If you’re ready to love fishing in Panama City, look no further than Battle Barge Sportfishing. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Deon can tell you all about them.

Depending on the time of year, you might hook into Cobia, Flounder, Black Drum, Catfish, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Redfish, Sheepshead, Lane Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else takes the bait. On these trips, it’s common to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle. Capt. Bradley also offers Flounder gigging. For the more adventurous among you, there’s bowfishing.

Children are welcome, so get ‘em offline and onto the water! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise you should bring your own. Customers are encouraged to bring snacks so that everyone stays happy and energized!

Your trip begins aboard a custom-designed 25’ Center Console Tritoon with room for 6 passengers. It has all the essentials. Rods, reels, and tackle are ready for you, as well as lures. Live bait is available, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, so you can drive right over and come aboard without any hassle! Keep in mind that you may release some fish due to regulations. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

Some essentials to bring are a hat, sunglasses, bottled water, and sunscreen (non-spray). Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

The click of a button is the only thing keeping you from a great day (or night) on the water with Battle Barge Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 15 (Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $600
    Join Battle Barge Sportfishing for a memorable 4-hour inshore fishing excursion. Target Sea Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, or Mangrove Snapper with the help of our experienced crew. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned angler, enjoy thrilling fishing spots and the chance to reel in the catch of the day. Choose between live bait or artificial; up to 6 anglers or riders are welcome. Experience an unforgettable morning on the water.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 15 (Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $600
    Join Battle Barge Sportfishing for a memorable 4-hour inshore fishing excursion. Target Sea Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, or Mangrove Snapper with the help of our experienced crew. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned angler, enjoy thrilling fishing spots and the chance to reel in the catch of the day. Choose between live bait or artificial; up to 6 anglers or riders are welcome. Experience an unforgettable morning on the water.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bowfishing/Gigging
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15 (Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $700
    Join Battle Barge Sportfishing for a thrilling 4-hour bow fishing excursion. Our expert guides will take you to prime spots, perfect for both seasoned anglers and newcomers. Enjoy an adrenaline-packed adventure with up to 6 archers per boat; only 4 can shoot at once, ensuring everyone gets ample bow time and relaxation. Bows and tackle are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Experience an unforgettable day on the water!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bowfishing
    Flounder Gigging
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Ray
    Ray
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nighttime Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 15 (Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $700
    Embark on an unforgettable nighttime redfish hunting adventure with Battle Barge Sportfishing. Our experienced guides will take you on a thrilling journey of sight casting for redfish under the stars. Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping experience as we navigate through the waters in pursuit of this prized game fish. Join us for an exhilarating fishing escapade like no other.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
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Blake D.
Orlando, Florida
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Bowfishing on the Battle Barge

4 Hour Trip – Bowfishing/Gigging on April 13, 2024
We left the boat ramp just as it became dark, once we arrived to the flats and turned the lights on we saw an abundant amount...
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Jackson V.
Headland, Alabama
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Evening Bowfishing Trip with Captain Deon

4 Hour Trip – Bowfishing/Gigging on April 27, 2024
Have taken this trip twice already and had a blast both times! Captain Deon does a wonderful job of taking care of everyone’s...
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Gene E.
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Excellent
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Bow fishing/Sight fishing for reds at night

4 Hour Trip – Bowfishing/Gigging on April 5, 2024
I have bow fished for 50+ years the Battle barge is by far the most comfortable vessel I have bow fished from lots of room!...
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Jayme C.
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Great inshore fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) on May 26, 2024
Captin was great. Communicate d great on time. The boat was great and good for multiple fisherman at one time.
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Brady D.
Saint Johns, Florida
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Bow fishing charter

4 Hour Trip – Nighttime Redfish on March 29, 2024
Really enjoyed our trip. Saw lots of fish and got the chance to shoot at a lot. Would recommend the trip.
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FAQs about Battle Barge Sportfishing

Battle Barge Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bowfishing/Gigging (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nighttime Redfish (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Battle Barge Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Spearfishing Equipment Bowfishing/Gigging Equipment

Trips booked with Battle Barge Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Battle Barge Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Battle Barge Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Battle Barge Sportfishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Deon Martin
Panama City, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
6 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2023
Captain Deon, a devoted father to five daughters and a proud grandfather to two wonderful grandchildren. His roots are deeply planted on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where he spends most of his time. With a distinguished career, Captain Deon currently directs his expertise in sales and data analysis at Taurus Holdings, leveraging the extensive experience he garnered during his tenure at Glock Inc. Beyond the realm of his professional life, Captain Deon's passion lies in the great outdoors. For over four decades, he has embraced the joys of fishing, hunting, and simply being on the water, making countless memories along the way.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

G3 (Pontoon) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2024. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Bowfishing/Gigging Equipment

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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.
Child Friendly
With manners and self-control
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
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Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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