Guide Profiles

About the guides of Panama City Inshore

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Call (850) 258-7780                        

Capt. Justin Leake  was born and raised in Panama City Florida, fishing the Bays and Gulf from a very young age.  He spends most of his time stalking fish in shallow water, but can also be found offshore from time to time.  His travels have taken him all over the state of Florida, as well as Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Belize, Costa Rica, and Alaska.  Of all these locations, nowhere provides the diversity you will find along the Panhandle.  From sugar white beaches with emerald green water to lush bays with dense seagrass and backcountry marshes. Capt. Justin utilizes the diversity of the Florida Panhandle to offer his clients access to many different fisheries.  He uses his 23' Parker SE for live bait fishing in the bay, and also along the beaches and inshore reefs.  He also has an 18' Hells Bay Skiff for poling the shallow flats, sight fishing for redfish with fly or light-tackle.  If you see Capt. Justin on the water with a film crew, he is most likely filming another episode of "Chasin' the Sun TV", which is a salt water fishing show on Destination America and NBC Sports that he hosts.  Capt. Justin is a United States Coast Guard licensed and insured Charter Captain.  Your fishing expedition includes all licenses, tackle, and bait.  Customers will have a unique experience that combines a courteous and professional guide who enjoys nothing more than watching a customer reel in the catch of a lifetime.  Capt. Justin loves teaching new techniques and skills to his anglers.




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Call (850) 527-2336                     

Capt. Matt Smith  was born and raised in Panama City, Florida.  From a very young age he developed a love for fishing the bays and gulf.  Over the years his primary focus has been pursuing inshore species, specializing in light-tackle live bait & sight fishing the shallow waters of the panhandle.  With both a 21' Cobia Bay Boat & an 18' Beavertail Skiff, he is well equipped for all types of fishing in our bay system.  Capt. Matt is a United States Coast Guard licensed and insured Charter Captain.  Your fishing expedition includes all licenses, tackle, and bait.  Capt. Matt's passion for inshore fishing has carried him all over the Southeastern United States competing in various tournaments where he honed his skills, focus, and techniques.  He uses these skills to adapt to changing conditions which insures you the best opportunity for success.  He is regularly featured on Chasin' the Sun, Panhandle Outdoors, and Bay County Outdoors TV Shows.  From beginning anglers to seasoned veterans, everyone will enjoy a day on the water with Capt. Matt





Tarpon fly fishing guides in Panama City Beach Florida

Call (850) 832-7423       

Capt. Steve Bachman has fished the waters of Bay and Gulf Counties since the early 80's.  From Panama City Beach to Port St. Joe, Steve's passion is stalking Tarpon and Redfish in the crystal clear waters of the Emerald Coast.  Whether Capt. Steve is poling the flats of St. Andrew Bay on his 17' Maverick Skiff or staked out on a Tarpon lane in his 22' Aquasport Bay Boat, he has been doing this with great success for over 20 years.  Capt. Steve is a United States Coast Guard liscensed and insured Charter Captain.  His ability to put his clients on fish is only surpassed by his patience, enthusiasm, and willingness to teach.  Capt. Steve has written the Panhandle Fishing Reports for Flyfishing and Tying Journal as well as appeared in Saltwater Flyfishing Magazine articles.  Come experience a day of sight fishing with Capt. Steve if patient instruction and a true professional guide is what you are looking for!





Duck Hunting Guide Todd Jones in Panama City Beach

Call (850) 819-5829   

Capt. Todd Jones has fished and hunted the waters of the Northern Gulf Coast since he was a child.  Whether Capt. Todd is hunting over his hand carved decoys or reef fishing, he is doing exactly what he loves.  With a 23' Classic Sea Craft & a custom built Duck Water skiff, he has carefully dialed in his equipment to fish & hunt the waters of the Florida Panhandle.  Capt. Todd is a United States Coast Guard licensed and insured Charter Captain.  Capt. Todd has appeared on the nationally televised Outdoor Channel’s “Engel’s Outdoor Experience”, and is featured on other regional outdoor shows as well as in Florida Fishing Weekly magazine. His hunting and angling knowledge and expertise will help those wanting to succeed with a Rod or Gun on the waters in the Panama City, FL area.  Come experience a day of Duck Hunting... or Fishing... or BOTH!





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Call (850) 628-2542

Capt. Chris Spann has fished the waters of the Florida Panhandle since he was a child. He served our great country as a  U.S. Navy Diver for over 33 years! During this time, he had the opportunity to fish all over the world in exotic places like Guam, Palau, Pohnpei, Rota, Saipan and the Hawaiian Islands where he pursued big game fish like blue marlin and tuna. He has now returned to Panama City Beach to pursue his passion for fishing. He would love to share this love for fishing with you, your family and friends. Captain Chris is an insured, U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain who prides himself on helping people fall in love with fishing.