Fighting Fins Charters

Fighting Fins Charters operates out of Panama City, FL, making the most of the area’s abundant year-round fishery with a range of trips from 4 to 8 hours. Target species vary, but mainly focus on Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. On longer trips, you will have the chance to head out further, in search of pelagic favorites like Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.

You will be spending the day aboard a 25’ Everglades center console, with room aboard for up to 4 guests. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha four stroke, she can cruise at up to 30 knots to get you to the best fishing grounds quickly, and comes equipped with plenty of tech and equipment to give you the upper hand once you get there.

The vessel comes with high tech Garmin electronics to sound out the best spots, a sneaky Minn Kota i-Pilot trolling motor for fishing in the bay, and a livewell full to bursting with fresh live bait to tempt in even the fussiest fish. You will also be supplied with high-quality fishing tackle for a variety of techniques, to best target the sizeable range of species inhabiting the area.

Captain Troy has spent his whole life fishing, both locally, and around the world. He grew up fishing the Caribbean, before traveling extensively during his time in the navy. Since his retirement in 2005, he has been running fishing charters, to share his love and knowledge for the sport. He is an experienced guide and passionate angler, who will always have a trick up his sleeve to keep things interesting.

So whether you are looking for a quick and productive morning, hitting the reefs and bagging some tasty table fish for dinner, or a full day offshore adventure, fighting Amberjack, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo, you can trust Fighting Fins Charters to get you on the fish, and to make sure you have a great time doing so!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    With the whole day on the water, you will have time to head further offshore in search of Red Snapper, Sailfish, Wahoo, Amberjack, and other top offshore species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The extra time on the water allows you to target a greater variety of species, or focus on one in particular to try and beat your personal best. Target a species on light tackle, with possible catch including Spanish Mackerel, Jacks, Kingfish, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, and more, depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Hit the nearshore reefs to target Snapper, Grouper, and other reef favorites.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    A four-hour trip, fishing on light tackle for inshore and nearshore species such as Snapper, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Sheepshead, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon fishing for top inshore and nearshore species such as Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and more.
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About the Captain

Troy Branham
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
39 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2017
Captain Troy Branham has spent his entire life fishing. Growing up in Puerto Rico, fishing and diving was always a big part of his life. Captain Troy spent over 20 years in the U.S. Navy, during which time was able to fish around the world, from Austraia to Hawaii, catching Wahoo, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. He has spent almost 30 years fishing the Gulf of Mexico over the course of his life, and has enjoyed running charters since his retirement from the navy in 2005. He enjoys every day of meeting new people, and would love the chance to share his passion and knowledge with you among the beautiful waters of Panama City.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Everglades (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha four stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
American Express
PayPal

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

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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Ashley C.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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What an awesome experience!

VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
I told Captain Troy that we wanted to catch fish to take home and eat and he delivered! It was such a great experience with...
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Brian B.
Adams, TN
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A day of Offshore Fishing

VERIFIED   March 28, 2019
Had a great trip with CPT Troy. I have never fished offshore before. He asked what we wanted to do or go catch. I just said...
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Jason H.
Dothan, Alabama
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5 hr Reef fun fishing

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Was a great day with Captain Troy. Our party of 4 learned alot from this guy! He will put you on the fish no matter the situation...
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Larry M.
Harrison, TN
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Fantastic Day!!!

VERIFIED   March 27, 2019
Top shelf fishing experience today with Captain Troy. From the time we stepped on his Boat until he dropped us back off at...
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Katelyn K.
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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Half day with captain Troy

VERIFIED   February 23, 2019
We had an amazing time with captain Troy!!! He was so patient with me (who isn’t a fisherman+ have never fished) and taught...
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