PCB Shallow Water Guide Service

PCB Shallow Water Guide Service is located in Panama City and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Hop aboard and discover Florida’s beautiful inshore, nearshore, and backcountry waters as well as flats.

Capt. Jacob will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Trout, and Tarpon, depending on the season and conditions on the day. Tarpon trips are available June-July. On your trip, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, trolling, jigging, popping, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a restored 17’ Hoog boat that can safely take up to 2 anglers. It’s powered by a 115 HP Evinrude E-TEC engine and can cruise at a nice speed of 40 mph. The boat is well known for being smooth, it will not beat you around like most small boats. It also has an ice-box and a wireless trolling motor with spot lock that will hold the boat on the fish.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The only things you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks. If you have any questions, please call or text, Capt. Jacob will be happy to help.

Book your trip now and hit the water with PCB Shallow Water Guide Service.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 27 - Oct 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $450
    On this 3-hour trip, we will get on the evening bite. Fishing the flats and docks hunting trout, red, and mangrove snapper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 21 - Jun 24 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    We will be fishing the flats and docks for trout and redfish. The morning trips are nice because its not so hot. With plenty of action. Remember to bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $600
    You'll spend 4 fun hours fishing on the bay. On this fishing trip, you will be doing tons of fishing with a quick flats boat, with less driving and more fishing time. The species you will be targeting are Redfish, Trout, Spanish, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $600
    On this 4-hour fun fishing trip, you will have plenty of time to chase many different species thanks to the captain's quick flats boat. You will be targeting species such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Trout, Spanish, and much more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bay
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $750
    Enjoy 5 fun hours fishing on the bay for many different fish species. The flats boat allows you to quickly reach fishing spots, which leaves you more time for fishing. You and the captain will target Sheepshead, Trout, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel. and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $850
    This trip will be action-packed with tons of fishing time. You and the captain will have a memorable time targeting Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Trout, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Don't forget snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 20 (Sat, Sun)
    $1,000
    This will be a trip to hunt for a giant trophy fish. The captain would like to be clear that catching Tarpon is not 100% guaranteed. He will do his very best to make it happen. This trip is for any skill level, so if you want to get hooked up on one of the strongest fish around here, this is the trip for you. Please give the captain a call with any questions.
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About the Captain

Jacob Hayden
Panama City, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Member since February 2022
Capt. Jacob has mastered the waters of Panama City Beach for over 15 years and has been a USCG-licensed captain since 2016. He will work tirelessly to put you on the fish and provides great customer service. Capt. Jacob has been in the marine industry for over 9 years, working hard as a deckhand and now as a full-time captain for the Navy Base. Come join him and create long-lasting memories on the waters of PCB.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hoog (Flats boat) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 115HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

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

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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Caught well over 100 nice fish on a 1 full day trip with Capt. Jacob
Caught well over 100 nice fish on a 1 full day trip with Capt. Jacob
Caught well over 100 nice fish on a 1 full day trip with Capt. Jacob
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Darin A.
Huntsville, Alabama
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We have booked many 1/2 and full day trips with Capt. Jacob and always caught some nice fish. I love his boat because it can...
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Thomas L.
Panama City Beach, Florida
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Awesome Experience!!!!!

4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on April 29, 2022
The family and I went on this fishing trip with Capt. Jacob and it was the best time we had in Panama City Beach! He put us...
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Gainesville, FL
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4 hour charter with Captain Jacob

4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on May 1, 2022
Captain Jacob was extremely professional and put me, wife and daughter on fish while exceeding all expectations of our trip....
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FAQs about PCB Shallow Water Guide Service

PCB Shallow Water Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bay (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bay (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with PCB Shallow Water Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Spot lock)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with PCB Shallow Water Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

PCB Shallow Water Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

PCB Shallow Water Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling (Only for Spanish Mackerel)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with PCB Shallow Water Guide Service include:
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon