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Panama City Fishing Charters

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Panama City: 162 fishing charters available

Say When Charters Inshore

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from HK $3,140

GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(31 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from HK $2,355

Adrenaline On H2O Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(106 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from HK $4,710

Grand Slam Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(13 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from HK $2,747

Complete Inshore Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(127 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from HK $4,121

Say When Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(99 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from HK $5,181

Flat Spot Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from HK $3,532

Advanced Fishing With JP

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(100 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from HK $3,925

Off The Clock Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(61 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from HK $3,925

Reel Therapy Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(121 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from HK $3,925

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Panama City

The average price for a private 4 hour Panama City fishing trip is $642, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,360 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Say When Charters Inshore, GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure, and Adrenaline On H2O Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Panama City, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Panama City.

Say When Charters Inshore, GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure, and Adrenaline On H2O Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Panama City.

The most popular fish species you can target are Red Snapper, Amberjack, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Panama City, FL fishing charters are the icing on the cake of a year-round resort town. Watersports enthusiasts flock to the numerous bays and deep waters offshore for a range of activities, and fishing ranks right up there. From the inshore lagoons to the heart of the Gulf, there’s something for anglers of all kinds. 
 
The town is surrounded by water, with the North Bay, Saint Andrew Bay, and Grand Lagoon all offering up inshore fishing. Target Floridian favorites such as Redfish and Spotted Seatrout year-round, and some delicious Flounder and Sheepshead, too. Come in summer and target tough-fighting Tarpon, along with schools of Jack Crevalle, Bonito, and many more. 
 
You’ll also find plenty of charters ready to take you out into the Gulf, where the productive reefs are swarming with prized fish. Amberjacks are so prevalent here that they’ve earned the nickname “Reef Donkeys,” while Kingfish are just as ubiquitous. Don’t forget about Snappers, Groupers, and Cobia, either!
 
Deep water enthusiasts can also find a Panama City fishing charter that caters to them. Go after monster Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. Anywhere from 35–100 miles out, there’s no shortage of big game creatures waiting to take the bait, so settle in for the fishing trip of your life.
 
There’s something for everyone in Panama City. Beginners can learn the ropes on a trip as short as two hours inshore, with angling fiends having the chance to spend a full day fishing. Nearshore trips tend to last around 6–8 hours, while offshore adventures will require at least 10 hours. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Your fishing license will be covered aboard a Panama City, FL fishing charter, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Your professional captain will also be up to date with all the latest bag and size limits, so you can focus on fishing. 
Panama City
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24873 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Mid-winter sees Trout and smaller Redfish in the grass flats. Inshore fishing can be productive, with Flounder and Triggerish available too. What better way to start the year than with a fishing adventure? 

February

Bait is showing up near the inlet, attracting a whole host of Spanish Mackerel for you to target. If you manage to get up early or stay up late, Trout can be found inshore, with Redfish in the flats, too. 

March

Spring is here, and plenty of Spanish Mackerel are waiting to be reeled in. Mangrove Snapper and Sheepshead are around inshore along with a few early Cobia nearshore, so there's something for everyone. 

April

King Mackerel have joined their Spanish cousins in these productive fishing grounds, so hit the flats, reefs, and offshore water, where you can troll for Spanish Mackerel and Pompano, too. 

May

May brings the weekends of the State Waters Red Snapper season. Plus, the Lionfish Tournament is on! Good things are also happening close to shore, with King Mackerel in good numbers for a challenge. 

June

Long-range trips are a must at the beginning of summer. Go for Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Bonito, King Mackerel, and even Sailfish in the deep. June heralds in the start of peak season, so make the most of it!

July

The weather is hot and the fishing even hotter. Everything you could want to target is biting, so get ready for an incredible adventure wherever you head. Get your fish on like never before!

August

Redfish are patrolling the shallows, while Tarpon and Jacks are hiding in the secret spots. It's also a good idea to take another shot at Red Snapper on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

September

While vacationers make their way out of town, there's never been a better time to come. The great weather brings with it great fish, with Wahoo bite offshore, and Redfish, Pompano, Flounder, and Mackerel inshore.

