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Deep Sea Fishing in Panama City Beach
Deep sea fishing Panama City Beach is one of the many treasures you can find in Florida. The blue water odyssey is as exciting as it can possibly be. If big fish are something you are after, take your fishing buddies, choose a captain to guide you, and have fun.
What to catch
When it comes down to the deep waters of the Emerald Coast, be prepared to land a wide variety of fish species. Whether you are an avid angler or a seafood lover (or both), you will love tackling the ferocious fighters. To name just a few, you will be concentrating on Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo. Plus, there are many reef species to go for, including Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack.
However, those big boys are not your only target. With deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, you can head to the floating oil rigs for Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna. Or go Swordfishing at night if you are up to a challenge. The sunrises and sunsets there are to die for! Drift in 1500 to 3000’ of water.
Opt for an overnight or a multiday trip. Check the distant offshore grounds somewhere 70-200+ miles out. Target some really big species, such as Blue Marlin and big Tuna. There are so many exciting opportunities when you have underwater mountains, weed lines, tide lines, and oil rigs.
Soak up all the fishing excitement that is guaranteed by just about any local captain. Any given day deep sea fishing in Panama City Beach gives you a taste of being out on the open sea.
When and how to fish the deep seas of Panama City Beach
Bottom fishing trips are one of the most popular around. You will head to an artificial reef or natural bottom, where your captain will fire down live or cut bait. The targeted species are Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel, as well as Triggerfish and Sharks. Try some bottom fishing before heading out further.
Trolling trips could also make your arms sore. You can wrestle ferocious Sharks, gigantic Grouper, and what not.
Wahoo are not around in winter along with Mahi Mahi. They can be caught from mid-summer all the way through October. Tuna show up a bit later in May but stays longer. You can test your angling skills and try your luck with Tuna until November.
Marlin and Sailfish can be found any time from May until October. Triggerfish and Amberjack fishing is a seasonal pleasure. The seasons are usually open in May for Amberjack and March for Triggerfish. You will have to ask your captain when is the best time to go for those monsters.
What People Are Saying About Deep Sea Fishing in Panama City Beach
"Half day trip with Captain Seth on Deep Water"
We really enjoyed the six hour red snapper express trip. Captain Seth and the deckhand were very knowledgeable of the area and all of the fish we caught. These guys really know how to put you on the fish. It was my wife's first time deep sea fishing, and now she is hooked. We will definitely book with Reel Deal Charters in the future.
"4 hour trip -first timers!"
We took our family deep sea fishing for the first time. Everyone loved it! Josh is outstanding! Great young man with tons of experience. You never have to do any of the dirty work, just the fun part! We caught 15 in 4hours including one that had a big bite from a shark!
"Best trip Ever!!!"
My son caught 8 foot Nerf Shark. I caught huge grouper, and had a huge Goliath Grouper on for a while! We caught several big Red Snapper I’ve been on about 10 deep sea fishing trips, and this was the best. We hope to come back soon!!!
Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Panama City Beach
- Size 5 to 20lbs
- Food Value Excellent
- Game Qualities Good
- Habitats Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck