Reel Deal Fishing Charters

Member since June 2016

Panama City, United States

Reel Deal Fishing Charters

Panama City, United States

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Panama City
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Fishing Reports

Amberjack still OPEN in FL State Waters!

April 08, 2017

Beautiful day for a 6 hour bottom trip after the storms. Amberjack, varieties of Snapper biting, as well as Spanish on a high speed trolling rig. This split trip had a ball. Read Full Report →


Spring fishing's great!

April 04, 2017

Sloppy seas didn't stop this excellent crew from bringing in a load of white snapper, vermillion snapper, a shark--and that's just what they got to keep! Great time had by all! Read Full Report →


Spanish are a-chewin'!

March 31, 2017

Slayed them today ! Fantastic morning aboard Deep Water and a great time had by all! Read Full Report →


SPANISH ARE BACK!

March 28, 2017

The Smith family caught a variety of different species on this beautiful day on the Gulf of Mexico! Spanish are back! Spring has sprung! Read Full Report →


These boys had a blast!

March 25, 2017

What could be better than a fabulous morning on the Gulf of Mexico catching a basket of BBs, Lanes, and Spanish?? Read Full Report →


AJ's Oh My!

March 19, 2017

These guys sure know how to catch 'em up! Amberjacks are open in Florida State waters until June! Fun, fun day by all!! Read Full Report →


Fishing with Santa on his first day off!

December 25, 2016

Beautiful day on the Gulf ~ was a catch and release kinda day! He caught a few snappers, this nice AJ, and some smaller varieties of snapper that he could keep! Come fishing when you can keep 'em! Read Full Report →


ONE more day of State water RED SNAPPER!

November 25, 2016

We are catching and keeping Red Snapper for 1 more day(11-27-16). (and all sorts of other varieties, too. Some we can keep, some we can't! (: ) Photos are from our last few trips; weekdays, weekends, bottom, trolling, and… Read Full Report →


Y'all come back in the FALL!

August 06, 2016

A LOT of fish caught on this trip, but many were out of season, unfortunately. State waters reopen for Red Snapper in the Fall - Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in September and October AND Labor Day so get your… Read Full Report →


Another great afternoon of fishing!

July 03, 2016

Great afternoon on the water with this Split trip crew catching their limit on Red Snapper and some Kings and Spanish on the way and way back. Read Full Report →


Is it shark week yet?

June 30, 2016

Tonight's shark Trip. Bonus tonight: A fireworks show from the Bay! We love happy, smiling customers. Read Full Report →


The fish don't care if it's raining!

June 30, 2016

This morning's bottom trip was a little soggy, but this crew brought in their limit of Red Snapper in spite of the rain. Way to catch 'em up! Read Full Report →


Fishin's Fine!

June 28, 2016

This morning's 6 hr brought in their limit of Red Snapper, a Mahi Mahi, Black Snapper, and a few vermilion. Beautiful day for fishin'! Read Full Report →


Most Excellent Fishing Today's 10 hr.

June 25, 2016

Fishin' is Fabulous! This crew brought in their limit on Red Snapper, a couple grouper, a cobia, and a pile of other varieties of snapper. Nice day on the water for this 10 hour charter on the Deep Water! Read Full Report →


Capt. Chaz got 'em again!

June 21, 2016

The fishing is fantastic and the weather is WARM, so be sure to bring a cold drink! 4 hr trolling trip in the AM- Kings and Bonita (plus some excitement with a dolphin!). 6 hr bottom trip afternoon crew… Read Full Report →


Fishing's great!

June 13, 2016

We have been fishing most days and catching plenty of red snapper, vermillion snapper, white snapper, king mackeral and a few other flavors as well! Come get on board the Deep water and have a great day on the… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.26 out of 5 stars from 89 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thanks for your feedback, Isaac.  We enjoyed having your family aboard.  See you next time!

Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

spent more time moving boat than fishing and did not go very far off shore

Terry Origer does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Terry,
Thanks for your feedback.  Sorry you weren’t happy with your experience.  The capt. does his best to put you on spots where you will be catching fish.  Sometimes this involves moving often.  It’s no secret that we are a state boat.  We stay within 9 miles.  If you want to go further offshore, I’ll be happy to recommend some friends who can take you.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Had a great time, and they were wonderful to work with. Kudos to Sam for such great communication prior to our arrival. Would have liked to have brought back more fish…but it happens. We missed several fish that should’ve been caught, and a few were just under the size limit and had to be released.  Was still a very enjoyable day.

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thanks, Cathy, for your very thoughtful comments.  We hope you’ll visit us again when you’re back in our neck of the woods.  We appreciate your feedback.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thanks for letting us take you shark fishing, Ric, and thanks for the review.  It was a good night- 4 sharks!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thanks for your review, Mike.  Hope to see you again next time!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Roger Stone does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Roger.  Thanks for taking the time to review us.  We would like to hear your comments on how we can improve.

Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Caught a few fish no keepers. The captain and deck hand we’re short on tolerance and unprofessional.

Charles Phillips does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Charles.
Thanks for your feedback.  I’m sorry that you weren’t pleased with your trip.  The Capt. does his best to put you on fish that you can put in the cooler.  Sometimes they end up staying in the Gulf.  If you would like to contact me and be more specific about the intolerance and lack of professionalism of the crew, I’d be more than happy to discuss it further so your issues can be addressed.  ~sam

Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Although the fish weren’t biting, we had a great experience!!

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stacy.  Glad you had a good time and sorry the fish weren’t cooperating - guess that’s why they call it fishing instead of catching!  Was a pleasure meeting you and your delightful family and we hope to see you again when you’re back in PC.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

We had a great trip !! The whole process was easy using my credit card & the fishing was awesome ! I will use them again the next time I’m in PCB !!

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thanks, Darren!  We enjoyed taking you fishing and glad you had a great time.  See you next time!!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We had an awesome time even though it was raining in areas and we did not catch many snappers.  We did however catch enough to be able to have cleaned and take home for a fish fry.  Our Captain did everything he could do to find the fish and make a bad day of fishing turn out to be okay.

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Heather.  We are glad you had a good time and made the best out of a soggy day!  Hope to see you back next time you’re in town!

Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Set out on a shark fishing trip and asked if we minded changing to snapper fishing instead because low possibility of catching shark. We were good with it and just wanted to catch fish, especially for my 6 old son. We went out further to get to the snapper. Where we were not happy when we stopped dropped lines, fished for 10 min and were asked to reel up because were moving. We then slowly drove around in the boat for the next 45 min or more apparently looking for a spot to fish. During the 45 min of just trolling around, no one told us anything or even spoke to us. We assumed they were looking for somewhere but both the captain, his wife and his mate were all in the tower and we never once spoken to or informed as to what was going on. We finally stopped and were told the fish weren’t on the spots they usually are at. The fishing was good and we had a lot of fun fishing. The mate to me appeared to be irritated and not very friendly while we were fishing. He acted liked he’d rather be somewhere else and didn’t try to make it fun just going through the motions. The captain and his wife were great and great with my son. Overall I was frustrated with short fishing time, probably less then and hr and 3 hrs of riding the boat. I would go back out on the captains boat with him but I wouldn’t reccomend booking if he has the same help and you plan to have a relaxed and good time. I’m sure dealing with tourist and such can be irritating and not a lot of fun at times but when those are the ones that make your living atleast fake it you are having a good time. When we got back to the dock and tipped the mate, we tipped $85 on a $500 trip so just shy of 20% to a guy we feel didn’t try very hard to make it enjoyable and he appeared to have an attitude over the tip. Overall good captain but not the experience I was looking for or have had chartering in the past.

Craig Brooks does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Craig
We appreciate your taking the time to let us know how we are doing.  I’m very sorry that your trip didn’t line up with your expectations and you left frustrated for any reason.  Changing course when you were setting out to shark fish likely caught you all off guard, deckhand included, but the captain just wanted to see you all have a good time and catch some fish.  The intentions were in the right place, it just didn’t go exactly as planned and he didn’t want to disappoint your crew.  We enjoyed having you on board and got a kick out of little Bryton’s passion, endurance, and tenacity!  What a trooper! “Ya got somethin’??”  Adorable!!
As for the deckhand’s behavior, I sincerely apologize for his lack of compassion and interest in his job.  There’s no excuse and no room for that type of conduct.  I sincerely value your input and assure you that all of your concerns are being addressed.  We hope you’ll consider us next time you’re in town.  ~sam.


Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

Captain Mark and Quinton were both courteous, professional and fun. We easily caught our limit on Red Snapper and also caught several King Mackerel which were loads of fun. Even though our trip was cut short due to a thunderstorm, we still had a great time and would recommend it to anyone.

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Always fun outrunning a summer storm!  Thanks for letting us take you fishing and sure enjoyed having you fellas on board.  Come back to see us when you’re in town again.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

I had a great time on the trip.  The Captain and deck hand where very professional and cut up with everyone which made the trip agreat experience.  Met some great people who were Fishing also.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tim
Glad your split trip worked out and you had a great time.  We appreciate the opportunity to take you fishing and your feedback.  Hope to see you again soon!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Didn’t catch any big fish but caught a lot of fish good time

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thanks Michael for your feedback.  Glad you had a good time and caught some fish.  Come back when you can stay a little longer or on a day when the bigger fish are in season.  We’d love the chance to put you on them!  Hope to see you when you’re back in PC.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Great experience!  We were on the fish quick and caught our limit early. We then trolled for King Mackerel and had one each before the morning was up. Great comfortable boat.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Great pics, Guy!  Thanks for sharing.  Very happy you had a great experience with us aboard DeepWater and hope we will see you again soon!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

James
Thanks so much for leaving us a great review.  We appreciate your letting us take you fishing!


Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thanks, Mike, for your feedback and for letting us take you fishing.  Hope to see you next time you are in town!


Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

First timers… We had an awesome time! Thanks!

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Vince
Thanks so much for your feedback.  We are super stoked that you had an awesome time!  We enjoyed having you and Joshua aboard!  Take care and see you next time.
sam.


Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

Awesome Captain. Deckhand was completely out of line, unprofessional and just a complete jerk.. he cussed the entire trip, in front of children. On top of that would def go back with Reel Deal Charters if we had a different deckhand.

April Atkins does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

April
Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback.  I assure you that we look at every one of these and respond accordingly.  I sincerely apologize that you had to endure lack of professionalism and courtesy while aboard our boat.  I have sent you a message and would like to talk more to you about what happened that day if you have a few minutes.  It is unacceptable and certainly not the way we want to run a business that caters to families.  Please contact me directly when you have time.  Thanks
sam


Went fishing on Sunday, July 9, 2017

We were catching fish with in a min of dropping our lines, on several occasions we had three poles with fish on. Great experience and good training prior to fishing. Thanks

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 10, 2017

Thanks Tom.  Capt. Mark and Quinton enjoyed having you and Cindy aboard!  Great job catching those Red Snapper!  Hope to see you again soon!


Went fishing on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 9, 2017

Thanks for your feedback, Taryn. If there’s something we can improve upon, please let us know.  We hope the guys had an enjoyable time and you’ll look us up when you’re back in PC.

Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

Captain used an air horn to announce his intentions for the group, lines up, lines down. Very rude and obnoxious way to communicate to the group. I think he got a kick out of treating people like a circus act. Picked up two small kingfish on the way in everything else was really small or couldn’t keep due to regulations. Once back from trip and after you have tipped the deckhand, he escorts you to an area where they charge you to clean the fish, another person shows up and takes your photo with the catch for more $$$. My advice take a charter that can go beyond the 9 mile limit to get some real fish.

Cory Davies does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cory,
Thanks for your feedback.  We appreciate it.  I’d like to address your concerns.  Capt was not being heard from the bridge so he got the horn.  He didn’t like it either, so he does not use it anymore. 
We are sorry that you didn’t catch any keeper fish. I’d be disappointed too. Unfortunately that’s how it is sometimes. You were given the option to cancel or schedule on the weekend when we got the new regulations, but I know hindsight is 20/20 and we tend to hope for the best.
As far as the cleaning of fish goes, we’d love to clean your fish for you, but we are not allowed.  We are not affiliated with the fish house nor the dock photographer. 
We do fairly well in State waters, and believe it or not there are “real” fish within 9 miles.  We appreciate the opportunity to take you fishing and we apologize for falling short of your expectations.  If you’d like referrals for some of our Federal boat friends, we’d be happy to provide them.

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Capt. Mike and crew. Was nice just didnt catch the fish like we should have…

Brent Johnson does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hey Brent.  Thanks for your feedback.. Sure would have loved to have had you catch more fish.  We certainly like “catching” more than we like “fishing”.  Sometimes that’s just the way it is.  It’s been a little tough fishing for most of the captains we’ve talked to for the last several days.  Your catch was pretty good compared to some we’ve seen this past week, honestly.  Sorry you were disappointed with your trip.  Enjoyed having you aboard and we’d love to have you come back again when you’re in town and give us another try.


Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

We had a great day fishing even though my son was sea sick. We caught great Red Snapper and a few other fish. The captain and crew were very helpful and kind. I cant wait to go back next year. Thank you

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a very nice review, Stacey.  Too bad your son got ill. Get the motion sickness stuff in your system ahead of time.  We are extremely happy you enjoyed your trip and we will certainly look forward to seeing you next year!

Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

He put crew on lots of fish. Moved as soon bite stopped. Placed us on top of fish qwickly. Very enjoyable fishing trip.

Fished July 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Jody.  Capt Mike and Nicholas (HAHA) aka Mark and Quinton thoroughly enjoyed your family.  Glad you had a good time.  See you when you come back to PC!  Thanks for your review.

Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Thanks for the feedback, Mark!  Thanks for fishing with us and come back soon!


Went fishing on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Thank you, Brian, for leaving your feedback!  Even though it was a wet day, we are glad you had a positive experience.  Come back to see us when you’re in PC!


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Trip went off just great. Even though red snapper can’t be kept during the week, and it really stinks throwing them back, plenty of fish were caught during the day. This was my daughter’s first time out in deeper water fishing, she had a great experience. She also managed to hook up a couple really good kings. Her boyfriend also got a couple good kings. When we stopped for bottom fishing things went well also. Overall we had a good time and given the nature of fishing were not disappointed. Got some fish frying to do when we get back to Tennessee. This was a split trip with us sharing the boat with 3 other people and I would say everyone had plenty of opportunity and room to reel in some fish. First mate was great at helping when you wanted it and also just letting you do your own thing if needed. Captain also great and worked diligently to put us on the fish. Also courteus enough to ask what we wanted to do (fishing type) instead of just doing what he preferred. Once again thanks for the great trip.

