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Fishing the Forgotten Coast

What we Fish For

Cobia, Red Fish, Speckled Trout, Triple Tail, Black Drum and Tarpon

Tide Creek Charters Is located in Panacea, Florida an historic fishing and tourist waterfront village located along Dickerson Bay, bordered by the Ochlocknee River in Wakulla County between the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the Apalachicola National Forest southwest of the state capital Tallahassee, Florida.

Capt. Chris Gouras is a 72 year young man, United States Coast Guard licensed and insured Charter Captain. He spends most of his time inshore fishing THE FORGOTTEN COAST, East from the Aucilla River, Mandalay Bay, St. Marks, Spring Creek, Ochlocknee Bay, West to the areas of Mud Cove, Alligator Harbor, Turkey Point Reef, Lanark, and Apalachicola Bay.

Chris is a die hard fishing veteran and targets redfish and speckled trout in backcountry marshes, shallow flats, reefs or oyster bars. Chris can stake you out in a tarpon lane or look for active feeding tarpon in bays or open Gulf migration routes. Tripletail fishing, “THE TURKEY HUNTING OF FISHING”, is his passion and specialty. 

Chris offers bait casting and spin casting tackle to accommodate your skill level. should you have any special request, let Chris know and he will do his best to accommodate your needs.

Chris is passionate about introducing children to the outdoors.  He cherishes sharing ideas, teaching his customers and their children angling techniques, bait presentation and has special tackle to accommodate children.  Chris considers every trip to be an adventure and looks forward to the opportunity of making your fishing trip a lifetime memory.

Our Customers Love Us

Captain Chris was wonderful!!! We had such a great time triple tail fishing! And even did a little shark fishing! My 8yr old required a bit of help, and Captain Chris didn’t hesitate at all. Treated my son like he was one of his own! We will look forward to using Tide Creek Charters in the future!

Just wanted to say that I have fished with many a good fisherman but I have never been around anyone who puts so much thought and effort into locating and then catching fish.  For a great experience I would definitely recommend calling Mr. Gouras

It’s hard for me to express the enjoyment and success I have had fishing with Capt. Chris Gouras. His fishing knowledge, instincts and the drive to succeed have created many memorable days out on the water with family and friends.

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