Able Fisherman Charters

Able Fisherman Charters offers a variety of fishing trips out of Panama City, Florida. Join Captain Steve Paul for some of the best fishing around, whether you’re a novice angler or someone with years of experience in the hobby.

You’ll be fishing from his 45’ Chris Craft offshore sportfisher that runs on twin 475 HP Detroit Diesel engines. The boat features a full range of electronics and safety equipment as well as a private head, an ice box, and a livewell for bait storage.

Able Fisherman Charters offers a selection of fishing techniques for you to choose from when targeting the species of your choice, including light and heavy tackle, and everything you need to troll, bottom fish, spin, and jig your way to your perfect fishing experience.

Capt. Steve specializes in nearshore and offshore fishing, which means you’ll be fishing for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Snapper, Amberjack, and more.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle all come included in the price of any given trip. All Able Fisherman Charters are fully family and child-friendly, with fishing licenses for everyone on board covered. The only thing left for you to do is pack a pair of polarized sunglasses along with some drinks and snacks if you want, and get ready to make some fishing memories.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,680
    up to 6 persons
    This trip allows for ample time to reach some prime offshore fishing grounds. If you love deep sea fishing this is the trip for you. Some of the species found here are Amberjack, big Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Red Snapper
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 21 Jul
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    If you're itching to try your hand at going after that Red Snapper bite, this is the trip for you. Capt. Steve will do his best to help you find and catch some delicious fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,120
    up to 6 persons
    This trip involves a full 8 hours out on the water, giving you time to hit a couple of different locations and target a few different species without feeling rushed. These include Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Kingfish, Grouper, and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 21 Jul
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is all about fishing for the tasty Red Snapper. Capt. Steve has the equipment and know-how to show you how it's done.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $840
    up to 6 persons
    More time spent on the water allows you to go farther and add some bottom fishing into the mix as well. Expect to target species that include Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Snapper, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $840
    up to 6 persons
    Whether it's trolling or bottom fishing, this trip is a great idea if you're looking to fish but can't spend the whole day on the water. Expect to target species like Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $560
    up to 6 persons
    A quick trolling trip in the morning is one of the best ways to start a day! You'll be targeting species that include King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $560
    up to 6 persons
    Afternoon trips are the perfect option if you're the kind of angler who isn't very keen on early-morning trips. You'll be trolling for the likes of Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Chris Craft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 475HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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

About the Captain

Steve Paul
Panama City, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
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I have been fishing local waters since childhood. I opened my first charter operation in 1984 after working on other local vessels since a teenager. I will personally see to it that every possible effort gets put into making your fishing trip with us as enjoyable as possible. We have the experience necessary to produce fish and memories of a lifetime.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.61
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Amy O.
Jackson, GA
 5.00
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6 hour with Captain Steve and Quinton

VERIFIED   June 5, 2018
If there was a way we could give Steve and Quinton 50+ stars as a rating on here,  WE WOULD! I do not think any of us...
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Jamie W.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 5, 2018
Both Capt and crew we’re great. Started slow but he put us on fish and had a great time. Will definitely book with them...
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Arthur B.
Hazlehurst, GA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 30, 2018
Nest trip ever.Capt Steve Paul and his crew Quinton Shedd were awesome.
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White Hall, AR
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VERIFIED   July 9, 2018
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