Fish Now with Team Aquatic – 36’

Join Team Aquatic Fishing, part of the Aquatic Adventures family, on your newest Gulf Coast adventure! Captain Harris Scruggs is a Panama City native who has been fishing these beautiful waters for the past 15 years. Whether you are a novice or an experienced angler, Capt. Harris and his crew can accommodate you and your family and friends.

Their state-of-the-art 36’ Contender center console boat is powered by three 300 HP Mercury Verado engines that will get you to the fishing grounds fast. The boat comes equipped with quality navigational equipment, and it can accommodate up to 6 anglers. It has outriggers, downriggers, live bait tank, and an icebox to keep your drinks and food cool. 

The crew offers a wide range of trips to suit all types of anglers, varying in length and type of fishing. They will guide you through the best techniques to tackle the big beasts that roam these waters – Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Amberjack, Grouper, Swordfish, Red Snapper, and King Mackerel.

All trips include rods, reels, and tackle, including lures, as well as fishing licenses and bottled water. You can use live bait as well, either caught or bought before the trip. There’s a cleaning service as well, so you can get your catch cleaned and filleted and take it home for a nice dinner.

Come and join Fish Now with Team Aquatic, and experience some of the best fishing in the Gulf of Mexico!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bluewater Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 30
    $2,600
    price breakdown
    $2,600
    Our bluewater trolling trips are the ultimate fishing experience for anglers who want to relax and catch a fish of a lifetime. The pelagic fish in the gulf such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin sport the most vibrant colors when captured.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Deep Drop Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,600
    price breakdown
    $2,600
    This trip is for the group that wants to go on the ultimate offshore adventure. The typical distance offshore on this trip is 50-70 miles. We fish electric reels in depths as deep as 1300’! With multiple hooks on each rod, you can catch up to 5 fish at once. We target deep water Grouper and Snapper that most have never even seen before. We also encounter pelagic fish such as Mahi Mahi and Wahoo under floating debris. If you want to tackle the deep Gulf this is the trip for you and your crew.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 30
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    This trip is an extended version of our 10-hour trip, that will have you fishing in the Gulf for 12 hours. Expect to go to the deep offshore waters and target some monster specimens.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 30
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    Our 10 and 12-hour offshore bottom fishing trips are the ultimate experience. With 10 hours on the water, we have enough time to get out in the deeper water and catch those big fish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 30
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    This trip is an extended version of the 6-hour bottom trip that is sure to introduce some nice fish. You can expect to reel in some prized Red Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 30
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This trip is our minimum trip offered to bottom fish for Red Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. Spend 6 hours in the productive waters of the Gulf and take home some tasty treats!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM) – Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 30
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This trip is our minimum trip offered to bottom fish for Red Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. You'll head out to the prolific Gulf waters, and spend 6 hours on this bottom fishing adventure.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Mackerel
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 30
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    This is the shortest trip we offer aboard the 36' Contender. This is a 4-hour trip that will have you trolling for Mackerel. It is ideal for family groups with young children.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Mackerel
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $720
    price breakdown
    $720
    Come on the shortest trip we offer on our 36' Contender. It's the best trip to choose for family groups with young children. You'll be trolling for Mackerel for 4 hours in the productive Gulf waters.

About the Captain

Harris Scruggs
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
31 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2016
After graduating from FSU with a degree in Business Administration, I followed my dream of operating a full scale fishing service in my home town.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Swordfish Swordfish
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2016. Powered by 3 300HP Mercury Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
36 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
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.79
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Nice relaxing ride!
Clean & fast boat!
Great 6hr trip with Captain Harris
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Lex M.
 5.00
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Fishing with Harris

VERIFIED   May 30, 2020
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Dawn V.
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Great 6hr trip with Captain Harris

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
This was a last minute booking for us on a busy holiday weekend.  We have been on several deep water fishing trips and...
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Best fishing ever

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
What an amazing day great captain and crew 5 stars
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Luis M.
Longwood, Florida
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Awesome

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
These guys r great !!! The boat is awesome!! Overall great experience..
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