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.

My Charter Listings

Panama City
trips from
US$ 560

Customer Reviews

3.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I went fishing twice this week and paid full price of $658 and $750 per trip.  The first trip lasted 4 hours and we caught maybe 12 fish and they were all mackerel.  I gave them the benefit of the doubt and a second chance. The next trip, 2 days later, was a 6 hr trip.  We caught maybe 12 fish.  ( not worth my time to have to pay someone to clean them).  The captain did stay out about an hour longer but that’s because we didn’t find any fish and I guess he felt bad.  I’m a business owner and I understand sometimes you just can’t deliver a product to satisfy your customers.  That’s when I reduce my feed to accomodste.  So basically, I feel as if I wasted $1500 on 24 or 25 fish.  I probably won’t use this captain again. He was courteous tried to be accomodating but my daughter got sick , which was no fault of his, but there was no air conditioning in the cabin for her.

Bill Spradlin does not recommend From the Bottom Charters

Fished September 2016

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Steve Paul (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bill, I had no idea you werror so disappointed with our service. I will try to address your concerns. Trip number one was full price 140 per hour. This includes everything stated in my charter agreement. When we completed the trip you seemed satisfied. Perhaps I was wrong.
I was pleasantly surprised when you called us back two days later and booked trip number two. I gave you a discount of 90 dollars on this trip. My regular price is 140 per hr times six hrs or 840 dollars. I only charged you 750 dollars for your repeat business. I assumed you were booking us the second time because you enjoyed the first trip. Again perhaps I was wrong. The vessel does not have a/c . It didn’t have it on the first trip so I figured it wasn’t a deal breaker since you booked a second trip. 
I know your daughter was seasick the entire time. This is some that can and does happen in our business.  As you stated I did try to accommodate your party in every way possible including giving you 220 dollars worth of extra fishing time.  Which brings me to the meat of the problem. Apparently you were dissatisfied with the amount of fish we were allowed to keep. As you know that the were plenty of fish caught but had to be returned due to being out of season.  The trigger fish were ferocious. But we did manage to boat a few snapper but I too would like to have boat more . Especially the ones that got away. But hey that’s fishing. Which is the service that was contracted and I can assure you every effort was made in this regard.  Thank you for your busines, and thank you for expressing your concerns. I hope I have adequately addressed each one .  Oh and the fish you left dressed out to 8 lbs of fillets….which sell for 15 dollars a pound at the markets here.
Thanks again
Capt . Steve

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.