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Bay Fishing Bonanza
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Legends Of The Emerald Coast
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Pensacola Bay Fly Fishing
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Fishing Charters Near Pensacola Bay
Head out with Captain Lance and fill your cooler with delicious fish! This half day adventure is super fun and should be productive too. Hopping around inshore flats and jetties, you will have the chance to hook a variety of colorful and tasty species. You might pull in Flounder, Kingfish, Redfish, Trout, and more! The possibilities are endless! Captain Lance operates a 24’ Blazer Bay that can fit up to 4 guests, so bring your friends and family for an unforgettable trip. The boat is powered by a 250hp Suzuki engine, which makes for a smooth ride on the calm inshore waters. Once aboard, you will be practicing several fishing techniques including drift fishing, sight casting, and trolling. Everything you need for an amazing day is provided by the captain. Top of the line rods, reels, bait, and tackle will be made available to you and your friends. You should bring a cooler to take home fillets, and snacks for the journey. Be sure to bring appropriate clothing and bring sunscreen. Don’t want to ruin your day with a nasty burn! Read More
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Join Captain Larry for an inshore fishing experience in Pensacola Beach, Florida, perfect for families or angling buddies! Captain Larry will use a variety of bait such as cut bait, live bait, and shrimp to attract a range of fish species inhabiting the inshore waters of Pensacola, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Pompano (depending on the time of year). Depending on the day, tides, and weather, Captain Larry will use different techniques to help you catch these fish. He has no preferred style of fishing, only the one that works! You'll be fishing aboard Captain Larry's 27-foot Tidewater, which is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and can accommodate up to 6 anglers. Captain Larry will provide all licenses, rods, reels, and tackle. You'll fish with live bait if available, and Captain Larry will clean, fillet, and bag your fish after the trip. Just don't forget to bring food, drinks, a hat, and sunscreen for the day. Get ready for an exciting day on the water with Captain Larry! Read More
If you're looking for an exciting new way to spend your day, look no further than our Inshore Fishing Trip. We'll take you out on the water in Pensacola and show you how easy it is to catch redfish, mangrove snapper, flounder, sheepshead, black drum and trout. Our captain Alex Pilot has been fishing since he was a kid, so he'll help you hook up with some big ones. You'll have an amazing time—and we guarantee it! If this sounds like something that would be right up your alley (or even if it doesn't), book a trip today! Read More
Quick Bay/inshore Fishing
Fish for 3/4 day in Pensacola with Captain Alex throughout the Gulf. Bandit Fishing will explore the shallows, mangroves and deeper nearshore locations along Pensacola's beaches to give you a variety of experiences and opportunities to catch a diverse cooler full of fish. We have fun on this trip, reeling in redfish, snapper, flounder, grouper and more. Charter includes 4 anglers, your license, live bait when applicable. Bring your snacks and drinks and let's fish! Read More
3/4 Day Offshore/bay
Have kids who want to swim and a dad who wants to fish? This trip is great for both! Let Captain Larry take you on a trip that allows 2 hours of fishing and 2 hours of playing. On this trip, you will head to the intercoastal areas and drop some lines in the weedbeds searching Trout and Redfish for two hours. Kids can drop a shrimp in the water and catch Pinfish or Trout, while dad fishes a little more aggressively. For the last 2 hours, you can anchor on a shallow island flat, where guests can float and swim. This is a great summer trip for the whole family. Captain Larry's boat comes equipped with all the fishing gear, life jackets, and space to show your family a great time around Pensacola. All you'll need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks for your ride and Captain Larry will take care of the rest! Read More
4 Hr Splash And Catch
Come aboard with Bandit Fishing and get ready for some game fishing adventures in the Gulf of Mexico! Aim to catch Redfish, Sheepshead, Snapper or Cobia. Captain Alex will talk you through all the techniques you will be using on your trip. Choose from a morning or afternoon trip. Anglers of all ages and skill levels welcome on this fishing charter. Price includes 4 anglers, fishing licenses, and live bait when applicable. Bring your cooler with drinks and snacks! Book today! Read More
Half Day Bay/Nearshore
Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Pensacola Bay
What are the best fishing charters in Pensacola Bay?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 trips in Pensacola Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Bay Fishing Bonanza guided by Jake, Pensacola Fishing Frenzy guided by James, and Legends of the Emerald Coast guided by Tim.
