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Panama City Fishing Charters

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Panama City: 164 fishing charters available

Complete Inshore Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(129 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from $525

GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(39 reviews)
Panama City
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Say When Charters Inshore

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from $400

Dauphins Charter Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(83 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from $550

Grand Slam Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(14 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from $350

Flat Spot Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from $450

Adrenaline On H2O Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(108 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from $600

Say When Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(100 reviews)
Panama City
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Reel Therapy Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(123 reviews)
Panama City
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Advanced Fishing With JP

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(101 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from $500

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Panama City

The average price for a private 4 hour Panama City fishing trip is $634, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,353 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Complete Inshore Charters, GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure, and Say When Charters Inshore are some of the most popular fishing charters in Panama City, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Panama City.

Complete Inshore Charters, GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure, and Say When Charters Inshore all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Panama City.

The most popular fish species you can target are Red Snapper, Amberjack, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and wreck 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
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25043 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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Take a trip with Captain James Tew for a fun fishing trip and if you have young children he will treat them like family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a trip with Captain James Tew for a fun fishing trip and if you have young children he will treat them like family.
William  W.
William W. Enterprise, AL
We recommend you give Captain Linton a call and take a fishing trip with him!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We recommend you give Captain Linton a call and take a fishing trip with him!
Cassie  F.
Cassie F. United States
Bring a large cooler! We caught lots of fish some targeted species and some not planned. King Mackerel and Red Snapper and that can be a lot of fish. We had a great time and caught a lot. We did do a 4 hour morning trip so we figured the fishing would be good and it was! Bring Dramamine if you think the ocean waters could make you sick it is completely different feeling then being on the lakes in the Midwest!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a large cooler! We caught lots of fish some targeted species and some not planned. King Mackerel and Red Snapper and that can be a lot of fish. We had a great time and caught a lot. We did do a 4 hour morning trip so we figured the fishing would be good and it was! Bring Dramamine if you think the ocean waters could make you sick it is completely different feeling then being on the lakes in the Midwest!
Samantha  H.
Samantha H. Leon, IA
Listen to your captain and deck hand and you should have no problem catching fish and just have fun!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your captain and deck hand and you should have no problem catching fish and just have fun!!
Mark  H.
Mark H. Sweetwater, TN
Great water and plenty of fishing. Make sure what ever species you are targeting are open if you plan on keeping the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great water and plenty of fishing. Make sure what ever species you are targeting are open if you plan on keeping the fish
John  B.
John B. Forest Hill, MD
Some got very sea sick so consider sea sickness medicine! But the trip was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some got very sea sick so consider sea sickness medicine! But the trip was great.
