Pensacola Fly Fishing Charters

Pensacola Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Pensacola

Pensacola: 26 fishing charters available

Hot Spots Inshore / Nearshore III

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(26 reviews)
Pensacola
trips from $477

Reel Way Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $600

Hot Spots Inshore / Nearshore I

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(30 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $477

Riptide Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(265 reviews)
Orange Beach
 Instant Confirmation

Lost Bay Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(172 reviews)
Orange Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Showintail Inshore Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Navarre
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Buck Wild Inshore Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(4 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
trips from $600

Reel Addiction Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $622

Fly Fishing in Pensacola

Pensacola fly fishing guides know what it feels like to tame a fish. With one of the world’s biggest migrations of Bull Redfish, a host of exciting ocean species visiting the beaches, and even the occasional Tarpon showing its face from time to time, there is never a slow moment in these parts. Find a local expert who can share the top local tips and secrets, and you’ll be fly fishing with the best of them in no time. 

What to Expect

It isn’t hard to understand why the fly fishing Pensacola Florida offers to anglers draws people from across the country. The huge estuary system leading into and joining Pensacola Bay is not just the ideal habitat for most of Florida’s favorite game fish. It also has a huge array of habitats and fishing spots to explore. From the mouths of creeks and rivers to sandbars, bridges, and wrecks, there is a bit of everything here. 
 
Probably the biggest event of the year is the annual Bull Redfish run, which takes place in the fall. There is hardly anything more exciting than sight fishing to a school of thousands of 30 lb+ fish. Best of all, it all kicks off shortly after most of the tourists have left the beaches, leaving you in peace to tackle these huge fish mano a mano. Taming them on the fly is no easy feat, meaning hiring a guide for your first try can pay dividends in the future. 
 
Even when the main run is over, you can find slot-sized Reds feeding along the sandbars in the Santa Rosa Sound. Poling towards them over gin clear waters and landing the perfect cast in 3 ft of water is an experience you will never forget.
 
But it’s not all about the Redfish. Shortly after their migration come the Gator Trout, an equally impressive sportfish in its own right. Combine it with Flounder, and you could be picking up your very own Inshore Slam, and on the fly no less!
 
Get out onto the beaches, and there’s even more in store. False Albacore come close to the beaches in January. Locally known as ‘Bonefish,’ these small tunas may not look much like their Caribbean namesake, but they sure do fight like one. Try reeling one in with fly gear, and you’ll be in with a workout that could rival the one you’d find in Belize. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

What Gear Should I Bring?

Many Pensacola fly fishing guides will be more than happy to accommodate fly anglers, but they often don’t include gear. To stay on the safe side, we’d suggest devout fly fishermen should bring their own in order to get the most out of this fishery.
 
Most of the fishing you’ll do round here will be great with an 8-9 wt setup. Lighter gear is perfect for the tasty Pompano, while 9 or 10 weight gear is recommended for big Bull Redfish. 
 
Most of the local species will gladly eat Clouser Minnows—these can have great success with Redfish, Pompano, False Albacore, Flounder, and Bluefish. Bring bunny strip patterns for Bull Redfish, small baitfish streamers for Trout, and glass minnow streamers for Albies. 
Pensacola
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Pensacola

