Captain
C B

Member since February 2016

Panama City Beach, United States

Background
I was born and bred in Panama City, and have spent my life on the water fishing and hunting. I love the outdoors and enjoy taking people fishing. I use a range of techniques depending on which fish we are targeting, and look forward to showing you the ropes - "I will put you on the fish!"
Techniques
I do multiple styles of fishing because all fish are different and if somethings not working I will change it up. "I will put you on the fish"

Hey, I'm Captain C B

Panama City Beach, United States
Background
I was born and bred in Panama City, and have spent my life on the water fishing and hunting. I love the outdoors and enjoy taking people fishing. I use a range of techniques depending on which fish we are targeting, and look forward to showing you the ropes - "I will put you on the fish!"
Techniques
I do multiple styles of fishing because all fish are different and if somethings not working I will change it up. "I will put you on the fish"
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

 
Panama City Beach
trips from
US$ 500
 
Panama City
trips from
US$ 500

Customer Reviews

4.90 out of 5 stars from 51 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Was a blast even though the dolphins wanted to keep stealing our fish… but Craig kept pushing and Erik kept baiting and we eventually did hook into some fish… Was a great time would definitely do it agin in a heartbeat with these two great guys…. Thanks agin Gentlemen!!!

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Went fishing on Thursday, September 14, 2017

We booked last minute after another booking cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.  And what a blessing in disguise!  Captain Craig and Eric were professional, knowledgeable, and absolutely awesome. We caught a fair number of in season snapper, mackerel, and Bonita.  Overall, will absolutely book with these guys again.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

We had a great morning on the Tailraiser!! They warned us that it was pretty rough in the gulf and gave us the option of attempting it, trolling in the bay, or cancelling. We were warned that the fishing in the bay may not yield much. We opted to give it a try but it was way to rough so stuck to the bay. We caught some fish and had a great time. Craig and Andy were awesome!! We now have some great memories that will last a lifetime! We will definitely go out with these guys again next time we’re here.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

There was a group of four of us. Craig was very flexible with us and even called the day before our scheduled trip to let us know the winds would be high and offered to take us out the next day when the weather forecast was better. We went ahead a rescheduled. Craig and Kyle were great! They are very knowledgable and super great guys! We had a great time, caught a lot of fish and they even cleaned them for us! I’d definitely recommend a charter trip with Tail Raiser!!!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

My husband, my 3 boys 15, 17 & 20 and myself booked a private 4 hour trolling tour. We got there at 6:30 a.m. and we left almost immediately. We were a little disappointed that we had to take time out to go pick up the bait. The captain had heard about a place where there was a lot Mahi Mahi fish so he suggested we go there. We were excited and ready to catch our dinner. Unfortunately they weren’t really biting but we did manage to catch 2 small ones. We troll fished for the remainder of the time. We only managed to catch six and a half fish and only the 2 small ones were edible. My youngest son caught the barracuda that ate my other son’s fish. We realize it’s an ocean and the captain and first mate have no control over what is biting so we didn’t blame them. Craig and Kyle were great to talk to and they tried really hard to give us a good fishing experience so I would highly recommend booking with them.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I feel the captain should have been more direct in his recommendation. He asked what we wanted to do then simply told us not to expect too much then went on. Since we have a lake house we all really wanted to enjoy the day and catch some big fish but if he has been more direct we would probably have gone bottom fishing instead of trolling. Just as in any profession it is up to experts to recommend and if clients go against his recommendation it is their fault. As a result trip disappointing not because we didn’t catch as many fish as expected but because we weren’t advised appropriately especially since he knew it was not going to be a good a day

Hauw Han does not recommend Tail Raiser Charters - PCB

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

A very good experience dealing with this captain.  We did not get to go out because of the weather, but there was great communication and prompt answers from the Captain.  He le us know in plenty of time that it would be best to cancel the trip because of the weather.  Also a quick refund of our deposit.  I would use both this service and boat again.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 31, 2017

We were originally booked for a Monday afternoon and the captain called me the day before warning of weather.  We kept in constant contact and scheduled the trip for the best possible outcome - the captain didn’t just “check the box”.  He Was focused on us catching fish fro the start.  After I paid the balance due and was on the way back to the resort - he called my cell to say that I gave him too much money (it was actually intentional as a tip).  How many people would actually call to say you have them too much money??  Highly recommend - good integrity.  My 14 year old son caught a great King

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Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Awesome experience. Caught our limit of red snapper in about 10 minutes

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 24, 2017

Amazing trip.  These guys are the absolute best.  I can’t say enough good good things about this charter.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We had a blast. Captain and crew were great.  Great for family

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Captain Craig kept us on the fish all day. This was the first time our group has been deep sea fishing and it was fantastic.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

We tried. Captain Craig and Crew were great but weather didn’t go our way. We will try it again next trip to Panama City! Thank again guys for the experience!

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

My boys and I had a great trip with Capt. Craig and Kyle. Caught a ton of fish and my son got to fight a 40 lb King Mackerel until it broke off right at the boat, but he is still talking about it. Also almost had a sailfish on the line until it jumped and got off. Great day on the water thanks guys!

Fished July 2017

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 14, 2017

So glad you and your boys had a good time!  We’re looking forward to seeing you again!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The crew was great and very professional.  We had just started to fish and started to catch fish when the raining moved in.  The rain was ok, but it started lighting and one of the boats in the area was struck by lighting.  The captain made the decision to head by to shore.  Best idea of the day.  When we go Back to the dock. The captain refunded our money. Thank captain you’re awesome. Next time in Panama City we will look you up for another trip!!

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 14, 2017

Hooe the weather will be better next time!  Give us a call when your ready to go!

Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

Awesome time! Crew was wonderful with our 10 yr old son.  My 70 year old dad said it was the best time he had in years and the best fishing of his life.  Thanks for a wonderful day!

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Had a great time! We caught fish when other crews didn’t! Plan to use Tail Raisers again!

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Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

2nd time we have fished with Tail Raising charters. Captain Craig put us on the fish very quickly, had our snapper limit in 20 minutes. Kyle, 1st mate was very helpful in all facets in keeping us ready for the next catch.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND this boat and crew.

Fished June 2017

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 14, 2017

Glad you all had a good time!  We will see you next year!

Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Our original tripbwas scheduled for sunday but we were inly a few hours in and a storm came rolling in. Ee had to cut the trip short but were able to reschedule it for tuesday. It ended up being a beautiful day even though we didnt catch what we hoped for we caught many others that were equally as exciting. Craig and Kyle were so helpful and just as excited as we were. It was a great time and will definitely find them next time we are in PCB! Thanks Craig and Kyle!!

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks for being flexible due to weather!  We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!  Thanks for the review.

Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

These guys were great! We enjoyed everything about this trip. We had a great time fishing and caught enough fish for a banquet that night. The guys were very friendly and made us feel right at home. They even made the ride in and out enjoyable with their stories and comical behavior. I’ve already given out their card to everyone I know headed to Panama this year. I highly recommend this charter to anyone that’s considering doing a little off-shore fishing. You won’t be disappointed.

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks for the review.  We hope the fish fry was delicious.  Come back and see us!

Went fishing on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Definitely a trip to remember! It was my first time out and my first fish was a GIANT red snapper! Captain Craig and Kyle were great teachers as well as “cheerleaders”! Didn’t limit out but it sure wasn’t due to lack of effort! We had several good bites that we just couldn’t get on board. I think had we not been a little late getting to the boat and had scheduled a few more hours we would’ve caught more than we could’ve​ kept! Had a great time and can’t wait to go out again! I think I just might be hooked on this whole fishing thing! Thanks once again for a great time guys!

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hope to see y’all again!  Thanks for the review!

Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Photos don’t do justice to the wonders that you see and feel when you’re surrounded by God’s creations. The captain was was extremely helpful in all regards before and after the trip and his first mate Gilligan I mean Kyle was/is his equal. We caught plenty…. had a great time and arrived alive.We’re going out with them again and there’s not a thing I’d change in hindsight.I’d say wuth confidence that they are all they portray to be with ethics above reproach.

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks for the review!  So glad it was a great trip for y’all!

Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thank you so much for the review!  Give us a call next time your in town!

Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Captain Gregg and Kyle worked great together with the fishing trip.  Put us on the fish and did a wonderful job. Capt Gregg was informative and directed our trip based on what we wanted to catch.

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

So glad you and your grandkids had a good time!  Can’t wait to see you again!

Went fishing on Saturday, April 22, 2017

We went on a 12 hour trip and had a great time.  I’ve been out on a few different charters in Panama City and this was by far the best one I’ve been on.  Craig had us on fish the entire trip and Kyle made sure we always had bait on our hooks.  Great experience.  Would definitely recommend Tail Raiser charters and will be looking to book another fishing trip with them the next time I’m in Panama City.

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 27, 2016

To start out it was 3-5ft swells all day, not perfect fishing conditions. The boat captain kept us set up the wrecks were we all was catching fish. The captain and deck hand explained exactly what We needed to do for a better hook up ratio. We caught a lot of fish with very little down time. The captain kept us set up even with rough water conditions. The deck hand kept our hooks baited and fish on ice along with some tangles taken of. We brought home a 30lb king mackerel alone with 50 other keeper fish. I wouldn’t be afraid to say between the 6 of us we caught around 200 fish. We will be using the tail raiser charters on our next trip.

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 16, 2016

Enjoyed having yall and the company was great.  Come back and see us during snapper season.  Thanks for the review!

Went fishing on Thursday, March 9, 2017

I could not have been happier fishing with Craig and Kyle.  Craig kept us over the fish all day and Kyle made sure to clear our catch as well as keeping bait on our hooks all day.  Craig even asked if we had plans after our charter because he was not busy after us and kept us our for an additional hr at no extra charge.  Kyle even had a couple of suggestions for restaurants that would cook our fish.  We opted for C-Level and we were not disappointed. $8/person and they fried, blackened and grilled our catch. Thanks for a great Day on the Gulf Tail Raiser Crew!

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 10, 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Just wanted to say thank you again to Captain Craig and Kyle for the MOST EXCELLENT fishing trip! All of us enjoyed ourselves immensely, both the boat ride (beautiful boat!) and the fishing, and caught loads of fish. The majority of us have never experienced ocean (gulf) fishing before, so we were all happy with the action (let’s just say there were some sore arms and shoulders for a few days after).  We were provided with fishing tips and encouragement throughout, and we were never want for bait—always quick to load us back up. We also took the local advice and had a fish fry the following day (so awesome!), with plans for a few more here at home during the snow season. And I can’t wait to see how the stories get embellished this summer as we sit around the campfire at our cabin :), as well as watch the video once it’s edited. Good times! All I have to say, next year, we OWN the Thanksgiving grouper! HA HA HA! Thanks again for the great memories! Beth, Don, Roger, Tom and Kenny

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Went fishing on Friday, November 25, 2016

This was second time to charter this boat for us. The captain and the crew are very friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable. We were 6 people party. Three of us were beginners. But we all were able to catch fishes and had fun!!!
I will choose this boat again!!

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 15, 2016

  It was a great trip! Excellent company, good time. Would definitely do it again. Correction, I AM going to do it again. Caught some nice fish, and the Captain and the first mate were great guys. A+++!

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 17, 2016

Had a great time with you guys hate the seas was so bad. Hope yall found your buddy.

Went fishing on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Our 3 teenagers and two Dads went out together for a mid afternoon trip. They had a blast. The communication beforehand was awesome, caltain and crew were helpful and knowlegeable and the guys caught lots of fish! Their pricing was the best on the web too!!

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 9, 2016

The only thing to make our trip better would be to have fish that wanted to be caught!  Nothing to hang on the wall, but still had a good day.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Great boat to start with. Add in the fact that Captain Craig put us on fish all day, we caught our limit of King Mackerel by trolling. Kyle the first mate worked his butt off keeping our rods loaded with bait. It was an awesome experience. We will be back to do it again for sure. HIGHLY recommend these guys, you won’t be disappointed.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Well had a great time! By the end of our trip I was so wore out I couldn’t catch another fish.

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 16, 2016

Thank you so much!!  Glad you enjoyed the trip, please come back and see us!

Went fishing on Sunday, September 4, 2016

Caught many fish. 10 fish by three people. (One sick because of 5 ft wave)
Caught Groupers, King mackerel, Red snappers, Bonito and Blue runners.
Captain and Crew were awesome and very friendly.

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 16, 2016

Nice to meet you guys!  Thanks for the review!  Please come back us see us soon!

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fishing trip was great as was the Captain and 1st mate, couldn’t have asked for a better crew.  We not only caught fish but the Captain and 1st mate went out of their way to help us land a 68 lb Cobia. Everyone had a fantastic time.

Fished August 2016

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 16, 2016

Thanks for the review!  I never knew New Hampshire peeps could be so cool!  Great trip and hope to see ya next year!  Hope the Cobia tasted amazing!

Went fishing on Thursday, August 11, 2016

We were unable to go on our trip due to weather but they were great communicating with and answering our million questions. Always quick to respond very polite. We will be taking a trip soon hopefully!

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C B (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I’m so sorry the seas didn’t cooperate with the date.  We hope to see you next time you come to Panama City.  Thanks for the review!

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Craig and Kyle were top notch in every way. Craig kept us on fish and Kyle made sure the equipment and bait was always ready I highly recomend

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Cap Craig and Kyle were awesome and accommodating, had a blast, caught lots of fish

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Had a wonderful time!! Very nice staff! We will definitely use again! :-)

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

We finally found a charter that we loved! Had a great fishing trip and definitely going back! The crew was awesome!

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Went fishing on Monday, June 20, 2016

Great trip. I will definitely be back.  Captain Craig and his mate will make you feel like you are fishing with friends. I have been on many charters and this one was worth every penny.

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Went fishing on Monday, June 13, 2016

Captains were awesome, very helpful! Will definitely book again next year!

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 9, 2016

They were dedicated to getting us on the fish and extended the trip to get bait and making it happen. Committed to us having a great day.

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 23, 2016

Captain Craig is a fantastic captain and he has a great crew. My buddies and I made some amazing memories on his boat and caught some amazing fish. I would recommend this captain and crew to anyone and I mean that!!! I’ll be booking plenty of more trips with these guys!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The best trip we have had in a long time crew was great and captain was outstanding and funny. we had a great time awesome boat and I cant say enough about the fishing. Very relaxing and we will be back to do it again this year.

Fished February 2016

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