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Pensacola fishing sports comes back

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Pensacola Sports will continue its Reel it in America, Fishing for a Cause through four weeks, which will include popular fishing time periods, Memorial Day weekend and Father’s Day weekend.

The virtual fishing tournament will contain five categories with registration fees from $20-$200. Anglers are required to submit photo and/or video depending on the species.

Part of each entry fee goes towards prizes for top winners, and will also contribute to Disabled American Veterans, an organization helping veterans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anglers may submit as many fish as they catch to their registered fish category throughout the tournament. Catches can be submitted at,

And anglers can win only once per fish category in which they are registered.

To compete, anglers must live along the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana or Texas.

The tournament begins at midnight May 22 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT June 21.

The tournament overlaps with the Pensacola Sports Bud Light Fishing Rodeo. Register for the Fishing Rodeo at

Over the last four weeks, Reel it in America gave anglers of all ages the opportunity to compete, said Ray Palmer, president and CEO of Pensacola Sports.

We are excited to continue that and invite more anglers to join the new four-week-long tournament

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The Shark fishing is my life

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It is a well known fact that in the summertime many Sharks move from the deeper waters offshore into inland waterways and beaches. Why do they do this? Well the Sharks seek warmer shallow waters to carry out mating rituals and to either lay eggs or give live birth. So why is this important? It is very important if you are interested in swimming or in landing huge fish from the bank. There is no other type of fishing (that I know of) where the angler has an exceptional chance of hooking on to a 500lb plus fish while fishing from the bank.

Living near the Gulf of Mexico during my youth my family would take at least one vacation each summer to the beach. Week long vacations at the beach can sometimes get a little boring for a kid who grew up in the Hardwood Bottoms of middle Georgia. Fishing was the answer to my problems. I started off doing some light surf fishing but soon realized that there were truly bigger fish in the sea.

On one trip in particular I was introduced to shark fishing as I know it today. A friend and I had made our way down to the Pensacola Beach Peir for an afternoon of catching Blues, Spanish, Kings and hopefully a Cobia. We fished like we always had with live menhaden and had an average day.

A few Spanish, a pretty hefty king and more blues than we knew what to do with. We began to gather our gear for the walk home when another fisherman was arriving at the pier.

As the guy made his way down the pier I noticed that he was holding the biggest fishing rod and reel that I had ever seen. I had to approach the guy.

When I first approached the fell he was nice and friendly. But when I started probing him about his fishing techniques he quickly shut off.

I could tell (from years of dealing with older wiser fishermen) that this guy had a secret about fishing and I had to know it.

Well Mike (my fishing buddy) and I had a meeting right there on the pier and decided that we would stay on the pier and watch the guy and try to figure out what he needed such a big reel for.

So I made a quick trip back to the condo to inform my parents that we would not be back until late and for them not to wait up for us.

After some haggling permission was granted.

I loaded up on sandwich meat, bread, crackers, beanie-weenies and sardines for our all night fishing trip.

When I returned to the pier about an hour before sunset I was amazed that the guy had yet to put his hook in the water.

He had been at the pier almost two hours and had not wet a line.

When I approached the guy and inquired about why he was not yet fishing, he replied I only have one bait.

Now I have been fishing all my life and I know that when you go fishing you need more than one bait.

The guy had to notice the puzzled and confused look on my silenced face so he went into a little detail. He explained, as he opened a cooler, that in shark fishing it is good to have more than one bait but that he was so skilled that he only needed one. Upon opening the cooler the fella removed a Spanish Mackrel that easily weighed 4lbs. I said that’s a nice Spanish, are you going to grill it or fry it? He replied It’s my bait.

The whole thing?, Yep.

Things were definitely starting to come together now. I’ve heard of using big bait to catch big fish but this was a little extreme. Then I saw a way for us to ‘bribe’ this guy into teaching us how to fish for sharks. I offered him the Spanish Mackrel that we had caught earlier in the day. He instantly replied “What do I have to do for them? Teach us how to do what you’re doing

We were in the guy lightened up and said at least he would have some company on the desolate pier.

With extra bait the guy instantly began rigging up the behemoth pole.

He withdrew a steel cable leader with a massive hook on one end and a swivel on the other.

He began explaining in detail the ins and outs of shark fishing.

The leader has to be at least 15 feet long or longer, I like mine at least 20, and you can’t get this stuff at a bait store, you have to go to the hardware store I questioned him about the hook and swivel, he replied that they were purchased from a local tackle shop at $2-4ea.

I was quickly realizing that shark fishing could get expensive quick. He glanced toward our 4/0 Penn Fishing Reels and scoffed “You guys are going to need some bigger tackle.

In disbelief I asked “Do you really need a reel as big as yours? He replied If you want to catch big fish you have to have big tackle.

