Tail Addiction Charters is here to show you the thrill of top water action. The excitement that comes from sneaking up and pitching a lure to a school of tailing 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 shallow waters you’ll be exploring and provides a safe and reliable ride throughout the day. She’s powered by a 115 HP Johnson engine and reaches speeds of up to 40 knots. Besides navigational electronics, the boat also features a live bait tank and a wireless trolling engine.

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
    5 Hour Bay Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $625
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    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
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $375
    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
    2 Hour Midday Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $250
    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.
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About the Captain

Chilton Pape
Panama City, Florida, United States
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34 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2021
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) Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

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
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

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 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Deanice J.
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4 hour fishing trip with Captain Chilton

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on July 2, 2021
I took 4 of my older grandchildren ages 17, 16, 13 and 12 on this trip and it was the best. Had a good day with a total of...
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Great Fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on July 24, 2021
Captain Chilton is a passionate and knowledgeable Redfish fisherman. We wanted to target Redfish specifically and he delivered....
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KIMBERLIN HGT, TN
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Blast with Captain Pape in Panama City.

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Midday Trip on July 15, 2021
I took my dad fishing for his father’s day gift and it was a perfect day on the water.  We caught some fish and had a great...
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Seymour, IN
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3 hours with Chilton

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip (PM) on July 28, 2021
We had an amazing experience. Captain Chilton made our fishing expedition phenomenal. Not only did we catch at least 10 fish,...
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on July 28, 2021
Fishing was a little tough but Chilton was an excellent guide for my daughter and I. We had a great time being out on the water...
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FAQs about Tail Addiction Charters

Tail Addiction Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - 2 Hour Midday Trip (2 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $625 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
  • 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
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

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