October

The winds may force you to stay close to shore, but this is your last chance to head out in search of Snapper. Inshore, the most common catches are Redfish, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper, so there's plenty on offer.

November

Not only is it too choppy to head offshore, but the pelagics start leaving. It's a good thing that Flounder, Trout, Redfish, and Sheepshead are all on offer in the bays, so settle in for a peaceful day of fishing.

 

 

December

Make the most of the holidat season by getting out on the water. Fishing is the best way to keep warm as the chilly winds beat down on you, with plenty of great rewards for a hearty dinner. 

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Take a trip with Captain James Tew for a fun fishing trip and if you have young children he will treat them like family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a trip with Captain James Tew for a fun fishing trip and if you have young children he will treat them like family.
William  W.
William W. Enterprise, AL
We recommend you give Captain Linton a call and take a fishing trip with him!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We recommend you give Captain Linton a call and take a fishing trip with him!
Cassie  F.
Cassie F. United States
Bring a large cooler! We caught lots of fish some targeted species and some not planned. King Mackerel and Red Snapper and that can be a lot of fish. We had a great time and caught a lot. We did do a 4 hour morning trip so we figured the fishing would be good and it was! Bring Dramamine if you think the ocean waters could make you sick it is completely different feeling then being on the lakes in the Midwest!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a large cooler! We caught lots of fish some targeted species and some not planned. King Mackerel and Red Snapper and that can be a lot of fish. We had a great time and caught a lot. We did do a 4 hour morning trip so we figured the fishing would be good and it was! Bring Dramamine if you think the ocean waters could make you sick it is completely different feeling then being on the lakes in the Midwest!
Samantha  H.
Samantha H. Leon, IA
Listen to your captain and deck hand and you should have no problem catching fish and just have fun!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your captain and deck hand and you should have no problem catching fish and just have fun!!
Mark  H.
Mark H. Sweetwater, TN
Great water and plenty of fishing. Make sure what ever species you are targeting are open if you plan on keeping the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great water and plenty of fishing. Make sure what ever species you are targeting are open if you plan on keeping the fish
John  B.
John B. Forest Hill, MD
Some got very sea sick so consider sea sickness medicine! But the trip was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some got very sea sick so consider sea sickness medicine! But the trip was great.
Richard  B.
Richard B. Centerton, AR
Hook up with Capt Leveral Raffield family. You will not regret it. Great experience ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hook up with Capt Leveral Raffield family. You will not regret it. Great experience ?
Ted  R.
Ted R. Union Grove, AL
Expect anything. Remember the captain can not control if the fish are biting and are in the area at that time.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Expect anything. Remember the captain can not control if the fish are biting and are in the area at that time.
Brian  T.
Brian T. Rome, GA
If you haven't ever been fishing offshore. Be prepared for big waves and bring some Dramamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you haven't ever been fishing offshore. Be prepared for big waves and bring some Dramamine.
Larry  P.
Larry P. Monticello, GA
It was an awesome experience, would highly recommend and will absolutely go again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was an awesome experience, would highly recommend and will absolutely go again.
Brian  C.
Brian C. Panama City, Florida
Use a steel leader.... I fought a shark over an hour and line finally broke
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Use a steel leader.... I fought a shark over an hour and line finally broke
David  M.
David M. Topeka, KS
I recommend getting out there with captain Jason. He knows the waters and fish and is an excellent guide...we had lots of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend getting out there with captain Jason. He knows the waters and fish and is an excellent guide...we had lots of fun.
Dale  S.
Dale S. BRWNSBORO VLG, KY
Florida weather is great in March, our trip was the perfect day, water was calm and fish were biting!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Florida weather is great in March, our trip was the perfect day, water was calm and fish were biting!
Nikki  P.
Nikki P. Panama City, Florida
Don’t eat left over shrimp and grits for breakfast before getting on boat!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don’t eat left over shrimp and grits for breakfast before getting on boat!
Paul  M.
Paul M. Panama City Beach, FL
Bring sunscreen, snacks, and drinks. Make sure your arms are ready to fight these fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, snacks, and drinks. Make sure your arms are ready to fight these fish.
Yonah  H.
Yonah H. Jacksonville, Florida
Book early in your week so if the weather changes, you will have time and windows for them to shift and reschedule you. And your fish may processed the next day (depending on when you get back to dock) so plan your departure accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book early in your week so if the weather changes, you will have time and windows for them to shift and reschedule you. And your fish may processed the next day (depending on when you get back to dock) so plan your departure accordingly.
Brian  Y.
Brian Y. Clay, WV
We caught a ton of smaller fish, according to the deckhand most larger fish go offshore so June is the best time to fish in Florida.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a ton of smaller fish, according to the deckhand most larger fish go offshore so June is the best time to fish in Florida.
Chris  B.
Chris B. Kinston, North Carolina
Consider a private charter, you'll never be disappointed. Try not to book for a few days after a bad storm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consider a private charter, you'll never be disappointed. Try not to book for a few days after a bad storm.
Joshua  S.
Joshua S. Crestview, FL
You can fish off the big piers for cheap. Rent a pole, get bait, and fish. Its easy. 24 hours a day. If you want to go big , charter a boat. Talk to the captain/owners before renting. There are options to the trip. Different types of fishing . Different fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can fish off the big piers for cheap. Rent a pole, get bait, and fish. Its easy. 24 hours a day. If you want to go big , charter a boat. Talk to the captain/owners before renting. There are options to the trip. Different types of fishing . Different fish.
Kevin  O.
Kevin O. Nashville, TN
Bring food, drinks, sunscreen and the crew will handle the rest. Let them do their job and you will have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring food, drinks, sunscreen and the crew will handle the rest. Let them do their job and you will have a great time!
Burton  C.
Burton C. Macon, GA

Say When Charters
Say When Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Caught a lot of fish and had a lot of fun. We caught a bunch of nice red snappers and released them since they are not in season. Chris was nice and worked very hard to keep us on the fish. He knows what he is doing and where the fish are. We had a lot of fun and would enjoy fishing with him again.
Phillip  G.
Phillip G. Moulton, AL
Say When Charters Inshore
Say When Charters Inshore
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
We had an excellent time with Captain Chris! He was absolutely the best charter captain. He was very personable and took the best care of us and made sure we had a good fishing trip! We will definitely use him in the future!
Jared  Y.
Jared Y. Hawkinsville, GA
Tail Addiction Charters
Tail Addiction Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Captain Chilton was awesome. We had a great time. We are already planning our next trip with him.
James  M.
James M. Rome, GA
Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley
Kelley Girl Charters – Lady Kelley
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
We had 4 people ranging from 21-75 and it was an amazing time for everyone. We caught over 100 fish and ended up tossing half of them back. The fish we kept were cleaned at the marina and cooked for dinner that night. Highly recommend!
Stephanie  S.
Stephanie S. Franklin, TN
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Highly recommend. Put us on the fish immediately but weren’t biting so we all caught some bait and went back after it! Nice gear an willing to answer any questions you had about fish or about the area! I will be back next trip
Shane  R.
Shane R. Owensboro, KY
Say When Charters Inshore
Say When Charters Inshore
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Had an absolutely wonderful time with Captain Chris. Extremely knowledgeable. Best personality of any guide I have ever used. And I go a lot. Had me on a MONSTER bull red that I simply couldn't turn. Had a wonderful time. Even kept us out an extra hour plus, just tryin to make it happen. Would recommend to anybody. Fantastic time. Can't say enough. Looking VERY forward to going again!
Michael  D.
Michael D. Ocala, Florida
Off The Clock Fishing Charters
Off The Clock Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
This was one of the best experiences of our lives. Capt Travis went above and beyond to make this one of the best days of fishing. I would highly recommend off the clock fishing with Capt Travis. You won’t be disappointed
Jeff  H.
Jeff H. Panama City Beach, Florida
Say When Charters Inshore
Say When Charters Inshore
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
We had a blast fishing with Captain Chris! He genuinely cares about the service he is providing to his customers, he is passionate about fishing and he is just a nice/fun guy to learn from. Great time had by all. Highly recommend!
Madeline  G.
Madeline G. Peachtree City, GA
Grand Slam Fishing Charters
Grand Slam Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Great fishing trip. We had a great time with a great crew. Definitely would recommend this trip
MariLiisa  K.
MariLiisa K. Jacksonville, Florida
Off The Clock Fishing Charters
Off The Clock Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Overall solid dude, caught a good amount of fish. Friendly captain as well. Worked harder than any other captain and or deck hand we ever been a part of!!!
Oscar  L.
Oscar L. Silver Springs, Florida
NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours
NW Florida Dolphin & Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
He was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and nice. We had a blast and would definitely go with him again!!
Casey  S.
Casey S. Pensacola, Florida
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Tried their hardest to get us on fish. We caught a few keepers and even a shark! We had a blast and highly recommend! We will definitely use again when we come back to PCB!
Jennifer  W.
Jennifer W. Crandall, GA
Advanced Fishing With JP
Advanced Fishing With JP
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
It was a great trip. His Panga is an excellent fishing platform and he was able to put us on the fish. It was too late in the season for redfish, but we caught plenty of spanish mackerel and bonito.
Paul  N.
Paul N. Central, SC
Flat Spot Charters
Flat Spot Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Captain Justin was great! The weather was awesome. We didn’t catch alot of fish but we had a great time. The scenery was beautiful and the area was so peaceful. I did catch a huge drum but never got it in the boat after struggling with it for a while. My wrists couldn’t take it anymore. Captain Justin and my husband were able to see how big the drum was but I didn’t. I would highly recomend this charter. We will be defintely be back to see Captain Justin in the future.
Deanne  S.
Deanne S. Auburn, AL
Say When Charters Inshore
Say When Charters Inshore
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
My daughter and I had a Great time with Capt Chris he is very passionate about his job and a humble person Would recommend anyone to book him and I would also book him again Thank you capt Chris for a Great experience and memories
Tracy  W.
Tracy W. Blakely, GA
Complete Inshore Charters
Complete Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Greg was amazing. He knew all the good spots that only a local would know. He was very proficient with setting up all the rods and getting us started. Within 15 minutes of casting we were reeling them in. I have never caught so many BIG fish. There was 4 of us and we EACH caught at least 6 MONSTER Redfins. I can’t recommend him enough. Great time.
Douglas  F.
Douglas F. Bellmore, NY
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Adrenaline On H2O Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
We had to work with bad weather, but still left with a life memory thanks to these guys!
Wayne  D.
Wayne D. Cabool, MO
Capt. Ellis Charters
Capt. Ellis Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Very good at getting on the fish. Always right there when fish came up and kept bait flowing and didn’t miss a beat all day. We are all glad we chose this boat. Nothing could have been better.
Dennis  S.
Dennis S. Kennesaw, GA
Fishwhacker Charters
Fishwhacker Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain Don knows his stuff. He has a variety of spots to fish at and is gonna make sure he gives you the best chance to catch fish. 10/10 will be going with captain Don on our next trip down to Panama!
Hunter  C.
Hunter C. Lincolnton, GA
Charter Boat All The Way
Charter Boat All The Way
Fishing charter in Panama City
Very good
3.7 / 5
(91 reviews)
First time outing for our daughters, so we took a short trip to see how they would do. Deckhand Wes was fun and helpful. Had a great time and enjoyed the morning.
Jennifer  M.
Jennifer M. Panama City Beach, Florida

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