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 Offshore Fishing in Pensacola

Half Day Trip with Captain Larry
Sarina B. fished with Twistedpalms Salty Adventures on October 11, 2021
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Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!
Half day of fun and fish!
Shawn W. fished with USA Ultimate Shoreline Adventures on August 18, 2021
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The designated dock we met our Captain was easily accessible. The people were polite and friendly.
Fishing with Steven
Lisa C. fished with Able Body Charters/Native's Son on August 1, 2021
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Bring A LOT of water and ice! More than you think you need! Plus a lot of sunscreen.
Half day trip with captain Bryant
Joseph G. fished with All Caught Up Fishing Charters on July 17, 2021
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Book with all caught up fishing charters
6hr trip with Capt Doug
Tim S. fished with Six Shooter Charters LLC on July 8, 2021
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Get ready for a good time with Six Shooters Charter Srrvice
Great day fishing!
Billy H. fished with Able Body Charters/Native's Son on June 23, 2021
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Bring plenty of water and snacks and get ready to have a great time!
Fishing with Cpt Jimbo
Harold S. fished with Carter Mobile Marine & Fishing Service on June 23, 2021
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Compared to to fishing in Panama City, I would happily return and fish-in in the Pensacola area.
Half day trip with Capt. Jake.
Patricia M. fished with Gulf Bay Charters on June 14, 2021
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We do not have anything to compare it to as this was our first time.

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