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.

Pensacola Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Monday.

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:

Recommedations above based on 53 local reports and 13 species of fish for May in Pensacola.

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Latest Pensacola Fishing Reports

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Top Pensacola Fishing Charters & Guides

Lost Bay Guide Service
Shallow Water Professional Full-Time Guide/Tournament Angler

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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

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Top Pensacola Bait & Tackle Stores

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

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!

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