Pensacola Fishing Charters

Welcome to the Hot Spots Fishing Charters website. We take great pride in being one of Pensacola’s most successful fishing charter businesses and greatly appreciate each and every customer who has fished with us over the past fifteen years. Having six full time captains and operating over eight hundred fishing trips a year gives us a huge advantage over our competition, there is no substitute for time spent on the water in the fishing charter industry. We offer both inshore / nearshore trips and offshore trips for people who live in or are visiting Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Gulf Breeze, and Navarre.

 

Pensacola Fishing Charters

 

Hot Spots Charters is the largest fishing charter operation from New Orleans to Jacksonville with many years of combined experience and thousands and thousands of successful fishing trips both inshore and offshore.

They operate charters in Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Gulf Breeze, and Navarre. They leave from Pensacola Beach most of the time, but may leave from other destinations in some situations depending on your location.

While on a fishing charter with Hot Spots Charters you may visit several different bodies of water including Pensacola Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Santa Rosa Sound, Big Lagoon, East Bay, and Escambia Bay.

A long list of species can be caught with Pensacola Fishing Charters, but on any given day catches may include red snapper, sharks, gag grouper, amberjack, triggerfish, mingo snapper, scamp, king mackerel, redfish, speckled trout, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel, wahoo, or marlin.

The captains at Hot Spots Charters are simply the best in the business, being led by Captains Matt Mcleod and Captain Chris Phillips, who were some of the first fulltime inshore guides in the Pensacola market and have fished at the professional level.

Now day’s Hot Spots Charters offers inshore and offshore fishing trips. In addition to booking their own fleet of boats they also have a booking service with an office that is located on Pensacola Beach where they book for the majority of the charters boats in the area.

With that being said there is no group to large or two small. If Hot Spots Charters is not available or cannot accommodate what you’re looking for they will discuss sending you with another boat who have proven themselves.

All of Hot Spots Charters captains are born and raised in beautiful Pensacola, where you will find the whitest beaches in the world and quite often get a chance to catch a glimpse of the Blue Angels flying over Pensacola Bay while at home practicing at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

  •   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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    3/13/2019

      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

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    7/15/2017

      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
    8/11/2019
  •   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
    8/23/2019

      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

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    7/14/2018

      We have been on Charters before, but we took our two grandsons on the inshore 4 hour trip. We were battling the weather all week long, but Captain Bob would... read more

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    7/17/2017
  •   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

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    6/15/2018

      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

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    5/25/2019

      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!


    7/16/2018
  •   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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    7/17/2017

      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


    5/27/2018

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


    5/18/2018
  •   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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    5/24/2019

      Chartered a boat with Captain Bob to take our boys fishing on our last week before school started in August. Was a bit concerned about storms in the area, but... read more

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    9/19/2017

      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

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    7/28/2017
  •   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
    6/29/2019

      Great experience. Captain Bob went out of his way to make sure we were catching fish and even showed us some wild dolphins and other cool things on our trip.... read more

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    9/25/2017

      My name is Seth from Oklahoma. My wife and I booked this trip a day before completing. I was lucky enough to have Bob Potomski as my guide. We met... read more

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    4/24/2018
  •   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

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    3/15/2018

      Last summer we went fishing with HotSpots and had such a great time we booked another trip during this years vacation week in Pensacola Beach. We requested Captain Mike again,... read more

    thumb Peter R
    5/20/2019

      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

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    8/19/2017
  •   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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    7/19/2018

      Highly recommend Capt.Andy for any offshore & inshore fishing you would want to do. One of the best there is. This was our 3rd time booking with Andy and we... read more

    hump22
    6/23/2019

      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


    7/19/2018
  •   Captain Chaz took us on an awesome excursion for snapper. We had a great time and we will be back for more soon!


    6/10/2018

      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


    5/08/2018

      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

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    5/05/2019
  •   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... read more


    7/14/2018

      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


    6/10/2018

      Well I reviewed this once and I guess it got ethered lol. Great time with Captain Jarrod. Knew place like the back of his hand. Really chill guide and made... read more

    rbackdoc
    7/27/2019
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