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Drift Fishing Charters Near Port St. Joe, Fl
If you want a fun day out on the water in Panama City Beach, Captain Nathan is your man! For this 8 hour adventure, you will spend the first part of your trip fishing for 5 hours. You can hit the reefs to catch tasty fish like snapper and grouper, or hit it a little further offshore to troll for pelagic species like Wahoo, Mahi, Mackerel, and much more. After fishing has run its course. Captain Nathan will turn the boat back inshore and then travel to Shell Island to spend the remaining 3 hours lounging around in the sun! This can be a great time to explore the beaches, swim in the surf, and relax! Captain Nathan provides all the bait, top-of-the-line rods and reels, tackle, ice, and fishing licenses you will need for a successful day out on the water. All you'll need to bring is a cooler with food and drinks for yourselves and plenty of sunscreen! Read More
Panama City Custom Fishing Trip
Come on down to Panama City Beach, Florida, and experience an unforgettable day on the water with Captain Keith! On this 5-hour trip, Captain Keith will help you and your angling buddies target various species of Shark, including Blacktip Shark and Bonnethead Shark. Be warned: you might need to do some stretching before the trip. These beasts can reach up to 6 feet in length and weigh up to 220 lbs! Not to worry, Captain Keith will be there to help. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Keith’s 22-foot Center console with one 200 HP engine. She can accommodate up to four anglers, so make sure you bring some good company! This boat is also equipped with a fishfinder and a wireless trolling motor, among other amenities. Captain Keith will provide all licenses, rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and drinks. You can bring food and drinks of your own too. Don’t forget a cooler to take home your day’s catch, sunscreen, and a hat. Otherwise, get ready for an action-packed day of fishing in Panama City Beach, Florida with Captain Keith! Read More
Shark Fishing - 22' Tidewater
Experience the thrill of Shark fishing in the emerald waters of Panama City, Florida with Captain John, on board his 28' Cape Horn center console! On this trip, you'll be dropping cut to catch up some monster Shark species, including Bull Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Lap Sharks, and many more! Captain John has years of experience fishing in the waters of Panama City and he knows all the best spots to find the biggest Sharks. With his state-of-the-art equipment and expertise, you'll have everything you need for a successful and memorable trip. His Cape Horn center console is a top-of-the-line fishing machine with plenty of room for anglers of all ages and skill levels. It's equipped with the latest electronics and fishing gear, and it's powered by twin Yamaha outboard engines for a smooth and comfortable ride. During your trip, Captain John will provide you with everything you need to bottom fish, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. He'll also be on hand to offer tips and advice, so you can catch some mega trophies! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, you'll have a blast fishing with Captain John! With its beautiful beaches, lively seafood restaurants, and world-class fishing, Panama City is the perfect destination for your next fishing charter. So, book your trip with Captain John today and get ready for a fun-filled day on the water! Read More
Panama City Shark Spectacular
Get ready for a thrilling day out as you go after a range of exciting and delicious fish that call the waters of Panama City Beach home. There’s no better Captain to take you on the adventure than Captain Eric! On this 4-hour adventure, expect to target a plethora of species, including Bonito, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, and more! No matter if you want to fish inshore or offshore, Captain Eric is more than happy to accommodate! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Eric’s 32-foot center console with two 275 HP Mercury engines. This boat is equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, and an Icebox. She can accommodate up to four people. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day, a cooler to take home your day’s catch, sunscreen, and a hat. Captain Eric will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. Come visit Panama City Beach and have an action-packed day on the water! Read More
4 Hour Trip - 32' Scarab
Captain Jim invites anglers of all levels of expertise too join him for a great time on the water down in PCB. Panama City fishing means a lot of fish biting year-round. They are up and running, always hungry. With your experienced captain Jim, this image will come true – he’ll put you on fish and make sure you enjoy it. You’ll have your water adventure on board a brand new 25’ Key West boat, built-in 2020 and equipped with the latest navigational gadgets to give you speed and precision. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers who will go around reefs and wrecks, or brave further out. The vessel has a live bait box, an icebox to keep your catch cool, and all the necessary safety equipment. You can choose from rich fishing grounds of these waters – go for Amberjack, Cobia, tasty Snapper, the likes of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, or the occasional Sailfish. Panama City Beach is blessed with numerous species near the coastline and offshore, and with the experienced crew, you’re in for a treat. Read More
Panama City Beach Nearshore Run
