Panama City Beach Fishing Guides

Capt. Justin Leake

Tarpon, Reef Fishing, Bay Fishing, and Fall Redfish

Capt. Justin Leake was born and raised in Panama City Florida and has worked in the fishing industry for over 20 years! He is a versatile angler and guide, and prefers to chase the 'hot bite' from the shallow flats all the way out to the deep, blue water. His travels have taken him all over the state of Florida, as well as Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Belize, Costa Rica, and Alaska. Of all these locations, nowhere provides the diversity you will find along the Panhandle. From sugar white beaches with emerald green water to lush bays with dense seagrass and backcountry marshes. Capt. Justin utilizes the diversity of the Florida Panhandle to offer his clients access to many different fisheries.

He uses his custom 27' Conch to cover just about every type of inshore and offshore fishing imaginable. This boat is outfitted with the most advanced electronics and features ever put into a guide boat. This is the first guide boat in Panama City Beach to feature a Sea Keeper gyro stabilizer to minimize the rocking of the boat and make your day much more comfortable. He also has an 17' Technical Skiff for poling the shallow flats, sight fishing for redfish with fly or light-tackle. If you see Capt. Justin on the water with a film crew, he is most likely filming another episode of "Chasin' the Sun TV", which is a Coastal Lifestyle show on the Discovery Channel that he hosts. Capt. Justin is a USCG licensed and insured Charter Captain. Your inshore fishing trip includes all licenses, tackle, and bait. Customers will have a unique experience that combines a courteous and professional guide who enjoys nothing more than watching a customer reel in the catch of a lifetime. Capt. Justin loves teaching new techniques and skills to his anglers.

Capt. Matt Smith

Bay Fishing & 2-Hour Kids Trip

Capt. Matt Smith was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. From a very young age he developed a love for fishing the bays and gulf. Over the years his primary focus has been pursuing inshore species, specializing in light-tackle live bait & sight fishing the shallow waters of the panhandle. With both a 21' Cobia Bay Boat & an 18' Beavertail Skiff, he is well equipped for all types of fishing in our bay system. Capt. Matt is a United States Coast Guard licensed and insured Charter Captain. Your fishing expedition includes all licenses, tackle, and bait. Capt. Matt's passion for inshore fishing has carried him all over the Southeastern United States competing in various tournaments where he honed his skills, focus, and techniques. He uses these skills to adapt to changing conditions which insures you the best opportunity for success. He is regularly featured on Chasin' the Sun, Panhandle Outdoors, and Bay County Outdoors TV Shows. From beginning anglers to seasoned veterans, everyone will enjoy a day on the water with Capt. Matt.

Capt. Todd Jones

Reef Fishing, Bay Fishing, and Duck Hunting

Capt. Todd Jones has fished and hunted the waters of the Northern Gulf Coast since he was a child. He has a United States Coast Guard 50 Ton Masters license and is fully insured. He’s a member of the Florida Guides Association, the Panhandle Guides Association, and the National Charter Boat Association. Whether Capt. Todd is hunting over his hand carved decoys or reef fishing, he is doing exactly what he loves. With an Ocean Master 296 & a custom built Duck Water duck boat he has carefully dialed in his equipment to fish & hunt the waters of the Florida Panhandle. Although he spends most of his time fishing in Panama City, he fishes the entire Gulf Coast region throughout the year. During the winter, he’s a full-time duck hunting guide. His hunting and angling expertise will help those wanting to succeed with a Rod or Gun on the waters in the Panama City, FL area. He’ll use your time on the water to teach you new tactics and techniques, as well as proper tackle and lure rigging. Come experience a day of Duck Hunting... or Fishing... or BOTH! Capt. Todd hosts the nationally televised “Emerald Tails” TV show that airs on the Sportsman’s Channel and on The World Fishing Network. If you can’t make it down to Panama City to fish or hunt with Captain Todd, you can tune in to enjoy seeing him share his passion on the water with you.

Capt. Brent Berry

Reef Fishing and Bay Fishing

Capt. Brent Berry was born and raised right here in Panama City. He has fished the inshore and offshore waters of the the Gulf of Mexico his whole life! If you want to experience some reef fishing action or just bend a rod on a variety of bay fish, he will put you on them. Be prepared to do some laughing and have a good time because Brent's professionalism is only second to his sense of humor. Capt. Brent is a USCG licensed and insured Charter Captain that carries up 4 passengers on his Parker 23 SE.

Capt. Kevin Lolley

Tarpon, Reef, & Bay Fishing

Reef and Bay Fishing — Capt. Kevin Lolley was born and raised on Apalachicola, FL's "Forgotten Coast" but made Panama City his home in 2003 and has fished the Panhandle of Florida his entire life. Capt. Kevin specializes in nearshore/offshore reef and wreck fishing but also enjoys fishing the beach and bay depending on the target species. His Oceanmaster 296 gives the flexibility to cover almost all waters in comfort. Capt. Kevin's priority is to provide a fun and memorable fishing experience to families, first-timers, and veteran anglers alike! If you don't see him on the water he is most likely at the Panama City Fire Department where he continues his other career of more than 22 years. He is a USCG licensed and insured charter captain.

Capt. Steve Bachman

Tarpon and Fall Redfish

Capt. Steve Bachman has fished the waters of Bay and Gulf Counties since the early 80's. From Panama City Beach to Port St. Joe, Steve's passion is stalking Tarpon and Redfish in the crystal clear waters of the Emerald Coast. Whether Capt. Steve is poling the flats of St. Andrew Bay on his 17' Maverick Skiff or staked out on a Tarpon lane in his 22' Aquasport Bay Boat, he has been doing this with great success for over 20 years. Capt. Steve is a United States Coast Guard liscensed and insured Charter Captain. His ability to put his clients on fish is only surpassed by his patience, enthusiasm, and willingness to teach. Capt. Steve has written the Panhandle Fishing Reports for Flyfishing and Tying Journal as well as appeared in Saltwater Flyfishing Magazine articles. Come experience a day of sight fishing with Capt. Steve if patient instruction and a true professional guide is what you are looking for!