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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Panama City

According to customer reviews, Pierbred Charters, Advanced Fishing With JP, and Grand Slam Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Panama City, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Panama City.

The average price for a private 4 hour Panama City fishing trip is $659, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,395 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Pierbred Charters, Advanced Fishing With JP, and Grand Slam Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Panama City.

The most popular fish species you can target are Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Light Tackle, and Trolling. Offshore fishing, wreck fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Panama City, FL fishing charters are the icing on the cake of a year-round resort town. Watersports enthusiasts flock to the numerous bays and deep waters offshore for a range of activities, and fishing ranks right up there. From the inshore lagoons to the heart of the Gulf, there’s something for anglers of all kinds. 
 
The town is surrounded by water, with the North Bay, Saint Andrew Bay, and Grand Lagoon all offering up inshore fishing. Target Floridian favorites such as Redfish and Spotted Seatrout year-round, and some delicious Flounder and Sheepshead, too. Come in summer and target tough-fighting Tarpon, along with schools of Jack Crevalle, Bonito, and many more. 
 
You’ll also find plenty of charters ready to take you out into the Gulf, where the productive reefs are swarming with prized fish. Amberjacks are so prevalent here that they’ve earned the nickname “Reef Donkeys,” while Kingfish are just as ubiquitous. Don’t forget about Snappers, Groupers, and Cobia, either!
 
Deep water enthusiasts can also find a Panama City fishing charter that caters to them. Go after monster Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. Anywhere from 35–100 miles out, there’s no shortage of big game creatures waiting to take the bait, so settle in for the fishing trip of your life.
 
There’s something for everyone in Panama City. Beginners can learn the ropes on a trip as short as two hours inshore, with angling fiends having the chance to spend a full day fishing. Nearshore trips tend to last around 6–8 hours, while offshore adventures will require at least 10 hours. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Your fishing license will be covered aboard a Panama City, FL fishing charter, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Your professional captain will also be up to date with all the latest bag and size limits, so you can focus on fishing. 
Panama City
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4.6 / 5
Based on 27746 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Mid-winter sees Trout and smaller Redfish in the grass flats. Inshore fishing can be productive, with Flounder and Triggerish available too. What better way to start the year than with a fishing adventure? 

February

Bait is showing up near the inlet, attracting a whole host of Spanish Mackerel for you to target. If you manage to get up early or stay up late, Trout can be found inshore, with Redfish in the flats, too. 

March

Spring is here, and plenty of Spanish Mackerel are waiting to be reeled in. Mangrove Snapper and Sheepshead are around inshore along with a few early Cobia nearshore, so there's something for everyone. 

April

King Mackerel have joined their Spanish cousins in these productive fishing grounds, so hit the flats, reefs, and offshore water, where you can troll for Spanish Mackerel and Pompano, too. 

May

May brings the weekends of the State Waters Red Snapper season. Plus, the Lionfish Tournament is on! Good things are also happening close to shore, with King Mackerel in good numbers for a challenge. 

June

Long-range trips are a must at the beginning of summer. Go for Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Bonito, King Mackerel, and even Sailfish in the deep. June heralds in the start of peak season, so make the most of it!

July

The weather is hot and the fishing even hotter. Everything you could want to target is biting, so get ready for an incredible adventure wherever you head. Get your fish on like never before!

August

Redfish are patrolling the shallows, while Tarpon and Jacks are hiding in the secret spots. It's also a good idea to take another shot at Red Snapper on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

September

While vacationers make their way out of town, there's never been a better time to come. The great weather brings with it great fish, with Wahoo bite offshore, and Redfish, Pompano, Flounder, and Mackerel inshore.

October

The winds may force you to stay close to shore, but this is your last chance to head out in search of Snapper. Inshore, the most common catches are Redfish, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper, so there's plenty on offer.

November

Not only is it too choppy to head offshore, but the pelagics start leaving. It's a good thing that Flounder, Trout, Redfish, and Sheepshead are all on offer in the bays, so settle in for a peaceful day of fishing.

 

 

December

Make the most of the holidat season by getting out on the water. Fishing is the best way to keep warm as the chilly winds beat down on you, with plenty of great rewards for a hearty dinner. 

