Captain
Stephen Brookins

Member since May 2014

Panama City Beach, United States

Background
Captain Stephen Brookins comes from a family of fishermen. His grandfather started mastering the waters in the early 60's, so fishing is in Stephen's blood. He has been on the boat since he was a young boy and his passion for the waters has only grown stronger. Captain Stephen Brookings owns and operates the Charter Boat 'Capt.Ellis.'

Hey, I'm Captain Stephen Brookins

Panama City Beach, United States
Background
Captain Stephen Brookins comes from a family of fishermen. His grandfather started mastering the waters in the early 60's, so fishing is in Stephen's blood. He has been on the boat since he was a young boy and his passion for the waters has only grown stronger. Captain Stephen Brookings owns and operates the Charter Boat 'Capt.Ellis.'
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Capt. Ellis Charters

Panama City Beach
trips from US$ 680

Customer Reviews

4.80 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Captain Steve and mate Gary were very accommodating to my family and I. The guys did not waste anytime getting us fishing, while underway they had some trolling lines out that put a large Amberjack in the boat. The fishing was tough but Captain was able to put us on top of some snapper! When the fishing got hot Gary was able to keep all the lines fishing!

Fished July 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Capt. Stephen and deck hand Gary were great.  They made the trip better by being pleasant and personable the whole time.  Gary worked very hard to keep our lines all baited and the fish off and lines back in the water quickly as well as being very friendly.  They took us to places where we could catch a lot of fish and coached us to get the most out of our experience. They were both very knowledgeable about the types of fish and were helpful in instructions on getting them cleaned and packaged for the trip home. I would definitely use Capt Ellis Charters again.

Fished July 2018

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Houston, tx
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Had a great time on our half-day snapper outing.  We left just after 5:30 AM and stopped to buy bait on the way out.  If you are bottom fishing for snapper, you’ll need to add another $40 to $50 for live bait on top of the trip cost.  Drove for 2 hours out to the spot, then Captain Steve found the fish for us. Within the first 5 minutes we had already hooked an amazing grouper!  For the next 2 hours it was intense bottom fishing. We caught our limit of red snapper and brought in a number of Vermillion snapper as well. 30 fish totaling 86 pounds in about 2 hours of fishing. In the last 30 minutes the dolphins found us and started taking our fish off the line.  Then 2 hours back and it was all over.  We had a party of 10 people fishing and we all had lines in the water.  Captain and hand were fun and helpful.  I would recommend.

Fished June 2018

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Lady Lake, fl
Went fishing on Friday, June 1, 2018

It was a good fishing trip. All nine of us caught numerous fish. We asked for Red Snapper and that’s what they put us on. To top off the experience, one of the guys was able to reel in about a 10 foot shark up behind the boat before the line snapped.

Fished June 2018

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Atlanta, ga
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thanks captain and Greg, we had a great time!

Fished April 2018

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Altamonte Springs, fl
Went fishing on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fished March 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fished November 2017

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Prattville, Alabama
Went fishing on Saturday, October 22, 2016

We had a great experience. I would recommend them to anyone.

Fished October 2016

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Mount Dora, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Got us on a lot of fish

Fished July 2016

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Mcdonough, Georgia
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

We went on a four hour charter and trolled for mackerel.  This was our first time and was not aware this was what we were booking.  We only caught 3 fish.  The captain and first mate were great.  The next time we will book directly with Captain Ellis Charters and we will not use fishingbooker.com!!!

Fished July 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Fished May 2016

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Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Our fishing excursion with Capt. Ellis was phenomenal. The first-mate did a fantastic job assisting us with our lines and bringing in some fish. Captain Ellis did a great job putting us right in the vicinity to catch a great number of fish. Overall, it was a great experience!!

Fished April 2016

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Serbia
Went fishing on Sunday, October 18, 2015

We had a great time. Captain Steven and first mate Quinton did a good job of putting us on fish despite the adverse weather conditions. No complaints from our end.

Thanks

Fished October 2015

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Greenville, Kentucky
Went fishing on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The captain did a good job on putting us where the fish were. We caught over 100 Beliners and 50 triggerfish. Also caught a nice shark with a few AJ and red snapper. We had a great time and wasn’t near as expensive as most charters. My only complaint was the first mate didn’t clean the fish. The marina did which made it cost more. The only time I’ve been on a charter where that’s the case but don’t usually fish out of panama so may be normal.

Fished October 2015

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Went fishing on Saturday, August 29, 2015

We had a great time; the Captain and Mate were personable PLUS we caught 66 fish.  To be honest, would have caught a lot more but a group of dolphins thought it sporting to let us bring up the fish to the top and they could just pluck them off.  But the experience was a great memory for me and my four college buds from three decades ago!

Would easily do this again if we get the chance.

Tank

Fished August 2015

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Greenville, South Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, August 24, 2015

We had a great time. We had the 6 hours fishing trip. It took 2 hours to get to the spots and two hours to come back. We only had 2 hours for fishing. If the rate for 8 hours trip is more reasonable, it will be great.
The captain and crew were great.

Fished August 2015

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Tucker, Georgia
Went fishing on Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fished July 2015

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Serbia
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We had wonderful time aboard Capt. Ellis. and caught many different species. Capt. was knowledgeable and mate was great. We took our fish in restaurant, got it prepared and enjoyed the dinner.
Overall great experience! Highly recommend Capt. Eliss’s service.

Fished May 2015

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Stephen Brookins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Had a great time with with good people on the water and caught a lot of fish hope see you agian.from the crew on the captian Ellis

Serbia
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

We had a great time even with the rain. We caught 74 pounds of fish. The captain and crew did a great job to see that we enjoyed our trip (which included 5 children from ages 8 to 15). I would recommend them and book with them again.

Fished June 2015

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Stephen Brookins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Had a great time with good people hope to see you agian from the crew of the captian Ellis

Serbia
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It was very good. It’s a good crew. First mate and a captain did a great job.
Caught some nice Spanish Mackerel. It was a very nice day.

Fished May 2015

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