Fifth Generation Charters

Fifth Generation Charters are a family owned and operated business located in Panama City, Florida, and are both state licensed and coast guard certified to take you on exciting nearshore and offshore fishing trips on the Gulf waters. As their boat is state licensed for Snapper season, you will be able to fish for Snapper longer than other boats in the marina.

Climb aboard their truly impressive 55’ saltwater fishing boat, made by Gillman. It’s a fantastic vessel, able to comfortably hold 20 anglers at the same time. It comes equipped with a full set of navigational equipment, live bait tank, and an ice box. Comfort wasn’t overlooked as you have beds, a kitchen, a shower, and fully enclosed toilets on board. The cabin is also fully air-conditioned. The crew use high-quality Shimano, Penn and various other brands of fishing equipment.

Fifth Generation Charters specialize in fishing with light and heavy tackle, as well as bottom fishing and trolling. Their trips range from four to sixteen hours and offer flexible departure times, and will get you targeting exciting species such as Red Snapper, Marlin, Tuna, Grouper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Shark and more, depending on the season. Trips include the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses. Fish cleaning and filleting is available at the marina fish house.

Fifth Generation Charters cater to all skill levels, and love having families aboard. Join them today to make family memories to last a lifetime.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip - Offshore Blue Water
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    16 hours trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $3,200
    up to 10 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    This is the ultimate trip for the avid angler. 16 full hours on the offshore blue water targeting various hard-fighting species, including Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and much more! Price includes the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,000
    up to 12 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    For those who can't get enough fishing, spend 12 hours bottom fishing for species such as Red Snapper, Grouper, White Snapper, Beeliner, as well as trolling for King Mackerel, Bonita, Mahi Mahi, and others. Price includes the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses. We can accommodate trip departure times to suit you.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    An exciting 10 hours of bottom fishing for species such as Red Snapper, Grouper, White Snapper, Beeliner, as well as trolling for King Mackerel, Bonita, Mahi Mahi, and others. Price includes the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses. We can accommodate trip departure times to suit you.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    Let's spend a thrilling 8 hours bottom fishing for species such as Red Snapper, Grouper, White Snapper, Beeliner, as well as trolling for King Mackerel, Bonita, Mahi Mahi, and others. Price includes the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses. We can accommodate trip departure times to suit you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing AM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    This 6-hour morning trip will be spent bottom fishing for species such as Red Snapper, White Snapper, Beeliner, and more. Price includes the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses. We can accommodate trip departure times to suit you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling PM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    Come aboard for 6 hours of afternoon bottom fishing for species such as Red Snapper, White Snapper, Beeliner, as well as trolling for King Mackerel, Bonita, Mahi Mahi, and others. Price includes the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses. We can accommodate trip departure times to suit you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    Join us for a thrilling 6-hour afternoon trip hunting down Sharks. Price includes the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 1 May
    $720
    up to 1 person
    + $165
    each additional person
    Join us for a thrilling 4-hour evening trip hunting down Sharks. Price includes the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling AM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 1 May
    $720
    up to 6 persons
    + $165
    each additional person
    Spend 4 hours in the morning trolling for exciting species such as King Mackerel, Bonita, Mahi Mahi, and more. Price includes the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses. We can accommodate trip departure times to suit you.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling PM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 1 May (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $720
    up to 6 persons
    + $165
    each additional person
    Spend 4 hours trolling for exciting species such as King Mackerel, Bonita, Mahi Mahi, and more. Price includes the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as ice and fishing licenses. We can accommodate trip departure times to suit you.

About the Captain

Clarence Raffield
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
36 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since May 2016
Captain Clarence Raffield first started fishing as a 3 year old, and never stopped. He was both born and raised in Panama City Beach, Florida, and has now been the captain of the Fifth Generation for six years. His wife Hannah is also a seasoned angler, and together they run a seamless charter business. Join this young family for some thrilling fishing charters and reel in some exciting fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Gillman (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 750HP Caterpillar engines.

Length
55 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Excellent family adventure!
6 hour afternoon
6 hour afternoon
+5
Angler Rating
32
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Mandy W.
United States
 5.00
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Awesome trip with awesome people

March 1, 2018
If you want to catch fish and have fun in Panama City, you are going to want to book with the Raffields!  Their newest...
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Birmingham, Alabama
 5.00
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All day with Capt. Clarence

August 19, 2017
A day on the water with Fifth Generation is one you’ll never forget. Capt Clarence put us on every type of fish we requested....
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Nikita N.
Pensacola, Florida
 5.00
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4 hour trip!

February 5, 2018
Had an awesome experience on this fishing trip with my family! The boat was amazing, the water and scenery was beautiful, the...
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Shane S.
Dublin, OH
 5.00
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6 hour afternoon

VERIFIED   June 6, 2018
Hands down the best trip we could have imagined. Boat = Beautiful. Crew = great with both adults and kids. I had 5 first time...
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Cole R.
Brandon, Florida
 5.00
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8 Hours on the Water with Captain Clarence

February 17, 2018
We left the marina around 7am. Rode out on the absolutely awesome boat for about an hour and the second we dropped hooks in...
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