Pensacola Fishing Charters with Captain Andy Arnold


Hi, I’m Captain Andy Arnold, part of the Hot Spots Charters Fishing Team in Pensacola, Florida. Thanks for checking out my website and I hope to see you on the boat.

Pensacola is one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit. Full of rich history, sparkling white sand beaches, the Blue Angels flight team, and the most versatile fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

We specialize in inshore / nearshore charters and target a long list of species including red snapper, amberjack, gag grouper, triggerfish, speckled trout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, and sharks.

I can take up to 6 anglers on my boat, but don’t worry if your crew is larger than that, we can split your group up between multiple boats or set you up with an offshore boat who can take more.

About the Captain

I grew up in Louisiana where I spent most of my youth freshwater fishing with my hero, my grandfather. We bass fished in lakes and rivers throughout Northern Louisiana and Southern Arkansas. I graduated with a degree in marketing and fell in love with saltwater fishing in Southern Louisiana.

A friend invited me to go trout and red fishing in the South Louisiana marsh and I was hooked! I spent the next couple years chasing trout and redfish all over Buras and Port Sulpher, LA. I’ve had a passion for salt water fishing ever since.

In 1994, I transferred to Pensacola where I fell in love with the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay. I spent every spare moment learning about fishing in the Pensacola area. My fishing experience has grown over the past 20 years to include inshore fishing for trout, flounder, and redfish and offshore fishing for red snapper, grouper, trigger, amberjack, king mackerel, wahoo, mahi mahi, and tuna.

I genuinely enjoy spending my days on the water and meeting people from all over the world. Being a full time fishing guide allows me to stay on the bite and put you on the fish day in and day out.

About the Boat

Join me on my 22OS Cape Horn Boat that is loaded with all the tools we need to have a successful day on the water, including a Minn Kota iPilot to hold us right on the spot.

It has higher sides than a lot of boats its size to keep you comfortable and dry when heading offshore and like all Cape Horn boats it delivers an incredible ride.

There is plenty of fishing area in both the front and back of the boat. It’s also equipped with a t-top that will give you some shade on those hot summer days.

The boat does very well fishing in shallow water and the back bays for redfish, flounder and speckled trout as well. With the trolling motor and power pole we can fish flats, docks, and shallower rock piles.

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Inshore & Nearshore Rates

2 Hour – *$425
4 Hour – $550
5 Hour – $625
6 Hour – $700
Price for 4 Anglers ($75 for Additional)
-Maximum 6 Anglers per boat-
* Catch Release

Cancellation Policy

We do not take any amount of deposit at time of booking, but we do take your credit card info to secure your reservation. Your info is entered into our secure booking software system. 100% refund of full amount of charter for trips cancelled due to weather. 100% refund of full amount of charter for cancellations made at least 24 hours before the date and departure time of the scheduled charter. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the charter or no shows will be charged a flat fee of $250!



  •   My wife and I took our son on the 6 hour nearshore excursion with Captain Jarrad. Within ten minutes of getting set up my wife pulled in a 15lb Red Snapper. Captain Jarrad put us on fish all day, my son caught a big King...More

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      Our captain and guide (Dylan Johnson) busted his hump to make sure that my son and I had a good time. I have never seen someone bait hooks and gut fish as fast as he did, and he knew those waters like the back of...More

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      My dad and I went on an inshore/nearshore trip with Capt Mike. Had an excellent time. Kept our lines in the water and kept us on fish. Highly recommend.

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  •   Captain Mike was great and we had fun and tried hard. truth is you have to fish Pensacola at the right time and those times are limited if you want any action! I knew that and we had a lot of fun with him but...More

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      We have gone out with Andy and hotspots every August for several years. Every experience has been fantastic. We always come back with more fish than we can possibly eat.... and lots of fish stories. He’s always been great with my family.

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      We booked a trip on July 31st to take three of our boys fishing. We were fortunate enough to be given Captain Bob Potomski for the morning. He asked lots of questions to make sure the trip was customized to us. Because we had been...More

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  •   My son loves fishing and we wanted to make sure he had a great first deep sea fishing trip and Hot Spots did not disappoint! Captain Luke was very knowledgeable and had us on the fish quick once we got out to the Gulf. We...More

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      Dylan was by far the best guide we could have asked for! We are already planning or next trip. Highly recommend Hot Spots Charters! He managed to keep the 3 kids on their toes the entire 6 hour trip.

