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PENSACOLA FISHING CHARTERS

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 pensacola 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 Pensacola Fishing 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  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
    June 29, 2019

    star rating  This is the third year I have booked with Hop Spots. I won’t book with any other fishing charter. They are head and shoulders above any others I... read more

    Jburk5354
    June 16, 2020

    star rating  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


    June 21, 2018
  • star rating  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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    September 25, 2017

    star rating  Took my grandson and buddy out on thier first salt water fishing trip . Captain Bob did a great job of teaching the boys how to reel and land the... read more

    Tripdog10
    June 18, 2021

    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

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    July 17, 2017
  • star rating  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 Charters!... read more

    avatar thumb Meg P
    May 8, 2018

    star rating  We visit Pensacola a couple times a year and always fish with a local fishing charter. We fish this time with Bob @ Hot Spot Fishing Charters. What a great... read more

    OkieShugg
    June 18, 2019

    star rating  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

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    August 10, 2018
  • star rating  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

    avatar thumb SJARLancaster
    May 27, 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  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  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  I went out with Captain Andy and if I could leave more than 5 stars I would! From the very beginning his communication was impeccable. My original trip was rescheduled... read more

    V2954QCjustinc
    June 9, 2020

    star rating  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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    September 19, 2017
  • star rating  Captain Bob & Captain Brad were awesome! Visiting from Texas and fishing with a party of 8 (6 adults and 2 kids ages 12 & 8)

    We... read more

    melgo1776
    June 17, 2020

    star rating  I booked this charter with Captain Andy for my husband, son and his buddies. They were surprised how quickly he found fish and they reached their Snapper limit. They also... read more

    350pages
    June 16, 2019

    star rating  Went out on a 5 hr' charter with Cpt Brad Gundersen . Excellent trip . Caught some snappers. Grouper and a 7 foot 220 lbs bull shark Absolutely amazing....

    345chs
    August 8, 2021
  • star rating  Highly recommend! Captain Bob took us to some great spots and he stayed busy unhooking and rebaiting our lines. We even got to meet Half Tail the dolphin! If we... read more

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    March 14, 2018

    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  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


    June 10, 2018
  • star rating  This fishing trip was extremely great the captain Dylan of the boat was great and made a fun experience and knew a lot very knowledgeable and showing us exactly what... read more

    L3706CHdustinh
    June 4, 2022

    star rating  Captain did not have bait so we spent the entire 4 hours driving from spot to spot trolling with only 2 lines out to try to catch bait. Caught 2... read more

    AshleyBrooke81
    June 4, 2021

    star rating  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

    avatar thumb Marshall H
    June 6, 2019
  • 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

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    October 19, 2017

    star rating  We went on the morning excursion with Captain Luke and caught 32 vermillion snapper. Captain Luke hooked us up! He was very knowledgable, helpful and made sure we had a... read more

    C1876VJstephaniem
    September 7, 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  Great time with Captain Tyler and Mic, they put us on fish from the get go, gave us great entertainment, helped fellow boater and all, great guys and great trip,... read more

    Fishlife81
    August 5, 2020

    star rating  Great fishing trip! Capt. Andy had us on fish the whole day, even catching fish when nobody else was. His boat is beautiful and comfortable. Capt Andy is a great... read more

    avatar thumb Trish K
    March 25, 2018

    star rating  The best day ever! Ask for captain Bradley if available, he was awesome with my two boys (13 and 11). He was very knowledgeable about what bait to use and... read more

    NorrisFamily2020-5
    June 16, 2020

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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