Fishing Charters


At Last Local Guide Service, fishing is our passion. If you are looking for the finest light tackle and sight fishing in Panama City Beach, you have found the right place.

Sight cast to tailing redfish from the bow of a poling skiff. Pitch live shrimp to schools of speckled trout in the back country. Hunt giant tarpon in gin clear water, make the perfect cast and hang on! These are just a few of the incredible inshore trips that we offer. If reef fishing is your game, you can also test your skill against king mackerel, amberjack, snapper, grouper and more.

Your guide on this adventure will be Capt. John Vann. Everyone from the beginning spin fisherman to the most advanced fly angler is invited and welcome on our boats. Although the Last Local style of fishing is geared toward the sight fisherman, that is only because that is our preferred method. Ultimately, weather is the driving factor in all fishing and will dictate the most appropriate method used. We always cater the type of trip to match your skill set, making the experience all the more enjoyable. If you are visiting the Panama City Beach area, you owe it to yourself to get out and enjoy the world class fishing opportunities our area waters have to offer.

To get the latest fishing report, call Capt. Vann at (850)774-0909. He will be glad to share the “hot bite” with you and answer any questions you may have about booking a charter.

“Our mission is to provide our clients with an incredible experience and memories that will last a lifetime. Success on the water has been reached when you step off my boat with a smile, you consider me a friend, and have full intentions to fish with me again.” Capt. John Vann

“John, You truly showed us what it was like to be treated with Southern hospitality, my wife and I couldn’t have asked for a better fishing trip. While on the trip you made fishing extremely fun and relaxing, especially for just meeting you. My wife made the comment that she felt like we’ve known you forever. Being an experienced angler from Ohio and having fished in the Gulf before, I thought I knew all there was to fishing down here. Little did I know, I did not. Lisa and I learned a lot in the four hours of fishing that took place. We cannot thank you enough for the fun we experienced and we’ll be doing business with you again”  Adam & Lisa Malone- Ohio

“OMG! We had such a great time fishing with Captain John. He put us on the fish and it was on! This was my first saltwater fishing experience and I dare say those Sheepshead fight harder than our King Salmon back home in Michigan. The Spanish Mackerel were great fun too! It was a great time, great weather, great Captain, and the Dolphins even came right up to our boat! That was a first for me as well. I will never forget that day or the great fun we had. If you want to go fishing, call Capt. John! He is awesome!!” Tammy Britton- Michigan