Pensacola Fishing

Pensacola Fishing

Pensacola or “The City of Five Flag” on the Emerald Coast makes a top fishing destination for many anglers. It was once known as the Red Snapper Capital of the World, only to be surpassed by its neighbor to the West. However, Pensacola is not only an excellent location to target Red Snapper, but many other species of fish with its river, 3 bays, and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Inshore fishing around Pensacola provides excellent Bluefish, Flounder, Ladyfish, Pompano, Sheepshead, and Red Drum (Redfish). In the spring, Pensacola offers good Cobia fishing inshore and nearshore. June through early September, you can find good numbers of Tarpon as well.

Pensacola offers some of the best reef fishing with the enormous number of artificial and natural reefs just off the coast. Bottom fishing and trolling around these reefs will produce good catches of a variety of reef fish, including Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Jacks, and Sharks.

Fishing offshore of Pensacola in the Gulf of Mexico can provide excellent fishing, especially out on the “edge” near Desoto Canyon. Wahoo fishing can be excellent much of the year. Lots of Blackfin Tuna and some Yellowfin Tuna can be caught as well. There is also decent Blue Marlin fishing past the 100 fathom line.



Top Pensacola Fishing Spots

Trysler Grounds
4/13/2011 4:18:33 PM - The Trysler Grounds consist of natural hard/live bottom and streches across a large area. 


Old Bob Sikes Bridge Fishing Pier - North
6/9/2012 11:50:19 PM -


Underwater Cypress Forest Hole
7/10/2013 6:41:17 PM - This underwater cypress forest is estimated to be 52,000 years old. They were buried in sediment, but were likely uncovered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.   The



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Latest Pensacola Fishing Reports

Pensacola Fishing Report February 2021
3/1/2021 4:22:59 PM - Inshore With the icy cold weather speckled trout fishing has been really good. You’ll want to look for them in the bayous and canals in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze like Bayou Te


2020 Florida Red Snapper Season Explained
2/13/2021 4:51:06 AM - When it comes to fishing charters and red snapper season it can be very difficult to understand and that’s mainly because not all charter boats or charter captains have the sa


Pensacola Fishing Charters May Fishing Forecast
1/17/2021 1:56:28 PM - With an extremely short list of things to do through March and April many locals took to fishing and boating the waterways often looked like the 4th of July weekend and it was


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Pensacola Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 6 - 10 AM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Pensacola, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Sheepshead - 17.39% Catch Rate
    Sheepshead

  2. Red Drum - 13.04% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  3. Spanish Mackerel - 13.04% Catch Rate
    Spanish Mackerel

  4. Crevalle Jack - 13.04% Catch Rate
    Crevalle Jack

  5. Cobia - 8.7% Catch Rate
    Cobia

  6. Red Snapper - 8.7% Catch Rate
    Red Snapper

  7. Recommedations above based on 16 local reports and 12 species of fish for April in Pensacola.

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Top Pensacola Fishing Charters & Guides

Hot Spots Fishing Charters
We are a full service charter business with both offshore and inshore boats. A variety of different species are targeted on our inshore trips including redfish, trout, flounder, sharks, and mackerel, but our specialty is fishing for red snapper and g

Redfish University
Redfish University is a unique opportunity for beginner, intermediate and advanced level anglers to improve their skills in the art of shallow water fishing for redfish, speckled trout, pompano and flounder. Redfish U. specializes in the challenging

Got'm fishing charters
Got’m Fishing Charters is located in beautiful Pensacola, Florida, home of the Blue Angles and sugar white sand beaches. If you’ve never visited Pensacola Beach before then you’re really missing the boat.

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Top Pensacola Bait & Tackle Stores

Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle
We are a full line tackle shop with over 30 years of experience in assisting all your saltwater angling needs."We are the Fisherman's Candy Store" est. 1981 A Florida Family Fishing Tradition!

Outcast Tackle and Marine
Outcast Tackle and Marine was founded in March of 1987 as a saltwater only bait and tackle store. We have experienced considerable growth over the years and in 2014 we entered the marine business. We are known for our knowledge of all aspects of the

Catch Live Bait


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Top Pensacola Marinas

Island Cove Marina
Island Cove Marina was built in 1984 and was originally called the Bayou Chico Marina. The name Island Cove was devised from its geographic features. The marina lies in a half moon cove protected by land behind it which is over 20' above sea le

Palm Harbor Marina
In 2005 Palm Harbor Marina replaced Mahogany Landing Marina which was built in 1985. Mahogany Landing was severely damaged during hurricane Ivan in 2004. Palm Harbor was built using the most advanced modern dock building techniques. The docks are flo

Zeke's Landing Marina
Zeke’s Landing Marina is a six-acre complex located on Cotton Bayou in Orange Beach, Alabama, less than 10 minutes by boat from the Gulf of Mexico. The complex features complete marine facilities and is home of Zeke’s Charters, which has the Gulf Coa

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Bouy Conditions

Station PCLF1 - 8729840 - Pensacola, FL
April 15, 2021 5:30 am CDT
Location: 30.404N 87.211W
Wind Direction: ESE (110°)
Wind Speed: 1.9 knots
Wind Gust: 6.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.90 in (1012.6 mb)
Air Temperature: 63.7°F (17.6°C)
Water Temperature: 70.2°F (21.2°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waxing Crescent Moon

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