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.

  •   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.


    8/14/2018

      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


    6/15/2018

      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

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    7/09/2018
  •   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

    thumb Carrie W
    5/25/2019

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

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    6/10/2018
  •   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 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

      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
  •   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... read more


    4/24/2018

      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
    7/03/2019

      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

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    6/06/2019
  •   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

      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

      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
    7/31/2019
  •   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

      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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    3/12/2018

      My wife and I were visiting Pensacola and went fishing with Hot Spot. Our captains Tyler&Travis were great, friendly and experienced and knew the area well. Every time we dropped... read more

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    5/06/2019
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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


    6/21/2018

      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

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    11/09/2018

      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
  •   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

      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

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    7/03/2018

      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

    thumb Scott T
    7/14/2018
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