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PENSACOLA FISHING CHARTERS

At Hot Spots Charters, we offer inshore and offshore fishing 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 sixteen 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 us a huge advantage over our competition. There’s no substitute for time spent on the water in the fishing charter business. Our network of information allows us to always know what’s biting when and where.

 

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.

Chekout Our Reviews

  •   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

    thumb Lane I
    8/19/2017

      My wife and I booked the 5 hour charter for a visit with our son and his friend. We were looking for fun, not serious fishing but we got both.... read more

    thumb Steven F
    4/29/2019

      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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

    thumb jpc19602017
    10/19/2017

      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

    thumb Kfrog3
    7/15/2017

      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
  •   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... read more


    5/28/2018

      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

      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

    thumb 137nathanc
    6/04/2019
  •   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

      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... read more


    7/29/2018

      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
  •   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
    9/11/2019

      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

      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
  •   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
    3/25/2020

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

    thumb brgulfbreeze
    7/17/2017
  •   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

    thumb Brian_Granger
    6/21/2018

      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

      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

    thumb Tom A
    6/15/2018
  •   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

    thumb glstein2
    3/13/2019

      My son loves fishing and we wanted to make sure he had a great first deep sea fishing trip and Hot Spots did not disappoint! Captain Luke was very... read more

    April G
    8/03/2019

      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