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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  I took my son and 3 grandboys on the Hot Spot Fishing Charters on the 7 am to noon Inshore/Near Shore trip in Pensacola Bay on a Wednesday morning. ... read more

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    May 24, 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  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  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 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  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  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  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

    avatar thumb glstein2
    March 13, 2019

    star rating  This was the first time my wife and I charted a fishing trip , and Captain Bob at Hot Spots was TRULY a blessing. He knew where to go and... read more

    avatar thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    July 28, 2017
  • star rating  Had an awesome time fishing with Captain Bob and our children today. Caught at least 25 fish, one after another over just a few hours. Had a dolphin... read more

    avatar thumb TJaneP
    June 8, 2017

    star rating  Dylan was an awesome captain! He took on a last minute additional person on his boat and still had plenty of bait and rods. He even supplied water bottles for... read more

    annagt95
    June 14, 2020

    star rating  We have gone out with Andy and hotspots every August for several years. Every experience has been fantastic. We always come back with more fish than we can possibly eat....... read more

    Chris O
    August 11, 2019
  • 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  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  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 13, 2021
  • star rating  This was my wife and I first time charter fishing, everything from the call to book it till the trip was a good experience. Once we went out a storm... read more

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    June 4, 2019

    star rating  We wanted our seven year old son to have his first bay fishing experience, and we couldn’t have been happier with our trip! Captain Bob was highly attentive to our... read more

    avatar thumb Carrie W
    May 25, 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  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  Awesome time out on the water!! Went out with Captain Andy Arnold. We stayed in the bay because of weather and were able to catch lots of... read more

    BillyMcC72
    November 9, 2020

    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

    Savvyangler
    June 23, 2021
  • 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  You just could not ask for a better experience on the Bay than Hot Spots Fishing Charters. We went with Andy as our Captain and he put the whole... read more

    autowizard10
    March 25, 2020

    star rating  Best day of fishing I believe I have ever had!!! From the get go we were hanging them!!! Not just one type, but everything. I am going... read more

    gregsF4051WK
    March 28, 2022
  • star rating  Our captain and guide (Dylan Johnson) busted his hump to make sure that my son and I had a good time. I have never seen someone bait hooks and gut... read more

    Michael F
    September 11, 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 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

    avatar thumb Vacation5-11
    July 17, 2017
  • star rating  We laughed so loud it’s a wonder we didn’t scare the fish! It was my children’s in the gulf. Captain Andy made it a memorable experience for all. Sea turtles,... read more

    M3132EUlaurieb
    October 22, 2020

    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!

    avatar thumb lindsay m
    June 10, 2018

    star rating  While vacationing in Navarre Beach, I booked a nearshore trip with Capt. Bob, at Hot Spots Charters. It was the wife, teenage daughter and myself. The trip was the highlight... read more

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    July 19, 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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