Fishing Charter Testimonials
Gregg and I really enjoyed our recent charter trip with you. Having lived in
the Panama City area for over 50 years, and fishing here since I was 8 yrs old,
I thought I 'knew a lot'. Your knowledge of trout fishing was unbelievable as
the proof was in the catching! I learned a great deal from fishing with you, and
I will most definitely fish with you again. Thank you for a most enjoyable and
productive trip. Looking forward to receiving copies of the photos.
Very Best Regards,
I fish Kansas and Missouri Lakes and reservoirs for large and small mouth bass,
Walleye, Crappie and Catfish and I would honestly tell you that the four hours
I spent fishing for Reds with Mike Pankey was the best fishing experience I've
had in ten years.
If your looking for a fishing guide that fishes large bait for large redfish
and trout then Capt. Mike with Hanky Pankey Guide Service in Panama City is the
right choice. He knows the surrounding waters and is extremely knowledgeable on
the art of live bait fishing. He even shared a couple of his secrets. On our 4-hr
charter, we had 47 total baits, hooked 35 fish, and landed 27 (24 reds & 3
trout). Double hook-ups and sore forearms were a result of our day on the water.
I would recommend Capt. Mike to any novice or advanced angler who wants to experience
live-bait fishing at it's best!
Thank you again for an outstanding fishing day! We caught more and better fish
in a few hours that most people catch in years. Equally important was Mike's proffessionalism
and intimate knowledge of the area. It was also a great father/son time together.
Our experience during the two days we fished with Capt. Mike was truly outstanding.
Having fished for both Reds and Trout in other locales, it far exceeded our expectations.
Capt. Mike's knowledge of the fishery, effort and enthusiasm can not be put into
words. Instead, our trip pictures say it all. Thanks, Capt Mike.
For Joe and I, this trip meant so much to us. It was not only my first time
fishing in this fashion (on a boat, saltwater, live bait, etc.) and it was the
first time I had been fishing in an extremely long time. It was also the first
time Joe and I had been able to fish together. You not only made sure that we
had a successful trip (10+ fish), but you made me feel completely comfortable
and taught me in a way that made me feel less like a novice... You were great
company and a wonderful captain! Joe and I have already decided that booking trips
with you will become a tradition for us whenever we visit Panama City Beach.
Thank you so very much for the experience!
Chelsea and Joe
Capt. Mike is a true fisherman. His knowledge of fishing and navigating made
for a really great day on the water. I was very impressed with his neatness and
organization of his boat and equipment. He takes great pride in detail from the
tackle he uses (high end spinning tackle) all the way to the bait used for that
particular day. He was very polite and just a real pleasure for my son and I to
spend the day with. I look forward to booking another trip with him soon. Even
though we just had a "so so" day as far as catching fish (that's why
they call it fishing), we still had a great time and were confident we could get
on fish at any given moment. Mike works hard at putting you on fish. I wish we
could have booked the next day with him but, with our vacation plans we could
only fit in one day. Next time, I will definitely book two days.
Thanks again for a great time and our first "Red Fish" experience,
Joey and Jason Polley
We are ecstatic about our trip, we have bragged and shown pics non stop since
returning home. Your knowledge of the fishery and technique of using those huge
bait fish blew us away. We can't thank you enough for our trip, we both had our
personal best redfish and you made us feel like old friends. We are counting the
days till our vacation next year so we can fish with you again.
Capt. Mike and Mia thanks, YOU ROCK!!!
Tracy & Brian
"I didn't really know what to expect from my fishing experience with Mike,
as it was a first time doing something like that. But it turned out to be a beautiful
and bountiful day on the water making the overall experience a great time. Being
that it been years since I'd even cast a line into the water, Mike did a great
job of getting us caught back up to speed and coaching us the proper techniques
and methods. Needless to say, it paid off as we made off with some pretty nice
redfish and trout that Mike cleaned and bagged for us, as well. Top to bottom,
it was just like a day on the water fishing with one of your buddies with good
conversation and the thrill of the hunt.
Thanks again, Mike. We'll look you up again when we're able to visit the Emerald
Coast in the future. Good luck with everything!
J. & Kyle
I can not say enough about Capt. Mike. He did everything from baiting the
hooks, provided the best baitfish available, and cleaned the trout for a great
meal back at home. Capt. Mike got us immediately on the fish - within 30 min of
putting the boat in, we already had our first (of many) nice speckled trout on
If you are looking for a great day on the water, with the best equipment and with
a specialized boat look no further as this is the one!
Thanks again for the best fishing trip in Panama City.
Phoenix City, AL