When you step on board with Captain Terry, you're in for the fishing adventure of a lifetime! Whether you're an old hand or a total greenhorn, he'll make sure to get you on the fish and give you the opportunity to hook a lunker. On this trip, you'll focus on the nearshore waters around Panama City Beach, FL. This rich fishery is home to a huge variety of sportfish, including Blacktip Sharks, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Bonito (super fun on light tackle!), Mahi Mahi, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more. To get bites, you'll run trolling gear in combination with drift fishing on light tackle—both really fun ways to get fish hooked! Once a fish is on, hang on for the fight of your life, especially if you hook a shark. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Terry's 24' SeaPro center console, which is equipped with a 250-HP Yamaha outboard to give you a smooth, fast ride. She's also fully kitted out with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box, and Life Jackets for all passengers. Captain Terry will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Come on down to Panama City Beach and make some lifelong memories! Read More
Gulf Fishing Experience
Come have some serious fun and explore some of the most prolific waters in the area with Captain Joe! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Joe's 41-foot Infiniti sportfisher equipped with air conditioning, GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, refrigerator, multimedia system, and an ice box, among other amenities. Regardless of the trip option you choose (6, 8, 10, or 12-hour), you’ll be bottom fishing for some of the biggest species that call these waters home. **6-Hour Trip** This is a bottom fishing trip 10-15 miles offshore targeting a variety of different reef species. Target species include a variety of different Snappers, Triggerfish, Red Porgy, and occasionally a Shark or Grouper. This is a great trip for the novice angler, kids, and families. **8-Hour Trip** Experience deep sea fishing like never before on this offshore excursion off of the Florida Panhandle coast! You'll be going up to 20–25 miles from shore to bottom fish for various species. **10-Hour Trip** This trip is perfect for anglers who love fishing the deep sea! Go 25–35 miles from the coast to bottom fish for various reef species. **12-Hour Trip** On this trip, you'll travel 25–40 miles from shore to target a range of species. Captain Joe will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, a first mate, and live bait (which you will spend the first 20-30 minutes catching). Remember to bring food and drinks for the day, a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch, , (fish processing at the dockside market is available for an added fee.) Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out to a fishing adventure to remember with Captain Joe! Read More
PCB Bottom Fishing
Come and explore the productive waters of Panama City Beach, Florida with Captain Eric! On this 8-hour adventure, you can expect to find a bunch of species, including Bonito, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and more. No matter what you want to target, Captain Eric is more than happy to accommodate! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Eric’s 32-foot center console with two 275 HP Mercury engines. This boat is equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, and an Icebox. She can accommodate up to four people. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day, a cooler to take home your day’s catch, sunscreen, and a hat. Captain Eric will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. Come visit Panama City Beach and have a super fun time on the water! Read More
PCB Full Day Trip - 32' Scarab
Unleash your angling prowess on an all-inclusive fishing extravaganza aboard the 'Double Trouble'! Join us for an unforgettable 8-hour fishing adventure from Panama City, FL, targeting a variety of prized species including Red Snapper, Grouper, Vermilion Snapper, Wahoo, and Cobia. With our experienced crew, state-of-the-art equipment, and the vast bounty of the Gulf of Mexico at your fingertips, get ready for non-stop action and reel in your personal fishing triumphs. Don't miss this chance to create lifelong memories and bring home the ultimate catch. Reserve your spot now for the fishing experience of a lifetime! Read More
Reelin' In Reds
From hundreds of miles of creeks, rivers, lakes, and tidal marshes, to fifty-plus miles of white sandy beaches and Apalachicola Bays barrier islands. Nearly half of the local barrier islands are owned by the state or federal government, they are uninhabited, and very few people visit them keeping them in that sublime natural state that simply takes your breath away. They are wonderful, beautiful, pristine and waiting for you and your family to enjoy. So head out with Captain Greg and get ready for a relaxing day exploring the surrounding water chasing these unpressured local fish like Reds, Pompano, Black Drum, Sheepshead and Speckled Trout. You can take a stab at it with a 12' fiberglass pole paired with minnows, or you can do some light casting and spinning tackle if that's what you're looking for. You can to sit back, relax, enjoy the sweet sea breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming or you can be as active and engaged as you would like, with years of guiding experience Captain Greg can cater your trip to your goals for the day. Captain Greg grew up fishing in Apalachicola and has a passion for meeting new people, so expect some expert guidance no matter how engaged you'd like to be! You'll be fishing aboard an impressive 24’ Proline with a 225 HP Evinrude that can comfortably fit 4 anglers. The Evinrude engine can be cranked up to a top speed of 45 knots which makes it an ideal vehicle for inshore and nearshore adventures. Captain Greg provides all rods, reels, and tackle, and live. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks, drinks and motion sickness relief you might need. Captain Greg will also clean any keepers for no additional cost. Feel free to take your young ones along; Captain Greg knows how to keep them entertained with some exciting fishing! Read More
Hop on board with Captain John and get ready for an exciting day of deep-water fishing in the Florida Gulf! The deep sea waters off of Panama City are great for going after some of the big game fish that Florida is known for. On this 12-hour trip, Captain John will take you from Panama City out to the deep waters of the Florida Gulf where you can expect to target a huge selection of Grouper, Marlin, Mackerel, Shark, Snapper, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack and many more. Depending on what you want to catch you can use one of a variety of methods, and Captain John's vessel is equipped for light tackle, artificial lures, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, drift fishing, and deep dropping. Just let Captain John know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! Captain John will provide all rods, reels, and tackle, and will provide live bait for an additional cost. All you need to bring are sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food and drinks you might want. These exciting full-day trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company and a camera! Read More
12 Hr Extended Deep Sea Trip
Head out to hit the reefs for bottomfishing trip with Captain John! These trips are a great time for the whole family, as Captain John will work for you to give you the best opportunities to catch some of the best species the gulf has to offer. He also loves to mix in some trolling on these trips, if time permits. Whether it's a natural bottom or artificial reef, Captain John finds a variety of species Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Amberjack, Grouper, and much more! If you catch your fill of bottom fish and you've got some time to kill before you head back to the dock, Captain John will crank up the motors and cruise the grass lines and reef edges to attract a bite from Mackerel, Cobia, Bonito, and anything else the prolific Gulf Waters can offer up! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain John's 28' Cape Horn which provides a comfortable stable experience offshore. She can accommodate 6 anglers. Captain John will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Live bait is included in the price. The fishing license for the whole group is also included. Captain John will fillet and package your fish free of charge at the end of your trip. Feel free to bring food and drinks of your choice as well as a cooler to bring home your day’s catch. Read More
8hr PC Bottom Fishing And Trolling
Let new fishing adventures begin with Captain Russell! No matter if it’s your first time on the water or if you’re a seasoned professional, Captain Russell will lead the way! Test your casting accuracy as you target the Amberjack, Black Seabass, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Redfish, and Tiger Shark that inhabit these waters. Hook on some live bait (provided by Captain Russell free of charge) and have yourself a day! You can choose to fish for 5 or 8-hours. Remember, the longer you’re out on the water the deeper you can go. And the deeper you can travel, the bigger the fish get! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Russell’s 29-foot center console equipped with a fishfinder, live bait well, multimedia system, a wireless trolling motor (which is great for sneaking up on those easily spooked fish), and an ice box. Captain Russell will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Come on down to Panama City Beach and make some lifelong memories with Captain Russell! Read More
Panama City Fishing Rodeo
Discover the Ultimate 10-Hour Fishing Adventure with Captain John in Panama City! Prepare for the fishing experience of a lifetime with Captain John. We offer the best 10 hours on the water, exploring the diverse fishing opportunities in Panama City, Florida. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, we've got the perfect trip to create lasting memories. What's in Store? Fishing Techniques Galore: Choose from a wide range of fishing techniques, including artificial lure fishing, bottom fishing, cut bait fishing, drift fishing, heavy tackle fishing, jigging, light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, topwater fishing, and trolling. We've got something for every angler's preference. Abundant Target Species: Panama City's waters are teeming with a variety of prized species, including Amberjack, Blacktip Shark, Bonito, Bull Shark, Gag Grouper, Kingfish, Lane Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, and Wahoo. Your fishing dreams are within reach. Customizable Trips: We tailor our trips to your preferences. Whether you want to focus on bottom fishing, trolling, or a combination of both, we'll create the perfect experience for you. Meet Captain John: Your Expert Guide Captain John is your experienced and friendly guide, ready to lead you to the best fishing spots and share his wealth of knowledge. With his expertise and the stunning backdrop of Panama City, you're in for an unforgettable angling adventure. Book Your 10-Hour Fishing Day Today! Don't miss the opportunity to embark on this exceptional 10-hour fishing adventure in Panama City. Secure your spot now, and get ready for a day filled with excitement, camaraderie, and memories that will last a lifetime. Let Captain John and the abundant marine life help you create fishing memories you'll cherish forever! Read More
Best 10 Hrs On The Water
