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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. 
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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.

Panama City Beach Fishing Calendar

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Definitely would recommend booking with Golden Legacy Charters when in PCB!!!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Definitely would recommend booking with Golden Legacy Charters when in PCB!!!!
Tom  C.
Tom C. Evansville, IN
Take a trip with Davy Jones chartering! It was an amazing day on the water!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take a trip with Davy Jones chartering! It was an amazing day on the water!
Brittney  L.
Brittney L. Ocala, Florida
Just because you don't catch what you booked enjoy the bottom fishing its great catching two fish at a time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just because you don't catch what you booked enjoy the bottom fishing its great catching two fish at a time.
Albert  R.  I.
Albert R. I. Panama City Beach, Florida
Book Bloodline instead of a large charter, way more fun, worth the extra cost
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book Bloodline instead of a large charter, way more fun, worth the extra cost
Ross  F.
Ross F. Edgerton, MN
Check the season for what fish you can catch; were one day early for trigger fish and hooked a lot of them.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Check the season for what fish you can catch; were one day early for trigger fish and hooked a lot of them.
Dirk  S.
Dirk S. Alpharetta, GA
Go with Captain Darius for a great and enjoyable trip. Dad and daughter want to go back again and do it again. Very informative about fishing and shared his wealth of knowledge on the fishing trip.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go with Captain Darius for a great and enjoyable trip. Dad and daughter want to go back again and do it again. Very informative about fishing and shared his wealth of knowledge on the fishing trip.
Leanne  J.
Leanne J. Springdale, AR
Be sure to bring nausea medicine if you aren’t sure whether you can handle a little boat rocking. ?
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be sure to bring nausea medicine if you aren’t sure whether you can handle a little boat rocking. ?
Bryan  P.
Bryan P. Columbus, Georgia
OH YEAH !! WE HAVE FISHED OFFSHORE SEVERAL TIMES AND PANAMA CITY BEACH FLORIDA IS OUR CHOICE DESTINATION FOR OUR FAMILY VACATION AND FISHING TRIPS
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
OH YEAH !! WE HAVE FISHED OFFSHORE SEVERAL TIMES AND PANAMA CITY BEACH FLORIDA IS OUR CHOICE DESTINATION FOR OUR FAMILY VACATION AND FISHING TRIPS
EDDIE  C.
EDDIE C. Marble, NC
We have older children 10 and 13, I wouldn't recommend an offshore trip for younger kids it does take awhile to get to the fishing locations and if they aren't good swimmers I would stay more inshore. Bring plenty of water to drink, it gets hot and you need to stay hydrated. Wear shoes with good traction, as the boat can be slippery and be ready to get splashed if the water is choppy.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We have older children 10 and 13, I wouldn't recommend an offshore trip for younger kids it does take awhile to get to the fishing locations and if they aren't good swimmers I would stay more inshore. Bring plenty of water to drink, it gets hot and you need to stay hydrated. Wear shoes with good traction, as the boat can be slippery and be ready to get splashed if the water is choppy.
Charles  W.
Charles W. United States
PCB Water Adventures is the place to good, Capy. Jim will put you on the fish !
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
PCB Water Adventures is the place to good, Capy. Jim will put you on the fish !
Travis  R.
Travis R. Jackson, GA
I Definitely recommend B&B charters (Captian Bryan) or Bloodline Charters (Captian Billy). So fun and friendly!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I Definitely recommend B&B charters (Captian Bryan) or Bloodline Charters (Captian Billy). So fun and friendly!
Shelly  R.
Shelly R. Miami, Florida
Pay attention to water temperature and be sure it's at the right temperature for the fish to be in
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Pay attention to water temperature and be sure it's at the right temperature for the fish to be in
Jason  K.
Jason K. Hartselle, AL
Bring a sweatshirt in April. Get there early. We were, and we were the only ones going on the charter so we got to leave a little early and get a little extra time out fishing
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring a sweatshirt in April. Get there early. We were, and we were the only ones going on the charter so we got to leave a little early and get a little extra time out fishing
BRIAN  S.
BRIAN S. Hudsonville, MI
Be prepared for the weather, and bring a bucket or a cooler to take your fish home if you choose to.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared for the weather, and bring a bucket or a cooler to take your fish home if you choose to.
RICHARD  K.
RICHARD K. Lewiston, MI
If you want to catch fish - it can and will be done. The fish that are caught may not be the expected "ocean fish" like a marlin or tuna but the fish that are caught are catch worthy -- can put up a fight and taste amazing, too!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you want to catch fish - it can and will be done. The fish that are caught may not be the expected "ocean fish" like a marlin or tuna but the fish that are caught are catch worthy -- can put up a fight and taste amazing, too!
Kristi  J.
Kristi J. Zimmerman, MN
Sunblock, hat, and an extra jacket just in case the wind picks up. Go with the Captains choice, since they know what are biting and where to go.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sunblock, hat, and an extra jacket just in case the wind picks up. Go with the Captains choice, since they know what are biting and where to go.
Chris  M.
Chris M. Fayetteville, AR
I caught a Tripletail 17 inches long and Captain Scott was just Great, my girl also caught a 30 inch Black tail shark, what a fun time, Thanks Captain Scott !!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I caught a Tripletail 17 inches long and Captain Scott was just Great, my girl also caught a 30 inch Black tail shark, what a fun time, Thanks Captain Scott !!!
Mike  P.
Mike P. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Dolphins were not our friend. So we didn’t catch as much as we wanted but it was still a lot of fun!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dolphins were not our friend. So we didn’t catch as much as we wanted but it was still a lot of fun!
Russell  B.
Russell B. United States
Check and see when the seasons end for certain fish. We just missed red snapper.
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Check and see when the seasons end for certain fish. We just missed red snapper.
Brian  H.
Brian H. Manchester, TN
Book with Captain Jim PCB Water Adventures! You will not be disappointed!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book with Captain Jim PCB Water Adventures! You will not be disappointed!
Cyrus  H.
Cyrus H. Panama City, FL

