Reel Addiction Fishing Charters

With Reel Addiction Fishing Charters, the prolific waters of Pensacola Beach can be all yours. Enjoy a family-friendly adventure Florida-style with Captain Louis “Scooter” Porto.

Choose a fishing excursion that suits your needs. Introduce your kids to the art of fishing on a short “catch-and-release” trip. There is nothing better than seeing a smile on a young angler’s face when they reel in their first ever fish!

Spend your day exploring the calmer waters of the bay and passes and go for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and other species. Or venture up to 9 miles out in search of Red and Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, Amberjack, Bull Shark… and the list just keeps going! From slow trolling live hardballs for big King Mackerel and Redfish to bottom fishing trips for Snapper and Grouper, there is a trip for you.

The area’s wrecks and reefs, as well as the inshore waters, are ideal for any bottom fishing, light tackle, or fly fishing enthusiasts. With all the necessary gear, bait, tackle, and licenses provided, you will be able to tick a lot of species off your angling bucket list.

All you have to do is bring your food and drinks and hop onboard a 27’ Ameract. Its two 150 HP Suzuki engines will power you to the hottest grounds at a top speed of 40 knots. The boat is rigged with electronics, outriggers, a livewell loaded with bait, and professional accessories.

Reel Addiction Charters is your key to the finest fishing opportunities that the nearshore waters of Pensacola Beach have to offer. So book your trip now, and the crew will be ready when you are!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This trip is good for the beginner anglers. We normally stay in the bays and sounds, looking for Redfish and Trout. The waters are usually calm on these trips so there is no need to worry about seasickness!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    This is our afternoon inshore trip. We generally stay in the bay or passes and fish for a variety of our inshore species, such as Trout, Redfish, and Spainish and King Mackerel to name a few!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This trip will take you to the Gulf's wrecks for Snapper and tasty reef fish. Or you could stay in the calm waters of the bay and fish for Trout and Redfish. Or just combine both!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    This trip is great for the beginner or seasoned angler. We can go in the Gulf to some of the closer wrecks for Snapper or many other tasty reef fish. Or stay inshore in the calmer waters of the bay for Trout and Redfish. Or maybe even do a little of both.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    This morning trip will take you to the wrecks in search of Snapper (when in season), King Mackerel, Amberjack, Grouper, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    This is the trip if you want to experience some of our world-class Snapper fishing (when in season)! 6 hours give us a little more time to fish some of our wrecks in the Gulf that are a little farther out. Normally, you could catch Snapper, Grouper, Amberjacks, and King Mackerel just to name a few.
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About the Captain

Louis "Scooter" Porto
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
31 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since March 2015
Captain Scooter was born and raised on and around the waters of Pensacola and he loves nothing more than to share his 20 plus years of knowledge with his clients. "At a very early age, I knew this is what I wanted to do and never looked back." He's fished commercially and has taken part in many tournaments over the years. The experience in almost every different type of fishing over his career thus far definitely helps in his ability to put his customers on fish consistently. So let Capt. Scooter take you on a fishing adventure. You won't be disappointed!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Amercat (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 150HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Pensacola Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (13)
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Fishing with Louis
4 hour inshore morning trip
Fish lips are the new thing!
+10
Angler Rating
21
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Michael K.
Chesapeake, VA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Louis

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on April 10, 2022
Worked hard to put us on the fish.  Caught 40 plus fish huge Red snapper. 25lbs.. Better trip than hoped for. Definately...
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David C.
Pensacola, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Great Half day with captain Scooter

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fish/Offshore on July 16, 2018
For anyone that is on the fence about deciding whether or not to book this trip, do it. It is great boat and skilled captain...
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Tony S.
Pensacola, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Scooter

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) on April 15, 2017
Captain Scooter called and offered us the opportunity to reschedule because it was a windy day and the water was a little choppy. ...
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Brittany J.
San Juan
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on May 23, 2020
Had a great time! Took my 4 year old and captain Brian had such good patience with him! Water was sporty but overall good experience
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Charles R.
Grand Bay, Alabama
Excellent
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Half day with Brian Innshore

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on August 3, 2020
well worth the price. Excellent
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FAQs about Reel Addiction Fishing Charters

Reel Addiction Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Offshore (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Addiction Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable Toilet )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Addiction Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Reel Addiction Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Addiction Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Addiction Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout