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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  Took my grandson and buddy out on thier first salt water fishing trip . Captain Bob did a great job of teaching the boys how to reel and land the... read more

    Tripdog10
    June 18, 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

    stevedA2343II
    August 3, 2021

    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  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  After spending 600 plus dollars you would think you could catch something worth keeping. Boat driver was to concerned with his phone and texting to worry if we caught anything.... read more

    sammymE4709CP
    August 9, 2022

    star rating  I booked this charter with Captain Andy for my husband, son and his buddies. They were surprised how quickly he found fish and they reached their Snapper limit. They also... read more

    350pages
    June 16, 2019
  • star rating  Me and my friend spent the whole day with captain Bob. He took us out and put us on some great kingfish first thing. Hooked about 8 of them and... read more

    avatar thumb Jesse S
    May 25, 2019

    star rating  Captain Andy is the best charter around. Put us on the fish early caught are limit of snapper in 15 min at most. Then caught some more for fun. Then... read more

    avatar thumb Lane I
    August 19, 2017

    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  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 4th trip... read more

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    July 9, 2018

    star rating  My son and I just completed a 4 hour inshore fishing trip with Captain Bob. A cold front had just moved in and the fishing wasn't optimal, but Captain Bob... read more

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    March 13, 2019

    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 went out on a 5 hr trip and saw lots of dolphins! Captain Andy was awesome and so patient as most of us hadn't fished offshore! We caught some... read more

    Jill L
    July 3, 2019

    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 vacation to Pensacola often, but this was our first charter experience. It was the best decision ever! The company made everything very easy. Captain Bob was amazing to work... read more

    avatar thumb tl0ckard
    October 19, 2017
  • 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  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  I was in Pensacola Beach for the week leading up to July 4th. I had booked a different charter for the Thursday before the holiday weekend and as happens the... read more

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    July 17, 2017
  • 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  My dad and I went on an inshore/nearshore trip with Capt Mike. Had an excellent time. Kept our lines in the water and kept us on fish. Highly recommend.

    Trangel42
    August 23, 2019

    star rating  Me and a buddy of mine took out boys out for a graduation fishing trip. We went on an afternoon 5 hour with Captain Dylan and man did we have... read more

    Paul V
    June 15, 2019
  • 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  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  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  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.

    avatar thumb Patrick Y
    August 14, 2018

    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  My son and I went on an inland fishing trip with Captain Bob for the 2nd year in a row. Captain Bob is a great guide and put us on... read more

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    March 12, 2018
  • 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

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    October 19, 2017

    star rating  Captain Mike was great, and we will definitely ask for him next time! We caught a lot of sheepshead in a short amount of time, with Captain Mike quickly... read more

    loris621
    March 21, 2021

    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

Our Crew

Captain Chris Phillips

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Captain Dylan Johnson

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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 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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