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 Inshore Fishing in Panama City Beach

October fishing trip
Stanton H. fished with Blue Water Connection – New Beginning on October 12, 2021
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Just have a good time,the crew will make it happen!!!
Half Day with B&B
Madison B. fished with B&B Charters on September 18, 2021
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Hydration, sunscreen and hats....and Dramamine
September fishing trip
Tom C. fished with Golden Legacy Charters, LLC on September 14, 2021
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Definitely would recommend booking with Golden Legacy Charters when in PCB!!!!
6 hour am trip
Jesica C. fished with Sheila Marie Charters on August 24, 2021
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Try to pay close attention to the weather.
8 hrs trip with Davy Jones chartering
Brittney L. fished with Davy Jones Charters on August 21, 2021
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Take a trip with Davy Jones chartering! It was an amazing day on the water!
The best
Albert R. I. fished with Bloodline Charters on August 18, 2021
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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.
Bottom fishing with Billy
Ross F. fished with Bloodline Charters on August 11, 2021
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Book Bloodline instead of a large charter, way more fun, worth the extra cost
Half day trip with Captain Eric
Larry W. fished with Too Hot 2 Handle Charters on August 6, 2021
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Too Hot 2 Handle was a create charter and Captain Eric was incredible.

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Panama City Beach