Pensacola Fly Fishing Charters

Pensacola Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Pensacola

Pensacola: 26 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(259 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Gulf Breeze
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(44 reviews)
Navarre
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Pensacola Beach
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trips from $701
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(35 reviews)
Perdido Key
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(234 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $550

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 27,740 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Pensacola

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

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