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Located on the Florida Panhandle barrier island of Santa Rosa, Pensacola Beach has the best access to some of the world’s best fishing grounds. Separating the shallow inshore from the deep offshore waters, it’s also a hub for nearshore reef fishing. Fortunately for you, there are plenty of Pensacola Beach fishing charters ready to take you to discover these productive fisheries!
 
On a trip as short as a couple of hours, you can discover the wealth of fish on offer in the Santa Rosa Sound or Pensacola Bay. Some anglers choose to spend a full day here, with the prize of “Bull” Redfish and “Gator” Spotted Seatrout on offer year-round. Flounder and Sheepshead make for a delicious supporting cast. But, time your trip right, and you could go after Tarpon, Pompano, and Bluefish, as well.
 
If you’re looking for a Gulf-side trip, then nothing compares to Red Snapper season here. Come in summer and get your hands on this elusive fish on the reefs, along with plenty of Gag Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, Kingfish, and Triggerfish. The most popular trips to these hunting grounds last around 6 hours, but you can spend longer on the water to make the most of it. 
 
Finally, the offshore fishing in Pensacola Beach is something to behold. Around 25 miles offshore, you’ll come across some even bigger versions of the species you’ll find nearshore. Head a little further out and spend anywhere from 10 hours to a few days on the water, however, and you’ll be greatly rewarded. Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and even Billfish will be biting to keep you on your toes.
 

Rules & Regulations

The good news is that your license is covered aboard a Pensacola Beach fishing charter. Not only that, but your professional guide will keep you abreast of all the latest bag and size limits. 
 
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January
With winter temperatures slightly higher on Pensacola Beach than on the mainland, January can be a great time to fish in these parts. Look for False Albacore close to the beaches and test yourself on light tackle.
February
Make the most of the peaceful beaches before the tourist season kicks off on the Panhandle. Inshore fishing can be great fun, along with sight fishing, as you go in search of Bull Redfish and Gator Trout.
March
Late March marks the beginning of the Cobia migration – an event not to be missed! Meanwhile, Pompano, Mackerel, and Sheepshead also start to show up, giving you plenty of options nearshore. 
April
The fishing gets better and better as the season kicks off. Cobia fishing off Pensacola Beach peaks in April, while Spotted Seatrout and Redfish are aplenty in the Bay and Sound. Get ready to see in the season in style!
May
King and Spanish Mackerel start to move into Pensacola Bay, adding to already impressive Spotted Seatrout  and Bull Redfish angling opportinities. This is a great time to fish, so don't miss out!
June
Book your charter early to avoid disappointment, as June marks the beginning of peak fishing season in Pensacola Beach. Red Snapper season opens, Kingfish are biting nearshore, and plenty more can be found all over!
 
July
Inshore fishing takes a backseat as summer arrives. The offshore action is better than ever, with Red Snapper, Kingfish, Amberjack, and small Mahi Mahi being regular catches on the reefs, not to mention in the deep. 
August
The hot weather continues, so you'll want to get out on the water just to cool down. Target Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish inshore, with Kingfish loitering in the passes, while reef and offshore fishing doesn't let up!
September
You'll wonder why the crowds start to die down, as the fishing is as good as ever, and the weather is still hot.Target Spanish Mackerel and Pompano to fill your ice box, while Marlin is possible on longer trips. 
 
October
There's no end in sight to the incredible fishing in Pensacola Beach. Go after White Marlin in the deep water, while  inshore fishing is getting exciting again. Bull Redfish and Spotted Seatrout are back in vogue!
November
Warm water species move on as the first cold fronts begin to arrive. But that doesn't have to be a bad thing! All the talk in town is about Flounder, which is migrating in large numbers out to the Gulf. You won't go hungry!
December
December fishing in Pensacola Beach can be quite phenomenal, especially if you're a fan of Bull Redfish. The fish are hungry and are gladly taking bait inshore, along with plenty of other shallow water favorites! 

Pensacola Beach Fishing Calendar

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Fishing with Sean
Ginger H. fished with Total Package Charters on October 11, 2021
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If going out deep sea fishing for the 1st time take motion sickness the day before and the day of.
Half Day with Cpt. Sean and the most excellent First Mate, Jeremy
Brandi G. fished with Total Package Charters on October 7, 2021
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Come ready to work, it is a lot of fun, but you will get tired!
Justin is awesome!!
Terry V. fished with Paradise Fishing Charters on July 19, 2021
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Just remember it's going to be crowded. Book early.
Fishing with Bryan
Kirby B. fished with Deep Thrills Fishing Charter on July 9, 2021
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Stay away from Blue Angels weekend very crowded
Late evening trip with Captain Justin
William S. fished with Paradise Fishing Charters on June 29, 2021
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Stick with a day trip into the gulf. More species and bigger fish in general. Also, watch the weather!
Captain Justin loves what he does!
Rachel M. fished with Paradise Fishing Charters on June 25, 2021
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Wear a swimsuit/Maybe take a change of clothes you might get wet! If you have a preference and beverage like Diet Coke you might take it with you. Take sunscreen and sunglasses!
5 hour trip with Capt Justin
Bobby M. fished with Paradise Fishing Charters on June 24, 2021
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I highly recommend chartering with Capt Justin. We had an excellent 5 hour trip.
Fishing with Justin
Raven B. fished with Paradise Fishing Charters on June 16, 2021
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Yes it was our first time and it was great!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Pensacola Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Pensacola Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $529, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,143. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Pensacola Beach is 30 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Fish Frenzy Charters, Wave Cutter Charters, and Hit The Deck Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Pensacola Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Pensacola Beach.

Fish Frenzy Charters, Wave Cutter Charters, and Hit The Deck Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Pensacola Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Pensacola Beach is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are King Mackerel (Kingfish), Amberjack, and Snapper (Red). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, light tackle, and trolling. Reef fishing, wreck fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

There's no end in sight to the incredible fishing in Pensacola Beach. Go after White Marlin in the deep water, while  inshore fishing is getting exciting again. Bull Redfish and Spotted Seatrout are back in vogue! Check availability for local fishing charters in Pensacola Beach.

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