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Greg.
Thank you for your very thorough review of our boat, crew and charter service.  We appreciate it so much.  You pretty well summed it all up!  Super stoked you had a great trip and we hope you’ll come again to see us when you’re back in PC.  It was a pleasure having you and the kids aboard!
~sam.

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We was told we couldn’t catch red snapper due to harvest by the state come to find out that WAS NOT true every other charter boat had huge catches of red snapper at the pier. Felt cheated on my wife’s first trip. Only done 1.5 hrs of fishing rest was trolling with 4 rods and 6 people fishing. I would spend the extra money for a different charter or you will be disappointed severally!!!!!!!

Aaron Hayes does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Aaron.
We are a state chartered boat. It says so on our profile, and also in the original informational email that I sent. You also asked me to resend the email for your wife to read, which I did.  We only are allowed to keep Red Snapper on the weekends, just like you were told.  The state of Florida traded the days they had given to state charter boats for recreational fisherman to have more than 3 days that the Feds had originally given.  I am sorry that you feel cheated and misled but I honestly did my best to make sure you were adequately informed to make the best decision for you and your wife.  We state charter boats also feel cheated and misled since they gave us days and took them away.  We got the short end of that deal and that is why I sent the extra email to give you the option to change to a Fri, Sat, or Sun, or to cancel altogether.  I also don’t mind helping customers find a federal boat if that’s what they wish.  The other boats you saw catches from were federal charter boats.  ~sam.
PS Capt. Mark and Quinton said you were funny and enjoyed having you on board.  Someone even got a video of your catching Florida! ;)


Went fishing on Friday, June 23, 2017

Good trip, however it was 2 days after Tropical Storm Cindy so the water was very rough.  Would love to go again when a storm hasn’t just hit and the water is more calm.

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks, Brandon, for your positive review!  We appreciate your input.  Gosh, Cindy sure did stir things up, huh?  We hope you’ll come back!  ..if only you were here this week!  ~sam

Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

All areas well down and quite professional. Sam very helpful. Highly recommend this trip !!!

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thank you , James!  We appreciate your feedback and for letting us take you fishing.  Come back to see us when you’re in town!
~sam.


Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

We caught a black tip shark and missed another, would love to have caught another. We had a great time for a four hour trip it was our first. Deck hand was really nice and very helpful!!!!

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Super glad you had a good time AND caught a decent little black tip!  Thanks for the great review! ~sam.

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I recommend this captain for a fishing trip. I reached my snapper limit early on. We moved around a lot. I would have preferred we try our luck a little longer in each place. It’s hard to catch fish moving from place to place. But we had a good catch and when the fish lost interest, we tried a new place to fish. They offer split trips which we utilized. We got paired up with a nice family. Thanks!

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hi Jeff.  Thanks for fishing with us.  We appreciate your feedback and glad you had a positive experience!  Hope to see you again soon! ~sam.


Went fishing on Monday, July 25, 2016

Had a great time I’d never ocean fished before and even though I didn’t get a big fish on the boat I caught over 40 fish total and some were good sized keepers. Overall had a blast and chewy, the captain was hilarious with some of the things he said…

Fished July 2016

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thank you for letting us take your fishing and taking the time to tell us about your trip!  Next time come a little earlier in the summer when you can put a big Red Snapper on the boat!  We are glad you had a good time! ~sam

Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

It started out ok but once we were out fishing the deck hand had a attitude and a smart mouth. He got a hook caught in a lady’s hand and my son got locked in the bathroom because the door was messed up. My group and the other group jerk the rod up several times forgetting we don’t have to do that on these trips to catch fish but you would have thought we had committed a crime. The captain and deck hand started hollering and telling us if we are not going to listen don’t be whinnying if you don’t catch fish and started making jokes about all of us fishing.

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

David
First off, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. 
I assure you that your concerns have been addressed with the crew.  We take pride in offering a family-oriented fun trip and this type of behavior is unacceptable.  Please accept our sincere apologies.  We would love to have another chance to get you on a trip that is indicative of the reputation that we have earned so you can have a positive experience.  Again, we regret that your day of fishing with us fell way short of our standards.
Thank you,
~sam

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Great crew today including David and Zachary.  Hope to see you folks again when you’re back in PC.  Nice fish, Zach!
~sam.


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Captain Mike was very friendly and professional.  We experienced some fairly rough waters but he put us on fish as usual.  The deck mate, Quinton, was simply the best.  They both did a wonderful job and we look forward to returning next year.  We only regret that the trip the day before was cancelled due to weather.  Thank you both!  Vince

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Thank you, Vince and Ryan!  Glad to have you aboard.  Here’s to great weather next time.  See you then! ~sam.


