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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Pensacola

According to customer reviews, Gulf Coast Fishing, It's A Good Day Charters, and Emerald “C” Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Pensacola, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Pensacola.

The average price for a private 4 hour Pensacola fishing trip is $691, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,095 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Gulf Coast Fishing, It's A Good Day Charters, and Emerald “C” Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Pensacola.

The most popular fish species you can target are Red Snapper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Amberjack. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, and Bottom Fishing. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Located at the western end of the Florida Panhandle, Pensacola is a prime angling destination. Within just a stone’s throw from downtown, you’ll find sheltered bays and grassy flats, with the reefs just on the other side of the long, sandy beaches. Add in access to the deep waters offshore, and it’s no surprise that Pensacola fishing charters have something for you.
 
We’ll start inshore, where a couple of hours can sometimes be enough to get you filling the boat. Bull Redfish and Gator (Spotted Sea) Trout promise to put up a fight, while Sheepshead and Flounder will make for delicious rewards. Come in summer and you can battle it out with a Tarpon, or go after Mackerel and Pompano by the mouth of the bay. 
 
When Red Snapper season hits, however, all attention shifts to the reefs. The action is good all summer, and you’ll want to spend 6–8 hours on the water getting your fish on. Go after these prized creatures along with other Snapper species, Groupers, Cobia, Amberjack, and Triggerfish, and head home with plenty of meat to feast on. 
 
And that’s not all! If you’ve got an extra few hours to spare, then an extended day trip can see you hit the deep seas offshore. Over 30 miles out, you’ll come into contact with some of the ocean’s most sought-after creatures. Get ready for the fight of your life as you go up against Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin, on what promises to be a fishing voyage like no other!
 

Rules & Regulations

Pensacola fishing charters come with licenses included for all on board, meaning that you have one less thing to worry about. You’ll still need to keep an eye out for the strict fishing seasons and bag and size limits, but your professional guide will make sure you’re staying within the law. 
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4.6 / 5
Based on 27705 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January in Pensacola means gin-clear waters and some good fishing if you know where to look. Search for Speckled Trout and Flounder in the surf, Bull Reds off the beaches, and Sheepshead in the bay.

February

Pensacola inshore charters target Speckled Trout in the rivers and bayous, where the water can be very clear despite the chill in the air. Pompano roll into the surf as Spanish Mackerel appear in the bay.

March

Fishing conditions are on the up as spring threatens to break through. Fish for large female Trout in the shallow flats or sight fish the beaches for Redfish and Spanish Mackerel before the Cobia arrive. 

April

The Cobia migration starts for real, fiving you plenty of fun whether sight fishing or on the reeds. Speckled Trout work their way into the bay, Redfish can be found in the flats, while Pompano appear along the beach.

May

The big news in Pensacola this month is the arrival of King Mackerel in the bay. Hit the bouth of the bay for your best results, or head to the reefs to tackle Amberjac. Meanwhile, Redfish is still abundant inshore. 

June

Most people fishing in Pensacola are on the lookout for one thing: Red Snapper, as both state and federal waters open in June. Otherwise, King and Spanish Mackerel join Redfish in the inshore passes.

July

July means plenty of variety in Pensacola. Adventurous anglers will enjoy battling Sharks in shallow water. Cobia are caught around the reefs, while the big pelagic species arrive offshore to give you a bit of everything. 

August

School's out, the sun is shining, and the fishing is red hot. Catch a "Garbage Can Slam" inshore, as you go after Bluefish, Ladyfish, Mackerel, and Sharks. Meanwhile nearshore and offshore fishing is still strong!

September

With humid weather and consistent rain showers in the afternoons, most Pensacola fishing charters fish early in the day. Catch slot Redfish around the docks and small Mahi Mahi just beyond the nearshore reefs. 

October

October is all about giant schools of big Bull Redfish. At this time of year they arrive from the Gulf to spawn around the passes. Sight fish on calm sunny days to try some of the best fishing in the Panhandle.

November

The Running of the Bull Reds continues! Join the fun for unforgettable fishing and serious bragging rights. Combine your trip with going after Flounder in the bay, and you'll head home with a delicious treat, too. 

December

As the temperature drops, you'll begin to find large Speckled Trout in the bayous and rivers, while some huge Redfish remain around the beaches. Add Flounder to the mix, and you've got yourself a "Grand Slam!"

