Captain
Keith Burch

Member since April 2017

Panama City, United States

Background
Keith Burch is retired from the US Navy and is a native that grew up fishing Panama City. He has fished around the world and to his credit have landed 13 Blue Marlin and other pelagic fish over 100 lbs. Keith is known as one of the best anglers and captains in the area. He is very enthusiastic about fishing and showing his guest a wonderful time on the water. If you are looking to chase and catch fish Inshore or Nearshore than Captain Keith can provide some reel-breaking water action. Old Town Charters is kid-friendly and is very patient with the guests onboard. If you are looking for a friendly captain with the skill set and the knowledge to put you on the fish in Panama City , let's go fishing and make some memories.
Techniques
You can practice a variety of different fishing styles with Capt. Keith, who offers calm backwater fishing for anglers of all ages, as well as reef and wreck when seas permits. Most fishing takes place in the back country on the flats. The preferred method is using spinning gear with live bait such as mullet and shrimp. Fly fisherman are welcome onboard and the boat has a large flat casting deck and we will try to locate some tailing redfish. You will be fishing on a new 2110 Tidewater Baymax (Lady Gray) with a 4 stroke outboard, riptide trolling motor with the latest technology. Penn reels on shimano rods. No dated equipment on my vessel. Lady gray has a 10 inch draft and is perfect to get shallow, but will handle some big water. She will cruise above 40 mph to get you to the fishing spots quickly and smoothly. You will not spend very much travel time on my vessel. You will be fishing:)

Hey, Im Captain Keith Burch

Panama City, United States
Background
Keith Burch is retired from the US Navy and is a native that grew up fishing Panama City. He has fished around the world and to his credit have landed 13 Blue Marlin and other pelagic fish over 100 lbs. Keith is known as one of the best anglers and captains in the area. He is very enthusiastic about fishing and showing his guest a wonderful time on the water. If you are looking to chase and catch fish Inshore or Nearshore than Captain Keith can provide some reel-breaking water action. Old Town Charters is kid-friendly and is very patient with the guests onboard. If you are looking for a friendly captain with the skill set and the knowledge to put you on the fish in Panama City , let's go fishing and make some memories.
Techniques
You can practice a variety of different fishing styles with Capt. Keith, who offers calm backwater fishing for anglers of all ages, as well as reef and wreck when seas permits. Most fishing takes place in the back country on the flats. The preferred method is using spinning gear with live bait such as mullet and shrimp. Fly fisherman are welcome onboard and the boat has a large flat casting deck and we will try to locate some tailing redfish. You will be fishing on a new 2110 Tidewater Baymax (Lady Gray) with a 4 stroke outboard, riptide trolling motor with the latest technology. Penn reels on shimano rods. No dated equipment on my vessel. Lady gray has a 10 inch draft and is perfect to get shallow, but will handle some big water. She will cruise above 40 mph to get you to the fishing spots quickly and smoothly. You will not spend very much travel time on my vessel. You will be fishing:)
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Fishing Reports

Winter Redfish

January 05, 2019

Winter months can produce some of the best inshore fishing in the panhandle of florida. We caught these bull reds in 35 feet of water in light tackle. Tons of fun and they fight hard. Dont let the cooler… Read Full Report →


Redfish

December 12, 2018

Double hookups all morning with some great redfish. Schools of redfish would follow the hooked one to the boat and we would pitch another bait. FishOn !! Its very common or this action and they are chewing. We use… Read Full Report →


The Bite is On Fire in Panama City, Fl

November 26, 2018

Inshore fishing has been really great post Hurrican Micheal... we caught fish after fish ... non stop action... the redfish, flounder and trout are chewing. Read Full Report →


100th Trip

September 18, 2018

Started the trip with a sailfish, followed by a triple hookup with a mahiahi and two king makerals.... It was a great trip with dolphins swimming around the boat and f22 jets flying overhead. Don’t wait to book your… Read Full Report →


Mahi Mahi

September 17, 2018

The mahi mahi bite is really picking up n Panama City, Florida. They can be caught within 8 miles of shore along with other pelagics. Dont hestitate on booking your trip with Old Town Charters. Read Full Report →


Captains Choice

September 16, 2018

The fish are biting and Old Town Charters have been catching and making memeries. Captains Choice trip leaves it up to the Captain. It makes it simple to just show up and go catch some nice fish. Dont hesitate… Read Full Report →


Tuna and King Makeral

September 16, 2018

Ryan caught this 27lb BFT on his birthday trip. They caught several makeral on the trip. Book your trip with Old Town Charters. Read Full Report →


Written By Customer

September 04, 2018

Ryan’s pictures say it ALL! 24 lb. Black Fin Tuna and 2 lb. King Mackerel on lines within the first three minutes of puttin lines in the water. It was a birthday trip that turned into a Lifetime Memory.… Read Full Report →


Hard to Hold

May 24, 2018

Noel caught this nice amberjack and was so excited to beat her husband fishing. Absolutely a fun couple and yes she started talking trash! Captain love it :) The fish are biting and let me earn your business. Read Full Report →


Veterans Catching Fish

May 23, 2018

I had the pleasure of fishing with Tommy and Bobby above and watched them catch some nice fish. The bite has been wide open so far this year and we have been catching a lot of fish. Don’t wait… Read Full Report →


AJ’s, King Makeral and Mahi Mahi

May 09, 2018

The Gulf has warmed up to 70 degrees, the bite is on and the fish have shown up hungry. Four hour trip produced sky flying strikes and hook ups from the King Makeral and Mahi Mahi... 10 minutes on… Read Full Report →


Reds are on Fire!!

March 28, 2018

The red drum bite was off the charts yesterday with Old Town Charters . Quick to fishing spots and get ready for a bent rod. The action was non stop. This trip is in calm water and these huge… Read Full Report →


Spanish Makeral

February 28, 2018

The Spanish have shown up early this year in Panama City... They are a lot of fun to catch and we don’t have to leave the bay. Absolutely a blast to catch for anyone, but perfect for children and… Read Full Report →


Reds and Sheepshead

February 15, 2018

Things are starting to pick up in Panama City, Florida with some Amazing redfish. Tom and Tom caught a alot of bull reds. I lost count, I think they had a side bet though. Sheepshead are moving in and… Read Full Report →


Huge Shark

January 15, 2018

Sharks are still chewing in Panama City, Florida. The weather has been cold the last couple of weeks, but that has not slowed down Old Town Charters. Inshore has produced a lot of action and near has been stellar.… Read Full Report →


Six King Makeral

November 22, 2017

We caught these nice kings trolling nearshore... most of the time they will sky rocket when they strike. The will be airborne for several seconds... super cool.... Everyone onboard caught one at the the same time , that’s right… Read Full Report →


Fall Bite in Full Swing

November 09, 2017

Flounder are on the move to deeper water and they are getting thick. The redfish big and small are all over the bay and in the pass. Looks like the speckle trout are moving into deeper water in the… Read Full Report →


Red Fish Fall Bite Is Hot

October 26, 2017

The Bull Reds have shown up! Fishing the flats for redfish are also very productive. Sam who is 9 years old landed this 41 inch Bull Red. The excitement was unparallel and the picture explains it in his face.… Read Full Report →


Huge King Fish

September 26, 2017

Florida Panhandle provide some of the best fall fishing opportunities and the bite is on fire. Old Town Charter has the expertise to put you on the fish. The video explains the battle between fish and fisherman. We all… Read Full Report →


Kings

September 19, 2017

The Bite is on and still a lot King Makeral around feeding on baitfish. Trolled for about two hours and limited out !! They fight hard !!! Book your trip now and let's go catch some kings . Read Full Report →


Spanish Makeral and Spotted Seatrout

June 05, 2017

Family Fun !! Inshore fast action fishing.. making memories and the bite was fast action all four hours .. started out slow trolling and the Spanish Makeral were on fire... we caught two at a time and the wait… Read Full Report →


Wide Open

May 30, 2017

Started trolling and caught eight hard fighting bonito off the get go with a lot of excitement, rod bending and drag screaming fun .... headed to the grass flats and hammered the sea trout with one on just about… Read Full Report →

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4.92
out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
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8 hour trip
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Chris F.
Panama City Beach, FL
 5.00
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Adrenaline Junkie!

VERIFIED   August 5, 2018
What a great trip!  Who would have thought that a last minute booking would hook us up with such a great Captain. ...
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Captain’s Choice

VERIFIED   September 16, 2018
Keith is fantastic! Despite worries of red tide in the area, Keith was able to take us to crystal clear waters offshore and...
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Captains Choice

VERIFIED   July 21, 2018
Captain Keith and his deckhand were great. He chose inshore fishing due to the weather conditions and nailed it. It was myself...
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Atlanta, GA
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Captain Keith obviously loves his job!

VERIFIED   June 8, 2018
We just got home from a 4-hour trip with Captain Keith and it was a wonderful experience. He is super nice, easy going and...
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4 hour trip with Capt Keith

February 27, 2018
This was our second charter with Capt Keith in the last two weeks. Since we had so much fun on the first trip we brought our...
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