Panama City Fishing Charters

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Panama City Fishing Charters

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Panama City fishing trip is $658, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,387 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Panama City are:

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Many fishing charters in Panama City 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 are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Panama City are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $377
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $532
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $652
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $889
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $995
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,201
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,813
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,150

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
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27952 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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Book as long of a fishing excursion as you can, but Captain Chase will work with your schedule and limitations, and do whatever he can to make this the best experience for you. Sometimes the weather can play tricks with your plans, but Captain Chase is skillful and confident at getting you out on the water when others may not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book as long of a fishing excursion as you can, but Captain Chase will work with your schedule and limitations, and do whatever he can to make this the best experience for you. Sometimes the weather can play tricks with your plans, but Captain Chase is skillful and confident at getting you out on the water when others may not.
Michael  J.
Michael J.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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

Deep Drop Charters
Deep Drop Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Everything was top notch! Communication, service, the crew's experience and knowledge, and a very nice rig. We had lots of fun and caught a lot of fish! Captain Chase is very experienced and sure knows where to find the fish. Would love to do it again! Thank you!
SERGE  T.
SERGE T.
Pierbred Charters
Pierbred Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
If you've never seen a Redfish explode on a top water rig in the morning this is the Captain for you. As the sunlight changes you'll then be sight fishing Reds. Sharpen your casting skills though.
Ed  S.
Ed S.
NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours
NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Captain did a fantastic job, kept us on fish all day. Great boat great atmosphere super friendly will be back.
DOUGLAS  W.
DOUGLAS W.
King Slayer Charters LLC.
King Slayer Charters LLC.
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
We had a group of 5, my husband and I, 2 sons, and daughter in law. What a great time, Capt JohnJohn is very knowledgeable to local fish, and fishing hot spots. We will for sure be back! Next time we will go out for 6-8 hours, more time on the water..and memories being made. Thank you again for a great time
Doreen  N.
Doreen N.
Family Fun Fishing And Bay Tours
Family Fun Fishing And Bay Tours
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
I’ve booked with Benji on multiple occasions and always had the best time. He knows his stuff and is super helpful and ensures his customers a great experience. I look forward to booking with him again.
Alex  J.
Alex J.
Family Fun Fishing And Bay Tours
Family Fun Fishing And Bay Tours
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Benji was AMAZING! We had 2 11 year old boys and they both caught fish. Benji knew where the fish were and how to catch them. Thank you for making the boys trip!
Stacy  D.
Stacy D.
Tail Raiser Charters
Tail Raiser Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(260 reviews)
Craig and Shotgun are Top Notch. Can't say enough. Great trip, limited out on Red Snapper plus caught a giant Spanish and King Mackerel to go with it. These guys are good folks.
Kenneth  P.
Kenneth P.
Tail Raiser Charters
Tail Raiser Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(260 reviews)
We had a great time on the boat, caught a lot of different fish. The deck hand was very helpful! Would love to do it again...
Nichole  D.
Nichole D.
Pierbred Charters
Pierbred Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
My son had a great time, and Capt showed us some new techniques. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Arnold  C.
Arnold C.
Advanced Fishing With JP
Advanced Fishing With JP
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
My wife and I were kind of unsure of what we wanted to catch albeit several species had moved on because of colder weather. But JP put us on to several good eating fish that we had never caught before! We also did some trolling in the bay area and slayed the Spanish Mackeral! Needless to say we came home with some great fish,we will be back next year to do the same sir!! Looking forward to it. Mark&Tracy from Lenoir City Tn!!!
Mark  D.
Mark D.
Tail Raiser Charters
Tail Raiser Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Very good
4.0 / 5
(260 reviews)
Captain was great Knowledgeable First mate was great Would recommend again
William  K.
William K.
Kitchen Pass Charters
Kitchen Pass Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Kitchen Pass is the only charter you need to book if your looking. Fun was had by all and fish were caught by all 5 in our group. Captain James was busy keeping bait on our lines and we were keeping busy reeling fish in. It was the perfect start to the day and we got to take some fillets home!
Dustin  W.
Dustin W.
Flat Line Charters w/Capt. Justin Williams
Flat Line Charters w/Capt. Justin Williams
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Captain Justin went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. Even went out of the way a bit because my 8 year old wanted to see dolphins.
Lucas  H.
Lucas H.
Deep Drop Charters
Deep Drop Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
From the time the first line went in until the the last two were pulled in with fish on them we were busy catching fish. 40+ in 4hrs. My 9yo son absolutely loved it!! It wore him out reeling in so many. Captain Chase and the first mate was a great team to work with. They answered all the questions my son could throw at them and taught him a few things about fishing and PCB. I really had a great time and will be back.
Terry  W.
Terry W.
King Slayer Charters LLC.
King Slayer Charters LLC.
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
We enjoyed the trip. Captain John made the trip fun and exciting. We even seen dolphins. Highly recommended.
Marilyn  W.
Marilyn W.
Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley
Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Couldn’t ask for a better charter we caught lots of fish and they were great with the kids
Stacy  B.
Stacy B.
Advanced Fishing With JP
Advanced Fishing With JP
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
BOOKED A FALL TRIP, THIS OCT IT WAS A BIT CHILLY BUT IT TOURNED OUT TO BE A GOOD DAY, WE COUGHT A BUNCH OF SMALL FISH AND UNFORTUNATELY SOME KEEPERS RED SNAPPERS BUT OUT THEY OFF SEASON , HAD A GREAT TIME HE DEFINITELY KNOWS WHERE THE HONEY HOLES ARE AT HIGHLY RECOMEND CAPTAIN JAMES 🔥👌
Exclusive  D.
Exclusive D.
Flat Line Charters w/Capt. Justin Williams
Flat Line Charters w/Capt. Justin Williams
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
I took my 8 and 10 year old sons this past weekend and Justin was so patient with them and explained everything and really taught them a lot about the fishing, fishing, etc. definitely will be booking with him again!
Kelly  M.
Kelly M.
Chillin Charters
Chillin Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Michael and Turtle hosted a great charter for my family of 5. All 3 of my kids caught fish and we tried trolling, deep, and bay fishing. I appreciated the variety of fishing and my kids all said it was their favorite part of our vacation. Highly recommended.
MICHAEL  D.
MICHAEL D.
King Slayer Charters LLC.
King Slayer Charters LLC.
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Two men, a non fisherwoman and a 13yr old girl. Shark fishing is messy by definition (chum, chunks of bait, stinky blood) and it was fun. We caught four or five small sharks, a ray, and a few other random things on a 3 yr trip. Quick to the first stop and super nice day with the sun setting. Capt John John was competent and a salty fishing captain in all the good ways. Have fun.
John  R.
John R.

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