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Captain Mike was very courteous as well as his deck mate Quinton. Both did a wonderful job. Quinton was extremely helpful and patient. He made the trip a memory to remember. Thanks. Joe

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Joe.  Really glad you and the gals had a good time!  See you next time! ~sam.


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us, Mike!  It was a pleasure to have you and Renee aboard.  Look us up when you’re back in town! ~sam.


Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We had a great time. Would totally book again.  If you are looking for a good and are not wanting to spend an arm and a leg this is the trip.

Fished May 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Brian.  Thanks so much for your very nice review!  We’re glad you had a great time and hope to see you again soon! ~sam.


Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Thanks for your raving review, Julio.  Hope to see you soon! ~sam.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Slow boat. Two hours to fishing. Two hours fishing and 2 hours back.  Great capt and good deckhand.

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, Cheryl.  Hope you had a good time in spite of the slow ride. 
~sam


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bad judgement on weather .must have wanted money that day…never should have went out.

Jerry Bolton does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jerry.  Thank you for your input.  Your opinion is important to us.  Weather, of course, is beyond our control.  However, it is ultimately up to the crew to go or not, based on the recommendation of the captain if he deems it “safe” and given his thoughts on what it will be like. Your comfort level and safety is more important to us than making a dollar. Please accept our sincere apologies if it seems that this was not the case on this particular day.  We’d love to take you out again when the weather is better, if you’ll give us the chance.
Thanks for your feedback.
~sam.

Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

We had a great trip on the water. We caught our limit per person on the boat.  Had an excellent fishing experience! Highly recommend Reel Deal Charters!!

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 9, 2017

Thanks, Amanda!  Glad you had a great time! Hope to see you next time you’re in Panama​ City!  ~sam.


Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We had a great time deep sea fishing with Reel Deal charters! Captain Chaz and the deckhand, Michael were great! They were very helpful and made the experience wonderful! Would definitely recommend them! It was my first time going deep sea fishing and with Captain Chaz’s 30+ years experience and felt at ease. He knew all the “fishing holes” and if we weren’t catching fish in that one particular spot… he would move us to another to ensure that we would catch fish!

Fished May 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 2, 2017

Kelsi
Thanks so much for your kind words.  We so appreciate your taking the time to tell us how we’re doing.  Congrats on your first deep sea fishing trip!  We hope you’ll look us up next time you’re in PC! 
~sam.

Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Captain Chaz and deckhand Mike did a great job today. We stayed on the fish all day long. Deckhand Mike was a great help to my 11-year-old daughter which allowed me (Dad) to continue fishing while she reeled in several good size fish.  This is a great fishing trip for families with young kids. This is not a trophy fish fishing trip.  If you go into the trip with the goal of having fun with young kids to catch lots of fish, you’ll have a great time.  My 11-year-old daughter is still bragging about her monster Triggerfish.

Fished May 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thanks, Jon, for trusting us to take you fishing and for taking the time to share your thoughts about your trip. Your feedback is very important to us!  That was a MONSTER Triggerfish!  It’s too bad the “experts” say they need to repopulate!  We hope you’ll come back again when you’re in town.
~sam.

Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thanks for your review, Patricia.  We hope you had a great time and that you’ll look us up when you are back in PC!
~sam


Went fishing on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, James.  We hope you had a great time.  It was a pleasure having you aboard DeepWater!
See you soon!
~sam.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Trip was excellent. Had fun, would do it again.

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Delwin
We are glad you had a fun time!  We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!  Enjoy your time in PC.
~sam.

Went fishing on Friday, June 2, 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 4, 2017

HI Scott.  Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.  We welcome your feedback and any suggestions you have that we may improve.  Take care.
~sam.

Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Excellent experience…will come back…captain and 1st mate worked extremely hard and wete very personal and friendly…i will recommend this charter to all my family and friends. Caught alot of big fish and had fun fishing. Great boat..perfect for this type of fishong.

Fished May 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 2, 2017

Chuck
Thanks for the glowing recommendation!  We are very pleased that you had an excellent experience and will look forward to next time you’re in PC!
~sam.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 27, 2017

The trip would have been fine if Captain Chaz had stayed home. He was rude, obnoxiuos and at times abusive. With his language at the onset of the trip it would definately not be rated for children. I will definately not book with this captain again. The deck hand was very good though at time verbally abused by the captain.

Freddie Carr does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished May 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Freddie.
Thank you for for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. There is no excuse for poor language and I ‘m very sorry that you were exposed to this lack of professionalism and moral misconduct.  We pride ourselves on being kid - friendly and family oriented, so I assure you that your concerns have been addressed with the crew.  Please accept our sincere apologies for your unpleasant experience aboard Deep Water. 
~sam.

Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

We had a great time and capt put us on everything we wanted to catch

Fished May 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thanks for letting us take you fishing and for your nice feedback.  We hope you will come back again!
~sam.

Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fished May 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thanks, Sam, for taking the time to leave your feedback.  It means a lot to us!  Come back soon!
~sam

Went fishing on Sunday, May 14, 2017

We spent a great day out on the water.  It was fun and exciting while not being taxing because Capt. Chaz and Billy took care of everything!  The fishing was steady and after six hours we were all tired and happy, and dinner tonight was so fresh it had been swimming happily less than 12 hours before!
I checked that it was a suitable trip for children, but it would depend on several factors including the weather and the child.  We were all adults today, but I would have taken my daughters out there when they were about 8-10 as long as the weather wasn’t bad.

Fished May 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thanks for your outstanding review of your trip, Carmel!  We sincerely appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!  It’s Snapper Season!  ;)
~sam.

Went fishing on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Experienced a tremendous trip with Capt. “Chaz” and Billy.  We caught fish at every drop.  They were both extremely helpful.  My only regret was the fact that the season was closed for Red Snapper as I caught a huge one.  I highly recommend this boat and crew.  Thanks for a wonderful trip.

Fished May 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Glad you had a great day fishing with our crew, Robert!  Come back when you can keep that big snapper!  :)
~sam.

Went fishing on Sunday, May 7, 2017

great Captain and crew. water was rough so not much fish, better luck next time

Fished May 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback, Buford!  Hope you come back soon and have better weather.  The wind has been beastly lately! We look forward to next time!
~sam.

Went fishing on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trup was awesome… they kept us covered up on this fish and were very helpful and friendly!

Fished May 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thanks for letting us take you fishing and for your positive feedback!  Look us up next time you’re in town!
~sam.

Went fishing on Saturday, April 29, 2017

The captain and deck hand were great! I would go with them again and refer him to others s.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 21, 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thanks for the outstanding review, Dennis, and for being flexible and changing your time.  We appreciate your letting us take you fishing and hope to see you again soon.
~sam.

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rose, thanks for taking time to give us a review.  We appreciate your feedback.  Anything we can do to improve, we’d like to hear about! Hope to see you again in the future. 
~sam.

Went fishing on Friday, April 21, 2017

Captain Chaz was great!  Put our group on productive fishing spots.  Ensured all we’re having fun catching fish.  First Mate Billy was very proficient and attentive to every angler’s needs.  My son and I would go out again with them tomorrow if we weren’t leaving!

Fished April 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thanks, Charles!  We are happy that you had a fun day and our crew did a good job for you!  We’ll see you next time, hopefully!  We appreciate your feedback!
~sam.

Went fishing on Friday, March 31, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Rick.  Your feedback is important, so we’d love to hear how we can improve.  Hope to see you again in the future. 
~sam.


Went fishing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Great crew. Very friendly. And they want you to catch fish. Would recommend to anyone. You will enjoy.

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rob
Love the pictures.  Thanks for posting them!  Also thanks for taking the time to write us a very nice review.  We love happy customers and glad you enjoyed your time with Capt Chaz and Billy aboard Deep Water!  (Who’s Capt. Mike? :) )  We hope you will look us up again next time you are in the area.  Come on back when you can put that nice Grouper in the cooler! 
Thanks!
~sam

Went fishing on Monday, March 27, 2017

We had a couple hiccups along the way which were outside of anyone’s control, but Capt. Chaz and mate Billy made up for it in every way they could. My kids, 12 and 14, had the time of their lives. We caught a half dozen different species.

Fished March 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 27, 2017

Nate,
Thanks so much for choosing Reel Deal.  We are glad that the kids had an unforgettable time.  Sorry for any “hiccups” but pleased to hear that the crew did their best to make up for it.  We appreciate your giving us a great review and hope that you will call us again when you are back in the area!
~sam.

Went fishing on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Had a great time got put on fish as soon as the lines dropped. The crew was very friendly and were very understanding of my shoulder injury.i recommend this charter very affordable and definitely catch fish.

Fished March 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 27, 2017

David
Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review!  We sure hope you had a fantastic day aboard Deep Water!  Take care of that injured shoulder and hopefully we will see you again after it’s all healed! 
~sam

Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Captain Chaz did excellent job navigating rough seas and still put us on the honey hole! Caught wide variety of fish - lane snapper, white snappers, beeliners, spanish mackerels; throwbacks red snappers and triggerfish; and even the strange - lizard fish, oyster cracker fish. We stacked ‘em up.  Reel Deal is the Real Deal.

Fished March 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 27, 2017

John
How kind you are for writing this outstanding review!  We love happy customers!  We are you all had an unforgettable day and hope you’ll come back to see us soon. 
~sam

Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hey Brian!  Thanks for your positive review!  We appreciate it.  Capt. Chaz and Billy work hard to make your trip with us an unforgettable experience.  (And as much as Mark would love to have been out fishing today, he wasn’t! :)  Sorry about the confusion on this site.)  Hope to see you again soon!  ~sam.