Richard  B.
Richard B. Centerton, AR
Expect anything. Remember the captain can not control if the fish are biting and are in the area at that time.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Expect anything. Remember the captain can not control if the fish are biting and are in the area at that time.
Brian  T.
Brian T. Rome, GA
If you haven't ever been fishing offshore. Be prepared for big waves and bring some Dramamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you haven't ever been fishing offshore. Be prepared for big waves and bring some Dramamine.
Larry  P.
Larry P. Monticello, GA
It was an awesome experience, would highly recommend and will absolutely go again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was an awesome experience, would highly recommend and will absolutely go again.
Brian  C.
Brian C. Panama City, Florida
Use a steel leader.... I fought a shark over an hour and line finally broke
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Use a steel leader.... I fought a shark over an hour and line finally broke
David  M.
David M. Topeka, KS
I recommend getting out there with captain Jason. He knows the waters and fish and is an excellent guide...we had lots of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend getting out there with captain Jason. He knows the waters and fish and is an excellent guide...we had lots of fun.
Dale  S.
Dale S. BRWNSBORO VLG, KY
Florida weather is great in March, our trip was the perfect day, water was calm and fish were biting!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Florida weather is great in March, our trip was the perfect day, water was calm and fish were biting!
Nikki  P.
Nikki P. Panama City, Florida
Don’t eat left over shrimp and grits for breakfast before getting on boat!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don’t eat left over shrimp and grits for breakfast before getting on boat!
Paul  M.
Paul M. Panama City Beach, FL
Bring sunscreen, snacks, and drinks. Make sure your arms are ready to fight these fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, snacks, and drinks. Make sure your arms are ready to fight these fish.
Yonah  H.
Yonah H. Jacksonville, Florida
Book early in your week so if the weather changes, you will have time and windows for them to shift and reschedule you. And your fish may processed the next day (depending on when you get back to dock) so plan your departure accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book early in your week so if the weather changes, you will have time and windows for them to shift and reschedule you. And your fish may processed the next day (depending on when you get back to dock) so plan your departure accordingly.
Brian  Y.
Brian Y. Clay, WV
We caught a ton of smaller fish, according to the deckhand most larger fish go offshore so June is the best time to fish in Florida.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a ton of smaller fish, according to the deckhand most larger fish go offshore so June is the best time to fish in Florida.
Chris  B.
Chris B. Kinston, North Carolina
Consider a private charter, you'll never be disappointed. Try not to book for a few days after a bad storm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consider a private charter, you'll never be disappointed. Try not to book for a few days after a bad storm.
Joshua  S.
Joshua S. Crestview, FL
You can fish off the big piers for cheap. Rent a pole, get bait, and fish. Its easy. 24 hours a day. If you want to go big , charter a boat. Talk to the captain/owners before renting. There are options to the trip. Different types of fishing . Different fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can fish off the big piers for cheap. Rent a pole, get bait, and fish. Its easy. 24 hours a day. If you want to go big , charter a boat. Talk to the captain/owners before renting. There are options to the trip. Different types of fishing . Different fish.
Kevin  O.
Kevin O. Nashville, TN
Bring food, drinks, sunscreen and the crew will handle the rest. Let them do their job and you will have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring food, drinks, sunscreen and the crew will handle the rest. Let them do their job and you will have a great time!
Burton  C.
Burton C. Macon, GA
Research what is trending and in season at the time your going fishing, and pick your charter based on that.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Research what is trending and in season at the time your going fishing, and pick your charter based on that.
Rodney  W.
Rodney W. Tulsa, OK

