Fishing in Panama City Beach, Florida has been apart of the Kelley family for generations. This experienced team of Captains and fishermen will lead you in the right direction for a successful fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. Our beaches have some of the most beautiful, clear waters and we hope you’ll join us in soaking in the incredible views while reeling in all the big fish that Panama City Beach and the Gulf Coast has to offer.
The Kelley Girl is a 52 ft. fishing boat with plenty of space for up to 20 people. The Kelley Girl has bathrooms, air conditioning and exceeds the U.S. Coast Guard Regulations. The Kelley Girl is operated by Captain Kory Freed who has over 21 years of experience.read more
The Lady Kelley is a 55 ft. fishing boat with plenty of space for up to 20 people. The Lady Kelley has bathrooms, air conditioning and exceeds the U.S. Coast Guard Regulations. The Lady Kelley is operated by Captain Mark Kelley who has been in this business for over 35 years.read more
Fishing Trips Available
Kelley Girl Charters specialized in bottom fishing on local reefs. Species caught on these reefs consist of but are not limited to, varieties of snapper, grouper, trigger and amberjack. Some species may only be caught during a predetermined season, as defined by the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Several different types of bait are used for reef fishing: squid, herring and live bait.
The quality and quantity of fish caught increases as the trip length increases. A minimum of a six hour trip is required for bottom fishing.
Shark fishing is one of the most popular trips at Kelley Girl Charters. These trips range in length from five to eight hours. The longer the trip the greater the opportunity to catch the “big one.”
Sharks caught consist of bull, black tips, hammerheads, tigers and mako. Some species are federally protected and others can be caught to either release or consume.
We offer 4 to 6 hour inshore trolling trips or an 8 hour off-shore trolling trip.
Species caught on these trips consist of, but are not limited to, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, bonita, mahi-mahi, wahoo, cobia, and barracuda. These fish run at different times of the year, depending on the water temperature. Spanish mackerel are the first migratory fish to appear at the end of March. As the water continues to warm, all the other species are sighted and caught. This continues through the fall.
Several different types of bait are used for trolling: artificial lures, cigar minnows and live bait.
The quality and quantity of fish caught increase as the trip length increases.
*Fish cleaning is done at Anderson’s Seafood Market– prices vary.