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Fishing Panama City Beach
Fishing in the Panhandle of Florida in the crystal clear waters surrounding Panama City will be an experience you will not soon forget. Captain James Pic has been fishing the Panama City, Florida area for over 30 years.
Boat and Equipment
I’ve owned many boats. Honestly though, I couldn’t be happier with my latest, a custom 24-ft. Carolina Skiff. The fishing area is huge. Whether casting for trout, reds, blues, spanish or any other species with several people or the big bow platform for fly fishing, this boat is a fishing machine. I can get it through eight inches of water at 30 mph or take it offshore for grouper and snapper. The steering area is a short tower so I drive the boat five feet off the water at all times. Talk about a view! If a fish breaks water within a half mile I will see it.
You will be supplied with quality Penn and Diawa reels, great rods to match each reel and good line. Braid for the offshore, co-polymers for the inshore. The line size of choice is 10-lb., although I kick it up to 12-lb. during the summer when the big spanish are around.
Offshore I like to use 50-lb. braid for the grouper. When fishing for the various species of snapper, 20-lb braid on medium spinning and bait casting reels are the preference. During the fall we hammer the grouper within a few miles of the beach with high speed Diawa reels along with a lot of vermillion, lane and mangrove snappers.
For the fly fisherman I have the best equipment including Orvis, Ross, Temple Fork and others. I prefer you bring your own equipment, but if needed, I will supply fly fishing gear. You will also have a supply of proven flies tied by me which will catch fish. A 9-weight for the bay and a 12-weight for offshore are recommended. Normally a sinking line is best for the various species.
Don’t forget to bring your hat and eyewear so you can see the fish swimming around the boat while we are fishing.
A fishing experience you won’t forget!
Captain james pic
Voted Best of Bay in 2015
Providing the Best Light Tackle Fishing Experience In the Area!
Fly fishing in Panama City can be a wonderful experience. Whether you fly fish offshore for bonito, king mackerel, spanish mackerel, cobia, and pompano, or if you decide to go fly fishing in the bays for ladyfish, bluefish, jack crevalle, speckled trout and redfish, Captain JP knows where and how to fish.
If you’re not big on fly fishing, you can spend the day throwing plugs like Mirror Lures and Rebels for trout and redfish. Captain JP is not immune to throwing a cast net and catching some live bait, as fishing live bait can be quite exciting. Whether you want to fish the flats for trout and redfish, or the deep holes for flounder, this is Florida fishing at its best.
From your fishing license to quality Orvis Fly Fishing equipment and Penn Spinning gear, Captain JP has all of the equipment you will ever need.