Madfish Charters

Madfish Charters takes you on a fishing trip out of Panama City. You could be looking for an inshore family trip or an offshore adventure, the crew of Madfish Charters has you covered. Year-round, these fishermen will put you on some tasty and feisty fish, so you and your friends can have a trip to remember.

You will be fishing from a 24’ Sea Hunt bay boat. Onboard, you will find all the fishing gear you need on your trip. Shimano and Penn rods, reels spooled with PowerPro braid, as well as the safety gear. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha four-stroke engine, and features two Lowrance HDS, Hummingbird electronics, AM/FM stereo, two livewells, a trolling motor, Minnkota riptide remote, a spot finder to easily get to the fish, as well as plenty of rod storage, and a porta potty. The boat also comes equipped with a T-top with enough shade for everyone aboard. The boat can accommodate up to five anglers.

If you want to fish inshore, you can hope to catch some Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Sheepshead. They put up a nice fight, and your kids are going to love it.

When you head further out, you can get King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, and more. These fish fight hard and you should get your biceps ready.

Bottom fishing with Madfish Charters will produce Red and Vermillion Snapper, Gag and Red Grouper, Amberjack, and more. The season varies, but most of the time there will be something in the water worth catching.

The crew will provide the gear, you should only bring snacks and drinks. Other than that, put on sunscreen, a cap, and sunglasses. When it comes to clothes, it’s the safest to dress in layers. Also, pack a camera to get a nice shot of your catch. Make sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. You will find a cooler with ice for your fish on the boat. Book your spot and come onboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bay Or Gulf
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $880
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This full day trip is great for experienced anglers. Inshore, you can get Reds, Sheepshead, Trout, Black Seabass, and Flounder. Offshore, you will target Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, as well as Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, and Sailfish. Live bait is caught during the trip or you have the option to purchase it to save time, if available. The captain provides all the fishing equipment. Bring food and drinks, and pack sunglasses, a cap, and sun lotion.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip - Bay Or Gulf
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $770
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    On this private seven hour trip, you can stay inshore or head out, it's up to you. More experienced anglers will benefit the most. Inshore, you can get Reds, Sheepshead, Trout, Black Seabass, and Flounder. Offshore targets include Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, as well as Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, and Sailfish. Live bait is caught during the trip or you have the option to purchase it to save time, if available. The captain provides all the gear. Bring food and drinks, and pack sunglasses, a cap, and sun lotion.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bay Or Gulf
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $660
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This private six hour trip can take you inshore or offshore, it's your call. Closer to the coastline, you will find Sheepshead, Redfish, Trout, Black Seabass, or Flounder. Further out you can target Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, or Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, as well as Sailfish. Live bait is caught during the trip or you have the option to purchase it to save time, if available. All the gear is furnished. Pack food and drinks, and bring sunglasses, a cap, and sun lotion.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bay Or Gulf
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    You can choose to stay inshore and target some juicy tablefare. Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Black Seabass, or Flounder. Another option is to target Snapper, Amberjack, or Grouper, or Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and even Sailfish. You set the course and Capt. Scott will take you there. This is a private charter. Live bait is caught during the trip or you have the option to purchase it to save time, if available. All the gear is supplied. Bring food and drinks, and pack sunglasses, a cap, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay Or Gulf (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $440
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This morning trip will see you fishing either around the bay or the gulf waters. It's your call. This is a private charter, and welcomes 1-4 people. You can either purchase the live bait to save time, if it's available. Or, you can let the captain catch the bait during the trip. This package is suitable for beginner anglers as well. Kids of all ages are welcome aboard. Pack your food and drinks, put on a cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen, and come onboard.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay Or Gulf (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $440
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Spend your afternoon fishing either the bay hot spots or the gulf waters. The target species range from Redfish to Sailfish, depending where you set the course. You can purchase live bait to save time, if it's available. Or, you can let Capt. Scott catch the bait during the trip. This package is suitable for novice anglers too. Kids of all ages are welcome to join the chase. Pack food and beverages, put on a cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen, and come onboard. All the gear is supplied.
  • Private trip
    2 HR Kids trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $325
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip is designed for small kids that lose interest fast, and don’t want to be on the water for long periods of time. These trips are not for serious anglers!!! Mostly bay fishing perfect for kids, with sight seeing mixed in. Lots of dolphins ?
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About the Captain

Scott Fitzgerald
Panama City, Florida, United States
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31 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2017
'I have fished all over the world, from Alaska to Peru in the Pacific, all throughout the Gulf of Mexico and up the East Coast on the Atlantic side from Key West to Maine. I love to fish!!!' Captain Scott invites anglers to step onboard and enjoy the chase on the Florida waters. Whether you're less experienced or a pro fisherman, Captain Scott will make sure you have a great day out.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sailfish

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License Included

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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Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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5 hour morning trip
Awesome fishing trip!
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Hope S.
Anderson, SC
 5.00
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 11, 2018
we had a blast on our fishing trip with captain Scott. We even had the opportunity for our 9 year old son to catch a tagged...
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Rebecca G.
Manhattan, KS
 5.00
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Experience of a LIFETIME!!! Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   July 25, 2018
This was THE most exciting thing we did while in Panama City Beach.  If you like fishing this is DEFINITELY the trip for...
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Ann F.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
We hah a great trip.  He put us on fish. Besides the red snapper, my grandson was so happy to catch a   king mackerel,...
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Dianna J.
McCalla, AL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Scott

VERIFIED   July 13, 2018
I would, and have recommened Madfish Charters for a wonderful expierence. Capt. Scott was amazing, knowing just where the fish...
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Shanie G.
Janesville, WI
 5.00
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5 hour morning trip

VERIFIED   February 23, 2019
Had a great time. Non-stop catching of fish. Would highly recommend doing this.
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