Pensacola Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Pensacola Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Pensacola

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Deep Sea Fishing in Pensacola

The deep sea fishing Pensacola has access to is some of the best on the entire Gulf Coast. There’s a reason the first Blue Water fishing competition in the region was held out of this very port in 1962. Yes, you’ve probably heard about the legendary fishing available out of Destin and Orange Beach. But neither of these two big names in sportfishing have quite such impressive access to big game as Pensacola.

What to expect

Leave Pensacola Pass behind you, and you might think that the sea floor is never going to drop. It takes 25 miles or so for it to do so, but once it does, you’ll find that it’s well worth the wait. On the way out, you’ll find King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia, and maybe the very occasional Mahi Mahi. But once you’ve gone beyond the 30 mile mark, you’ll find the fishing pressure gets lighter just at the time that you start coming into contact with the deep sea pelagics over the edge of the continental shelf.
 
The Gulf Coast is famous for its offshore oil rigs, which are an unexpected paradise for offshore anglers. These hulking giants are the perfect Fish Aggregating Devices, creating a sheltered sanctuary for a range of baitfish and—in turn—the predatory pelagics that like to call them dinner. 
 
If you want to find out what offshore oil rig fishing is all about, you’re going to need to head 60+ miles offshore from Pensacola. Here, the offshore rigs (known as ‘floaters’) are located in waters over 1000 ft deep. This is where the action really begins. Big Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo all hunt around these parts. Yes, you will need to take a 14+ hour trip, but oh my, is it worth it. 
 
But that’s not all. These waters may have good populations of all the big name game fish in the Gulf of Mexico, but they’re also home to bottom fish that would put the local specialty of Red Snapper to shame. Combine blue water sportfishing with deep dropping, and you could be coming home with a dinner of Tilefish, Barrelfish, Scamp Grouper, and maybe even Swordfish.
 
Many deep sea fishing charters in Pensacola advise that you take 24 hours or so to get the most out of these waters. Usually, you’ll head out of the dock in the evening, and sleep through all the boring stuff close to shore. Then, by the time you wake up, you’ll be in the deep seas, ready to troll, chunk, and jig for huge Yellowfins and anything else that decides to show its head. Take a rest to deep drop, and you’ll get the best of both worlds. This type of trip is a once in a lifetime Gulf of Mexico experience. Try it if you dare!
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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Pensacola

March fishing trip
RICHARD S. fished with Sandflea Charters on March 29, 2021
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Do your research and hire Sandflea for your trip.
6 hr trip with Captain Alex
Mike B. fished with Miller Fishing Company – 26' (Pensacola) on September 6, 2020
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Red snapper season needs to be adjusted. Caught several and wasn’t allowed to keep
Half day with jake
Ray F. fished with Powers Fishing Charters on July 22, 2020
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Hope for good weather Very high seas Windy Not in control of the weather Tropical depression in the area
Great Bay Trip
Nathan W. fished with Capt.Glenn Flowers Pensacola Fishing Charters on July 22, 2019
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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
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Book with Captain Glenn Flowers..Adults or kids!!!
Fishing with Bryant
Kim G. fished with All Caught Up Fishing Charters on May 25, 2019
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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
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Bring plenty of sun tan! And lots of water!
8hr trip
Jessica R. fished with Six Shooter Charters LLC on April 27, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sunscreen!!! Do what the captain tells you!! Eat!!! Enjoy your self!!

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