NW Florida Fishing Tours invites you to explore the beautiful Gulf Coast out of Panama City. Come see Florida exactly how it is meant to be seen. Join an experienced professional and travel to places that no other boats can go to!

No matter what fishing experience you’re hoping to have, you can trust that Captain Russell will help you get the most out of it. Check the bite in the amazing game-rich environment close to shore or venture out to the Gulf for some nearshore action.

NW Florida Fishing Tours are great for the whole family. If you want to introduce your kids to fishing, Capt. Russell is your best choice. He is a great teacher who loves putting a smile on a child’s face.

Go for Amberjack, tasty Snapper (when in season), King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Amberjack, Cobia, or even occasional Sailfish. When fishing with Captain Russell, you are in for a treat! Target Gag and Red Grouper, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper or Black Seabass. Test your angling skills and go for Blackfin Tuna if the conditions allow. Just let the captain know which fishing technique you want to use - from light tackle to spearfishing, he can do it all.

You will have your fishing adventure aboard a 25’ Carolina DLV center console. This boat was built in 2015 with comfort and space in mind. It can comfortably take up to six anglers and is outfitted with all the necessary navigational and fish finding electronics. As well as that, there are many other professional tools and accessories to save your time while searching for fish.

All trips come with everything you need to make a great catch possible. You only need to bring your own food, drinks, and appropriate clothes. If you want to catch your fish with a fly, let your captain know in advance and he will provide you with the needed equipment.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Full day inshore or offshore fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    Stay within the State waters and target whatever fish species live there. If you want to test your angling skills or learn a new technique, let your captain know in advance. The list of your targeted species will include King Mackerel, Red and Mangrove Snapper, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, and many more. Your captain will provide rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $550
    This trip is ideal for those anglers who want to catch an afternoon bite. Let Captain Russell know which fishing method you'd like to try or learn before the trip. You will be staying in the State waters fishing for whatever is biting. Your targeted species will be Red Snapper (when in season), Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and many more. Capt. Russell will make sure you're provided with rods, reels, bait, tackle, lures, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing/Dolphin Tour (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    This is a nearshore fishing trip combined with a bottlenose dolphin encounter. Take a stroll on the beaches of beautiful Shell Island and snorkel the shallows of the bay with its variety of marine life.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing/Dolphin Tour (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    This is a nearshore fishing trip combined with a bottlenose dolphin encounter. Take a stroll on the beaches of beautiful Shell Island and snorkel the shallows of the bay with its variety of marine life.
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About the Captain

Russell Fiser
Panama City, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
58 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2015
Captain Russell Fiser is a Panama City Native. Russell has loved the outdoors for as long as he could remember - he was born and raised on the water. While serving in the US Navy, Russell had a chance to travel to Europe, the Middle-East, Caribbean, and many other places throughout the globe. He has worked as a Firefighter since 2003 and a commercial charter boat Captain since 1994.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Carolina DLV (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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Captain Russell is the best!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 13, 2021
Captain Russell, took my wife (first timer) and I out for a great fishing trip. He was helpful with mt wife and consistently...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 9, 2020
This was a great time. A couple of buddys and I decided to book the 8hr trip with Capt. Russell, and he did not disappoint....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 25, 2020
An amazing experience! Capt. Russell is very informative and wonderful with our families first ocean fishing trip! Highly recommended.
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FAQs about NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours

NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Nearshore Fishing/Dolphin Tour (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Nearshore Fishing/Dolphin Tour (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (I pilot)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)