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 sport.

You’ll be fishing from his 45’ Chris Craft offshore sportfishing boat 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 icebox, and a livewell for bait storage.

Capt. Steve offers a selection of fishing techniques for you to choose from when targeting the species of your choice. You’ll have light and heavy tackle, and everything you need to troll, bottom fish, spin, and jig your way to your perfect fishing experience.

These are some of the richest waters around, so there’s always something you can target. The crew 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 trips are 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.

Explore the waters off the coast of Florida and have an unforgettable fishing experience with Able Fisherman Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Day – Snapper/High Season
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $2,400
    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, as well as the famous Red Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $2,400
    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 – Red Snapper/High Season
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $1,600
    If you're itching to try your hand at going after that Red Snapper bite, as well as hooking other species during the high season, 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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,600
    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 – Red Snapper/High Season
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $1,200
    This trip is all about fishing for the tasty Red Snapper, and during the high season. 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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 19 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $800
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $800
    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 the Captain

Steve Paul
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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64 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2016
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Robert W.
Sugar Land, TX
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (PM) on May 2, 2021
This was a great day with Captain Ted and Mate Allen.  We caught lots of fish right there in the bay.  This was a great 1/2...
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Apopka, Florida
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3/4 Day Trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (PM) on April 19, 2021
Captain Steve and 1st Mate Chance were great! Not only did they accept our late booking after another Captain left us hanging,...
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San Juan
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Half Day Bottom Fishing!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 5, 2020
We had a great time! Captain Ted was amazing as well as his mate who had only been on the job for three weeks. Looked like...
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Gainesville, GA
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6 hour trip with Captain Ted and Lucas

VERIFIED   3/4 Day – Red Snapper/High Season on June 16, 2020
Hands down the best fishing trip we’ve ever been on. Ted and Lucas were fantastic!  They’re so passionate about what they...
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Awesome trip!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 28, 2020
Me and my family had a great experience with this boat and the crew! We caught a lot of fish and had a very good time can’t...
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FAQs about Able Fisherman Charters

Able Fisherman Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day – Red Snapper/High Season (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day – Red Snapper/High Season (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - Extended Day – Snapper/High Season (12 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Able Fisherman Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Able Fisherman Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Able Fisherman Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Able Fisherman Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Able Fisherman Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)