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PENSACOLA FISHING CHARTERS

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FISHING CHARTERS PENSACOLA

At Hot Spots Charters, we offer inshore and offshore fishing charters trips, year around, from Pensacola Beach, Florida. Pensacola is located in the Panhandle of Florida and year after year is voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with our sugar white sand and emerald colored waters.

We take great pride in being Pensacola’s largest and one of the most successful fishing charter businesses from Jacksonville to New Orleans. We greatly appreciate each and every customer who has fished with us over the past eighteen years, we’ve literally watched people’s kids grow up.

Having eight full time captains and operating over a thousand fishing trips a year gives our fishing charters a huge advantage over our competition. There’s no substitute for time spent on the water in the Pensacola fishing charters business. Our network of information allows us to always know what’s biting when and where.

INSHORE / NEARSHORE CHARTERS

Inshore / nearshore fishing charters in Pensacola are an excellent option for families or small groups of friends. They’re affordable and a great choice for anyone from an experienced angler to a first timer. On these Pensacola fishing charters trips, you will fish in either Pensacola Bay or the Gulf of Mexico, just depending on the weather conditions.

These trips are operated on twenty-two to twenty-four-foot bay boats with only a captain. Fishing equipment, licenses, bait, ice, and fish cleaning are all included. Possible catches include speckled trout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, mackerel, snapper, sharks, and much more.

OFFSHORE CHARTERS

Offshore 6-pack charters are operated on thirty-one to thirty-four-foot center console boats and you’ll fish approximately 15 to 30 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico on the very popular 6- and 8-hour trips with Hotspots Charters. Fishing equipment, licenses, bait, ice, and fish cleaning are all included.

Possible catches on the 6- and 8-hour deep sea fishing charters trips include snapper, grouper, amberjack, triggerfish, mackerel, sharks, and much more. We can also coordinate larger groups on larger boats, so don’t hesitate to give best Pensacola fishing charters a call if you have a group larger than six people.

For more than 15 years, the Hook, Line, & Sinker Seminar Series, has been a staple for anglers and fisherman in the Pensacola fishing community. Each month the captains from Hot Spots Charters give a when, where, and how hour long seminar on a different fish species or type of fishing.

The seminars are held at Flounders Chowder House on Pensacola Beach at 7 p.m., typically the first Monday of each month. At 6:30 p.m. Flounders provides a free fish dinner buffet to all seminar attendees. Click here to see our current Hook, Line, & Sinker Seminar schedule.

Chekout Our Reviews

  • star rating  For THE BEST fishing experience for you, your family and friends on Pensacola Beach and the Gulf of Mexico, I highly recommend Captain Andy Arnold and Hot Spot Fishing Charters!... read more

    avatar thumb Meg P
    May 8, 2018

    star rating  This fishing trip was extremely great the captain Dylan of the boat was great and made a fun experience and knew a lot very knowledgeable and showing us exactly what... read more

    L3706CHdustinh
    June 4, 2022

    star rating  Captian Trevor and 1st mate Cash got our 6 pack limits of red snapper almost instantly. We left a couple shy while heading to the next spot for a chance... read more

    Tboo1986
    June 17, 2022
  • star rating  Hands down, our family's favorite part of the vacation! We booked a 2 hour catch and release as we weren't sure exactly how much time we wanted to spend fishing.... read more

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    March 25, 2019

    star rating  My wife, daughter, grandson, granddaughter and I fished with Captain Mike Gasparino. We expressed interest in catching Red Snapper first. The first spot produced fish too small to keep. Mike... read more

    LeoMCyr
    June 27, 2019

    star rating  We booked a trip with Captain Andy based on a personal recommendation. It was, by far, the BEST fishing trip we have ever had! He let us participate from the... read more


    May 27, 2018
  • star rating  We took both our sons out with Captain Bob today. It was a fantastic day. Lots of Spanish Mackeral and dolphin sightings over the USS Massachusetts wreck. We... read more

    John M
    July 30, 2019

    star rating  Captain Bob was very professional and put us on great fish. As a local, this charter was an excellent choice and we will go again.


    August 14, 2018

    star rating  This was our third trip fishing Pensacola with Hot spots and Capt Andy Arnold. Andy is very personal and has always made me and my family feel welcome. ... read more

    avatar thumb Marshall H
    June 6, 2019
  • star rating  Captain Chaz took us on an awesome excursion for snapper. We had a great time and we will be back for more soon!