Went fishing on Saturday, March 4, 2017

The captain and crew (billy) made the trip special. Here’s the bottom line. They know where the fish are and good at it. Very well done.

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Philip,  Thanks so much for choosing Reel Deal and for giving us an outstanding review!  Our crew works hard to make your trip as enjoyable as possible doing what they love doing!  We are extremely pleased that you had a good time and hope to see you again in the near future.  Come back when you can put that nice grouper in the box!  :)  ~ Sam.

Went fishing on Sunday, December 25, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 26, 2016

Thanks for the rave review!  Capt. Chaz and Patrick were excited to have Santa on board, and we’re honored that you chose us to take you fishing on your first vacation day!  We are very happy that you had a great time and hope that you will come back and fish with us!  ~sam


Went fishing on Friday, November 25, 2016

I booked a trip on 11/25/16. My son, a friend and I were treated great and we really enjoyed the trip. Capt. Chaz worked hard to put us on fish and to make sure we had a great trip. The deck hand was attentive and helpful. I will book with them again on my next vacation.

Fished November 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Justin.  Thanks so much for letting us take you fishing today and for being so accommodating!  We are pleased that you had a good experience and we look forward to seeing you next time!!
~sam


Went fishing on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Captian and crew were very personable. Had a great time. Caught many different species. Some were not in season and had to throw back.  Absolute wonderful time.

Fished November 2016

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Replied to this review on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Angela
Thanks for going fishing with us!  The crew had a great time with you and hope you will look us up when you come back to PCB! 
~sam


Went fishing on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

It was a gloomy day, rained hit and miss. I was alittle discouraged because I thought it had to be nice here to catch fish. We weren’t out on the water for an hour and we were catching fish left and right!! The captain and deckhand were absolutely GREAT!! we had soooo much fun today we booked another 6 hr. Trip for tomorrow!! Of course fishing is all luck if you catch something, they said we weren’t coming back without one, and they were right!! ♡♡ THIS IS GOING TO BE A TRADITION ON VACATION NOW!!

Fished November 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Crew had a blast with you two!  Thanks for going fishing with us TWICE while you were here!  We look forward to next season! 
~sam.

Went fishing on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Its bad enough when you don’t catch many fish to bring home after spending money on the trip and tipping, but to listen to the deck hand and captain constant bickering and arguing was annoying for me.  I could have dealt with it personally, but to explain to my son why they were constantly arguing was something I could have done without.  The Captain only seemed to be interested in his smart phone and where he was going to be drinking with his buddies that evening. 

Jamie Harrington does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished September 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jamie,

We appreciate your input and regret that you had an inferior experience aboard Deep Water.  That is not characteristic of our sound reputation.  I assure you that your concerns have been addressed with the crew.  Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.  We value your opinion.  Please accept our sincere apologies on behalf of Reel Deal Charters. 

Regards,
sam.

Went fishing on Saturday, September 24, 2016

Great business, great Capt. Great Crew, GREAT PEOPLE!!!!!...

Fished September 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thank you so much for the outstanding review, Mike.  We appreciate your trusting us to take you fishing and hope that you will come see us again in the future!

Be well!
sam.

Went fishing on Saturday, September 10, 2016

Had a great time thanks guys

Fished September 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 16, 2016

Thanks for letting us take you fishing, Joe!  We are glad you had a great time! :) ~sam

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fished August 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 4, 2016

Thanks, Greg, for your positive review.  We hope to see you again soon!  Keep in mind that Fall Red Snapper season opened for State Waters (that’s US!) for weekends only in Sept. and Oct.

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I had a great time, my buddy went with me and it was his first deep sea trip ever and he’s hooked. :)  it wasn’t easy putting together different parties to make the trip happen but I appreciate their effort because it worked out in the end.  Thanks for a fun time. Till next time. We just got to get that one that got away. Thanks Real Deal

Fished August 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thanks for your nice comments, Jammie!  We are glad you had a good time!  Sorry we didn’t ever get a full boat but I’m glad it worked out.  Come back anytime and we’ll do what we can to get the one that got away!!  :)  Hey.. In the Fall, we reopen for Snapper on the weekends….just sayin! ;)

MEH
Went fishing on Sunday, August 7, 2016

Wasn’t their fault the fish were not biting. The exhaust fumes from the boat ruined the day. We felt sick the entire time. Captain would let us drop the line once, if no fish on first try , we would move.Spent majority of the time moving the boat. What a waste.

Lori Obrien does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished August 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

We are sorry that your crew didn’t have an enjoyable time.  Thank you for your feedback.  I am checking into your complaint about the exhaust fumes.  Bottom fishing is “fishing”, but we don’t sit long if there’s no bite.  We don’t really like to “fish”, we like to “catch”, but sometimes fishing is what we get. The Capt moving was his trying to work hard to find you a spot to catch fish.  It is not always this way, and we regret that your fishing trip fell below your expectations.  ~sam.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Our 6 hour trip of fishing was an average experience.  The crew seemed very tired and the deckhand mentioned that they were on an all night shark fishing trip the night before.  There were 6 of us on the boat and 4 of the 6 got sea sick prior to the first hook hitting the water.  It seemed that when the captain starting seeing anglers getting sick, his interest on getting on good fishing spots was not a priority.  The deck hand and captain were started out helping the two anglers with baiting and techniques, but the help quickly declined as the trip went on.  The fishing that day was not good which is not any control of the captain or the deck hand.  The state has regulated the fishing so much that the only fish that were caught was 3 vermillion (Beeliner) that were just over 10”. We had to throw back Trigger Fish, White Snapper, Vermillion under 10”  The catch was not enough to worry about taking home or cleaning.

Heath Trawick does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished July 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mr. Trawick

I apologize that your trip did not meet your expectations, nor does your experience sound like it met our high standards of customer satisfaction.  Never have we gone on an all night shark fishing trip so I don’t know why you were told that.  It is unfortunate that 4 of the 6 anglers got seasick and if our crew less than sympathetic, I deeply apologize.  I assure you that your concerns have been addressed with the crew.  We appreciate you trusting us to take you fishing and suggest if you are able to come back during Snapper season and there will likely be bigger fish in the box!  Thank you for your feedback.  We value your opinion. ~sam.

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The captain and helper were very low key. So much so that they never introduced themselves. I thought they were fishermen waiting for a boat until I asked other tourists.  They didn’t go over any safety procedures, or fishing equipment training etc.  We both got sick as dogs and they had little advise or empathy.  Getting sick certainly ruined the day..  And it was not the crews fault. But the fact that I don’t have. a clue what their names were / are makes it hard to believe we were nothing more than just another customer that got nothing for there money!

Jay Ernstberger does not recommend Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

Fished July 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thank you for your feedback.  We appreciate your taking the time to let us know about your experience.  I sincerely apologize that your trip was not a pleasant one and you were not treated with compassion.  This is not typical of our reputation and I assure you that your concerns have been addressed with the crew.  Getting seasick can definitely ruin a day out on the water.  When you go next time, take your Dramamine or Bonine the night before, and the morning of.  Mints, ginger, and green apples are all good things to have on hand for settling stomachs. We value your opinion, so thanks for letting us know the areas in which we fell short. ~sam

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The water was rough but that did not distract from the fun we had. The fish just did not want to cooperate. They tried fresh bait and spinners, but the fish just were not biting that day. Some days they bite, some days they don’t. I would definitely charter this boat again.

Fished July 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 8, 2016

Thanks for fishing with us and we appreciate your kind words!  We’ll see you next year and count on the fish cooperating! ~sam.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

We had a great trip! Miss Sam and her crew were very knowledgable and helpful. We have been on other charters and not had a good experience . We were catching fish the whole time our lines were in the water. We will definately use her on our next visit to Panama City and would highly recommend Reel Deal!! We caught more than the photos show but some were not in season and we had to release them.

Fished July 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

We are so glad you had a great trip!  Thanks so much for letting us take you fishing and we hope that you’ll look us up next time you’re in PCB! ~sam.

Went fishing on Sunday, July 17, 2016

Every thing was great Sam made sure I was happy with dates she was great .Captain and crew knowledgeable.  Would recommend

Fished July 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback!  We appreciate your fishing with us and hope to see you next season! ~sam

Went fishing on Monday, July 18, 2016

We will be using them again next year when we are down.  We had a great time!!

Fished July 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thanks for letting us take you fishing and for taking the time to tell us about your trip!  We are very happy that you had a great time and look forward to seeing you next time!  ~sam

Went fishing on Friday, July 8, 2016

Fished July 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

We appreciate your positive feedback.  Thanks for fishing with us! ~sam

Went fishing on Thursday, July 14, 2016

We had a good experience but we spent a lot of time driving from reef to reef rather than fishing.  This was disappointing.  For the hour we were catching fish, the captain and deckhand were extremely knowledgeable.

Fished July 2016

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Reel Deal Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

We appreciate your taking the time to let us know about your fishing trip. I understand your disappointment with the driving from reef to reef.  When bottom fishing, we don’t stay on a spot if the fish aren’t biting. This tells me that the Capt was working hard to find a good spot with lots of bites!  We do like to “catch” more than we like to “fish” , but some days are better than others for sure. Thank you for letting us take you out and hope that you’ll come back out with us in the future!
~sam.

Went fishing on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Despite pouring rain, wind and waves we caught our limit. Young mate learned the art of a properly tied knot. Crew worked hard to make sure we had a great time. And we did