Pensacola Fishing Charters

Inshore and offshore fishing charters located on Pensacola beach

Pensacola Fishing Charters

Pensacola, known for white sand beaches and Emerald colored waters is also known for some of the most versatile fishing in America. With both great inshore fishing and offshore fishing out of Pensacola, it’s literally up to you what kind of trip you want to do. If you’re looking to get in on some offshore action bottom fishing is our bread and butter, but we also do some offshore trolling and tuna fishing. The Gulf of Mexico has a lot to offer day in and day out, but some of it can be seasonal like a lot of other types of fishing. As you might already know red snapper are by far our most popular species, but they are currently highly regulated by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Over the last few years our seasons have been short with usually only a month or two to fish for them each year.

The good news is that we can always catch and release them, so what we do a lot of the times is fish for other species that we can catch and take home for dinner. Then, we spend a little time fishing for trophy size red snapper that you can take photos of that will last a lifetime.

The Captain

Amberjack, triggerfish, vermillion snapper, gag grouper, and scamp are other species we catch when offshore fishing. Typically, we fish for these species on six- and eight-hour offshore trips. Each of them have open and closed season, so our plans are built around open seasons and what’s biting.

If you’re looking to go offshore trolling for marlin, wahoo, dolphin, or tuna you’ll need to book a minimum of a ten-hour trips and sometimes even longer depending on where the bluewater is located at that time. Our best tuna fishing takes place about a hundred miles from Pensacola Pass.

King mackerel are another popular target for us and we just about always fish for them on the six and eight hour trips. They are caught both nearshore and offshore out around the Edge. Most of the time the best way to target them is slow trolling with live baits like hardtails or cigar minnows.

 

The Boat

A lot of these species we also target on our inshore / nearshore trips, but the weather has to cooperate considering these trips are operated on 22 to 24 foot bay boats. These trips are available in four, five, or six hours in both the morning and afternoon.

In addition to the offshore species we also fish for redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, and Spanish mackerel on the inshore / nearshore charters. All of these species can be caught in Pensacola Bay or around Pensacola Pass that connects Pensacola Bay to the Gulf.

Sheepshead are a very popular and great tasting fish, but we only catch them in February, March, and April. They are caught by fishing around structure like bridge pilings or rock piles using light tackle and live bait like shrimp or fiddler crabs.

If you aren’t sure what kind of trip is best for you and your group feel free to give us a call and we’ll point you in the right direction. If you have small kids or first time anglers in your group you might want to consider the inshore / nearshore trips, it’s a great trip.

Rates

Inshore & Nearshore Trips
4 Hour – $600
5 Hour – $700
6 Hour – $800
2 Hour – $450 (Catch & Release Only)
• Price for 4 Anglers
• Additional $100 each for 5th & 6th person.
• Maximum 6 Anglers per boat
Cancellation Policy – There is no charge for cancelling outside of 24 hours prior to departure time and date. There will be a charge of 50% of trip cost if canceled inside of 24 hours and 100% of trip cost for no shows. All weather cancelations are made by the captain the morning of the trip.

Reviews

  • star rating  Took my family of four with two of them being teenagers on the four hour charter. Captain Mike was top notch and kept us on fish the whole time. It... read more

    jdavis4345
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  After being canceled by other captains 2 days in a row Captain Andy agreed to take me and my Grandson out. My Grandson was only in town for 4 days... read more

    Carroll M
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  We went on the morning excursion with Captain Luke and caught 32 vermillion snapper. Captain Luke hooked us up! He was very knowledgable, helpful and made sure we had a... read more

    Stephanie M
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  Went out on a 5 hr' charter with Cpt Brad Gundersen . Excellent trip . Caught some snappers. Grouper and a 7 foot 220 lbs bull shark Absolutely am

    ch s
    August 1, 2021

    star rating  I have never written a review before, I will be. Unfortunately I will not be giving a good review. My husband and sons were on a trip yesterday morning with... read more

    Navigate624118
    August 1, 2021

    star rating  Got out into the gulf with Captain Bob for a few hours on the last day of snapper season. Water was fairly smooth and Bob knew where all the spots... read more

    steve d
    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  Went out on an 8 hour morning trip with Captain Trevor and Mick. It was pretty rough, 5 foot seas, but we stuck it out and had a great... read more

    Marianna7977
    July 1, 2021

    star rating  My son and his friend fished with Captain Bradley on an afternoon 4 hour inshore/nearshore trip. They caught red snapper, triggerfish, and vermillion snapper. They had a blast and really... read more

    kpstephens1
    June 1, 2021

    star rating  The weather wasn’t great, very windy & we tried to head into the Gulf, captain Bob did his best to get us on some fish. We headed back into... read more

    Pat A
    June 1, 2021
  • star rating  Great trip with Captain "Coach" Jerrod: Put us right on the Fish, kept us active with lots of action, reeling and fun. My wife and I are experienced... read more

    Jon
    June 1, 2021
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Inshore Anglers are catching tons of small sheepshead around Pensacola Pass, but keeper size ones have been few and far... Read more
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Published on: 2021-01-16
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Published on: 2019-03-20
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Inshore Anglers are catching tons of small sheepshead around Pensacola Pass, but keeper size ones have been few and far... Read more
Published on: 2019-03-16
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