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PENSACOLA FISHING CHARTERS

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 pensacola 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 Pensacola Fishing 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  This is the third year I have booked with Hop Spots. I won’t book with any other fishing charter. They are head and shoulders above any others I... read more

    Jburk5354
    June 16, 2020

    star rating  We went out with Captain Andy Arnold for a combined inshore/offshore 5 hour trip, and it was amazing. Andy went the distance to plan the trip with both our comfort... read more

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    April 13, 2018

    star rating  What Sgtfish said ! This trip exceeded expectations like you wouldn’t believe ! Capt Andy treated us to an awesome scenic boat ride out to what became a THE... read more

    LCPLfish
    November 6, 2020
  • star rating  I took 5 nephews out fishing yesterday with captain Andy. I highly recommend him. We were able to catch our limit of red snapper in an hour and then went... read more

    avatar thumb Brian_Granger
    June 21, 2018

    star rating  We charter with Hot Spots every year and it's always GREAT! This year we chartered 4 trips in a week with Captains Andy, Bob and Tyler. We had a terrific... read more

    avatar thumb mbenveniste
    May 28, 2018

    star rating  10 of us went on the 6 hour offshore fishing excursion on the boat Total Package and had a great time. Captain Sean knew exactly where to go to... read more

    jasonw934
    July 11, 2020
  • 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

    avatar thumb mngal03
    March 25, 2019

    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

    star rating  I took 5 nephews out fishing yesterday with captain Andy. I highly recommend him. We were able to catch our limit of red snapper in an hour and then went... read more


    June 21, 2018
  • star rating  Capt. Andy Arnold is truly one of the best I have ever fished with. This was my 5th trip with Andy and I am coming from over 12 hours... read more

    avatar thumb CBJBIllinois
    November 9, 2018

    star rating  Conditions were not favorable, at all. But Jarrod had us catching bait and catching our limit of snapper within the hour. Even managed to catch a nice king to go... read more

    scottviator
    July 8, 2020

    star rating  This trip was a family trip with my wife and two 15 year olds. Our captain was Dillon.... He was so personable and fun. We left on time and reached... read more

    avatar thumb David J
    April 7, 2018
  • star rating  Captain Mike was great and we had fun and tried hard.

    truth is you have to fish Pensacola at the right time and those times are limited if... read more

    BRYANB150
    August 13, 2019

    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  I want you to know that when you book a trip with Hot Spot you are fishing with the best professional charter captains in the area. Capt’n Andy Arnold knows... read more

    avatar thumb Tom A
    June 15, 2018
  • 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  Booked a trip with Hot Spot Charters Oct. 11th for my family (wife, daughter and step son). Arrived at 7 AM, 6 mile boat run to our first spot and... read more

    avatar thumb jpc19602017
    October 19, 2017

    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  Great fishing trip! Capt. Andy had us on fish the whole day, even catching fish when nobody else was. His boat is beautiful and comfortable. Capt Andy is a great... read more

    avatar thumb Trish K
    March 25, 2018

    star rating  It is to the point where we are actually planning our visits around the schedule of Capt. Andy Arnold. I absolutely love fishing with him. This was our... read more


    July 9, 2018

    star rating  We came to Pensacola for our honeymoon. A friend had recommended Hot Spots for a fishing trip and it did not disappoint! Such a wonderful experience for a great price.... read more

    Hunter B
    June 29, 2019
  • star rating  Went out snapper fishing with Captain JD and oh boy did we have a great time. Captain put us on the fish within the first hour on the boat. Once... read more

    kwallace5051
    June 8, 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
    July 2, 2021

    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!

    avatar thumb Marshall H
    July 16, 2018
  • star rating  We charter with Hot Spots every year and it's always GREAT! This year we chartered 4 trips in a week with Captains Andy, Bob and Tyler. We had... read more


    May 28, 2018

    star rating  Dylan was by far the best guide we could have asked for! We are already planning or next trip. Highly recommend Hot Spots Charters! He managed to keep the 3... read more

    Branch318
    July 31, 2019

    star rating  Another great day fishing with Captain Bob. My husband, two kids and I went out and had an incredible morning. We caught 5 Mackerel within the first 30 minutes and... read more

    avatar thumb TJaneP
    June 10, 2018
  • star rating  Another great day fishing with Captain Bob. My husband, two kids and I went out and had an incredible morning. We caught 5 Mackerel within the first 30... read more


    June 10, 2018

    star rating  My family had a great time on our first chartered fishing trip. Captain Andy went above and beyond. We would definitely charter again.

    avatar thumb Denise W
    May 18, 2018

    star rating  We booked a trip on July 31st to take three of our boys fishing. We were fortunate enough to be given Captain Bob Potomski for the morning. He asked lots... read more

    Rainbetter
    August 11, 2019

Our Crew

Captain Chris Phillips

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Captain Dylan Johnson

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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 Bob Potomski

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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 Trevor Angeles

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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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