Back Bay Adventures

Back Bays Adventures runs half and full day fishing charters out of Panama City, FL, targeting the wide range of species found in the area. Panama City is famous for its great fishing, both due to its clean local bays and its great access to the Gulf of Mexico, and Back Bays Adventures takes full advantage of this location, targeting both inshore and offshore species depending on the trip you choose.

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is a 29’ Ocean Master center console with room for up to 6 guests. She is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine with a top speed of 30 knots and comes equipped with everything you will need for your day on the water, including GPS, fishfinder, and a livewell full of fresh live bait.

Back Bays Adventures fishes a range different habitats on their trips, from inshore bays to nearshore reefs, and even beyond to the deep blue waters offshore in search of bigger prey. In order to make sure you can fish how you want as well as where you want, you will be furnished with high-quality fishing equipment set up for a huge range of techniques. Over the course of your trip you can choose to pop, jig, spin, troll, bottom fish, fly fish, and even bowfish, and Captain Todd Jones will use every bit of his 30 years of experience to ensure you get the very most out each technique.

All trips come with bait, drinks, snacks, and a cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take away at the end of the day.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Run and Gun
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,200
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a full day of fishing. Start out running offshore looking for weedlines to fish for Mahi, Almaco Jack, and Trippletail, as well as reef fish, King Mackerel, and Amberjack. These trips are available from late June through October.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $950
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    8 hours hitting the local reefs for a variety of fun and delicious species including Snapper, Sheepshead, Mackerel, and more!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – King Mackerel
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Trolling and live bait fishing for King Mackerel. Usually a late afternoon trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay/Gulf Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fish the local waters for Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia, and even more amazing inshore species!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Kids Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a short introduction for children. This is usually a fast-paced trip to keep their attention. This is all about the children. It is not intended to catch your dinner or fill your freezer. It is a kids trip. The departure time is flexible. Please note, it is usually a mid to late afternoon trip.
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About the Captain

Todd Jones
Panama City, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2017
Captain Todd Jones has fished and hunted the waters of the Northern Gulf Coast since he was a child. He has a United States Coast Guard 50 Ton Masters license and is fully insured. He’s a member of the Florida Guides Association, the Panhandle Guides Association, and the National Charter Boat Association. Capt. Todd hosts the nationally televised “Emerald Tails” TV show that airs on the Sportsman’s Channel and on The World Fishing Network. If you can’t make it down to Panama City to fish or hunt with Captain Todd, you can tune in to enjoy seeing him share his passion on the water with you. He was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi. He started working on charter boats at the ripe old age of 12. He continued working every summer until the age of 18 and then joined the US Navy. Todd served his country working as a US Navy Saturation Diver for 22 years, and during his service, he was fortunate to have been able to fish all over the world.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish
Sailfish
Sheepshead

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ocean Master 296 (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

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