C-note Charters

C-note Charters are ready to have an awesome fishing adventure with you today. Join Captain Randy Cnota, with his decades of fishing experience, for a day out you won’t forget in a hurry!

Hop on board his 22’ Pathfinder center console with 2 of your fishing friends. This beautifully maintained boat has a 150 HP Yamaha engine with full navigational and safety equipment. Coupled with Capt. Randy’s extensive knowledge, you’ll be on the fish all day.

The species you can target with Capt. Randy and varied - nearshore species vary depending on the time of year, but trolling and free-lining live bait can hook King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and even Sailfish.

A short 9 miles ride to the reefs and wrecks will see you reeling in Red Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Grouper, and many more. Inshore fishing can include Flounder, Sheepshead, Red Drum, Mangrove Snapper, King and Spanish Mackerel and more.  Seasons dictate species but many can be caught all year.  Even in the bays, you can still catch Grouper and Red Snapper.

Lake fishing is great, as it’s not as easily affected by the weather. Casting artificial lures for Largemouth Bass is big fun and the captain is a seasoned pro that can teach you many Bass angling lessons in the course of a day.

Children are welcome on board too. They will have some great stories to tell their friends back at school!

All of your rods and reels are provided, as well as the live bait that you’ll help to catch. Just bring along polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and any refreshments you want.

Capt. Randy can’t wait to welcome you on board and have a great day fishing together! Book now for an unforgettable day out!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour - Nearshore Wreck & Reef
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    You'll head out out into the Gulf of Mexico, trolling between reefs. Using live, cut baits, and sometimes artificial lures. Expect to target Cobia, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Vermilion, Lane, Mangrove and Red Snapper, Gag and Red Grouper, King and Spanish Mackere, and more! All of your rods and reels are provided.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Nearshore Wreck & Reef
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    This trip involves heading out into the Gulf of Mexico in search of wrecks and reefs to troll, free-line and bottom fish. You'll troll from one reef to another then bottom fish once there with live and cut baits. Species typically include Gag and Red Grouper, Vermilion, Lane, Mangrove and Red Snapper, King and Spanish mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, and more! All of the equipment needed is provided.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Inshore Bay/Gulf
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    You will spend the day mostly in St. Andrews Bay casting artificial lures and live bait. Typical species include Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, and more. When Pompano are running, a quick trip out to the Gulf to run the shoreline may be in order. This trip can include sight-fishing Reds on the Flats. King and Spanish Mackerel can be had by trolling for best results. All equipment is provided.
  • Private trip
    6-8 Hr Trip - Lake Bass Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    The Panama City area is surrounded by freshwater fishing opportunities. Lake Seminole, the Apalachicola River and Deerpoint Lake are the most popular destinations and offer bass anglers the chance to land plenty of fish. Anglers can expect to cast artificial lures with light tackle. The Captain is a great coach and will make sure you learn the “how’s and why’s” to bass fishing success. All of the necessary equipment is provided. Spend your day with a professional and learn how to trick Bass into biting!
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About the Captain

Randy Cnota
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Reports
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2017
As a boy, I wanted nothing more than to chase fish. After serving 24 years in the military, I decided I wanted to spend my days on the water providing people with fishing experiences that will last a lifetime. I'm also Co-publisher for Coastal Angler Magazine and guiding provides me many things to write about. If people catch fish, enjoy the day and learn something, I have succeeded.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

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Customer Reviews

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4.83
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Friendly captain
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Candle C.
Jacksonville, Florida
 5.00
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We had the time of our life!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 27, 2019
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Heath B.
United States
 4.67
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Bay Fishing

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
Had rough conditions, but overall made the best of it. Randy was great and did everything he could to make my time more enjoyable....
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Richard K.
Greensburg, PA
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Randy

VERIFIED   July 31, 2018
Paid for a half day trip and it turned into almost 7 1/2 hours on the water. Randy was great putting us on the fish. We moved...
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Charles M.
Cedartown, GA
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Fishing with Randy

VERIFIED   September 22, 2018
Captain C-note was great guide. Did what it took to put on the bite. Took the time to make sure my son had a good time and...
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Preston G.
Abilene, TX
 5.00
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Full day trip with C-Note charters

VERIFIED   July 20, 2018
This is the Charter you wanna book for small groups Randy was very professional and took care of us and the fish and went well...
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