Flat Spot Charters

Flat Spot Charters bids you a warm welcome to Callaway, Florida. Come aboard and spend a day fishing its productive inshore and nearshore waters, as well as flats and the backcountry. Together with Captain Justin Thomas, you’ll check out all the best spots for catching. He’ll do everything to make your trip a memorable experience, so join him and have lots of angling fun in Callaway!

You’ll fish from a 21’ Vexus flats boat that runs on a 150 HP Yamaha SHO engine and that can accommodate up to 3 anglers. It uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio for safe and efficient navigation, a wireless trolling motor for a tactful approach to the fish, and a livewell to supply you with live bait. Also, you’ll have access to an ice-box so you can store your fish and drinks.

The species you’ll target include Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Tarpon, and Spotted Seatrout. You’ll catch them by bottom fishing, trolling, and spinning, all using light tackle. All the fish you catch is yours to take it home if you wish so. If not, simply release it back into the water. Also, feel free to bring any kids you want on your trip.

When it comes to things you’ll need for your trip, there’s nothing to worry about. Captain Justin will take care of all the fishing gear, bait, license, food, and drinks. You just arrive on time and prepare for lots of fun on the water.

Flat Spot Charters is waiting for you, come and have a wonderful fishing trip on the waters around Callaway!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    This half day trip will explore the St. Andrews bay system, backwater areas throughout the beautiful Panama City waters, and the Intercoastal Waterway. You and the captain will use a combination of artificial lures and live bait depending on the conditions to target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Shark, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    You'll start your trip in the afternoon and travel to the St. Andrews Bay system, backwater areas of the gorgeous Panama City waters, as well as the Intercoastal Waterway. Depending on the conditions, you'll use a combination of artificial lures and live bait to chase Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Shark.
  • Private trip
    5-hr Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $525
    This half day trip will explore the St. Andrews bay system, backwater areas throughout the beautiful Panama City waters, and the Intercoastal Waterway. You and the captain will use a combination of artificial lures and live bait depending on the conditions to target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Shark, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    5-hr Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $525
    You'll start your trip in the afternoon and travel to the St. Andrews Bay system, backwater areas of the gorgeous Panama City waters, as well as the Intercoastal Waterway. Depending on the conditions, you'll use a combination of artificial lures and live bait to chase Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Shark.
  • Private trip
    6-hr Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    This half day trip will explore the St. Andrews bay system, backwater areas throughout the beautiful Panama City waters, and the Intercoastal Waterway. You and the captain will use a combination of artificial lures and live bait depending on the conditions to target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Shark, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    6-hr Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    You'll start your trip in the afternoon and travel to the St. Andrews Bay system, backwater areas of the gorgeous Panama City waters, as well as the Intercoastal Waterway. Depending on the conditions, you'll use a combination of artificial lures and live bait to chase Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Shark.
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About the Captain

Justin Thomas
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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17 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2021
Captain Justin grew up in Virginia bass and fly fishing for Trout. in 1996, he decided to join the military. While traveling in the Air Force during his 25-year long career, his multi-species fishing ability greatly increased. After being stationed at Tyndall AFB years ago, he discovered that inshore fishing was his true passion, specifically shallow water Redfish and Speckled Trout. As a proven tournament winner, his enthusiasm and dedication to the sport of fishing are unmatched as he is willing to make the sacrifices to get his anglers on fish on a daily basis. You can find him in the bayous year-round and running the beach for Tarpon in the summer months. His specialties include using light tackle to catch species such as Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and many more. Note that the captain is also a USCG licensed and insured captain. No matter if you’re an experienced angler or a first-timer, Captain Justin will show you a great day on the water, with memories to last a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Vexus (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

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
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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.
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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (16)
6 Hours with Captain Justin
Good day on the water
Good day on the water
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Angler Rating
17
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Jonathan P.
United States
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5.0 / 5
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5 Hour Inshore fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5-hr Inshore (AM) on June 2, 2022
I had an amazing fishing trip with Captain Justin. This was my first inshore fishing trip. I have to say I am hooked on inshore...
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Trey W.
Hollyvilla, KY
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Good day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  6-hr Inshore (AM) on June 8, 2022
My brother and I went on a 6 hour trip we caught quiet a few red fish and couple pin fish and I hooked into a tarpon which...
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Beth C.
United States
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5.0 / 5
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6 Hours with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   NEW  6-hr Inshore (AM) on June 23, 2022
My 11 year old loved this. We had the best time and he wanted to go again the very next day. He is already planning to come...
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Andrea B.
Spartanburg, SC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Inshore fishing with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   NEW  6-hr Inshore (AM) on June 7, 2022
What a great trip!  Nicest guy, very knowledgeable and did everything in his power to make sure my wife and I had a good time....
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Troy R.
Louisville, KY
Excellent
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Great Guy…Great Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on May 24, 2022
Captin Justin is a super friendly guy ! I took my 2 boys out with him… he was great with them and if they weren’t...
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FAQs about Flat Spot Charters

Flat Spot Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - 5-hr Inshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - 5-hr Inshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - 6-hr Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $65 per person after 2 guests - 6-hr Inshore (PM) (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with Flat Spot Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Flat Spot Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Flat Spot Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Flat Spot Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon