Panama City Beach Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Panama City Beach

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Panama City Beach, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Panama City Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Panama City Beach fishing trip is US $729, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,701 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Panama City Beach that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Panama City Beach are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Panama City Beach are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Panama City Beach are:

Many fishing charters in Panama City Beach provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Panama City Beach are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Panama City Beach?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Panama City Beach are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $562
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $743
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $907
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,083
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,478
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $2,008

Fishing in Panama City Beach

There are plenty of reasons why thousands of tourists return to PCB every year, and angling is one of the biggest. The sandy beaches may set this town apart from its larger neighbor across the bay, but Panama City Beach fishing charters are sure to blow you away, too. From the shallow bays to the deep water offshore, there’s something for everyone here. 
 
The St. Andrews Bay system offers up the largest seagrass bed in the Florida Panhandle, meaning there’s plenty for some hungry fish to feast on. Get ready to come into contact with Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Sheepshead, along with Pompano, Mackerel, and even Tarpon depending on the time of year. 
 
Head out beyond the bays and the Gulf of Mexico offers up endless rewards. The nearshore reefs are overflowing with delicious Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, and Amberjack, while Mackerel can be found in the open waters. Head out to the deep and you could be trolling for big game creatures such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish, on what promises to be a trip to remember.
 
If you’ve just got a couple of hours to spare, you can hit the inshore waters for as little or as long as you want. Nearshore adventures will usually last around the 6-hour mark, while you’ll need 10 hours to make the most of the waters offshore. You’ll even find charters taking you out for a couple of days at a time, so come along and realize your fishing fantasies!
 

Rules & Regulations

Panama City Beach fishing charters come with licenses included for everyone on board, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Your professional guide will also be up-to-date with all the latest seasons and bag and size limits, so you can sit back and enjoy the fishing. 
Panama City Beach
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 28537 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Panama City Beach Fishing Seasons

January

Even though it’s winter, there are plenty of productive fishing spots to be found. Target Vermilion Snapper and White Snapper on the reefs and get your dinner for the week sorted out.

February

February is the coldest month of the year, but fishing in Panama City Beach can be really hot. Hit the bay for Speckled Trout and Redfish, or go a bit further out for winter Bonito.

March

Spring has finally sprung and it’s time for some Spanish Mackerel and Vermillion Snapper action near the inlet. Bonito can also be found, while the first Cobia of the year are also making their way past.

April

With bait fish moving onto the beaches and into the bays, things are coming together nicely. Amberjacks join Snappers and Cobia nearshore, with Spanish Mackerel adding to the bay action.

May

The State Water Red Snapper season is open on the weekends, so book early to get out on the water. During the week, there's plenty of Vermilion and White Snapper, Triggerfish, Kingfish, and Mahi-Mahi.

June

The King Mackerel bite is hot and strong in Panama City Beach, so you're in for a treat. Don't miss out on the Red Snapper bite, as the season comes alive in style to fulfill your fishing dreams.

July

High season is here and everything is biting. Whatever you want, you've got it, with some monster inshore creatures making their way to the bay, plenty of delicious creatures on the reefs, and big game beasts offshore.

August

School's out and there's no better place to come. Offshore fishing entices pros, while reef fishing will also yield great rewards. If you're looking to entertain the little ones, then the calm inshore waters also offer up plenty! 

September

There's no end in sight to the fishing season, as the warm weather and range of fish entices anglers of all sorts to PCB. Red Snapper can be caught on weekends, so don’t miss your final chance to get a few for the grill. 

October

It’s hard to resist the last bite of Red Snapper on weekends, but there's much more to fishing. Make the most of the last of the offshore season to land Mahi and Grouper, while Flounder is the flavor of the month inshore.  

November

Attention shifts inshore come November, but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of action. Look for Redfish on a late fall day, but don’t forget about Sheepshead, Flounder, and Pompano that are calling your name.

December

Who needs turkey when you can have fresh grilled fish for Christmas dinner? This time of year is great to take your kids out on the water, as you fish the bay, go bottom fishing for Grouper, or catch Redfish around the jetties.

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What anglers said about fishing in Panama City Beach

It was great. There were storms a few days before and it was a bit windy at the end but our captain was a pro in navigating the chop!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was great. There were storms a few days before and it was a bit windy at the end but our captain was a pro in navigating the chop!
Old Town Charters  *Veteran Owned*
Old Town Charters *Veteran Owned*
The 6 hour trip was just right for our group of teens- very active and engaging.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The 6 hour trip was just right for our group of teens- very active and engaging.
Captain Mike's Charters
Captain Mike's Charters
If you have a 7 y/o fishing for the first time, do an inshore fishing trip. The water isn’t rough, you’ll catch fish, and you’ll see plenty of wildlife and dolphins.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have a 7 y/o fishing for the first time, do an inshore fishing trip. The water isn’t rough, you’ll catch fish, and you’ll see plenty of wildlife and dolphins.
Shallowtails Adventures
Shallowtails Adventures
Wind/water conditions changed daily in the spring. Find an experienced/local Captain and he will definitely increase your success. Hurricane Fishing Charters is second to none, he’s the man!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wind/water conditions changed daily in the spring. Find an experienced/local Captain and he will definitely increase your success. Hurricane Fishing Charters is second to none, he’s the man!
Hurricane Charters Guide Service
Hurricane Charters Guide Service
If the water is cold fishing can be a little slow, but this boat and crew did a great job.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the water is cold fishing can be a little slow, but this boat and crew did a great job.
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
The captain said it was a good time for shark fishing. We got on on shark but lost it. The next one was a very large Sandbar shark, which are protected so we couldn't keep it but we were thrilled for the chance to reel in such a large shark. The weather the day before was not ideal and didn't set us up for the best fishing but the captain kept us on fish as much as possible. Great experience overall!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain said it was a good time for shark fishing. We got on on shark but lost it. The next one was a very large Sandbar shark, which are protected so we couldn't keep it but we were thrilled for the chance to reel in such a large shark. The weather the day before was not ideal and didn't set us up for the best fishing but the captain kept us on fish as much as possible. Great experience overall!
B&B Charters - Panama City Beach
B&B Charters - Panama City Beach
Keep your expectations real. Make it as much about the overall experience as much as the expectations of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep your expectations real. Make it as much about the overall experience as much as the expectations of fish.
Double C Charters
Double C Charters
March was a comfortable time to go fishing, but you can't keep the red snapper or grouper until summer. We had to throw back at least a dozen or more red snapper. If you catch your limit of vermillion snapper within 4 hours, spend the last hour or two going after amberjack and grouper. These big fish are a fun fight.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
March was a comfortable time to go fishing, but you can't keep the red snapper or grouper until summer. We had to throw back at least a dozen or more red snapper. If you catch your limit of vermillion snapper within 4 hours, spend the last hour or two going after amberjack and grouper. These big fish are a fun fight.
Blue Water Connection – Reelistic
Blue Water Connection – Reelistic
Understand that depending on the size of the boat and what is in season, you might need to adjust your expectations but you'll have a good time regardless.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that depending on the size of the boat and what is in season, you might need to adjust your expectations but you'll have a good time regardless.
Salty C’s Charters
Salty C’s Charters Panama City, Florida
Reach out to Captain James before booking and he will give you some good advice about best time to go , and what to expect
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reach out to Captain James before booking and he will give you some good advice about best time to go , and what to expect
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Best charter hands down! Captain and first mate made the trip experience amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best charter hands down! Captain and first mate made the trip experience amazing.
Knot Right
Knot Right
Just go to catch fish. Don't worry about " the big ones" Just catch fish and enjoy the experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go to catch fish. Don't worry about " the big ones" Just catch fish and enjoy the experience!
Florida Panhandle Charters
Florida Panhandle Charters
Make sure you book for the weekend. We would have had more fish, due to red snapper being limited to weekend restrictions, this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you book for the weekend. We would have had more fish, due to red snapper being limited to weekend restrictions, this time of year.
Double W Charters
Double W Charters
Bring sun screen; sun gloves; hat; sunglasses; long pants and long sleeve shirt; gator for the neck--otherwords, have a great time but don't get sun burned! Remember water reflection as significant as the overhead sun. Water is excellent and variety is great! Get a guide...they know where the big ones are.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sun screen; sun gloves; hat; sunglasses; long pants and long sleeve shirt; gator for the neck--otherwords, have a great time but don't get sun burned! Remember water reflection as significant as the overhead sun. Water is excellent and variety is great! Get a guide...they know where the big ones are.
Let's Go Fishing – PCB
Let's Go Fishing – PCB Houston, Texas
8hr is a long trip but the way to go! You get to fish spots that aren’t over fished like the shorter trips that are at a disadvantage because of time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
8hr is a long trip but the way to go! You get to fish spots that aren’t over fished like the shorter trips that are at a disadvantage because of time.
Sheila Marie Charters
Sheila Marie Charters
Very nice trip. We caught two blacktip sharks, one towards the beginning and one closer to the end of the trip. The wait was relatively long but it was well worth it. Captain was very professional with equipment cleaned and ready to go. Boat was clean as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very nice trip. We caught two blacktip sharks, one towards the beginning and one closer to the end of the trip. The wait was relatively long but it was well worth it. Captain was very professional with equipment cleaned and ready to go. Boat was clean as well.
B&B Charters - Panama City Beach
B&B Charters - Panama City Beach
Make sure you know the dates you can keep red snapper if they are the fish you intend to target
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know the dates you can keep red snapper if they are the fish you intend to target
Let's Go Fishing – PCB
Let's Go Fishing – PCB Peculiar, MO
I would recommend they contact Captain Jeremy Vanderveen of Got 'Em Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend they contact Captain Jeremy Vanderveen of Got 'Em Charters.
Got'em Fishing Charters
Got'em Fishing Charters
Knot Right was the first charter I have ever been on. If I do another I will book the same boat and captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Knot Right was the first charter I have ever been on. If I do another I will book the same boat and captain.
Knot Right
Knot Right
Make sure you understand that you may not catch anything. Fish are finicky, they don't always bite
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Make sure you understand that you may not catch anything. Fish are finicky, they don't always bite
Captain Kota's Aquatic Excurcursion
Captain Kota's Aquatic Excurcursion

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Panama City Beach?

Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
We booked a charter and were initially unsuccessful but Captain Jim pivoted to one of his other spots which was a success! Great trip for those who are new to fishing. Fun way to spice up your vacation and now we can make fish tacos with all our keepers.
Leslie  J.
Leslie J.
B&B Charters - Panama City Beach
B&B Charters - Panama City Beach
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(336 reviews)
Bryan our fishing guide was professional, easy going, knowledgeable and helped make our trip worth wile! Highly recommend!
Isaac  H.
Isaac H.
Old Town Charters  *Veteran Owned*
Old Town Charters *Veteran Owned*
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(349 reviews)
Keith is an awesome Captain. He is a positive,knowledgeable, happy guy who knows how and where to catch tons of fish. He navigates the water so no big bumps or sprays in the wind. The water was a little bumpy at the end and we hardly noticed. I’d recommend him to families, experienced fishermen or anyone who wants to try fishing. We had an amazing positive day on my birthday. He took care of everything for us! I’d definitely go again.
Wendy  J.
Wendy J.
Knot Right
Knot Right
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Truly the best staff and crew for guiding a group of men. They ensured we that we got onto some good fish early and often. The only thing that I’d recommend is a description about transit time to spots vs actual water time. I wish we had more time 😁😁
Zachary  F.
Zachary F.
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Logan as our guide, caught several different species, and the reds were 10-15 lbs.
Roger  B.
Roger B.
Redmon's Light Tackle
Redmon's Light Tackle
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(120 reviews)
We had a blast! Great morning on the Bay and we caught fish! Looking forward to fishing with Justin again in the future!
Kevin  H.
Kevin H.
B&B Charters - Panama City Beach
B&B Charters - Panama City Beach
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(336 reviews)
Bryan was very nice and helpful. We got to catch some fish . Bryan new where to go for us to have a good time catching fish
Frank  F.
Frank F.
Old Town Charters  *Veteran Owned*
Old Town Charters *Veteran Owned*
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(349 reviews)
Captain Keith did a great job finding fish. Even though it was challenging due to the water being all stirred up with the wind. I would recommend him to anyone..
Terry  B.
Terry B.
New Beginning
New Beginning
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Had an absolute blast! By far our favorite thing to when we come to town!!
Casey  L.
Casey L. Denver, Colorado
Pcb Water Adventures
Pcb Water Adventures
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(404 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with this crew on our 4 hour shark trip. We caught nearly a limit of vermilion snapper to keep and still had time to catch a 5ft bull shark. Will definitely be using them again.
Klay  H.
Klay H.
Knot Right
Knot Right
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Capt. Ted & Jesse provided a great afternoon offshore for 5 kids & 4 adults. Lots of fish were caught while Jesse educated us all on each one that we reeled in. This duo was great with our children & the dad’s are still trash talking each other over who caught the best fish.
Rebecca  P.
Rebecca P.
New Beginning
New Beginning
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Very knowledgeable crew, Brandon and Blake took very good care of us, can't wait to come back.
Richie  H.
Richie H. Atlanta, GA
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(129 reviews)
Captain and his deckhand were great. Surf was a bit high for the open water, but we asked and he said ok. We tried but it was too rough. Came back in and trolled caught some Spanish mackerel. Captain and his crew were easy to talk with to pass time. I will definitely be coming back later when the weather calms.
Wesley  H.
Wesley H.
Long Shot Charters – F/V Long Shot
Long Shot Charters – F/V Long Shot
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Had a great time. Beautiful day and the crew were friendly and worked hard to find us fish.
Nathan  W.
Nathan W.
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(345 reviews)
AJ and Robbie were our captain’s. We have 4 kids 10-2 and AJ was awesome and patient dealing w the kids! Great experience! They made sure we caught some fish despite the colder temp and we did!!
Julie  D.
Julie D.
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Capt James and Mate Bill were fantastic - it was a slow day for everyone on the water but they knew where to look and how to ensure our kids had fun (and caught fish)!
Chad  C.
Chad C.
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Capt James and Billy were great hosts. They were great with the kids and took the time to get us to multiple spots. We picked a crummy day for fish, but no one could control that. We’ll definitely reach out again when we come back to the area!
Michael  C.
Michael C.
Long Shot Charters – F/V Big Shot
Long Shot Charters – F/V Big Shot
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Ample space and amenities. Our party of 10 had a great time on an afternoon bay trip. Close parking. Crew was amazing.
Wes  F.
Wes F.
Pcb Water Adventures
Pcb Water Adventures
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(404 reviews)
Bad weather postponed our trip but the captain did everything to reschedule us for two days later with perfect weather. We had a great time and caught fish
Greg  H.
Greg H.
Knot Josh'N Charters
Knot Josh'N Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Josh was a wonderful and knowledgeable Captain. We spent the day on the water in rough conditions and Josh was still able to use his experience to get me on fish. I would recommend Josh to anyone looking to have a great time on the water!
Nicholas  A.
Nicholas A.

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