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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What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Panama City Beach

Definitely would recommend booking with Golden Legacy Charters when in PCB!!!!
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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. ?
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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
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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.
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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 !
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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!
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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
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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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 !!!
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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!
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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!
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Book with Captain Jim PCB Water Adventures! You will not be disappointed!
Cyrus  H.
Cyrus H. Panama City, FL

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Panama City Beach