Panama City Beach is simply one of the best fishing towns in the world. Catch pompano in the early morning surf. Charter a deep sea fishing boat to reel in red snapper. Cast out from one of our two world-class piers, the state park’s jetties or even a rented kayak…the choices are as diverse as the variety of fish! There are even options for fresh water anglers thanks to the many area lakes and streams!
A 7-day saltwater fishing license for non-residents is $30. A 3-day license is $17. Children under 16 are not required to hold a license.
Here are a few local fishing resources to help you with all your fishing needs…
Captain Anderson’s Marina: 800-874-2415
Take an affordable day or half-day trip out on a large “head” boat with other anglers or charter your own private fishing yacht for the ultimate deep sea fishing experience. This marina is located on beautiful Grand Lagoon next to Captain Anderson’s restaurant.
Half Hitch Tackle: 850-234-2621
All the gear, bait and expertise you need can be found at Half Hitch Tackle on Thomas Drive or at Dan Russell Pier.
Sunjammers Watersports: 1-866-SUN-JAMM
Sunjammers specializes in kayak fishing–an exciting and memorable way to get your hook wet and bring home a load of fish for dinner. From the Gulf to the Bay, these experts can get you set up with the gear needed to experience this exciting sport!
Adventures at Sea: 850-235-0009
Rent a pontoon boat for a day of family fun or take a luxury cruise on the “Reel Commocean.”