Our guides in Pensacola Bay are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9577 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
Looking for kid friendly charters in Pensacola Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Pensacola Bay.
What types of fishing charters are common in Pensacola Bay?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Pensacola Bay as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Pensacola Bay are: 1. redfish, 2. spanish mackerel, 3. speckled trout, and 4. red snapper.
The most common fishing techniques in Pensacola Bay are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and bottom fishing but artificial lure fishing and sight casting are popular as well.
How much do Pensacola Bay fishing charters cost?
in Pensacola Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $300 to $1,725, but the average price for a half day trip in Pensacola Bay is $739. The average price for a full day trip in Pensacola Bay is $1,161.
What month is best for fishing in Pensacola Bay?
The most popular season for fishing in Pensacola Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.
Do I need a Pensacola Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Pensacola Bay?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Pensacola Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Pensacola Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Pensacola Bay.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
I had a great day on the water with Capt Richard. I especially appreciated his willingness and experience to teach me as it was my first time saltwater fly fishing.
Jon H. with Richard M. of Gulf Breeze, Florida
Weren't able to make it offshore do to windy conditions and rough seas. Fished in the Bay instead.
Gib H. with James C. of Pensacola, Florida
Jake was a great Captain for our Inshore Fishing Trip. He worked really hard and was very respectful and did all he could to help us take some fish home. The conditions weren't perfect, but that's fishing. I would recommend Jake to anyone looking for a family fishing trip inshore.
Blake M. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida
Richard was great at everything. Plenty of fish and a wealth of knowledge.
Shelden F. with Richard M. of Gulf Breeze, Florida
This was my daughter's and my first offshore fishing trip, and we couldn't have asked for a better one. Captain Tim was incredible, got us on some great fish, and made the morning completely enjoyable. We went home with a lot of meat he cleaned up for us and created some wonderful memories. If you're looking for an amazing experience and a cooler full of fish to take home, Captain Tim is your guy!
rodney C. with Tim K. of Pensacola, Florida
Mitch was great about everything! Super clean boat! Very professional!
Kevin B. with Mitch L. of Orange Beach, Alabama
Captain James was awesome. Very knowledgeable and took us out to several different locations to help us try to find the best spots. I would highly recommend Captain Experiences for deep sea fishing.
Amy K. with James C. of Pensacola, Florida
It’s was good but got rained out. Didn’t get to fish much at all. Can’t really put a star rating on trip because of weather but I really like our captain
James R. with James C. of Pensacola, Florida
Jake put us right on the fish and we caught them until we were too exhausted to reel anymore in. We will definitely fish with him next time!
Ginger E. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida
Jake was great. He put us on fish the whole time. No dull moment and no sitting in one spot hoping for the best. Even recommended a place to take our fish to be cooked for us.
greg M. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida
Excellent in shore trip! Capt Jake was knowledgeable, personable, and just plain old fashioned fun. 10/10 I would run with him for all my Pensacola trips. I mean, you can’t complain to hook up on 27” and a 29” red fish!!
Matthew B. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida
Jake and Logan were the best! We had a great time and caught lots of fish. They are great with kids as well as adults new to fishing. I would highly recommend these guys!
Pam D. with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida
What a wonderful experience! Jake and his partner were both kind and professional. They went above and beyond to make sure we all had a great time. We’ll book again for sure.
Mary . with Jake D. of Pensacola, Florida
Captain Lance did a Great job n a less than perfect environment. Wind was up and we just missed our limit. Knowledge is everything and Captain Lance has it. My son and I will definitely be back soon. Thanks Captain Lance. Whit and Griff
Kevin G. with Lance P. of Pensacola, Florida
Top Targeted Fishing Species in Pensacola Bay
- Black Drum
- Blackfin Tuna
- Blacktip Shark
- Bull Shark
- False Albacore
- Florida Pompano
- Gag Grouper
- Jack Crevalle
- Lane Snapper
- Mahi Mahi
- Mangrove Snapper
- Red Snapper
- Spanish Mackerel
- Speckled Trout
- Vermillion Snapper
- White Marlin
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