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Book with Captain Bryant. All Caught Up Fishing. We we were catching fish as soon as our lines hit the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Bryant. All Caught Up Fishing. We we were catching fish as soon as our lines hit the water.
Melissa  J.
Melissa J. White City, KY
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Bring plenty of drinks, and did I mention sunscreen?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Bring plenty of drinks, and did I mention sunscreen?
Shae  M.
Shae M.
Be ready for some action! Never a dull moment! If possible book with Captain Alex he knows his stuff. He was a great teacher and knew right where to go!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be ready for some action! Never a dull moment! If possible book with Captain Alex he knows his stuff. He was a great teacher and knew right where to go!
Brandi  K.
Brandi K. Burt, IA
Great fishing down there and Six Shooter Charters with Captain Doug will put you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing down there and Six Shooter Charters with Captain Doug will put you on the fish.
Sanford  G.
Sanford G. Greer, SC
Be prepared for the heat! Lots of fluid, and sunscreen. Check with your captain on what is in season depending on what you'd like to catch. Research the Capitan/boat on Fishing Booker and Google reviews. Our was rated well and ratings matched the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the heat! Lots of fluid, and sunscreen. Check with your captain on what is in season depending on what you'd like to catch. Research the Capitan/boat on Fishing Booker and Google reviews. Our was rated well and ratings matched the trip.
Anthony  W.
Anthony W. Union, KY
This trip did not require a fishing license! Take plenty of drinks sunscreen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This trip did not require a fishing license! Take plenty of drinks sunscreen
Mark  H.
Mark H. San Antonio, TX
Be prepared with lots of water and sunscreen... and book with Able Body Charters ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared with lots of water and sunscreen... and book with Able Body Charters ?
Shauna  B.
Shauna B. Leominster, MA
Book your trip with an experienced captain. Hot Spots Charters was the best trip of the three we have been on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with an experienced captain. Hot Spots Charters was the best trip of the three we have been on.
Curtis  F.
Curtis F. Tulsa, OK
Temperatures can very and the sun is intense, so come prepared to protect yourself from the elements. Water conditions can vary from calm to rough, select a charter that is equipped to handle the coditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Temperatures can very and the sun is intense, so come prepared to protect yourself from the elements. Water conditions can vary from calm to rough, select a charter that is equipped to handle the coditions.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bring sunscreen, 2-3 waters and your camera. Take some Dramamine 1/2 hour before you board as a precaution. Have a great time!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring sunscreen, 2-3 waters and your camera. Take some Dramamine 1/2 hour before you board as a precaution. Have a great time!
James  O.
James O. Birmingham, Alabama
Don’t book too long of a trip thinking it will be better to catch your limit. Take it easy at first and you will be surprised how quickly your bait gets hit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t book too long of a trip thinking it will be better to catch your limit. Take it easy at first and you will be surprised how quickly your bait gets hit.
Robert  L.
Robert L. Indianapolis, IN
Recognize fishing doesn't come easy and there are better times of the year to go than others. Our guide went above and beyond to try and catch red snapper. We came close yet still managed to catch several desirable fish for our group of 5.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recognize fishing doesn't come easy and there are better times of the year to go than others. Our guide went above and beyond to try and catch red snapper. We came close yet still managed to catch several desirable fish for our group of 5.
Stella  G.
Stella G. Queen Creek, AZ
Plan to dodge the weather. Our 7am start turned into a 1pm start. Still brought us right to the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan to dodge the weather. Our 7am start turned into a 1pm start. Still brought us right to the fish!
Kelly  A.
Kelly A. Houston, TX
Check the season carefully of your targeted species so you keep everything you are going for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the season carefully of your targeted species so you keep everything you are going for.
Alan  C.
Alan C. Gainesville, GA
Bring you A Game! Especially if you’re looking to catch some fish to put on ice. The amber jacks were crazy this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring you A Game! Especially if you’re looking to catch some fish to put on ice. The amber jacks were crazy this time of year.
Jeremy  C.
Jeremy C. Greencastle, IN
The only negative thing I would have to say is with all the red snapper out there. They’re not good to keep until June 1 but catch and release is awesome also
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The only negative thing I would have to say is with all the red snapper out there. They’re not good to keep until June 1 but catch and release is awesome also
Scott  B.
Scott B.
Be adaptable, listen to captain’s suggestions and let them know what kind of trip you’d like.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be adaptable, listen to captain’s suggestions and let them know what kind of trip you’d like.
WELDON  N.
WELDON N. New Orleans, Louisiana
Be patient and know the species you’re going after. We can’t wait to come back for red snapper season
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be patient and know the species you’re going after. We can’t wait to come back for red snapper season
Tony  Y.
Tony Y. United States
This charter is for first time fishermen or professional. We have a memory to last a lifetime!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This charter is for first time fishermen or professional. We have a memory to last a lifetime!
Jacob  G.
Jacob G. Crestview, FL
Understand this us between winter/summer season + mother nature may not cooperate Enjoy the views!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Understand this us between winter/summer season + mother nature may not cooperate Enjoy the views!
Ingrid  D.
Ingrid D. Pensacola, Florida

Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Great trip. Captain Matt knows what he’s doing. Spencer was the best deck hand! We will always schedule a trip with Miller Fishing Company when we come to Florida. Red Snapper were fun to catch.
James  G.
James G. Red Level, Alabama
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
Our booking was defiantly one that was worth it! Craig and captain were just laid back people and they were determined to make our experience one that we will never forget. My boyfriend got to experience his first time deep sea fishing & they made the experience just that much better! Definitely recommend these guys!
Stephanie  S.
Stephanie S. United States
It's A Good Day Charters
It's A Good Day Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
One of the best chargers I have been on. Captain Bill is very good and knows everything about fishing on the water. If you are deciding on a trip, book It’s a good day fishing
Kaden  K.
Kaden K. United States
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Great day fishing! Captain Devin ran a first class Charter and got us on the fish! Extremely professional and his first mate kept us fishing consistently. We limited out on Red Snapper in an hour and finished up with Mingos. I will definitely be booking another trip with them!
Bryan  H.
Bryan H. Milton, Florida
It's A Good Day Charters
It's A Good Day Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Bill was EXCELLENT! Such a nice guy. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and gentle with our kids. 5 stars!
Amanda  C.
Amanda C. Pauls Valley, OK
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
We had so much fun! We were catching fish as soon we dropped our lines in the water. Can’t wait to come back next year. Caught a ton fish and took some to a local restaurant and they cooked them up perfectly! Captain Bryant was friendly and very knowledgeable and showed us so much cool stuff. Would definitely recommend this trip with Captain Bryant. We plan on booking the six-eight hour trip next year.
Melissa  J.
Melissa J. White City, KY
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
We had an awesome day with Captain Devin and first mate Joe. Our target was dinner, and it was definitely delivered. Hit our limit pretty fast and then just had a little fun. Captain took us right to the fish and we all had an amazing day.
David  H.
David H. Huntsville, AL
It's A Good Day Charters
It's A Good Day Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
We had some windy weather that tried to hinder us but Captain Bill kept us on some fish and having fun the whole time.
Jonathan  M.
Jonathan M. Demopolis, AL
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
We had bad weather. But we all had a great time. Captain and first mate were very cool and knowleable
Richard  H.
Richard H. Pensacola, FL
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
They weren’t wrong when they titled this trip. We limited out on snapper and triggerfish in the first 3 hours of the trip! Matt and Logan were great! They both know their stuff and have a great boat. The water was a bit choppy, but their 26’ cat handled it like a champ. These guys are my goto in the Pensacola area!
Timothy  W.
Timothy W. Shenandoah, TX
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Excellent trip! My Son, Grandson and I had a wonderful time, Capt. Matt and first mate Logan did a great job keeping us on the fish and ensuring our hooks stayed baited. Will definitely contact this crew next time we are in this area. Thanks guys for a great day of fishing! Lonnie Williams
Lonnie  W.
Lonnie W. Bay Springs, MS
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Jacob and Ryan were very good people very knowledgeable on putting us on some fish in the gulf!
Billy  D.
Billy D. Little Rock, AR
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Super cool capt and hand, great guys and amazing fisherman. Caught our limit in a couple hrs and then targeted other species and caught fish all day. Boat rides amazing, highly recommended charter company.
Keith  S.
Keith S. United States
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
All Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Capt Bryant was awesome. He knows the water and where the fish are. Everyone caught fish and had a good time. I would recommend his service.
Mark  M.
Mark M. Chillicothe, OH
Salt Style Guide Service
Salt Style Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(243 reviews)
Had a great inland trip. Got on the fish quickly. Stayed hooked up pretty much the whole trip.
Joshua  E.
Joshua E. Chickasha, OK
No Limit Charter And Guide
No Limit Charter And Guide
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Capt Jacob & his deckhand Ryan were awesome. They were very patient with my 2 kids & even showed them a few of their tricks.
David  S.
David S. League City, TX
Alpha Fishing Charters
Alpha Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Went on this charter for my brother’s bachelor party and we were floored with how quickly we filled the cooler up! We were able to get a few different types of fish, including my favorite, Mahi Mahi. Highly recommend for a great time and/or first time trip! Good people, good music, great deck service, and even better fishing!
Michael  B.
Michael B. New Orleans, Louisiana
Able Body Charters/Native's Son
Able Body Charters/Native's Son
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(106 reviews)
These guys meant business. Pretty much everyone on the boat limited out. The first mate was a great dude who loves to cut up, but is an incredible skilled individual with a busy body. I will be back.
Tyler  S.
Tyler S. Southport, IN
Gulf Bay Charters 2
Gulf Bay Charters 2
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Overall a great trip. Captain Jake was awesome. The boat was clean and well kept, and the ride was smooth. We look forward to booking with Captain Jake again soon!
Cain  R.
Cain R. Woodstock, GA
Able Body Charters/Native's Son
Able Body Charters/Native's Son
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(106 reviews)
The crew was awesome! Everyone aboard was successful and had fun. It was my first trip and I am already excited about doing it again.
April  P.
April P. United States

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