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The Reel Contender

Sport Fishing Charter Service


David and Kim Burke are the owners of The Reel Contender Fishing Charters. David is a USCG licensed captain and will be your guide. Capt. David was born in Niceville, FL and grew up in Bruce, FL, about 15 minutes from Panama City. Kim and David reside in Bruce and David has called the panhandle home for 40 years. When David is not overseeing grading and paving operations he can be found in the woods or on the water. David is a local, experienced captain with a great knowledge of the many fishing regulations and an understanding of various fish species off the coast of Panama City Beach. Captain David loves to fish when he has the time, whether it is 1 mile offshore to 30 miles, but what he really enjoys is guiding others and watching them catch fish and have some fun.

Our vessel is a 28′ Contender with twin 200hp Yamaha hpdi engines. The Contender boat is made for  fishing the Gulf , with a combination of comfort and speed. This boat is  perfectly suited for both near shore and off shore trips. Our charter service is  perfect for everyone, from beginners to the most experienced. Anglers  looking for a more private, personalized and enjoyable fishing experience are  looking for a trip aboard The Reel Contender.

The Reel Contender Fishing Charter Panama City Florida