Panama City Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

Panama City Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Panama City Beach

Top Inshore Fishing Charters in Panama City Beach

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.

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Reviews of Fishing in Inshore Fishing in Panama City Beach

Great day!
Charles L. fished with B&B Charters on October 11, 2020
Get a guide or just kayak the flats for specs and reds
Half day
Susan D. fished with Charter Boat Gotta Believe on August 6, 2020
It was very hot that day. Will have to try in cooler weather
Bad to the Bone
Mike P. fished with West Bay Fishing Charters on August 5, 2020
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 !!!
The Burch Family & Kelly Lakin from Missouri with Wes July 19th 2020
Russell B. fished with Charter Boat Gotta Believe on July 19, 2020
Dolphins were not our friend. So we didn’t catch as much as we wanted but it was still a lot of fun!
Fishing Trip with Captain Mike
Jeff S. fished with Sheila Marie Charters on March 18, 2020
It's a blast. Come ready to enjoy yourself
February fishing trip
Greg N. fished with Double W Charters on February 22, 2020
Hire a guide to put you on the best fishing
Bottom Fishing with Captain Chris
Adam T. fished with Sheila Marie Charters on July 30, 2019
Go see Captain Chris and First Mate Jose.
Brian H. fished with Old Town Charters on July 30, 2019
Check and see when the seasons end for certain fish. We just missed red snapper.

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Panama City Beach