Starting at $300 | 2 - 6 Hours | Flats, Inshore, Nearshore | 3 People | Trip #4381
About Your Trip
A fishing charter in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze, FL, is the perfect way to experience the Gulf Coast's rich fishing opportunities. On this trip, you'll head out to chase a wide range of inshore and nearshore species on either fly tackle or ultra-light tackle, both of which are a blast for anglers
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Captain Richard is an expert when it comes to fish here off the coast of Pensacola/Gulf Breeze, and he'll be able to show you some great spots to catch all kinds of fish. You'll be targeting a range of species, including Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon, each of which requires its own unique approach. Some of these fish rarely break 10 pounds, while Tarpon can grow to over 100! Given this huge range, don't be surprised if you switch tackle and rigging several times throughout your trip, as you pursue different species.
Pensacola Beach Fly Fishing is a Do No Harm charter! All fish will be released.
As Fly Fishing International Certified Casting Instructor, Richard can help tune up your cast or get you out there as a first timer.
If you're using fly tackle, you'll likely be using 7 to 10-weight rods with saltwater reels designed specifically for the job. Equipment is provided, you will be using top of the line Thomas and Thomas fly rods with Tibor and Abel fly reels. You'll also use a range of flies, including surface poppers, streamers, and other kinds of imitators, all of which can entice different fish species. If you're using light tackle, you'll be using spinning rods and reels loaded with braided line. You'll also need a range of lures, including jigs, spoons, and soft plastics. Captain Richard will point you in the right direction, so you can be confident you're throwing the perfect tackle for the job!
Fishing here in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze is a great way to enjoy Florida's beautiful coast and hook up some fantastic species! The fish are feeding—what are you waiting for?
About Your Boat
Maverick, Master Angler
Number of Engines
Livewells, Yeti cooler, Paddled, molded seats, Poling platform, Push pole
About Your Guide
As a long time resident of the Pensacola Area, I grew up fishing Pensacola Bay, Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. These decades of experience provide me the opportunity to show clients the ins and outs of fly fishing this area.
I have been fly fishing the salt
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As you might have guessed by now, my passion is sight fishing the shallow water flats of Pensacola waters for the likes of redfish, speckled trout, ladyfish, and their larger cousin, the silver king, tarpon. I venture offshore to chase schools of false albacore and Spanish mackerel.
Although I enjoy pursuing fish with a fly rod, I am a realist and know there are times when lightweight spinning gear is a must. I enjoy teaching young people to fish, be it fly or spin. Families are always welcome.
Shoreline Park Pavilion, Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL, USA
| Bodies of water fished: Pensacola Bay, Gulf Of Mexico
Amenities and Information
Inshore, Nearshore, Flats
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
Polarized Sunglasses, Sun Screen, Speciality Drinks, Snacks/Lunch
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
Things to Keep in Mind
Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
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Pricing & Availability
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Book your trip with confidence — We only work with the best local captains that know where to put you on fish.
Richard was great at everything. Plenty of fish and a wealth of knowledge.
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We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!