Redfish or Red Snapper
Looking for some opinions. I am going to be in Panama City for the last 2 weeks in June and will be bringing my own boat. Its a 18' boat with a 150 hp outboard. It is basically like a bass boat with a bit deeper sides. I am a freshwater fisherman from up north but I have been to the Keys for week each of the last 3 years. Rented a boat there and did quite a bit fishing while I was there, mostly chumming on the reef for yellowtails, mangos, and whatever else would bit. Have never fished the Panama City area. I am going to hire a guide for my first day there and am trying to decide if I should book a trip to go Red Snapper fishing or if I should look for an inshore trip for Redfish and Trout. Not enough funds to do 2 guided trips. My question is what will be the harder fishing to learn on my own, inshore reds/trout or Red Snapper? I suspect with my boat, most of my fishing will be in the Bay but if the weather cooperates, I would like to try the Gulf.
My rod and my reel, they comfort me..... St. Pete:12# Test