Bottom Fishing Charters in Panama City Beach, Florida with Hook’em Up Charters

Hookem Up Charters in Panama City Beach offers an extensive range of bottom fishing trips, catering to both beginners and seasoned anglers.

Bottom Fishing Trip Duration and Range

Fishing Trip Duration:

Trips vary from 6-hour outings to multiday excursions, including 2-day and even 4-day adventures for the more adventurous. There are incremental options every 2 hours (6, 8, 10, 12 hours, etc.).

Distance from Shore:

Bottom fishing takes place further offshore than trolling, typically within 10 to 50 miles of the shore. Travel times to fishing spots range from 1 to 3 hours each way.

Fishing Locations and Techniques

Fishing Spots: These trips target local shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and natural structures in the Gulf of Mexico. Captain BJ has over 11,000 reef coordinates off Panama City Beach, 30A, and Apalachicola, some of which are family heirlooms discovered over 40 years ago.

Bottom Fishing Method: This technique involves lowering bait to the sea floor or just above the underwater structures to attract fish. It’s suitable for various skill levels, including novices, as it requires no special skills to be successful.

Targeted Species and Baits

The trips aim for a variety of fish species including red snapper, amberjack, triggerfish, and various types of grouper, among others. The catch depends on seasonal regulations.

A diverse array of baits is used, tailored to the targeted species, such as live herring, squid, and Boston mackerel.

Group Size and Fishing Trip Types

Angler Capacity:

Trips can accommodate up to 20 anglers, depending on conditions and the vessel. The number may be adjusted to minimize tangles and maximize productivity.

Fishing Trip Varieties:

Hookem Up Charters offers both ‘meat trips,’ focusing on catching seasonally available species for consumption, and catch and release trips for out-of-season or larger species, providing a thrilling experience even if the fish can’t be kept.

Our Fishing Charters are Educational and a Family Friendly Experience

Expert Fishing Guidance: Experienced deckhands are available to teach proper techniques, ensuring a successful trip regardless of the anglers’ experience levels.

Kid-friendly Fishing Trips: The constant action makes these fishing trips particularly enjoyable for children, with the nonstop activity keeping them engaged..

Hookem Up Charters emphasizes making each deep-sea fishing charter trip a memorable and successful experience. 

Whether targeting a variety of fish to bring home or enjoying catch-and-release for the thrill of the fight, Hookem Up Charters caters to all preferences, ensuring an exciting deep-sea fishing adventure.