    June 10, 2018

    star rating  Went took an 8 hours morning with captain Tyler and deckhand Mick. Both were very kind, provided clear communication, and they knew what they were doing. The boat was kept... read more

    Q3NFjackc
    August 9, 2020

    star rating  I'm gonna make this short and sweet, Hands down this was the best trip I have ever had fishing on the Gulf. 1st. Capt. Chaz was the greatest, he was... read more

    avatar thumb Kfrog3
    July 15, 2017
  • star rating  My wife and I booked the 5 hour charter for a visit with our son and his friend. We were looking for fun, not serious fishing but we got both.... read more

    avatar thumb Steven F
    April 29, 2019

    star rating  Captain Bob was fantastic. Our family of 6 had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The kids had not done or experienced this kind of fishing and they left wanting to do... read more

    dolsen1977
    August 3, 2020

    star rating  Our second trip with Captain Andy. Was a good day with a cooler full of Spanish Mackerel and a limit of Red Snapper. A good family adventure!


    July 16, 2018
  • star rating  Every time we travel to Pensacola Beach, we book a fishing trip. We have used Hot Spots the last several times and have NEVER been disappointed, even on the trips... read more

    avatar thumb SJARLancaster
    May 5, 2019

    star rating  3 friends and I were looking for a nice day of fishing and we got exactly that. One of the guys I was with was a local of Pensacola so... read more

    Grant D
    March 28, 2020

    star rating  Very disappointed. 3 out of 4 hours we drove around the bay to numerous fishing spots, instead of just staying in a spot for a while longer. of course no... read more

    avatar thumb efgwefggwegwerg
    May 28, 2019
  • star rating  My experience with hot spots was awful. This was my wife and my first time deep sea fishing. We were real excited to try this and went with a group... read more

    MichaelSSSSSSSSSS
    June 28, 2022

    star rating  In Pensacola from Texas with our teenagers for spring break and captain Tyler took us out on a 4hr inshore nearshore trip. Can’t say enough great things. Was on time,... read more

    avatar thumb mcanear
    March 15, 2018

    star rating  Most terrible charter I've ever been on. Boats are super small, no shade and we spent more time driving than fishing. Did not catch a single fish and they still... read more

    Jared123456710
    June 14, 2020
  • star rating  Went out with Captain Andy on 7/9/18 for our first ever Gulf fishing trip. It was my wife and I and our two grown daughters on the 6 hour trip.... read more

    avatar thumb Scott T
    July 14, 2018

    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

    carrollm105
    October 7, 2021

    star rating  What a great day! Weather was perfect and Captain Daniel did a great job of putting us where the fish were. He was extremely patient and more than... read more

    mississippibelle00
    July 21, 2022
  • star rating  The over all experience was exellent. The booking was quick. Our Captain Andy Arnold called the night prior to see if we had any special needs or requests. All we... read more

    avatar thumb Marshall H
    July 29, 2017

    star rating  We opted for a shorter inshore trip due to taking my 6 year old grandson. He loved every minute of it - the faster the boat went the better. While... read more

    avatar thumb D1234792
    July 3, 2018

    star rating  We had an amazing day! Water was a little rough and we caught (and released) several snappers that were between 10 and 11 lbs. Brad was our captain and... read more

    JessicaJ3375
    May 18, 2020
  • star rating  For THE BEST fishing experience for you, your family and friends on Pensacola Beach and the Gulf of Mexico, I highly recommend Captain Andy Arnold and Hot Spot Fishing... read more


    May 8, 2018

    star rating  Second trip with Capt Andy and it was AWESOME! Last time we did bay fishing for redfish and last week it was deep sea for red snapper. Caught... read more

    JohnSuzEmLu
    June 14, 2020

    star rating  My wife and I have been bringing our 3 daughters (12,11,8 yrs) to Pensacola on vacation every year and each year we have gone out with Captain Bob for our... read more

    avatar thumb Brian M
    April 24, 2018

Our Crew

Captain Chris Phillips

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Captain Jason Downs

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Captain Jordan Laws

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Captain Tyler Massey

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Captain Brad Gundersen

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Captain Luke Crooke

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Clay White

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Captain Daniel Arsenault

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Captain Jarrod Denmon

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Captain Andy Arnold

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Captain Mike Gasparino

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Captain Ruston Rood

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CATCH AND COOK

The term “fresh fish” is used way too much these days in restaurants, but at Hot Spots Charters you can get the real thing. With catch and cook you literally walk right from the cleaning table up the stairs to Shaggy’s Bar and Grill and they will cook your catch.

A number of different restaurants in Pensacola and on Pensacola Beach offer catch and cook and it usually costs $12-$15 and includes sides such as cole slaw, french fries, and hush puppies. All you have to do is hand the waiter your ziplock bag of fish you caught with Pensacola fishing charters.

One cool thing about the catch and cook is that most restaurants will cook your catch in a variety of ways so your family will get to enjoy fried, grilled, and blackened fish. Many of our clients find this a much better option than taking it home and sticking it in the freezer only to be thrown away months later.

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