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FISHING CHARTERS PENSACOLA

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 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 Hotspots 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  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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    July 9, 2018

    star rating  We had a great experience with Captain Jordan! My daughter had a rough time with the choppy water on the way out and melted down a bit as a result.... read more

    gregoryblack138
    June 8, 2022

    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  Given the weather that proceeded our trip and then the temp on the day of our charter, we had fairly low expectations but as it turned out, Captain Luke was... read more

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    November 24, 2022

    star rating  Captian Trevor and 1st mate Cash got our 6 pack limits of red snapper almost instantly. We left a couple shy while heading to the next spot for a chance... read more

    Tboo1986
    June 17, 2022

    star rating  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
    July 31, 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  We went out with with Captain Andy yesterday, and honestly have to say that this was the absolute best charter I’ve ever been on. Prior to departure, Captain Andy said... read more

    sgtfish
    November 2, 2020

    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 to impending... read more

    avatar thumb Kim C
    August 10, 2018
  • star rating  Our family had a great time with Captain Jordan! Caught lots of fish and had fun. We had booked a trip with another charter service who changed price... read more

    jenniferpJ1770JM
    October 9, 2022

    star rating  Captain Mike was great and we had fun and tried hard.

    truth is you have to fish Pensacola at the right time and those times are limited if... read more

    BRYANB150
    August 13, 2019

    star rating  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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    July 29, 2018
  • star rating  Had an awesome time fishing with Captain Bob and our children today. Caught at least 25 fish, one after another over just a few hours. Had a dolphin... read more

    avatar thumb TJaneP
    June 8, 2017

    star rating  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


    July 14, 2018

    star rating  This was a great fishing trip. Even though there was rain all around us Captain Mike kept us safe. The kids had a great time as well. We caught some... read more

    janluvsun
    September 4, 2022
  • star rating  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.

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    August 14, 2018

    star rating  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
    July 30, 2019

    star rating  Captain Bob was fantastic. Our family of 6 had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The kids had not done or experienced this kind of fishing and they left wanting to do... read more

    dolsen1977
    August 3, 2020
  • star rating  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

    avatar thumb glstein2
    March 12, 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  I have never written a review before, I will be. Unfortunately I will not be giving a good review. My husband and sons were on a trip yesterday morning with... read more

    Navigate624118
    August 2, 2021
  • 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  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
    August 23, 2019

    star rating  Second trip with Capt Andy and it was AWESOME! Last time we did bay fishing for redfish and last week it was deep sea for red snapper. Caught... read more

    JohnSuzEmLu
    June 14, 2020
  • star rating  Every year I charter 2 boats to take my managers snapper fishing. Hot Spots never disappoints. Captain Tyler, Captain Trevor, Captain Travis, Captain Kenny or Captain Mike all of them... read more

    chrishV3961TW
    June 11, 2022

    star rating  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


    April 24, 2018

    star rating  Capt.Andy took me and two friends out for a awesome day of fishing. We limited out on red snapper and added a big grouper to the pile. We had another... read more

    RAndrew1916
    June 28, 2019
  • star rating  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.... read more


    July 3, 2018

    star rating  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

    avatar thumb Lane I
    August 19, 2017

    star rating  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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    May 6, 2019

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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