Captain
Steve Paul

Member since April 2016

Panama City, United States

Background
I have been fishing local waters since childhood. I opened my first charter operation in 1984 after working on other local vessels since a teenager. I will personally see to it every possible effort will be put into making your fishing trip with us as enjoyable as possible.
Techniques
We employ the industry standards for bottom fishing and trolling. We have the experience necessary to produce fish and memories of a lifetime.

Hey, I'm Captain Steve Paul

Panama City, United States
Background
I have been fishing local waters since childhood. I opened my first charter operation in 1984 after working on other local vessels since a teenager. I will personally see to it every possible effort will be put into making your fishing trip with us as enjoyable as possible.
Techniques
We employ the industry standards for bottom fishing and trolling. We have the experience necessary to produce fish and memories of a lifetime.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

 
Panama City
trips from
US$ 560

Customer Reviews

4.51 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Great job in taking care of me and the family.

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 25, 2017

Thank you for choosing us and for the positive feedback. It was great to be able to get a former professional fisherman back out on the water.  You and your family were a pleasure to have onboard. Thanks again!

Went fishing on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

We went on a 4 hour trip but, the fish were just not biting. The captain stayed out for some extra time and we ended up getting 3 nice fish. One was a very large king mackerel. He let my kids drive the boat and this made up for not catching a large amount of fish. It was a good trip and we are thankful. We will definitely book again.

Fished September 2017

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thank you for the positive feedback Tommy. It was certainly a pleasure to have you and your fine family out fishing with us. All the best..
Capt Steve

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We had an overall fun fishing trip but didn’t catch anything for the first 2 1/2 hours. The captain changed locations and we finally got several catches but only Kingfish (hoping for some Snapper too). I will say the Captain was very determined to find us some fish so I don’t blame him for the fish not biting! My only complaint is that the boat doesn’t have seating and it was quite difficult to reel in big fish sitting on a cooler. The deck hand was knowledgable, efficient and pleasant. Overall a fun experience with the kids.

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Professional and friendly Captain however only 3 fish on the tour before us and we only caught 1 keeper ourselves. Got into 6 or 7 mackerel after going to the go to spot for 30 minutes before the trip was over. $600 for 1 keeper. Expensive dinner. Charged full price. Worst day fishing better than my best day at work…..I guess.

Sammy Hall does not recommend Able Fisherman Charters

Fished July 2017

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Thank you for your patronage. Although it was a slow bite we did take extra time and effort to make sure you caught fish.  Thanks again
Capt. Steve

Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

This was our first time fishing in PCB. Capt Steve and first mate Tony were awesome. They explained everything and put us right on the fish. We had poles bending everywhere. Our group was from ages 7 to 66 years old, and everyone had a blast. Im already thinking about planning another trip on the Abel One. Thanks Capt. Steve.

Fished July 2017

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thank you for the awesome review ! It was our pleasure to have you all on board. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and thanks again.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

We booked this trip last minute and couldn’t have been more happy with the results. Captain Steve was very knowledgeable and got us on some good fish. First mate Tony was also very good and kept our lines baited and gave very helpful tips. We caught tons of fish and had a great time. Would definitely book with Able Fisherman Charters again and certainly recommend them.

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 14, 2017

Thank you for the great review. It means a lot to us. It was our pleasure to take you out for a productive day on the water.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thanks for the positive reponse. It was a pleasure having you all aboard. Enjoy the fish !

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We had a great first time experience for our teen boys!  They explained details and went the extra mile so we had a catch!!  We will be back!

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thank you for the great review Michelle. It was our pleasure to have your family out fishing with us. Hope to see you all again soon.

Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thank you for the great review . It was our pleasure to have you and your amazing family on board.


Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

We had a great time and experience on our fishing trip. We caught red and white snapper, grouper, and Beeliner. We did a 6 hour trip but I recommend at least an 8 hour trip to have enough time to get out for better fishing. The captain and first mate were both knowledgeable and very friendly.

Fished July 2017

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thank you Michael for the positive feedback. It was a pleasure to have you and your family aboard !

Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

We had a great time!! I highly recommend this charter to anyone looking for some fun!

Fished July 2017

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thank you for such positive feedback. It was my pleasure to have your awesome family aboard.

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Captain Steve and boat owner/first mate Rob were excellent guides. They ensured we had the best time possible out on the water. Captain Steve and Rob were able to get us hooked up within 10 mins of dropping a line.  Between the nearly forty dolphin/mahi mahi and several king fish, came the chit chat of genuinely good people. The experience was second to none and I guarantee we will be using their charter again.

Fished July 2016

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 8, 2016

Thank you Adam for the positive feedback. It was our pleasure to take you and your family out fishing.