Pensacola Beach Fishing

A perfect example of Florida's fishing variety, Pensacola Beach lies encircled by the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola Bay as well as the Intercoastal Waterway, each of these separate bodies of water offering a vastly different experience for the saltwater angler. For the inshore enthusiast, trophy Tarpon, Bull Reds, 'Gator' Trouts and other popular game fish meander across the island's emerald waters, frequently accompanied by a wide range of local marine life, including sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, porpoises and many more. Bottom fishing is a year-round spectacle in its own regards, with almost a dozen different species of Grouper and Snapper up for grabs, each one doubling as both a formidable opponent and an excellent table fare. Further offshore, big game pelagics aplenty in the Gulf, some of the most common targets including the likes of Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, a variety of Sharks, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel and many more!

Known For

Fort Pickens, Quietwater Beach, The Boardwalk,  ‘Bands on the Beach’ festival, sailing and surfing paradise, The Island Cross, Alvin’s Island, Pensacola Beach, Bamboo Willie, Golfing haven, Gulf Islands National Seashore

Rules & Regulations

Fishing permits aren’t required for anglers fishing from a for-hire boat including guided charters or party boats possessing a valid charter or captain license.

Pensacola Beach Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.