B&B Charters
B&B Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
3.7 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 137 reviews
Always ask how far is the boat ride before you start fishing if you are not interested in sightseeing. We were not expecting a 30+ minute boat ride efore fishing. Capt Brian was good. We didn't catch what we expected but the catch was small but ok.
Jerry  J.  T.
Jerry J. T. Forestdale, AL
Bloodline Charters
Bloodline Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 76 reviews
The morning was overcast but the Reds were hungry. Late morning turned sunny but WINDY, Billy kept working and getting us some bites. 6 fish in the boat and 2 nice keepers. Thanks Billy, we will see you again.
Bruce  B.
Bruce B. Cumming, GA
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 258 reviews
Had a great time with the crew. I caught Amberjack, Red Snapper, Remora, Benito, and Perch. We started on time and they told me exactly where we were going and how the process worked. I would definitely do it again!
Matthew  D.
Matthew D. Dunwoody, GA
Blue Water Connection – New Beginning
Blue Water Connection – New Beginning
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 35 reviews
We had a lovely trip. We cought fish all day, saw dolphins , and enjoyed our time a lot.
Sarah  E.
Sarah E. Berthoud, CO
Reel GRooV Fishing Charters
Reel GRooV Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 34 reviews
We had such a great day. If we do this again we will for sure use this group!
Jennifer  A.
Jennifer A. Cave Springs, AR
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 88 reviews
Fished with my son and grandson. Captain Eric and his son Lane were great. From the minute we dropped our lines in we were catching fish. Captain Eric paid special attention to my grandson to make sure he had a fun time. Would definitely recommend.
Mike  K.
Mike K. Westminster, CO
Hurricane Charters
Hurricane Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 72 reviews
We had a great day of fishing for spotted trout with Captain Eric. This was an amazing charter and very informative. We even managed to bring in a massive drum!
Jade  L.
Jade L. North Little Rock, AR
Golden Legacy Charters, LLC
Golden Legacy Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
We had a wonderful afternoon with Captain Austin and first mate Keith. The fish weren’t cooperating very much, but that didn’t matter. Keith was a great guy to visit with, and you can’t beat that offshore view. Thanks for a good time.
Hazen  M.
Hazen M. Washington, DC
Shallowtails Adventures
Shallowtails Adventures
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 78 reviews
Michael was such a great guide to hang out with. Our entire family had a ton of fun!
Chris  P.
Chris P. Zimmerman, MN
Hurricane Charters
Hurricane Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 72 reviews
Had a great day with Captain Eric caught lots of fish and enjoyed his company. Would recommend anyone to go back with him and share a day of fishing.
Curtis  J.
Curtis J. Ashland City, TN
Fish Now PCB
Fish Now PCB
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 1 reviews
Alan was a terrific guide, we had such a good time. Caught and released the biggest red I’ve ever caught. Great way to spend our morning!
Melinda  A.
Melinda A. Tallahassee, Florida
Hurricane Charters
Hurricane Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 72 reviews
This was a trip for my wife and I on our honeymoon and we had an awesome time! Caught quite a few specs and had 3 good reds attack my topwater bait. Unfortunately couldn’t quite connect with any of them, the first of the 3 was huge! We didn’t catch any monsters but due to the time of year I’m not real shocked. It was no fault of mr. Eric. He really knows his stuff and is a great guide who loves what he does. I would definitely go again! We had a blast!
Jake  D.
Jake D. Idabel, OK
Old Town Charters