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If you like fishing and making memories, charter a fishing trip and have fun!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you like fishing and making memories, charter a fishing trip and have fun!!!
Douglas  E.
Douglas E. Jacksonville, Florida
Charters are an amazing adventure, bucket list for sure.... we also fished the pier with frozen bait, we caught a lot of little ones...but nothing big...still a blast!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charters are an amazing adventure, bucket list for sure.... we also fished the pier with frozen bait, we caught a lot of little ones...but nothing big...still a blast!!
Scott  C.
Scott C. Wagoner, OK
Can be tough for bigger fish because it’s late in season but that’s not a captain’s fault
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can be tough for bigger fish because it’s late in season but that’s not a captain’s fault
Jason  C.
Jason C.
bring a cooler with snacks and have fun getting on some hard fighting fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
bring a cooler with snacks and have fun getting on some hard fighting fish!
Derick  J.
Derick J. Bethel, OH
Had a great time in Reel Twisted. Note to anyone booking. Please make sure you check in advance what species are in season at the time off your trip. Captain will definitely put you on the fish but their hands are tied when so many species are not available.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a great time in Reel Twisted. Note to anyone booking. Please make sure you check in advance what species are in season at the time off your trip. Captain will definitely put you on the fish but their hands are tied when so many species are not available.
Zach  T.
Zach T. Alpharetta, GA
Do your research, ship out early, listen to your captain and be open to learning something new.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research, ship out early, listen to your captain and be open to learning something new.
Dylan  W.
Dylan W. Panama City, Florida
Don’t miss out for your first time angler and for you experienced anglers do hesitate jump on the boat well worth it. Nothing more can be said about the fishing trip .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t miss out for your first time angler and for you experienced anglers do hesitate jump on the boat well worth it. Nothing more can be said about the fishing trip .
Daniel  A.
Daniel A. Dallas, TX
Fishing and weather was good for us. I know they had a little rough weather the two weeks prior, but we had sunny skies and light wind. Caught our limit of snapper without problem.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing and weather was good for us. I know they had a little rough weather the two weeks prior, but we had sunny skies and light wind. Caught our limit of snapper without problem.
Joel  B.
Joel B. Bryan, TX
The fishing is excellent. Bring plenty of sunscreen and make sure your back and arms are ready for the fight!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing is excellent. Bring plenty of sunscreen and make sure your back and arms are ready for the fight!
Jonathan  C.
Jonathan C. Okeechobee, Florida
All I’ve ever been was Destin and it’s about the same fishing experience!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
All I’ve ever been was Destin and it’s about the same fishing experience!
Scott  S.
Scott S. Murfreesboro, TN
Sunscreen and book with someone knowledgeable about the fishing in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen and book with someone knowledgeable about the fishing in the area.
Melissa  K.
Melissa K. Morristown, TN
Go out, catch you some red snapper and enjoy the flavor. It doesn’t get better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out, catch you some red snapper and enjoy the flavor. It doesn’t get better.
Dale  P.
Dale P. Panama City Beach, Florida
Call Greg at complete inshore charter. He's very friendly and will do his best to put you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Greg at complete inshore charter. He's very friendly and will do his best to put you on the fish.
Daniel  S.
Daniel S. Hoopeston, IL
We did the trolling trip, no live bait, stayed close to land, not a large amount of fish for us.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
We did the trolling trip, no live bait, stayed close to land, not a large amount of fish for us.
Jerry  S.
Jerry S. Robbins, TN
For your targeted fish, just check to see what is in season as some fish are not in season until the middle of June.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For your targeted fish, just check to see what is in season as some fish are not in season until the middle of June.
Johnathan  G.
Johnathan G. Thomson, GA
Go see king slayer they will put you on them and have an outstanding trip of a life type.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go see king slayer they will put you on them and have an outstanding trip of a life type.
Baylor  L.
Baylor L. Bryant, AL
It would have been fun to catch something a little bigger. But I think that Spanish mackerel is about the best you can expect at this time of year unless you book a trip that goes out a lot farther from the shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It would have been fun to catch something a little bigger. But I think that Spanish mackerel is about the best you can expect at this time of year unless you book a trip that goes out a lot farther from the shore.
Melody  C.
Melody C. Milford, OH
Check to see what fisheries are open and what species are available and in season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check to see what fisheries are open and what species are available and in season.
Russel  G.
Russel G. Carrollton, GA
Bring your own personal hand towl to use after baiting hook, don't forget the sunscreen and pack a lunch or snacks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your own personal hand towl to use after baiting hook, don't forget the sunscreen and pack a lunch or snacks.
Felicia  N.  N.
Felicia N. N. Mattoon, IL
Go with Captain Craig and his crew, they actually take the time to show you how everything is done.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Captain Craig and his crew, they actually take the time to show you how everything is done.
Gregory  D.
Gregory D. Orlando, FL

