Damn Good Fishing Charters In Pensacola, Florida

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What are the best fishing charters in Pensacola?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 63 trips in Pensacola, and the most popular trips in the area are Inshore Trip - 24’ Hydra-Sports guided by Justin, Nearshore Trip - 24’ Hydra-Sports guided by Justin, and Nighttime Bowfishing Adventure guided by Joey.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Banana River, Key Largo and Miami.

What types of fishing charters are common in Pensacola?

Nearshore fishing is the most popular in Pensacola as well as inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Pensacola are: 1. king mackerel / kingfish, 2. red snapper, 3. redfish, 4. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, and 5. cobia.

The most common fishing techniques in Pensacola are light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and trolling but heavy tackle fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Pensacola fishing charters cost?

in Pensacola prices can range anywhere from $325 to $3,000, but the average price for a half day in Pensacola is $670. The average price for a full day in Pensacola is $1,391.

When is the best time to go fishing in Pensacola?

The most popular season for fishing in Pensacola is summer, and most anglers book their trips 11 days in advance.

Where can I get a Pensacola fishing license and what are the bag limits in Pensacola?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Pensacola, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Pensacola. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Pensacola.

Pensacola Fishing Overview

Pensacola embodies the Florida panhandle perfectly: great beaches and great fishing. There are virtually endless charters to choose from, and finding the perfect one to fit your vacation schedule is easy.

For the more experienced anglers, extended day and multi-day trips produce pelagic giants and full freezers year round. For those just looking for a fun day on the water, nearshore and inshore trips are guaranteed success.

Deep Sea Fishing in Pensacola

Getting to the prime offshore fishing waters from Pensacola is a breeze. Modern sportfishing boats have all the amenities and technology to keep you comfortable on the ride out. Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna are popular targets, with shots at Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, and Swordfish way out in the gulf.

With multiple marinas, there is no shortage of long-range sportfishing boats to choose from. Deepwater trips tend to begin at 10 hours, and can go up to multiple days. Equipped with couches, beds, and sometimes kitchens, even taking a break from the fishing is fun. If you get tired of reeling all day, kick back and cook your catch - or eat it raw!

Nearshore Fishing in Pensacola

As far as nearshore fishing is concerned, it doesn't get better than the Red Snapper Capital of the World. One of the best tasting fish in the sea and a formidable fighter, Red Snapper charters rule the nearshore waters during the season.

There are plenty of fish to go around when it's not Red Snapper season. Nearshore reefs hold tasty Triggerfish, Cobia, and Amberjack year round. Other snapper variations hold up on bottom structure too, from Mangrove Snapper to local favorite Vermillion Snapper, or as they're known around here—Mingo. The smaller cousin of the Red Snapper may not fight as hard, but tastes just as good.

Inshore Fishing in Pensacola

The party doesn't stop when you start heading inshore. Pensacola has access to a massive bay complex, complete with river mouths, coves, and backwaters. Everything you could want is right at your fingertips: shark fishing in the bay, fly fishing in the backwaters, or battling massive Tarpon.

The inshore bite in Pensacola is on year round. In the winter, Redfish, Speckled Trout and delicious Gulf Flounder are always around. In the heat of summer, the Silver King (Tarpon) is the target. They stop by on their migration around the gulf to gorge themselves on baitfish. Pompano, the Permit's bigger and stronger cousin, cruise the shorelines in the surf.

Other Things To Do In Pensacola

The great thing about fishing in Pensacola is that when you're on the water, it can feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but you have access to all the amenities of a big city.

There's plenty to keep the whole family entertained, from the National Naval Aviation Museum, to any number of nature preserves ripe for exploring. It goes without saying, but the white sand beaches here are some of the best on the planet, and there are plenty of local seafood joints and watering holes to try out.

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