Panama City Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

Panama City Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach: 132 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from US $575
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4.9 / 5
(297 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from US $490
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trips from US $600
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Panama City Beach
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trips from US $600
Excellent
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Panama City Beach
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trips from US $600
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trips from US $375

Inshore Fishing in Panama City Beach

Anglers can’t get enough of the inshore fishing Panama City Beach has to offer. All it takes is a quick boat ride from shore and soon you’ll be fishing the entire St. Andrews Bay System, including the waters of Grand Lagoon, North Bay, and West Bay.

Here you’ll find both shallow flats and deep channels, a contrast which makes these fishing grounds one of the most productive spots on the Panhandle. The result is a vibrant, year-round fishery that never fails to disappoint.

What to Catch and When to Target it

The most popular catch in these waters is the mighty Redfish. Your odds of landing this trophy are good at any time of year, even in the dead of winter. Add to that a steady supply of Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum, and there’s no shortage of opportunities.

Come springtime, a whole new cast of characters starts to arrive on the shores of Panama City Beach, including Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, and Cobia. They’re joined by an even greater variety of species in summer.

While fishing in the warmest months of the year, you can hook into all of the above with the addition of Jack Crevalle and Tarpon. This is an excellent time to fish the flats for Speckled Trout Redfish and Tarpon. For some extra action, try taking on a Blacktip Shark!

As the weather cools off in autumn, many anglers have their eye on Flounder inshore. Redfish and Speckled Trout will be biting just as much as ever, so be on the lookout for your chance to land an Inshore Grand Slam.

How to Fish Inshore

Anglers in Panama City Beach use a wide variety of methods while fishing inshore. Sight fishing is an especially thrilling way to chase Redfish and Tarpon while poling the flats. Speckled Trout are known to smash topwater plugs and jigs, though live bait proves more effective in cooler months.

Many guides navigate these shallow waters by drifting and casting baits. You can expect to use light tackle on most occasions, even when battling bigger foes like Tarpon and small Sharks. More experienced fishermen can enjoy fly fishing for nearly all of the fish in these waters.

Panama City Beach
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,556 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Panama City Beach

Storm water cleared days before, but a quality trip never the less. Great captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Storm water cleared days before, but a quality trip never the less. Great captain.
Bluewater-Charter & Boat Excursions
Bluewater-Charter & Boat Excursions
Not a lot in season but if you don’t care about keeping your fish then it’s loads of fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not a lot in season but if you don’t care about keeping your fish then it’s loads of fun
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
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
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
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
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

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Panama City Beach