Reasons To Fish With Us

Fishing Charters With Hook'Em Up

Deep-Sea Fishing Charter trips can be taken anywhere. But an amazing fishing charter requires something really special.

Capt B.J. Burkett is a 3rd generation fisherman and was born and raised in the local waters of Panama City, Florida. He is the owner and operator of Hook’Em Up Charters and the newly established sister company Game Changer Fishing Charters, Panama City Beach, (GCFC, PCB), and will be the one you speak to you when you call …NOT just some charter BOOKING AGENT!

Capt. B.J. is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, and has a wealth of fishing experience to make your fishing trip a great success!!! It’s just part of the reason why Hook’Em Up fishing charters in Panama City has such an amazing reputation.

Along with Capt. Jeff  Kelley, a 3rd generation fisherman with over 35 years of experience, and Capt. Jimbo Stevens, who has been with the Hook’em Up family since 2014, the wealth of knowledge between them ALL is astounding.

READ MORE about the Hook’em Up Captains.




In fact, Hook’em Up Fishing Charters has become so popular among visitors and locals alike that we have had the fantastic opportunity to expand our fleet.

2022 saw the Amazing Addition of One of the Nicest, if Not the Nicest Charter Boats, in Panama City Beach. At 52ft long the ‘Game Changer’, (formerly ‘Miss Kelley’ Charters), can take groups of up to 20 passengers on day trips and up to 8 on multi-day trips. She surely is a wonderful vessel that provides for a magnificent day out on the water. She joins the ‘Hooked Up’ which holds up to 16 people on day trips and up to 6 on multi-day trips.

Now, in 2023, we are Expanding Again with the addition of being able to offer fishing charter trips from ApalachicolaThe ‘Lady Raye’ which has been owned by Capt. BJ since 2017 and used as a commercial fishing vessel, is undergoing a major refit and will start taking charters this season from June 1st through Aug. 31st.

So whether you want to go bottom fishing or trolling, half-day fishing or a multi-day charter trip, have a large group or just a few, let Hook’em Up Charters take you on an Amazing Fishing Trip you are sure to remember.

AND hopefully… bring home that BIG ONE!




Click on the images below to see photos of the boats and the trips we offer!
Once you have seen them, you will want your fishing charter to be with us in wonderful Panama City Beach, Florida.


The ‘Hooked Up’ is 55ft long and one of the fastest charter fishing boats available in the Panama City fishing fleet. This speed allows us to get you to the fishing grounds faster, meaning more fishing time for you.


The ‘Game Changer’ is 52ft long and can take groups of up to 20 for the day and 8 people on multi-day trips. She is ideal for longer fishing charter trips and has a tremendous amount of room with 8 bunks downstairs. She’s also one of the fastest boats in the fleet.


For fishing charters, we are one of the best in the business for producing large catches. But our fishing trips are about more than just catching fish. They are trips of a lifetime that families and their children will never forget.


Some Fun Facts about our fishing trips?

Panama City Fishing Charters More Reasons To Love US!

Wondering what awaits you on your Fishing Charter in Panama City or Apalachicola from Hook’em Up?
Just check the stats that have led us to be the best fishing charters in the area!
Just a few more reasons to have faith and book your fishing charter with us

Completed Trips
99 %
Positive feedback
Record Catches
People Getting Sea Sick


From our blog

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