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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.

  •   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

    thumb Marshall H
    7/29/2017

      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

      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

    thumb TJaneP
    6/10/2018
  •   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

    thumb afoderaro
    9/25/2017

      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!

    thumb Marshall H
    7/16/2018

      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
  •   Had a great time fishing with Capt Andy. He was knowledgeable and made sure it was a successful trip. We ended up coming back a little early due... read more


    8/10/2018

      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

      Great time on a 4 hour afternoon trip. Lots of Mahi Mahi, Vermillion and Lane Snapper. Even found a few Redfish. My 10 yr old son brough in a 28.5... read more

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    7/29/2018
  •   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
    8/11/2019

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

    thumb lindsay m
    6/10/2018

      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
  •   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

      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

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    6/21/2018

      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
  •   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
    6/15/2019

      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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    4/13/2018

      Had a great time fishing with Capt Andy. He was knowledgeable and made sure it was a successful trip. We ended up coming back a little early due... read more

    thumb Okiegal97
    8/10/2018
  •   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
    7/30/2019

      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

      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

    thumb mbenveniste
    5/28/2018
  •   Planned a guy's fishing trip to Pensacola 9 months out. Hot Spot Charters was recommended as the go-to charter for our group. We booked two boats for three... read more

    csunrath
    7/04/2019

      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

    thumb D1234792
    7/03/2018

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

    thumb Denise W
    5/18/2018

      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

    thumb CBJBIllinois
    7/09/2018

      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


    7/09/2018
  •   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

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    7/28/2017

      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

      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.

    thumb Patrick Y
    8/14/2018