Kelley Girl Charters
Kelley Girl Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Absolutely had a great time! It rained the entire time but it didn’t stop us! Caught a bunch of fish and you couldn’t ask for a better crew! I had my 10 year old daughter with me it was her first trip. They treated her like she was their own! I highly recommend this charter for anyone looking for a great trip!
Matt  R.
Matt R.
Kelley Girl Charters
Kelley Girl Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
One of the best charter fishing trips I’ve been on. Both the captain and deckhand were friendly and answered any questions we had. We caught plenty of good eating fish. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
Bradon  R.
Bradon R. Hugo, OK
Pierbred Charters
Pierbred Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Captain Joe was fun and easy to work with. This trip was booked as a surprise for my husband and son. They loved it and have already asked to come back next year. I loved getting all the pictures sent to me. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend - we will book again.
Breiane  H.
Breiane H. Panama City, Florida
Reel Twisted Charters
Reel Twisted Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
They know what they are doing and they will put you on the fish if the fish cooperate
Charles  K.
Charles K. Panama City, Florida
Flat Line Charters w/Capt. Justin Williams
Flat Line Charters w/Capt. Justin Williams
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
The plan was to go find some Mahi and then some bottom fish but unpredicted weather rolled in the morning we were scheduled and it was to rough to get to far out. Capt Justin had enough experience and spots to fish that we just changed up our plans a little. We caught King Mackerel, Spanish, Mangrove, and a good mess of flounder as well as other rod benders you don't normally keep. He was informative about the area and just fun to spend a day with. Excellent trip and will go with him again.
Paul  B.
Paul B. McDonough, GA
Kitchen Pass Charters
Kitchen Pass Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
The guys had a great time!! Got some good fish! Can’t wait to get ‘em home and enjoy that delicious eating! Highly recommend! We will book again! Thanks again!!
Deborah  K.
Deborah K. Miami, Florida
Reel Twisted Charters 2
Reel Twisted Charters 2
Fishing charter in Panama City
Very good
4.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Overall, it was an awesome experience. Were we on the big boat that was advertised? No, we were in a much smaller vote. Did we have fun? Yes we did. Captain Wade was awesome and made the trip a lot of fun.
Jamey  R.
Jamey R. Lafayette, LA
Reel Twisted Charters
Reel Twisted Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Captain Dalton and Wade both work hard to ensure your trip is enjoyable and successful. They are very attentive to meeting your needs and work hard to make every aspect of your trip from catching the fish to cleaning and packing once back at the dock. They are definitely worth your time and money. You will not be disappointed
Richard  B.
Richard B. Schriever, LA
King Slayer Charters LLC.
King Slayer Charters LLC.
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
John John put us on fish many times in our first 2 hour of fishing. Then the weather delivered a surprise that made us need to cut our day back to a 6 hour trip. We each came home with a nice package of Red Snapper and Mackerel. This may be our new goto boat.
Nicholas  V.
Nicholas V. Cumming, GA
Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley
Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Griffin was excellent had everything we needed to keep fishing. Thanks bud
Jose  H.  J.
Jose H. J.
Pierbred Charters
Pierbred Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Michael Caught lots of big red fish a hammerhead shark. Thanks Michael
Norm  I.
Norm I.
Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley
Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
We had a group of 11 including 3 younger kids. We had a blast! Everyone got to catch a ton of fish and a lot of different types of fish. The captain kept us moving from hot spot to hot spot and we had fish on the line every time we dropped it in the water. It was a great experience and an unforgettable one for everyone! Thank you so much for a wonderful time!
Shannon  S.
Shannon S. Springfield, Louisiana
Family Fun Fishing And Bay Tours
Family Fun Fishing And Bay Tours
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Captain Benji was pleasant and fun to be around. His friendliness and expertise made our fishing trip that much better. If we come back to the area, he will be the first person we contact! We would highly recommend! :)
Ashley  A.
Ashley A. Gadsden, Alabama
Kelley Girl Charters
Kelley Girl Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
I wanted to have a fun day for a bachelor party for my son and my expectations were certainly met. The boat and crew were kind, knowledgeable, and new were the fish were. Captain August and First Mate Griffin did an outstanding job. It was a great day with great memories made.
Joshua  S.
Joshua S. Orlando, Florida
Pierbred Charters
Pierbred Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
We had an Awesome 1/2 day trip with CPT Joe, he put us on the BIG Reds and wore our arms out!!!!! Hahaha, very professional and would definitely book again!!! If you don't, you are missing out!!
Joe  S.
Joe S. Panama City Beach, Florida
Tail Raiser Charters
Tail Raiser Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(254 reviews)
We had a great time. Started off trolling and then went to bottom fishing. We limited out and then back to trolling. Not much on troll bite, couple kings. I would recommend at least 6hr trip due to the time to get out to fishing grounds. Captain and 1st mate were great.
Lawrence  F.
Lawrence F. Curtice, OH
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Had a wonderful day, caught all different kinds of fish.never a dull moment!!!
Becky  W.
Becky W. Mt. Juliet, TN
Reel Twisted Charters
Reel Twisted Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Had a Great Time , Caught some fish and had great fellowship with crew and Family.
Shane  W.
Shane W. Picayune, Mississippi
Advanced Fishing With JP
Advanced Fishing With JP
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Go as far as Captain can take you for as long as he can as the pleasure and adventure multiply with the time. Great pickup location, amply free parking, quiet quant pick up area, eateries, shops and history. Captain was an excellent communicator, teaching, safety manager, great fishing, music, personality and local suggestions for eateries, places to go and other activities to consider. A must opportunity for persons of all ages
Darlene  A.
Darlene A. Bowdens, NC
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Great trip! Our boat Captain, Dylan, was very professional, a class act and a lot of fun! We caught great fish and will definitely book again! Highly recommend!
Daniel  C.
Daniel C.

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