was best. Will arrange another trip when the fish bite...
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Ryan S.
Metropolis, IL
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3 hour trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on June 21, 2022
Captain Chilton was excellent with my kids.  Kind, patient, and professional throughout.  He really focused on teaching the...
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Ann F.
Peachtree Corners, GA
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Best fishing trip ever!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on June 14, 2022
We had the best experience with Tail Addiction Charters. Captain Chilton was friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, and overall...
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FAQs about Tail Addiction Charters

Tail Addiction Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Midday Trip (2 hours)
  • $360 per group - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $360 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $460 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $460 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Bay Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Tail Addiction Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

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

Tail Addiction Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Tail Addiction Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tail Addiction Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout