Gulf adventures abound in Panama City, but few water-based excursions deliver a sense of personal pride quite like fishing. Unfortunately, not everybody possesses the equipment or the know-how needed to achieve this satisfaction.
That’s where Miss Kelley Fishing Charters comes into play. This local charter fishing company brings a family-oriented approach to one of the region’s most enjoyable activities.
If you sign up for a charter fishing tour, you’ll enjoy not only access to all of the equipment you need to score a great catch, but also, a friendly atmosphere that makes you feel right at home in Panama City. You’ll have a smile on your face for the entirety of your fishing adventure.
Step aboard Miss Kelley’s 52-foot fiberglass sports fisherman, which is fully equipped for a day of fun on the water. Constructed by Duck Davis and Will Guthrie in the heart of Panama City, this beauty features a twin Cummins QSL9 engine. It also contains several full-size bunks featuring all the essential electronics and appliances. You can feel fully confident as you travel on this impressive boat, as it is captained by the best in the industry and certified by the United States Coast Guard to carry up to sixteen passengers.
Your adventures with Miss Kelley Fishing Charters are guided by an esteemed captain who knows a thing or two about navigating the Gulf and finding impressive catches. Additionally, Miss Kelley’s deckhands are among the hardest working and most knowledgable in the area. They take care of all the essentials, including baiting hooks and tying knots. They also provide valuable guidance while reeling in big catches — but without ever coming across as overbearing.
Given the extensive role deckhands play in this experience, it is a great charter for beginners. Still, experienced anglers should have no trouble keeping entertained, as the trip can be customized to provide challenges as needed.
Specific catches largely depend on the experience level of those taking the trip, as well as the amount of time scheduled. Common catches include amberjack, mahi-mahi, grouper, and vermilion snapper.
Rates are generally reasonable but may vary based on group size, trip duration, and when the charter is scheduled. Trips start at a minimum of four hours and increase in one-hour increments up to twelve hours. If you plan to book on the weekend during peak season, however, you’ll need to commit to at least ten hours of fishing.
Food and beverage are not only allowed but also encouraged during your trip. You’ll need to pack your own treats, however. Plan to bring a cooler stocked with all your favorites, especially if you book a trip lasting ten hours or more. Alcohol is permitted if consumed in moderation.
As your fishing expedition comes to an end, you’ll be invited to pose alongside your catch for the ultimate group picture. These photos are typically displayed on the official Miss Kelley Facebook page, where they can be shared with followers if you want to show off.
If you’re ready for an adventure on the Gulf, look no further than Miss Kelley Fishing Charters. You’ll have a blast on the water and come away with the best possible souvenir: a great catch!
– If possible, bring coolers not only for your snacks and beverages but also, for any catches you might score during the excursion. If you lack the capacity to store such catches, you can purchase a foam cooler at the fish house.
– While the boat does an amazing job of handling choppy water, it’s still in your best interest to bring medication if you are at all prone to seasickness.
– Miss Kelley’s schedule fills up fast. This is especially true for weekend trips. If possible, plan to book your fishing adventure several weeks in advance.