Panama City Beach is famous for all kinds of fishing, deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico being the most popular! Anglers can also try their hand at fishing directly from the piers along the beach and St. Andrew Bay, or by casting directly from the shore. There are many fishing options in Panama City Beach, we definitely recommend experiencing the excitement of deep sea fishing from one of the many charter boats in the area. It will be something you never forget! Looking for freshwater fishing? We have that too! Local rivers and freshwater lakes offer up some great freshwater fishing opportunities! From the first-time fishermen to the world-class anglers, all can enjoy the wide variety of fresh and saltwater fishing options available in Panama City Beach.

If enjoying the no-worries charter boat trip, many professional charter fishing companies will provide a fishing license for their clients. You can also acquire a short-term fishing license, if you decide to try your hand at the local piers, lakes or rivers.

Here are links to the charter fishing operators we recommend based on great experiences we have had with them:

Panama City Beach Inshore Fishing Guides

This is a great company for private fishing charters. Contact them in advance to arrange your charter, they are VERY popular and with good reason. They are professional and they know where to find the fish.


Here is a link to the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau listing of additional charter operations: