Sure Shot Fishing Charters - FL

Sure Shot Fishing Charters invites you and your family to spend an exciting fishing day on the waters of Pensacola, Florida with them. They are located across the street from the world-famous Flora-Bama waterfront bar at the state line of Alabama and Florida. This area is famous for the many types of fish that roam its waters, and which you’ll get a chance to target!

Captain Mike Salley is the owner and operator of Sure Shot Fishing Charters which he started over 20 years ago. He and his dad custom built the boat Sure Shot with boat makers Michael Fitz into a beautiful and powerful, but above all reliable vessel. Sure Shot has since been fully restored and not features three 420 HP Cummins 5.9x2 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

The vessel can carry up to six guests and their pets as Captain Mike wants everyone to have enough elbow room and comfort on this 42’ beauty. There is a full-size bathroom on the boat, a bedroom, a kitchen, a flybridge, and a TV for entertainment. The onboard GPS, fishfinder, and radar will allow you to locate the best fishing grounds, and the downriggers and outriggers will work their magic in hooking tasty topwater fish.

Sure Shot Fishing Charters offers trips from three to eight hours in length which can range from trolling to bottom fishing, and even sightseeing in the afternoon. If you choose a three or four-hour trip, you will troll for King and Spanish Mackerel and Bonito, or sight fish for Cobia (in the Spring).

The longer trips that last five to eight hours are ideal for a combination of trolling and bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and Amberjack. You can also target Sailfish and Mahi Mahi on full day trips.

Sure Shot Fishing Charters make sure you have everything you need on all trips including rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, and drinks. Captain Mike says: “ We like first timers and families. No experience is needed as we’ll have you trained up and catching fish in no time!”.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 hour offshore smack down!!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,400
    up to 6 persons
    Lots of bottom fishing and trolling. Expect to ride out 30 miles before we start getting after it!! Deep water fishing for groupers Snapper Pelagics trolling fish like Mahi Mahi wahoo mackerel and cobia. Awesome trip!!!!
  • Private trip
    10 hour Bottom Fishing/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    Lots of fishing time offshore trolling for wahoo, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel and plenty of bottom fishing time for Snapper Grouper scamp amberjack anything that will bite are hook!!!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Combo
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip allows a lot of fishing time and productive grounds changes. You will catch fish of different species, sizes, and groups. Trolling and bottom fishing for the usual suspects - Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Triggerfish, Kingfish. Or fishing for pelagics life Mahi Mahi, False Albacore, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Trolling & Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    up to 6 persons
    With this trip, you will get lots of fishing time: you will troll for Mackerel and other top surface fish, then bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, and then troll back home. This trip gives you 3 hours of bottom fishing, which is plenty time to find that big one!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Trolling & Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel towards the Snapper grounds, and once you get there, you will fish for Red Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, and Triggerfish, then troll home. Excellent for beginners or those who are short on time. You will catch Fish!!!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    This is a troll only trip that can take you out to 9 miles off the coast in search of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Tittle Tunny.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip: Troll Or Sightseeing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling only for Mackerel and Little Tunny, or Dolphin sightseeing. This is a quick trip for beginners. Alternatively a sunset cruise!! Flexible departure time.

About the Captain

Mike Salley
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
184 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2015
Captain Mike Salley has been fishing for over three decades professionally and is known as a reliable and knowledgeable captain. He loves fishing as a sport and as a profession and says: "Offshore fishing is my passion and my job! We're a family run business with over 35 years of local experience.".

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Custom Michael Fitz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2015. Powered by 3 420HP Cummins 5.9 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Tripp R.
Fruitland Park, FL
 5.00
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Sea were very rough3 ft swales and the wind was blowing steady but Capt Blake made sure no one was sick and kept check on every...
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Rocky M.
Dayton, TN
 5.00
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VERIFIED   October 20, 2019
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Valrico, FL
 4.67
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Half day trip with Capt Mike and Crew Wayne

VERIFIED   October 12, 2019
Great experience.  The weather wasn’t great, but the crew was.  Mike put us on the fish and we had a great...
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Mike T.
Birmingham, AL
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   August 12, 2019
It took our boat 3.5 hours to get to our first spot. Most of what we caught was out of season. We spent more time sitting still...
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Patrick F.
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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Awesome Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
Captain Mike was great and put us right on the fush. We limited out on one type of fish and caught another type.  The...
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