Brighter Days Sport Fishing in Pensacola, Florida

Guided by Craig Mick


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Captain Craig has been running charters for over three decades. He has fished all over the Gulf and beyond, and he's won several sportfishing tournaments. Captain Craig is not your average captain, and his trips are extremely informative and consistently successful. Book a trip with him and you can be confident you'll have the trip of a lifetime!

Brighter Days Sport Fishing Trips

Go aboard with Captain Craig for a nearshore slam! On this trip you can spend anywhere from a half to a full day on the offshore waters of the Gulf targeting incredible species. You and up to 6 of your family and friends will be setting out from Pensacola, FL, in search of Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and more. Who knows what you might hook in the wild nearshore waters? Captain Craig's 25’ Contender center console is equipped with all the amenities for an amazing fishing experience. The 300-HP Suzuki engine with power you smoothly out to the deeper waters, where you can drop lines and begin trolling the bottom. The boat comes with a wireless trolling motor and a live bait well, which makes trolling super easy and fun. Just sit back, relax, and wait for the scream of the reel! Besides trolling you will be practicing your drift fishing and jigging, using both light and heavy tackle. Just tell Captain Craig what you want to catch and he’ll do his best to put you on it! Captain Craig will provide all the equipment you need for a successful day on the water. All rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included in the trip. He even provides fishing licenses for everyone on board, so you don’t have to worry about that hassle! You should bring a cooler to store your catch, which Captain Craig will clean and fillet at the end of the journey. You should also wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of drinks and snacks. It can be a long day out there—you can’t be too prepared! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pensacola

Gulf Coast Nearshore Adventure

100% (7)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $133 / person

Recent Reviews of Brighter Days Sport Fishing


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Craig and Spencer were great. Both were very personable and knowledgeable, not just about the ocean and fishing but the surrounding area. As we were heading out, Spencer told us about the history of area/fort and even gave us suggestions for things to do in the area. Craig knew exactly where to go to hit the hot spots for fishing. They made the trip so much fun (even when I was feeling puny). We caught tons of fish. If you’re looking for a good time with great people who know a ton, these are the guys to book with. I just can’t say enough good things about these two. Definitely 5 stars!

Anthony L.


Great fishing trip! very accommodating.

Brandon R.


They worked very hard to get us on fish, landed mahi for a couple hours. Great experience!

Tony Y.


Had an amazing day out with Captain Craig. We were able to work in this trip between storms so we were delighted to get out and crush all the snapper and even hook up with some big Jacks. Can’t wait to come back to get on the red snapper when they are in season!

Tony W.


very professional friendly experience captain craig was awesome, We fished all day had a great time we caught lots more fish but couldn’t keep them all. limited out on snapper in about an hour after we started fishing i would recommend this for family or just the guys day out verry courteous and on time ,equipment was clean and maintained .look forward to the next time :)

Robert D.


I had a great time, I have been fishing my whole life and this was one of the best experiences I have had. Capt Craig is a very experienced, seasoned captain. He has some amazing fishing spots and we caught a lot of fish. I will most definitely fish with him again soon. Highly recommend!!!

Kaitlin D.


We booked pretty much last minute and Craig worked with us to get us out AND even let us bring our dog out who had a moment with a dolphin! We went out and fished for our bait and then went to a snapper spot and hit our limit within minutes and then went onto to fish some more. Great time and loads of great stories!


Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Scamp Grouper, Triggerfish


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing


Start Location

3485 Chief Mate Drive, Pensacola, FL 32506, United States

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