Panama City Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

Panama City Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach: 130 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(88 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(129 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(258 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(70 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(141 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Panama City Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(88 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(143 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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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 26,550 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Panama City Beach

Take the advice of your captain and do your best to do what he is telling you to do. Its not as easy as it looks!Proper technique makes a difference!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take the advice of your captain and do your best to do what he is telling you to do. Its not as easy as it looks!Proper technique makes a difference!
Lance  C.
Lance C. Midlothian, TX
Take a long sleeve shirt for the trip out and back in because even if it’s sunny, the wind is chilly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a long sleeve shirt for the trip out and back in because even if it’s sunny, the wind is chilly.
Michael  B.
Michael B. DeFuniak Springs, FL
Very skilled captain. Would recommended for anyone who wants to catch some fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very skilled captain. Would recommended for anyone who wants to catch some fish.
Craig  T.
Craig T. Greencastle, IN
Water is a little rough. But it's still a good place to fish and have fun in the sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water is a little rough. But it's still a good place to fish and have fun in the sun.
Carl  M.
Carl M. Fredericktown, OH
Highly recommend, only thing is make sure what you are allowed to catch at each time of year
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend, only thing is make sure what you are allowed to catch at each time of year
Scott  M.
Scott M. Leander, TX
Me andy family went and I'm newly disabled and they were worried. Justin took care of me and everyone else and we caught fish and had a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Me andy family went and I'm newly disabled and they were worried. Justin took care of me and everyone else and we caught fish and had a great time!
William  J.
William J. Anniston, AL
Probably wait till late spring early summer till the wind dies down a little bit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Probably wait till late spring early summer till the wind dies down a little bit
Brad  R.
Brad R. Baton Rouge, LA
Take the motion sickness medication before you go if you've never been on the open water. It's better for the first timers if you don't get sick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the motion sickness medication before you go if you've never been on the open water. It's better for the first timers if you don't get sick
Jeff  H.
Jeff H. Miami, Florida
Go with Captain Justin with Florida Panhandle Charters! We caught 30+ fish in less than 4 hours!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Captain Justin with Florida Panhandle Charters! We caught 30+ fish in less than 4 hours!!!
Cherise  B.
Cherise B. United States
Amazing time to get out and enjoy fishing on the gulf coast. One thing I would say is that you should talk to your guide and ask what the best thing to go for is. They'll be able to give you more insight on what will give you the best luck!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Amazing time to get out and enjoy fishing on the gulf coast. One thing I would say is that you should talk to your guide and ask what the best thing to go for is. They'll be able to give you more insight on what will give you the best luck!
Joseph  M.
Joseph M. Mabelvale, Arkansas
Bring sunblock, snacks and a smile. Find a charter that takes care of their customers and is friendly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunblock, snacks and a smile. Find a charter that takes care of their customers and is friendly.
Bart  H.
Bart H. Saint Joseph, MO
Charter the Reel Commocean with captain Brad and mate Jeff. You cannot go wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter the Reel Commocean with captain Brad and mate Jeff. You cannot go wrong.
Howard  F.
Howard F. Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Be prepared to fish where the weather permits. A good captain like captain Tim has a few tricks to ensure you catch fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to fish where the weather permits. A good captain like captain Tim has a few tricks to ensure you catch fish
Chris  C.
Chris C. Burnsville, MS
Sunscreen and plenty of snacks. An entire day on the ocean is draining. An amazing time, just exhausting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen and plenty of snacks. An entire day on the ocean is draining. An amazing time, just exhausting.
Micheal  M.
Micheal M. Dickson, Tennessee
Book a 6 or 8 hour trip and bring your wet weather gear. You also might need your Dramamine if you’re not used to being out on the open water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a 6 or 8 hour trip and bring your wet weather gear. You also might need your Dramamine if you’re not used to being out on the open water.
William  V.
William V. Centerville, IN
Limit of one Red per person is a little low compared to Texas. But overall great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Limit of one Red per person is a little low compared to Texas. But overall great time.
David  C.
David C. League City, TX
Make sure to bring water and wear a long sleeve to protect yourself from the sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to bring water and wear a long sleeve to protect yourself from the sun.
Aaron  A.
Aaron A. Belle Chasse, Louisiana
DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN!! Drink lots of water and prepare for any rain/weather interruptions. Overall, highly recommend!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN!! Drink lots of water and prepare for any rain/weather interruptions. Overall, highly recommend!
Julie  K.
Julie K. Atlanta, GA
Wear your sunscreen and take some Dramamine if you remotely get motion sickness
Very good
4.0 / 5
Wear your sunscreen and take some Dramamine if you remotely get motion sickness
Don  C.
Don C. Caledonia, Michigan
Definitely would recommend booking with Golden Legacy Charters when in PCB!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely would recommend booking with Golden Legacy Charters when in PCB!!!!
Tom  C.
Tom C. Evansville, IN

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Panama City Beach