Pensacola Fishing Charters

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Inshore Fishing Pensacola

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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.

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.

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.

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!



  • star rating  After being canceled by other captains 2 days in a row Captain Andy agreed to take me and my Grandson out. My Grandson was only in town for 4 days... read more

    Carroll M
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  Took my family of four with two of them being teenagers on the four hour charter. Captain Mike was top notch and kept us on fish the whole time. It... read more

    October 1, 2021

    star rating  We went on the morning excursion with Captain Luke and caught 32 vermillion snapper. Captain Luke hooked us up! He was very knowledgable, helpful and made sure we had a... read more

    Stephanie M
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  Went out on a 5 hr' charter with Cpt Brad Gundersen . Excellent trip . Caught some snappers. Grouper and a 7 foot 220 lbs bull shark Absolutely am

    ch s
    August 1, 2021

    star rating  I have never written a review before, I will be. Unfortunately I will not be giving a good review. My husband and sons were on a trip yesterday morning with... read more

    August 1, 2021

    star rating  Got out into the gulf with Captain Bob for a few hours on the last day of snapper season. Water was fairly smooth and Bob knew where all the spots... read more

    steve d
    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  Went out on an 8 hour morning trip with Captain Trevor and Mick. It was pretty rough, 5 foot seas, but we stuck it out and had a great... read more

    July 1, 2021

    star rating  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... read more

    October 14, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    Michael F
    September 11, 2019
  • star rating  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.

    August 23, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    August 13, 2019

    star rating  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....... read more

    Chris O
    August 11, 2019
  • star rating  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... read more

    August 10, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    April G
    August 2, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    July 30, 2019
  • star rating  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... read more

    John M
    July 30, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    July 27, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    July 4, 2019
  • star rating  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... read more

    Jill L
    July 3, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    June 28, 2019

    star rating  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.... read more

    Hunter B
    June 28, 2019
  • star rating  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... read more

    June 27, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    June 22, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    June 17, 2019
  • star rating  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... read more

    June 15, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    Paul V
    June 15, 2019

    star rating  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. ... read more

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    June 5, 2019
  • star rating  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... read more

    avatar thumb 137nathanc
    June 4, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    avatar thumb efgwefggwegwerg
    May 28, 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    avatar thumb Carrie W
    May 25, 2019