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      We took both our sons out with Captain Bob today. It was a fantastic day. Lots of Spanish Mackeral and dolphin sightings over the USS Massachusetts wreck. We did an easy 2 hour trip and the boys (8 and 12) loved it. We also say...More

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  •   Well I reviewed this once and I guess it got ethered lol. Great time with Captain Jarrod. Knew place like the back of his hand. Really chill guide and made trip fun. Went with my 2 sons and son in law. Cooked the Mackeral and...More

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      Planned a guy's fishing trip to Pensacola 9 months out. Hot Spot Charters was recommended as the go-to charter for our group. We booked two boats for three 6-hour trips. We could not be happier with our experience and success. Captains Andy and Mike were...More

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      We went out on a 5 hr trip and saw lots of dolphins! Captain Andy was awesome and so patient as most of us hadn't fished offshore! We caught some beautiful Red Snapper and Mingo Snappers! So much fun with an added bonus of watching...More

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  •   Capt.Andy took me and two friends out for a awesome day of fishing. We limited out on red snapper and added a big grouper to the pile. We had another great experience and are rebooking for the same weekend next year. Can’t. Andy knows where...More

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      We came to Pensacola for our honeymoon. A friend had recommended Hot Spots for a fishing trip and it did not disappoint! Such a wonderful experience for a great price. We were with Captain Luke and he was amazing! He knew all of the good...More

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      My wife, daughter, grandson, granddaughter and I fished with Captain Mike Gasparino. We expressed interest in catching Red Snapper first. The first spot produced fish too small to keep. Mike immediately took us to a second favorite spot of his where we caught our limit....More

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  •   Highly recommend Capt.Andy for any offshore & inshore fishing you would want to do. One of the best there is. This was our 3rd time booking with Andy and we enjoyed every minute of it. He will put you on the Fish.

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      We visit Pensacola a couple times a year and always fish with a local fishing charter. We fish this time with Bob @ Hot Spot Fishing Charters. What a great time we had. He took us straight to a great fishing spot, took time to...More

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      I booked this charter with Captain Andy for my husband, son and his buddies. They were surprised how quickly he found fish and they reached their Snapper limit. They also caught Grouper, Cobia and my son even hooked a shark. I’ve lived in Gulf Breeze...More

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  •   Me and a buddy of mine took out boys out for a graduation fishing trip. We went on an afternoon 5 hour with Captain Dylan and man did we have a blast! He put us on Red Snapper and we caught our limit! Then we...More

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      This was our third trip fishing Pensacola with Hot spots and Capt Andy Arnold. Andy is very personal and has always made me and my family feel welcome. We spoke the night prior about what type of experience we were looking for. And that is...More

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      This was my wife and I first time charter fishing, everything from the call to book it till the trip was a good experience. Once we went out a storm came the Captain kept us safe then after it was over put us on some...More

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  •   Very disappointed. 3 out of 4 hours we drove around the bay to numerous fishing spots, instead of just staying in a spot for a while longer. of course no catch. very expensive bay tour, not a fishing trip also be aware, there is no...More

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      We wanted our seven year old son to have his first bay fishing experience, and we couldn’t have been happier with our trip! Captain Bob was highly attentive to our son on our five hour morning trip. He made sure to give us a variety...More

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      Me and my friend spent the whole day with captain Bob. He took us out and put us on some great kingfish first thing. Hooked about 8 of them and kept 2. Then got us 7 Mingo snapper! Highly recommend!!!

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  •   I took my son and 3 grandboys on the Hot Spot Fishing Charters on the 7 am to noon Inshore/Near Shore trip in Pensacola Bay on a Wednesday morning. Captain Mike, a super nice young man, over 13 years fishing in the area, came prepared....More

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      Last summer we went fishing with HotSpots and had such a great time we booked another trip during this years vacation week in Pensacola Beach. We requested Captain Mike again, and just like last summer he didn't disappoint. A quick blast down the bay to...More

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      My wife and I were visiting Pensacola and went fishing with Hot Spot. Our captains Tyler&Travis were great, friendly and experienced and knew the area well. Every time we dropped a line we hooked up. Definitely recommend these guys and will be returning. Ben&Heather Edmonton...More

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  •   Every time we travel to Pensacola Beach, we book a fishing trip. We have used Hot Spots the last several times and have NEVER been disappointed, even on the trips when the fish weren't as active! This trip was no exception! Captain Travis met us...More

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      My wife and I booked the 5 hour charter for a visit with our son and his friend. We were looking for fun, not serious fishing but we got both. Captain Dylan made a point of stopping so we could get get a close look...More

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      Hands down, our family's favorite part of the vacation! We booked a 2 hour catch and release as we weren't sure exactly how much time we wanted to spend fishing. We actually ended up spending about 2 hrs and 45 minutes because the amazing Captain...More

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