Right time of year to land red snapper! Bring sunscreen and plenty of water or Gatorade, your favorite canned drinks (non alcoholic) to stay hydrated. Small snacks are all you need. Most of your time you’ll spend fishing or enjoying the boat ride. If you get seasick, plan to take Dramamine the night before and the morning of - the water can get choppy when you get out in deep water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Right time of year to land red snapper! Bring sunscreen and plenty of water or Gatorade, your favorite canned drinks (non alcoholic) to stay hydrated. Small snacks are all you need. Most of your time you’ll spend fishing or enjoying the boat ride. If you get seasick, plan to take Dramamine the night before and the morning of - the water can get choppy when you get out in deep water.
Jennifer  K.
Jennifer K. Orange Park, FL
We didn't really catch a lot of fish that we could keep. But we had a fun time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We didn't really catch a lot of fish that we could keep. But we had a fun time.
Jessica  L.
Jessica L. Brandon, MS
If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.
Ezra  G.  I.
Ezra G. I. Brimley, MI
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Sarina  B.
Sarina B. Milton, FL
The designated dock we met our Captain was easily accessible. The people were polite and friendly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The designated dock we met our Captain was easily accessible. The people were polite and friendly.
Shawn  W.
Shawn W. Hernando, MS
Bring A LOT of water and ice! More than you think you need! Plus a lot of sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring A LOT of water and ice! More than you think you need! Plus a lot of sunscreen.
Lisa  C.
Lisa C. Belleville, IL
Compared to to fishing in Panama City, I would happily return and fish-in in the Pensacola area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Compared to to fishing in Panama City, I would happily return and fish-in in the Pensacola area.
Harold  S.
Harold S. Saint Charles, Missouri
FInd Doug at Six Shooter Charters, go out for a day with he and John, and enjoy the ride.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
FInd Doug at Six Shooter Charters, go out for a day with he and John, and enjoy the ride.
Russell  N.
Russell N. Gulf Breeze, Florida
Red snapper season needs to be adjusted. Caught several and wasn’t allowed to keep
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Red snapper season needs to be adjusted. Caught several and wasn’t allowed to keep
Mike  B.
Mike B. Hillsboro, MO
Several species we caught weren't in season so catch and release, so check seasons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Several species we caught weren't in season so catch and release, so check seasons
Kim  G.
Kim G. Pensacola, FL
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
James  H.
James H. Owensville, Missouri
Come with an open mind. Trust the skipper as to what species are targeted.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come with an open mind. Trust the skipper as to what species are targeted.
Carl  R.
Carl R. Meridian, ID
Patience as always. We did not see other boats in our area catching target species either.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Patience as always. We did not see other boats in our area catching target species either.
Scott  R.
Scott R. Queensbury, NY
Fish with Capt Glenn. Watch the weather, we had to abort early to beat a huge storm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Capt Glenn. Watch the weather, we had to abort early to beat a huge storm.
Thomas  C.
Thomas C. United States
Gene Johnson with Keeping It Wet would be a good start if you want a good fishing experience in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Gene Johnson with Keeping It Wet would be a good start if you want a good fishing experience in Pensacola
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Pensacola, Florida
Sometimes the powers-that-be put you in purgatory with what's in season and what's not in season. But the fishing is great all year and you can always keep some of the best tasting fish out there - Mingo!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sometimes the powers-that-be put you in purgatory with what's in season and what's not in season. But the fishing is great all year and you can always keep some of the best tasting fish out there - Mingo!
John  G.
John G. Jackson, TN
I would recommend setting up an early morning trip with a knowledgeable Capt. that's grown up in those waters. Bring some sunscreen and snacks and enjoy some beautiful waters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend setting up an early morning trip with a knowledgeable Capt. that's grown up in those waters. Bring some sunscreen and snacks and enjoy some beautiful waters.
Jarret  P.  A.
Jarret P. A. Pensacola, Florida
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing showed the boys in our family a great time and came back with ALOT of fish. Very satisfied!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing showed the boys in our family a great time and came back with ALOT of fish. Very satisfied!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Kinston, North Carolina
The captain will call you and let you know what you need and if you bring small children have plenty of sun screen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain will call you and let you know what you need and if you bring small children have plenty of sun screen.
Weldon  J.
Weldon J. Lenoir City, TN
Early evening conditions can be rough, especially at the cuts from the bay to the gulf. Take Dramamine beforehand if you're susceptible to seasickness. Also bring plenty of water, summertime along the gulf coast is usually HOT!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Early evening conditions can be rough, especially at the cuts from the bay to the gulf. Take Dramamine beforehand if you're susceptible to seasickness. Also bring plenty of water, summertime along the gulf coast is usually HOT!
Doug  C.
Doug C. Pensacola, Florida

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