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.

  •   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

      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

      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

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    6/04/2019
  •   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

      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

      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

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    7/15/2017
  •   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

      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

      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

    thumb Kim C
    8/10/2018
  •   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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    10/19/2017

      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

      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

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    5/27/2018
  •   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

    thumb Trish K
    3/25/2018

      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
    6/28/2019

      In Pensacola from Texas with our teenagers for spring break and captain Tyler took us out on a 4hr inshore nearshore trip. Can’t say enough great things. Was on time,... read more

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    3/15/2018
  •   This trip was a family trip with my wife and two 15 year olds. Our captain was Dillon.... He was so personable and fun. We left on time and reached... read more

    thumb David J
    4/07/2018

      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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    7/17/2017

      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

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    3/13/2019
  •   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

      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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    3/14/2018

      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
  •   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
    6/16/2019

      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

      My wife, daughter, grandson, granddaughter and I fished with Captain Mike Gasparino. We expressed interest in catching Red Snapper first. The first spot produced fish too small to keep. Mike... read more

    LeoMCyr
    6/27/2019
  •   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 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

      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

      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

    thumb Marshall H
    6/06/2019

      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