West Bay Fishing Charters

Are you a passionate angler looking to spend the day chasing after that particular fish you’ve been dreaming about? Or perhaps you’d like to enjoy a relaxing day on the water and bring the whole family along for a trip that allows for a bit of everything. Either way, you’ll be able to split your time between fishing, dolphin and bird watching, or simply enjoying the beauty of the surrounding nature. West Bay Fishing Charters and Captain Scott will work hard to be as accommodating as possible!

You’ll be spending the day on a 20’ Lowe bay boat, powered by a 150 HP Johnson outboard. The vessel’s max capacity is 6 passengers although, in order to keep everyone comfortable and able to fish at the same time, the captain recommends a maximum of 4 anglers on board any trip. The boat’s shallow draft will allow you to get to all the, otherwise hard to reach places, as you explore the backcountry in search of the best fishing grounds for the day.

The captain will have all the necessary fishing equipment ready and waiting for you, such as Penn rods and reels and any live and/or artificial bait you’ll need for the fish you’re targeting that day. The main fish anglers target in the area are Redfish and Speckled trout and each angler can keep 1 Redfish and 5 Speckled trout of appropriate sizes. If you’d like, the captain will also clean and bag your catch at the end of the trip.

Your daily fishing license is included in the price of the trip and you’ll have access to free parking at the meetup location. You should bring your choice of drinks and snacks, sunglasses and sunscreen and the rest will be taken care of.

Set aside a date, book a trip and come enjoy the Panama City Beach fishing with West Bay Fishing Charters!



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie, Sab)
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    For the more ambitious anglers, this trip offers you the opportunity to spend a couple of extra hours on the water chasing that particular fish you’d be dreaming to catch. Consult with the captain about the best techniques and bait to use in a given case. Regardless if you’re after Spotted Seatrout, Redfish or Black Drum, the captain will work to give you the best shot at landing the catch you’re after.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie, Sab)
    $125
    per person
    Come aboard a laid back trip, relaxing and pursuing species like Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. In the downtime, take a moment and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature. Spend some time bird and dolphin watching and make this trip a truly memorable experience.
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About the Captain

Scott Chandler
Panamá City Beach, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Julio 2019
I grew up on the Gulf Coast fishing with my dad and developed a love for fishing early in life. I'm a father of 5, grandfather of 4, country boy, ex-marine, happy most of the time, good-natured, laid back. I enjoy taking people fishing, teaching them how to be better anglers, and sharing experiences and interesting stories. I work hard to accommodate and please every customer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Lowe (Bay boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Johnson engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.51
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Christopher H.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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Great family trip

VERIFIED   Agosto 15, 2019
We, my 4,8 and 10 year olds and myself took a morning fishing trip with Captain Scott and we had a great time. He is very professional...
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Jason F.
Jacksonville, Florida
 4.67
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Noviembre 1, 2019
I contacted Capitan Scott through Fishing Booker to schedule a trip and he was very quick to respond.  He actually recommended...
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Hilario J.
Texas City, TX
 5.00
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Best fining experience

VERIFIED   Agosto 13, 2019
Had an amazing fishing trip with Captain Scott here was vary knowable of the area and helpful.  the fishing trip was personally...
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Scott H.
Panama City Beach, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Catching Reds with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   Agosto 9, 2019
Had a great morning catching reds with Captain Scott. He had all tackle and things needed for the trip, and he cleaned &...
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Dennis S.
Greybull, WY
 4.33
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VERIFIED   NEW  Enero 9, 2020
we had a very low tide w high east winds   couldn’t make it into west bay east of 79 bridge   tried hard and...
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