Come on down to Panama City Beach, Florida, and experience an unforgettable day on the water with Captain Keith! On this 4-hour trip, Captain Keith will help you and your angling buddies target a variety of species, including Bluefish, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, and Tripletail. No matter your age or skill level, this is the trip for you. It is especially good for children! You will fish the backwaters, flats, and/or docks. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Keith’s 22-foot Center console with one 200 HP engine. She can accommodate up to four anglers, so make sure you bring some good company! This boat is also equipped with a fishfinder and a wireless trolling motor, among other amenities. Captain Keith will provide all licenses, rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and drinks. You can bring food and drinks of your own too. Don’t forget a cooler to take home your day’s catch, sunscreen, and a hat. Otherwise, get ready for an action-packed day of fishing in Panama City Beach, Florida, with Captain Keith! Read More
Inshore Trip - 22' Tidewater
The most popular trip booked is the four hour inshore trip. It is a good amount of time to pursue the different types of fish that are bitting or are in season. The five and six hour trips are usually booked with intentions of ether half the trip inshore and other nearshore, or the entire trip nearshore. This extended time gives the capt. the opportunity to make a further ride and more time to provide you a better catch of fish. After leaving the dock it’s a short trip to where we will be stopping to buy/catch live bait for your trip. Depending on the trip booked we will usually ride anywhere from 5 to 30 min to the fishing grounds. Longer rides are the nearshore trips. The tackle most commonly used on the inshore trips are light tackle 3000-4000 spinning reels with 20lb braid. Nearshore tackle consists of two different types of reels using 6000 shimano spinning reels and conventional reels are shimano torium 20pg with 50lb mono. The boat is a 22’ Cape Horn bay. Boat has dry storage to put your things - cell/wallet etc. Has all up to-date coastguard safety equipment. Additional cooler storage is available if you need to store more drinks or food. The trip usually starts out with a plan. Expectations of how the trip is supposed to turn out, what you’re supposed to catch sometime changes. You never know what is going to happen or what you’re going to catch. Double C charters strives to be prepared for every thing to ensure that your trip is comfortable and exciting. Read More
Double C Charters
Are you ready for an amazing fishing adventure in Apalachee Bay, Florida? Look no further than a trip with Captain Chris, on board his 23' Blackjack center console! You'll have the opportunity to target a wide variety of fish species throughout the year. Speckled and White Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found in the waters of Apalachee Bay year-round. From April to November, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, and sharks are abundant, providing plenty of action and excitement. If you're looking for a real challenge and the chance to catch a trophy-sized fish, then book your trip for June, July, or August. During these months, the waters of Apalachee Bay are teeming with Tripletail, and you'll have the best chance to reel in one of these elusive and tasty fish. Don't worry if you're new to fishing or don't have your own gear - Captain Chris will provide all the necessary equipment for your trip, including rods, reels, and bait. He'll also show you the best spots to find the fish and share his expert tips and techniques to help you catch more fish. Whether you're an experienced angler or just looking for a fun day out on the water with friends or family, a fishing trip with Captain Chris is the perfect choice. So book your trip today and get ready for an unforgettable experience on the beautiful waters of Apalachee Bay, Florida! Read More
Inshore Fishing In Apalachicola
Everything to Know About Booking a Port St. Joe drift fishing charter
What are the best drift fishing charters in Port St. Joe?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 drift fishing trip in Port St. Joe: Inshore Redfish Whacker guided by Wilkin.
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What types of drift fishing charters are common in Port St. Joe?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for drift fishing in Port St. Joe as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for drift fishing in Port St. Joe are: 1. kingfish, 2. redfish, 3. spanish mackerel, and 4. mahi mahi.
How much do Port St. Joe drift fishing charters cost?
for drift fishing in Port St. Joe prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $3,000, but the average price for a half day trip for drift fishing in Port St. Joe is $730. The average price for a full day trip for drift fishing in Port St. Joe is $1,310.
What month is best for on a drift fishing charter in Port St. Joe?
The most popular season to go on a drift fishing charter in Port St. Joe is summer, and most anglers book their trips 36 days in advance.
Do I need a Port St. Joe fishing license and what are the bag limits in Port St. Joe?
You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Port St. Joe don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Port St. Joe.
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EXCELLENT OUTING. BOOKING WAS SIMPLE. THE PRICE WAS VERY REASONABLE. HAD A GREAT TIME FISHING. CAPTAIN CARL KNEW EXACTLY WHERE TO GO AND WHERE TO FIND OUR CATCH. BEST 4 HOURS IVE SPENT FISHING IN DECADES. CAPTAIN CARL IS THE BEST. WILL NEVER BOOK ANOTHER FISHING TRIP AGAIN WITHOUT CARL BEING OUR CAPTAIN. THANKS CAPTAIN CARL FEOM ME, MY SON IN LAW, AND TWO GRANDSONS. YOU”RE THE BEST
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