Kickback Sportfishing Charters

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Kickback Sportfishing Charters operates out of Panama City, FL, providing top rate fishing experiences for large groups, hitting the reefs, wrecks, and offshore waters in search of awesome game and table species such as Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and more. Panama City is a fishing paradise, with a variety of colorful reefs and great access to the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico - the playground of many of America’s greatest anglers.

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is a 40 ft Resmondo sportfishing boat with room aboard for up to 17 passengers. Originally built back in 1984, this classic vessel was created for a hard life at sea, with a sturdy and reliable design and plenty of fishing space.

The vessel is powered by 310 HP twin John Deere engines up to a cruising speed of 18 knots and comes equipped with everything you will need for your day on the water, including modern electronics and navigational equipment, outriggers, downriggers, and a livewell full of fresh live bait. The boat also boasts a comfortable and fully air-conditioned interior complete with a head, galley, bed, and plenty of space to relax in the cool in between bites.

The team at Kickback Sportfishing Charters pride themselves on providing top quality fishing experiences with a professional and highly trained captain and crew, as well as top-of-the-line gear. On your trip you will be given either light or heavy tackle, which will be set up for trolling, bottom fishing, spinning, jigging or kite fishing depending on your preference and the species you are targeting. You will also be provided with fly fishing equipment if that is more to your taste.

All trips come with bait, licenses, in essence, the full package. So grab your sunscreen and your camera and step aboard for a day you will never forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 1 Nov
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    For those serious about their fishing! Spend the whole day aboard, either heading way offshore in search of big game pelagics, or hitting the reefs for some tasty table fish - or both!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip (Winter)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 2 Nov - 28 Feb
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    For those serious about their fishing! Spend the whole day aboard, either heading way offshore in search of big game pelagics, or hitting the reefs for some tasty table fish - or both!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 1 Nov
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    A full 8 hours gives you the chance to fish multiple spots for a range of species including Snapper, Kingfish, Wahoo, Amberjack and more!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (Winter)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 2 Nov - 28 Feb
    $1,040
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    A full 8 hours gives you the chance to fish multiple spots for a range of species including Snapper, Kingfish, Wahoo, Amberjack and more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip AM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 1 Nov
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    6 hours out on the water targeting a range of offshore and reef species including Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip PM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 1 Nov
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    6 hours out on the water targeting a range of offshore and reef species including Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip AM (Winter)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 2 Nov - 28 Feb
    $780
    up to 6 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    6 hours out on the water targeting a range of offshore and reef species including Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip PM (Winter)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 2 Nov - 28 Feb
    $780
    up to 6 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    6 hours out on the water targeting a range of offshore and reef species including Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and more!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 1 Nov
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    5 hours out fighting the ultimate predator! Target hammerheads, bull sharks and more!
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Trip - Shark Fishing (Winter)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 2 Nov - 28 Feb
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    5 hours out fighting the ultimate predator! Target hammerheads, bull sharks and more!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    A short trip heading offshore to troll for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling (Winter)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 2 Nov - 30 Apr
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    A short trip heading offshore to troll for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo and more.
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About the Captain

Bruce Wargo
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
87 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Bruce Wargo is a skilled and experienced charter boat captain with a wealth of local knowledge, which he puts to work on every trip to make sure his clients have an unforgettable trip, every trip. He has been fishign these waters for over 25 years, and will be sure to have a trick up his sleeve whenever the fish stop biting.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Red)

Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Resmondo (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 310HP John Deere engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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:
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.55
out of 5 stars from 87 reviews
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Angler Rating
63
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Jason M.
Panama City, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  June 12, 2019
Did a hot shot run with captin Bruce Wargo & deck hand Wes , myself father in-law & my two kids 16 &15 ! Let me...
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Joe G.
United States
 5.00
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Good trip

VERIFIED   May 20, 2019
It was a hot day but the crew worked hard for us to catch some fish! We caught some good sized mackerel and the crew made sure...
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Andre K.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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4 Hour Trolling

VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
My family had a super great time. It was the first time for most of my family to go deep sea fishing and ride a boat. We had...
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Sarah T.
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 5.00
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   August 10, 2018
Our day started out a little rough, as we were supposed to go bottom fishing - the weather made different plans for us. Captain...
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Greg C.
P C BEACH, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip was great!

VERIFIED   September 16, 2018
We arrived at 7am and all was ready.  We took the captain’s recommendation and bottom fished instead of trolling. ...
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