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Area Spotlight - Panama City, FL
Characteristics:
  • Pleasant climate
  • Fishing and Water Sports
  • Attractive Housing Opportunities
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Pleasing small town environment for raising a family
Statistics:
  • Incorporated: 1909
  • Population (City): 36,484
  • Population (Metro): 168,852
  • Elevation: 26 ft
  • Encompasses an area of 35.4 square miles, 17.39% of which is water
Panama City Beach is home to one of the country’s largest sport fishing fleets.
The area boasts one of the highest concentrations of bottlenose dolphins in the world, one of the many reasons Panama City Beach travel is so popular.
Panama City Beach fishing is world famous, and fisherman can troll for multiple varieties of fish, including Blue Marlin, Red Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Pompano and Cobia.
Fishing Reports

11/05/2015 - REDFISH RUN PENSACOLA FL

SCOTT GERDINE
Gulf Coast
The Running of the Bulls in Pensacola Bay is starting. One of my favorite times of the year. Every Nov. and Dec. the Big Bull Redfish...

03/19/2013 - TROUT REDS AND FLOUNDER

HAL TARPLEY
Port St. Joe
The Trout Reds and Flounder have shown up this year. Flounder are plentiful, Reds are spooky but here and the Trout have just started...

12/07/2006 - APALACICOLA/PORTSTJOE

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Apalachicola
Port St Joe area fishing is good this time of year with plenty of trout from the oil docks and lots of action from bluefish in the...

12/07/2006 - A BAY CHARTER REPORT

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Apalachicola
Port St Joe area fishing is good this time of year with plenty of trout from the oil docks and lots of action from bluefish in the...

12/01/2006 - APALACICOLA/PORTSTJOE

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Apalachicola
Port St Joe Area still holding lots of bait and where you find the bait you can find a fish . Warren Bayou although catch and release...

10/12/2006 - APALACHICOLA FISHING

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Apalachicola
The St Joe area bite has picked up with larger trout being taken off the grass flats on the west side of the bay. Spanish are moving...

09/28/2006 -

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Some cooler weather here along the forgotten coast, Last night in the air boat was the first time I put on a jacket in months. The...

09/05/2006 - APALACICOLA/PORTSTJOE

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
It came on the heels of a busy weekend. Fished Ochlocknee bay area the first of the week got into a good bunch of slot Redfish using...

08/03/2006 -

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Hi folks Captain Gary Goodrich here, Its HOT the weather and the fishing. The Trout bite is good using a root beer colored grub...

07/13/2006 -

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Here in the Port St Joe area the fishing is getting hot Inland you will find good schools of Redfish in the 22 to 30 inch size range...

06/09/2006 - A BAY CHARTER REPORT

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Hi everyone Captain Gary Goodrich here from A Bay Charter 1-850-bay-fish in Port St Joe, Florida .Fishing is good here along this...

05/25/2006 - PORT ST. JOE REPORT

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Hi all Captain Gary Goodrich here, Fishing in Port St Joe Bay for Trout has been slow in limits but the size of fish we are catching...

04/26/2006 - THE TRIPLETAIL HAVE ARRIVED !!!!

TIM HARVEY
Apalachicola
Well Spring has finally sprung here in the panhandle.The water temps are getting right and the fish are moving on the flats.The trout...

04/02/2006 - A BAY CHARTER REPORT

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
With the water temputure on the rise we are finding fish everywhere we go. The bay here in Port St Joe is full of Spanish , Bluefish,...

02/12/2006 - PORT ST JOE / APALACHICOLA

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Hi all Captain G here, and yes I know there is only so much you can report on the Gulf County Canal , but if you are wanting fish...

01/29/2006 - PORT ST JOE / APALACHICOLA

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
The bite is still on in the Gulf county canal . The trout are as thick as ever , although the Black drum have slowed down. The...

12/21/2005 - A BAY CHARTER REPORT

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
?? Happy New Year ?? Its cold on the water here in Port St Joe , But if you brave it you are sure to catch a fish . My trips have...

11/19/2005 - PORT ST JOE AREA

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Its getting towards the end of November and although the weather is turning cold the fish bite is heating up! We are catching...

11/13/2005 - A BAY CHARTER REPORT

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Hi everyone Captain Goodrich here, Its into the second week of November and I?m still seeing the signs of ?Red Tide? in St Joe bay....

10/19/2005 - PORT ST JOE

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Here it is middle of October already, its the time of year many have been waiting for. The bigger redfish make their run along the...

10/03/2005 - IT'S HOT !!!!!

TIM HARVEY
Apalachicola
It doesn't seem to matter where you go fishing in the panhandle of Fl,the fish are cooperating.The last week or so the redtide that...

10/01/2005 - THIS PAST SEPTEMBER

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
With all the storms, red tide, and lack of work do to cancelled trips because of Mother Nature I have fished September away , and...

09/25/2005 - PORT ST JOE AREA

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Autumn is here , The beach is empty , kids are in school and the fish are hungry. This week has been blues and ladyfish , but red...

09/03/2005 - ITS SEPTEMBER

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Here it is the first week in September, wow the summer is fading fast. The redfish and trout are still hitting hard on the flats....

08/07/2005 - PORT ST JOE BAY

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
July is a good month for St Joe bay. We here at A Bay Charter 1-850-Bay-Fish have put a lot of fish in the boat along with many gallons...

05/05/2005 - SPOTTED SEA TROUT

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
The spotted sea trout has a more common name here on the panhandle of Florida ? speckled trout? and in many fishing circles its known...

04/26/2005 - PENSACOLA FISHING

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Today?s Trip was out of Pensacola what a wonderful place. The weather was just right; the water was clear along the beach and with...

04/19/2005 - PORT ST JOE

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Took off today from downtown ramp. Headed up into the bay searching for big trout in water 3 to 5 feet. I ended up with about 30...

04/17/2005 - BAY FISH

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Fishing today was as good as it gets. I started at 8:00 am eastern time. The wind was light out of the north east. Water temp started...

04/16/2005 - ST JOE BAY

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Fishing St.Joe bay is like my back yard, I know it well, its pretty, but it sure can be a lot of work. I fished 8 hours yesterday....

04/13/2005 - CROOKED ISLAND SOUND

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
Fished Crooked Island this week. Tossing top dogs gold and silver colors lots of good trout and red fish. Stopped to rest at wild...

02/27/2005 - FEBUARY 27

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Port St. Joe
The rain let up and a family friend wanted to fish, I needed to test my new radio anyway. We started fishing around the piles then...

09/11/2004 - FALL FISHING

TIM HARVEY
Apalachicola
It's finally here my favorite time of the year.Our fall fishing is a guides dream. No more having to try this bar and that bar to...

04/04/2004 - THE SPANISH ARE HERE

TIM HARVEY
Apalachicola
The last couple of weeks of march have been a blast.Plenty of trout biting and a few redfish but the exiting news is spanish mackeral...

03/08/2004 - APALACHICOLA TROUT 3/6-7/2004

TIM HARVEY
Apalachicola
The first week of march has been fantastic. The warm weather we had moved the trout out of their winter haunts back to their spring...

02/26/2004 - FISHING FOR MARCH

WALT CARLSON
Steinhatchee
Grouper and amberjack is GREAT right now! Limits being caught just about every trip!! Sheephead should be showing up soon! lots...

02/12/2004 - EARLY SPRING MEANS HOT ANGLING ACTION

ALEX CRAWFORD
Apalachicola
EARLY SPRING MEANS HOT ANGLING ACTION On the Forgotten Coast, March means an end to hunting seasons...
Charter Captains

BOSS CHARTERS

DENNIS CROSBY
Gulf of Mexico, St. George Island, Apalachicola
Amberjack, Black Grouper, Dolphin, King Mackeral, Redfish, Snapper, Trout, Tuna

TOPKNOTS CHARTERS

ALEX CRAWFORD
Apalachicola
Cobia, Dolphin, Flounder, Grouper, King Mackeral, Pompano, Snapper, Triggerfish

JABO OFFSHORE

MIKE FALZONE
Panama City
Amberjack, Black Grouper, Flounder, King Mackeral, Red Snapper, Scamp

SALTYNATIVE CHARTERS

BRITTANY AND TIM MCLEOD
Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Port St. Joe, St. George Island, Apalachicola
Flounder, Redfish, Rock Bass, Sheephead, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Tripletail, Trout

BREAKAWAY CHARTERS

DIANA CLEVENGER
Destin
Grouper, King Mackeral, Red Snapper, Triggerfish

PENSACOLASHARKFISHING.COM

JIM SUMMERS
Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico
Amberjack, Bonita, Dorado, King Mackeral, Mackerel, Red Snapper, Shark, Tuna

FISH HAPPENS CHARTERS

CHRIS WILLIAMS
Gulf Coast, Emerald Coast
Blue Marlin, Flounder, Redfish, Sea Trout, Tuna, Wahoo

SILVER LINING

ED SHIELDS
Destin, Gulf Coast, Emerald Coast
Amberjack, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, Mackerel, Red Snapper, Scamp, Triggerfish

CHARTERBOATSINC.COM

ROBERT "BEAU" BEAUBIEN
Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Panama City, Emerald Coast
Amberjack, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackeral, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Shark

CAPTAIN REX PHIPPS FISHING GUIDE SERVICE

REX PHIPPS
St. George Island, Apalachicola
Black Drum, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail

DEEP SEA

RANDY CRAFT
Gulf of Mexico, St. George Island, Apalachicola
Amberjack, Black Seabass, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, Grunts, Hogfish, Red Snapper

FLYLINER CHARTERS, INC

PAT DINEEN
Destin, Panama City
Cobia, Jack Crevalle, King Mackeral, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon

FISHBNZ CHARTERS

MICHAEL HAYNES
Gulf of Mexico, NE Florida
Flounder, Red Snapper, Redfish, Shark, Sheephead, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Sea Trout, Tarpon

PANAMACITYINSHORE.COM

JUSTIN LEAKE
Port St. Joe, Panama City, Apalachicola
Cobia, Red Snapper, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout

MAVERICK

WAYNE DILLON
Destin, Gulf Coast
Amberjack, Billfish, Blackfin Tuna, Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackeral, Red Snapper, Triggerfish

TALL TALES FISHING

TIM HARVEY
Port St. Joe, Panama City, Apalachicola
Cobia, King Mackeral, Pompano, Redfish, Shark, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail

HIGH TIDE GUIDE SERVICE

KYLE PITTS
Panama City
Cobia, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, Redfish, Sheephead, Speckled Trout, Tarpon

STRESS RELIEF

CHESTER SNYDER
Destin
Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackeral, Mangrove Snapper, Marlin, Red Snapper, Triggerfish

SURE CATCH CHARTERS

PHILLIP MONEY
Amberjack, Grouper, King Mackeral, Redfish, Sheephead, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout

ONE ON ONE OUTFITTERS

JIM HAISTEN
Destin, Port St. Joe, Panama City, Apalachicola
Flounder, King Mackeral, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Redfish, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout

ADIOS CHARTERS

STEVE JACOBS
Panama City
Cobia, Flounder, Grouper, King Mackeral, Pompano, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout

A BAY CHARTER

GARY "RED" GOODRICH
Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Port St. Joe, St. George Island, Apalachicola
Crappie, Flounder, Redfish, Shark, Sheephead, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Trout

HELLER HIGH WATER CHARTERS LLC

CHARLES HELLER
Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico
Amberjack, Cobia, Dolphin, Red Snapper, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna

REDFISH UNIVERSITY

ERIC HOLSTMAN
Destin, Panama City
Flounder, Pompano, Redfish, Shark, Speckled Trout, Tripletail

SGICHARTERS.COM

LEE CHAPIN
Gulf of Mexico, St. George Island, Apalachicola
Cobia, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Redfish, Tarpon, Tripletail, Trout

REEL N COUNTERS - PENSACOLA CHARTER FISHING

JEFF BEARD
Destin, Gulf of Mexico, Apalachicola
Blue Marlin, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackeral, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo

FISH TIME FISHING CHARTERS

SCOTT GERDINE
Destin, Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Emerald Coast
Black Drum, Flounder, King Mackeral, Red Snapper, Redfish, Sheephead, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout

REEL FUN CHARTERS

TERRY MCGOWEN
Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Panama City, Emerald Coast
Bluefish, Mackerel, Pompano, Red Snapper, Redfish, Shark, Sheephead, Speckled Trout

SHORE THANG CHARTERS

HAL TARPLEY
Port St. Joe, Panama City, Apalachicola
Bluefish, Flounder, Pompano, Redfish, Sea Trout, Shark, Spanish Mackerel, Trout

INSPIRATION CHARTERS

STEVE JONES
Destin, Gulf Coast
Black Drum, Bluefish, Flounder, Ladyfish, Redfish, Sheephead, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout

REAL TIME CHARTERS

WALT CARLSON
Steinhatchee
Amberjack, Black Grouper, Flounder, Grunts, Redfish, Sea Trout

CHARTER BOAT HUNTRESS

MIKE GRAEF
Destin
Amberjack, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, King Mackeral, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Triggerfish

CHARTERBOAT PHOENIX

SCOTT ROBSON
Destin, Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico
Amberjack, Billfish, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackeral, Red Snapper, Tuna, Wahoo

SOUTHBOUND FISHING CHARTERS

RICK PURVES
Destin, Gulf Coast, Islamorada, Gulf of Mexico
Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackeral, Sailfish, Wahoo

WILLIAMS FISHING ADVENTURES

BRUCE WILLIAMS
Gulf of Mexico, St. George Island, Apalachicola
Black Drum, Cobia, Flounder, Mackerel, Red Snapper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper
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