Bandit Charters


Panama City Beach, FL


Captain Anderson's Marina Slip 10
Panama City Beach, FL 32408


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Captain Tom Rice has over 35 years experience in the charter and marine industry.
He has been a licensed Master Mariner since 1972 working with large and small vessels, from yachts to commercial off shore vessels.

The waters off Panama City Beach attract avid fishermen from all parts of the world. The Gulf of Mexico, St Andrew's Bay and inland fresh water opportunities abound here. An estimated quarter of a million visitors come to Panama City Beach Beach each year just for the fishing.

One of the largest sport fishing fleets in the country is based in the area. The variety and abundance of catches offer fishermen of all levels of expertise the opportunity to catch some big ones. Catches include red snapper, grouper, scamp, Spanish and King mackerel, redfish, flounder, sea trout, bonito, mahi mahi, sheepshead, and bluefish, as well as amberjack, marlin, sailfish and shark.

The avid fisherman can enjoy saltwater fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay. Fresh water lake and river fishing is just a few miles away. Bay fishing has become increasingly popular. Panama City Beach boasts three piers, including the Gulf of Mexico's longest pier, Dan Russell Municipal Pier (City Pier), stretching 1,642 feet in length.

Captain Rice Runs Charters Year Round:

"Red Snapper Season Is From June 1st Through July 16th" (Adjusted yearly per federal regulations)

Year Round Fishing For The Following Species:
Grouper and Amberjack (subject to adjustment for federal regulations). Trigger Fish and Vermilion Snapper are available year round. All are excellent eating!

Seasonal Fishing For These Species Are: March Through October
Wahoo, Dolphin, Spanish Mackerel (excellent eating!), Bonita, Lady Fish, and Red Fish

Long Range/Blue Water Fishing
Sport Fishing For Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sail Fish, Yellow-fin Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin

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Weather for Panama City Beach FL

  • Today
    Sunny, with a high near 71. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.
    High 71
  • Tonight
    Patchy fog after 4am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.
    Low 57
    Mostly Clear then Patchy Fog
  • Monday
    Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
    High 75
    Patchy Fog then Mostly Sunny
  • Monday Night
    Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. West southwest wind around 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
    Low 58
    Partly Cloudy
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