Pensacola Offshore Fishing Charters

Pensacola Offshore Fishing Charters

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Pensacola

Top Offshore Fishing Charters in Pensacola

Offshore Fishing in Pensacola

If you’re after a fish tale to tell your grandkids, Pensacola offshore fishing could well do the job. Whether you’re persistent about pelagics or bonkers about bottom fish, the rich array of local reefs and wrecks will put you in touch with your angling alter ego. These waters are famous for their fish-filled bottom structure, and the ominously-named ‘edge’ brings some of the Gulf of Mexico’s most prestigious pelagics relatively close to shore. And while the fishery may not quite rival Key West in terms of variety, it comes close in terms of experience.

What to expect

You don’t need to go far from the coast to experience the offshore fishing Pensacola Florida is famous for. Even within state waters (9 miles from shore), a trolling trip will see you catching species such as King and Spanish Mackerel, as well as Cobia (in season) and the occasional Mahi Mahi and Sailfish. While these charters are strictly ‘nearshore,’ they are the perfect introduction to sea fishing without requiring you to go too far from land. 
Take a full day trip, and you’ll be able to experience what Pensacola does really well: bottom fish. Usually, fishing charters will troll towards the bottom fishing spot, then anchor up and drop the lines until you get to reel in a beautiful Red Snapper, Triggerfish, or Gag Grouper. Who cares about Mahi Mahi when you could have an enormous Snapper on the end of your line?
With more artificial reefs on the local seabed than anywhere else in Florida, there are plenty of places to find these coveted fish. 22 miles out of Pensacola you’ll find yourself fishing over the largest intentionally-created artificial reef in the world — the Oriskany, an old US Navy boat used in World War II. Fish around here, and you’re not only going to be getting some wholesome exercise, you’ll also be learning about history (kids — tell your mom!).

When to go

Pensacola offshore fishing is usually best in the summer. The seas are calmer then, and the fishing season is open for everyone’s favorite local fish—the Red Snapper. Make sure to check the seasonal regulations when booking your trip. And don’t forget to make your reservation in plenty of time. Charter trips book up very quickly in peak season!
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Reviews of Fishing in Offshore Fishing in Pensacola

6 hr trip with Captain Alex
Mike B. fished with Miller Fishing Company – 26' (Pensacola) on September 6, 2020
Red snapper season needs to be adjusted. Caught several and wasn’t allowed to keep
Great Bay Trip
Nathan W. fished with Capt.Glenn Flowers Pensacola Fishing Charters on July 22, 2019
Caught a lot of fish. Sizes were down but caught a ton of fish.
My 4 hour trip was awesome!!!! A lot of Snappers and Bullhead Reds...Very,very knee on where to fish in the bay.Money well spent!!!
Mark A. fished with Capt.Glenn Flowers Pensacola Fishing Charters on June 28, 2019
Book with Captain Glenn Flowers..Adults or kids!!!
Fishing with Bryant
Kim G. fished with All Caught Up Fishing Charters on May 25, 2019
Several species we caught weren't in season so catch and release, so check seasons
Half day trip
James O. fished with All Caught Up Fishing Charters on May 16, 2019
Bring plenty of sun tan! And lots of water!
8hr trip
Jessica R. fished with Six Shooter Charters LLC on April 27, 2019
Sunscreen!!! Do what the captain tells you!! Eat!!! Enjoy your self!!
Constant Pole Bending
James H. fished with All Caught Up Fishing Charters on March 29, 2019
You can fish off the beach or off a pier for free, but if you really want an experience, get a charter! We used Captain Bryant Fields and his charter All Caught Up. Went well for everyone!
September fishing trip
Carl R. fished with Miller Fishing Company – 26' (Pensacola) on September 13, 2018
Come with an open mind. Trust the skipper as to what species are targeted.

Top Targeted Offshore Fishing Species in Pensacola