Join Above C-Level Charters, based out of Fort Walton Beach, Florida at Adventure Marina, and together you will explore the Bay, marsh flats, and the Gulf! Let Capt. Clay McPherson guide you to all of his favorite hot spots in the area.

Charters are aboard a smooth-riding 22’ Key West Bay Boat with GPS navigation, Digital Imaging Fishfinder electronics, and a multimedia system. It also features multiple live bait tanks, an ice box, and all rods and fishing tackle.

Above C-Level Charters will have you tackling a wide variety of fish species that this area is blessed with, such as Trout, Flounder, Red Drum, Sheephead, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper and more, and all within an entertaining and laid back environment. The crew caters to both novice and seasoned anglers and the charters are family-friendly, so bring the kids along for a fun day on the water! All trips include fishing gear and tackle, bait, and licenses.

If you have a certain species of fish you wish to target or are just looking to catch whatever is the biggest and biting the best, Capt. Clay will make sure you have the best opportunity to target your desired fish and are comfortable onboard the vessel.

Please feel free to bring your drinks and snacks as these are not included.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Close to Dock Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 14 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $350
    Light tackle family fun! 2 hours of fishing near or around Choctawatchee Bay! Trips depart at 9 AM and 11:30 AM. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and lots of laughs. And hopefully a box full of fish!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    2 Hour KIDS – Close to Dock (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $350
    Light tackle family fun! 2 hours of fishing near or around Choctawatchee Bay! The trip departs at noon. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and lots of laughs! And hopefully a box full of fish! We can also just take you to your own private island for a few!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Crab Island Tour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $500
    This trip is all about relaxing and pleasure on one of the most popular attractions in the area!!! Google CRAB ISLAND
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 19 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $550
    Bottom fishing for Flounder, Trout, Drum, and multiple other species. Cobia and big Reds may also be targeted! Sight casting for Reds on flats! Fishing structures for multiple species! Trips depart at 9:00 AM or earlier. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and lots of laughs. Hopefully a box full of fish too!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $550
    Bay fishing is very hands on!! Each client has a light action rod casting and jigging for specs and reds in the flats! Also fishing bridges and docks because structure is key!!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Catfish
    Catfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Gulf Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $650
    This trip is designed to get live baits and go straight through pass and into the Gulf and start fishing. We will be trolling a lot and fishing structures for muliple species. Trips depart at 9:00 AM or earlier. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and lots of laughs. Hopefully a box full of fish too!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Gulf Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $650
    More wrecks around us rhen we know what to do with!! Our fishery is amazing!! Just out the oass we can troll or fo straight to a wreck and deep drop!!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Crab Island Tour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US $700
    This trip is designed for nothing but family fun on the famous CRAB ISLAND! Bring anything and everything you want to enjoy all the ameinities that Crab Island has to offer. Definitely bring sun screen, but if you forget I will have plenty. If you would like to do some troll fishing to and from just ask the Captain the night prior. Also ask about bringing extra passengers for this trip!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Combo– Bay/Gulf (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $850
    This trip is designed to let you see and experience both worlds, inshore and nearshore! Start out looking for Reds and Specs inside, then try for a big Red at the bridge. Then we will venture into the Gulf and troll for various species and maybe try a wreck or two for Snapper and Grouper!! Trips depart at 9 am or earlier, just ask the Capt. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and lots of good laughs. And hopefully a box full of fish for dinner!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Gulf – Troll/Wreck (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $850
    This trip is designed for the laid back types. We will be trolling for Blues and Spanish and any other troll biting fish and then wreck troll for Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. Trips depart at 8 AM or earlier, just ask the Capt. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and lots of laughs. And hopefully a box full of fish!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Combo - Bay/Gulf (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $850
    Basically this trip is designed to do a little of each!!! But we can always do whatever you want as well!!! Drum and trkut for a few then run outside and deep drop or troll for gulf species!!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Bowfishing
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Gulf - Troll/Deep drop (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 AM
    US $850
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Bowfishing
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Gulf Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $1,100
    This trip is designed for the hard-core all day fisherman that can dread the heat and sweat battling fish all day long!!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Grunt
    Grunt
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 339 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Excellent morning in the bay!
Excellent morning in the bay!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
84%
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Mike M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Captain Clay

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Bay Fishing (AM) on May 27, 2024
My two sons and I went on a long weekend to visit my other son stationed in Florida in the Air Force. We wanted to spend some...
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Ed J.
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Experience:
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Excellent morning in the bay!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Bay Fishing (AM) on June 14, 2024
Clay did an amazing job with us this morning! He reached out shortly after booking to find out what kinds of fish we were after...
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Dusty H.
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (11AM) on August 7, 2023
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Jennifer F.
Excellent
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Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Inshore (11AM) on July 6, 2023
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GREAT TRIP

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (11AM) on July 5, 2023
GREETINGS FROM NEW JERSEY, MYSELF AND MY 2 SONS ALONG WITH MY NEPHEW AND HIS COUSIN WERE ON THIS TRIP. THE CAPTAIN GAVE US...
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FAQs about **Above C-Level Charters**

**Above C-Level Charters** offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Close to Dock Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour KIDS – Close to Dock (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $10 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Crab Island Tour (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Bay Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Bay Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Gulf Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hr Gulf Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $10 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Crab Island Tour (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Combo– Bay/Gulf (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Gulf – Troll/Wreck (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hr Combo - Bay/Gulf (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hr Gulf - Troll/Deep drop (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hr Gulf Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with **Above C-Level Charters**, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with **Above C-Level Charters** include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When needed)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Can save $ by taking home whole)
  • Fishing License

**Above C-Level Charters** offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

**Above C-Level Charters** offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with **Above C-Level Charters** include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Grunt
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Clay McPherson
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
16 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
339 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
Captain Clay has always loved fishing, no matter if it is in fresh or salt water. He keeps his charters low stress and full of fun and is very safety conscious. He loves to teach both kids and adults how to improve their skills and is very patient with all angler levels. More than anything, he loves being out on the water and seeing everyone with a smile on their face.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Grunt Grunt

Boat specs

Key West (Bay boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When needed
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Can save $ by taking home whole
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:

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