Old Town Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 207 reviews
Absolutely LOVED the half day fishing trip with Captain Keith! Great captain, great boat and great fishing! We will be back. Judy & Kerry
Judy  W.
Judy W. Canton, NC
Bloodline Charters
Bloodline Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 76 reviews
Captain Billy put us on fish right away. We’re 4 adult novices and everyone caught multiple fish. Had a beautiful sunny day, calm seas. Great time.
Joe  M.
Joe M. Columbus, Ohio
Bloodline Charters
Bloodline Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 76 reviews
We had so much fun with Billy! It was my first off shore fishing experience & he knew exactly where to go to find the fish & my husband caught a nurse shark. He put us right on it. We will definitely do it again! Thank you so much for a fun time! The water & day couldn’t be more perfect either!
Victoria  W.
Victoria W. Fairhope, AL
Florida Panhandle Charters
Florida Panhandle Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 293 reviews
Captain Justin was awesome, did everything he could to put us on fish. Unfortunately there was a red tide and some rough water that greatly hindered our original plan of attack. But bottom line is we did catch a good many fish.
Jeff  S.
Jeff S. Comer, GA
Blue Water Connection – Billistic
Blue Water Connection – Billistic
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 164 reviews
How can a ten hour trip go so fast? Because our captain kept us in the fish that’s how!!! What a great day making memories with my boys and close friends Thanks again Justin and Brent for making this happen we had booked another charter and they blew up their motor and and these gentlemen booked us on what was supposed to be their day off and if that don’t tell you what stand up guys they are not sure what would!!! We will fish again gentlemen The Branscum Boys
Mark  B.
Mark B. Grand Ledge, MI
Southern Hooker Fishing Charters
Southern Hooker Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 65 reviews
Awesome trip! Captain Nicholas took us to areas where fish were located and Dewayne was great at helping us! Would definitely recommend them and will be back to fish again on the Southern Hooker!!
Nicole  W.
Nicole W. Savannah, TN
B&B Charters
B&B Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 137 reviews
Bryan was highly knowledgeable and anticipated our every need. He was in a borrowed board so I’m guessing his is much better. He was a terrific captain and we had a great and successful trip.
Shellie  T.
Shellie T. Atlanta, GA
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 258 reviews
It was an awesome trip caught bunch of fish. The captain and the deck hand know what they're doing. They took good care of us and made sure that we enjoyed the trip.
Manu  N.
Manu N. Franklin, TN

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Panama City Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Panama City Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $623, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,368. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Panama City Beach is 32 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Bloodline Charters, Hurricane Charters, and B&B Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Panama City Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Panama City Beach.

Hurricane Charters and B&B Charters received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Panama City Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Panama City Beach is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Panama City Beach, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are King Mackerel (Kingfish), Snapper (Red), and Amberjack. Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle. Nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Panama City Beach.

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