Fishing out of Panama City, Florida, Reel Deal Fishing Charters offers rod-bending fishing trips aboard their recently renovated classic Egg Harbor boat, “Short Fuse.” They enjoy taking anglers of all ages and experience levels aboard their boat for unforgettable days of fishing. And, get ready since Red Snapper season starts from June 1st!

If you’re looking for a shared charter, take a look at Reel Deal Charters’ other listing and the boat “Deep Water.”

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 41’ Egg Harbor and it has been fully restored in 2019, with up to date equipment and modern comforts, to make sure your day on the water is truly special. Powered by twin 350 HP Caterpillar engines, the boat will take you quickly and safely to the fishing grounds, and its full range of fish-finding electronics will ensure you are fishing the best spots for the bite on the day. The boat also features a clean, air-conditioned cabin, as well as a full head.

Reel Deal Fishing Charters offers a wide range of trips, giving you the chance to try everything from a 4-hour Shark Trip to fishing for Red Snapper and other species on 12-hour trolling and bottom fishing trips. In the spring, the fishing is great for Spanish Mackerel and Sheepshead, and as the weather warms up trolling for King Mackerel and bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, and many more. It just gets more and more enjoyable.

Fish with one of the most recommended captains in Panama City and have a blast!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Bottom Fishing/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    This 12-hour trip will have you bottom fishing for Snappers and Groupers. You'll also do some trolling during the day for Spanish and King Mackerel, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Bonito, and maybe even a Sailfish! Usual departure time is 6:00–7:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour – Bottom Fishing/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,650
    price breakdown
    $1,650
    This 10-hour trip includes bottom fishing and trolling. You'll target all the fish that are in season, with Snapper and Grouper being the main goal. You'll also do some trolling during the day for Spanish and King Mackerel, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and Bonito. Usual departure time is 6:00–7:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 7
    $1,330
    price breakdown
    $1,330
    The usual departure time is 6:00 a.m. This 8-hour trip is for bottom fishing, where you will target anything that bites in the season. You'll mainly target different types of Snapper and Grouper. You'll probably do a little trolling as well.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 7
    $1,330
    price breakdown
    $1,330
    This 8-hour trip is bottom fishing. You'll target all the fish that are in season. Your main target will be different types of Snapper or Grouper. You will probably do a little trolling as well. The departure time depends on the morning trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    The usual departure time for a morning trip is 6:00 a.m. This 6-hour trip is bottom fishing. You'll target all the fish that are in season including different species of Snapper, Grouper, and more. Bottom fishing and high speed trolling on this fun trip for the whole family!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    This 6-hour trip is bottom fishing. You'll target all the fish that are in season including different species of Snapper, Grouper, and more. The usual departure time is between 12:00–2:00 p.m. (Depending on morning trip arrival if applicable).
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    In the spring, this trip will target Spanish Mackeral, Bluefish, and Hardtails, and in the summer it will be for Spanish or King Mackerel, depending on the bite. The departure times vary, especially during the Snapper season. Consult with the captain prior to the trip to find out when you'll be departing.
  • Private trip
    Evening Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Fish for Sharks with Bonito strips and chum! This is fun for the whole family! The departure time is flexible and can be any time in the afternoon. Contact your Captain before the trip. The captain will provide your fishing equipment.
  • Shared trip
    Snapper Express – Message to Book
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $470
    price breakdown
    $470
    This is an eight hour shared trip. You will be targeting Red Snapper and anything else we can pull off the bottom that we can bring home for dinner. You will also high-speed troll most likely to the first bottom spot. This trip price is dependent on getting a total of 6 passengers. To book, please message the captain and include flexible dates and times. The more flexible you are the more likely you will be to get in on a split trip. This may be a morning or afternoon trip.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Split – Message to Book
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - Oct 31
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    This is an 8 hour shared trip. You will be targeting the smaller types of Snapper, as well as other bottom species. You will also high-speed troll most likely to the first bottom spot. To book, please message the captain and include flexible dates and times. The price is dependent upon getting a group of 6 together. If you can't get 6 anglers, you might be given the option of going with however many end up booking for an adjusted rate. This can be a morning or an afternoon trip.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Split – Message to Book
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 4 - Nov 13
    $374
    price breakdown
    $374
    On this 6-hour shared trip, you'll go bottom fishing for whatever is in season. You'll usually do high-speed trolling to and from the bottom spots. To book, please message the captain and include all days available to fish. The price is dependent upon getting a group of 6 together. If you can't get 6 anglers, you will be given the option of going with however many end up booking for an adjusted rate.
  • Shared trip
    Split Snapper – Message to Book AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $374
    price breakdown
    $374
    This is a shared 6 hour bottom/trolling trip targeting Red Snapper and other varieties of fish in season that we can bring home for dinner. You will troll at high speed to at least your first bottom spot and primarily be bottom fishing. To book, please message the captain and include all days available to fish, also mention if you prefer morning or afternoon departure. The price is dependent upon getting a group of 6 together.
  • Shared trip
    Split Snapper – Message to Book PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $374
    price breakdown
    $374
    This is a shared 6 hour bottom/trolling trip targeting Red Snapper and other varieties of fish in season that we can bring home for dinner. You will troll at high speed to at least your first bottom spot and primarily be bottom fishing. To book, please message the captain and include all days available to fish, also mention if you prefer morning or afternoon departure. The price is dependent upon getting a group of 6 together.
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About the Charter Operator

Reel Deal Fishing Charters
Panama City, Florida, United States
23 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
301 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2016
Capt. Mark has had a love for boats his entire adult life and has had his captain’s license for several years. He has always been the one to fix the boats and drive for fun, but not charter one. He decided in the summer of 2017 to start captaining “Deep Water” and has enjoyed this newfound demanding, yet satisfying calling in his life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Egg Harbor (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 350HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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4 he trolling trip
8 hour trip
Shark fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
68%
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4 he trolling trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling on June 25, 2020
Reel deal fishing: Special thanks to Capt Mark and deckhand Preston for making a memorable fishing trip for my 10 year old...
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Panama City, FL
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Split Charter

VERIFIED   Snapper Express – Message to Book on July 31, 2020
Exceptional communication about the trip and working around my variable plans.  I would recommend for anyone that wants to...
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Orlando, Florida
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   May Special 6 hr bottom/trolling on September 26, 2020
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4 hr. Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on June 6, 2020
Fantastic trip besides the weather…still was great even with the rain storms. Our kids had fun. Very fun first time will...
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Smyrna, TN
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling on June 3, 2020
Had a blast put us on fish soon we dropped line. Deck hand did a great job kept us bated and detangled. I’m looking forward...
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