Say When Charters Inshore
Say When Charters Inshore
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
Was a good morning to be on the water. Captain was great and very accommodating. Fish were not so accommodating lol We managed to catch a few! The area fished was great. Watching the air force fighter planes practice was a bonus.
John  E.
John E. Christiana, TN
Reel Therapy Charters
Reel Therapy Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
2 buddies and me Have been trying to book with captain John for 6 months now and could not get the weather to cooperate. Not only did junk captain John return our phone calls in a timely manner it worked for us to figure out the best time to go. Result equals most Amber Jack ever call for us. We're looking for professional minded captains to fish with a flip no further a highly recommend.
Stephen  L.
Stephen L. Gulf Shores, AL
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had such a great time fishing with Logan. He knows his stuff and was patient with the inexperienced one of the group.😁 We will fish again and that tarpon will be ours!
Dinah  O.
Dinah O. Orlando, Florida
Flat Spot Charters
Flat Spot Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Great guy, had a blast. I wanted to catch some red fish and we did, also a great boat
GREGORY  C.
GREGORY C. Millington, TN
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Absolutely awesome guy! Down to earth and easy going. Had a great experience and would recommend him to anyone. He is honest. His son is an awesome edition to the trip! Can’t say more but had a great time and will use them again next time! Don’t hesitate he knows his fishing.
Jack  P.
Jack P. United States
Complete Inshore Charters
Complete Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
The only fishing charter my wife has ever gone on, and liked :) Nice boat, Captain Greg is a friendly, knowledgeable and patient guy. He put us right on fish, and was great with our 4 year old son. We will ABSOLUTELY be going back out with him the next time we're here!
Kurt  M.
Kurt M. Queen Creek, AZ
Reel Twisted Charters
Reel Twisted Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Great trip, lots of fun. Captain Dalton and deckhand Caleb were great and a lot of fun. Caught several Spanish mackerel.
Linda  B.
Linda B. Broken Arrow, OK
King Slayer Charters
King Slayer Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
We had an absolute blast with Captain John and his co-captain John John! They were fun, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. We had some first time fishers on the boat along with some who had prior experience. They made sure we all caught at least a few fish, and we kept all that were large enough to take home and cook for dinner. Delicious Spanish Mackerel were the cherry on top of an amazing day.
Alison  S.
Alison S. Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Stress Free Charters
Stress Free Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had an amazing time. Fish wasn't biting a lot but everyone was able to catch atleast 1. Captain Justin was really trying very hard to get the fish to bite. We had great boat ride out in the gulf.
Jesse  B.
Jesse B. Clarksburg, MO
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had a blast with Captain Logan! We are new to salt water fishing and our captain was happy to show us the rope and even how to string our lines for salt water. We had a blast!
Courtney  L.
Courtney L. P C BEACH, FL
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(39 reviews)
Our captain was the Best. We was very lucky to find one that liked to have fun and didn't make us feel some type of way cause we are middle aged trying to be young and live again. I loved seeing the dolphins swim right next to the boat and cruising the shoreline watching the sunset. He had a cooler and a speaker for us to play out own music. Definitely recommend!!
Crystal  F.
Crystal F. Dalton, GA
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Best experience with local guide Logan. Excellent customer service and efficient communication. Goes above and beyond to put you on fish and providing a once in a lifetime experience! We will be back! Thanks Logan 👊
Ashley  B.
Ashley B. Enterprise, Alabama
Advanced Fishing With JP
Advanced Fishing With JP
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
We caught several nice fish with JP. He worked hard to put us on fish. Great day fishing. We’re taking home about 5 lbs of fillets. Thanks so much.
Robert  `.  L.
Robert `. L. Murfreesboro, TN
BellyFull Charters
BellyFull Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Working with Capt. Bobby was truly an amazing experience. Not only did we catch fish.... but we had a positive and fun experience working with him. His boat is a good and comfortable size and knows where the fishing spots are at in this area. We look forward to fishing with him again very soon. He was truly worth it. Thank you!!!
Dr.  R.  D.
Dr. R. D. Fayetteville, GA
Reel Therapy Charters
Reel Therapy Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(123 reviews)
We had to delay our morning due to storms but as the sun came out so did we. Capt John extended our trip since the fishing was slow at first. We were hoping to catch some big Reds but we only had limited bait ( 4 crabs). Capt. John was great to work with but wish he would have been better prepared.
Kent  G.
Kent G. Brooks, GA
BellyFull Charters
BellyFull Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We stayed on the fish the entire trip and caught them on live bait and lures. I highly recommend fishing with Captain Bobby!
Sky  B.
Sky B. Tulsa, OK
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Captain Logan did not disappoint. We caught a lot of fish and had a great time. Highly recommend if you are looking to catch fish and have a good time.
Shelby  D.
Shelby D. United States
Flat Spot Charters
Flat Spot Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Captain Justin did Everything in his peer to make sue our fishing experience was what we expected. Not Disappointed!
Doug  S.
Doug S. Cambridge, WI
Say When Charters
Say When Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Caught a lot of fish and had a lot of fun. We caught a bunch of nice red snappers and released them since they are not in season. Chris was nice and worked very hard to keep us on the fish. He knows what he is doing and where the fish are. We had a lot of fun and would enjoy fishing with him again.
Phillip  G.
Phillip G. Moulton, AL
Say When Charters
Say When Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Great Capt. who put us on the fish several times this past month. Phenomenal guy to spend your day with on the water as well. Will certainly be back and look forward to it!
Brandon  S.
Brandon S. Morrison, TN

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