His reel was a 14/0 Penn Senator and looked as if it would hold 5 miles of the braided 80lb test line that it was spooled with.

I suddenly was stumped. How was this guy going to cast a 20′ steel leader with a 4lb spanish mackrel hooked to the end of it? My question would be answered by means of kayak.

The guy removed a kayak from his truck and began to paddle toward the end of the pier.

Upon arriving at the end directly beneath us he instructed for us to carefully lower the spanish mackrel with a gaff-sized hook in it into his lap. We did as we were told and the guy was off paddling in a flash.

Ok, here is the situation: This crazy guy is paddling in a kayak toward the middle of the ocean, in shark infested waters with a 4lb spanish mackrel laying in his lap. At this point I began to question the guy’s sanity.

Paddling the bait out took no more than 5mins and very quickly the guy took his seat next to his reel. After fooling with the reel for a while, checking drag, engaging a clicker and securing the reel to the pier with a rope he sat back and opened a cold beer and said now we wait.

How long? I replied.

As long as it takes.” he firmly stated.

After several long boring hours of catching catfish and an occasional foot long shark I was beginning to grow tired of waiting.

Could Shark Fishing really be worth all this effort and time? Not even a single bite on the big pole. Then I heard the sweetest most spine tingling sound that a fisherman could possibly hear.

Drag! And lots of it, more than I had ever heard before. The massive reel was producing the loudest most chilling sound that I could ever imagine. Line was being stripped off at a phenominal rate and the guy was just sitting there watching it. What was he doing? Obviously the Shark had the bait why wasn’t he setting the hook?

He slowly began strapping himself into what appeared to be a fish fighting harness. Calmly picked up the reel and strapped it in the butt holder and clipped straps from his shoulders to the reel.

I realized that this guy was strapping himself directly to the reel! If something went wrong he would not be able to just let go of the reel, he was truly one with the reel.

With line stripping off as if it were tied to the bumper of a Porsche the guy engaged the reel and the demeanor on his face changed instantly. With the ferocity of a college line backer he began repeatedly setting the hook while almost running backward.

When he reached the end of his walkway he would reel down on the fish and almost jog back to the edge of the pier.

This process was repeated two or three times. Then the fight began!

For the first hour it appeard that he was going to almost be able to reel the fish directly in.

Kinda like cranking in a boat with a wench.

Boy was I wrong. Seemingly the Shark was just swimming toward the pier and did not know that he was even hooked.

When it appeared that the shark was getting close he turned and headed out to sea. He ran and stripped drag for what seemed like an eternity.

Line leaving the 14/0 reel a hundred yards at a time. With adrenaline pumping the excitement began to slightly subside.

The guy was in a calm and focused mood with one thing on his mind. After a couple of hours fighting the guy (while still fighting the fish) asked me to reach into his cooler and get him water.

What? This guy wants to drink water while he is fighting this monster fish? He explained that in the course of fighting a big fish it was very important to remain hydrated. I asked how long the fight usually took.

And he replied that the fight time varies greatly from one fish to another, some lasting only an hour and some lasting 12-14 hours.

The battle was one of constant give and take he would reel in 100 yards and the shark would take 200.

An hour rolled into two, two to three, until all track of time was lost. Soon we were awakened to what time it was as the sun began to creep up from the dark abyss in the east. This guy had been fighting this fish from a little after sunset until sunrise with no vast improvement in line on the reel.

My realization of the addictiveness of shark fishing came when the guy stated I hope this fish comes on in I have to be at work by 10:00am This guy had stayed up all night fighting this huge fish (which we hadn’t even seen yet) and he had to be at work in 5 hours. That is true Dedication and love for a sport.

It was about 8:30am when we got our first glimpse of the shark. The guy said it looked like a Bull Shark and was probably around 12 feet long. It looked more like 20′ to me.

As the shark began to tire the question came to me “What are you going to do now?” I asked and he replied “What do you mean what am I going to do now, I’m gonna land this fish take some pictures and go to work Sounded like a good idea to me but we were 20 off the water on the pier there was no possible way to hoist the thousand pound fish up onto the pier.

Then everything began to come clear.

The guy was making his way down the pier toward the beach. When he reached the end of the pier he made his way down to the beach. Us not far behind.

The guy worked the shark past the first sandbar and up into the shallow waist deep water at the breakers.

When the Shark appeared to have run out of energy the guy disengaged his reel and handed it to me.

If he starts running just hold on to the reel.

The guy removed a length of rope from his belt and began to wade out to the shark.

With a loop in one end of the rope he grapped the sharks tail and secured the loop around it. With a grunt he began to drag the massive fish up onto the beach. With half the fish in the water and half out he removed a waterproof disposable camera from his pocket and handed it to me.

Take the whole roll with me and the shark.

I started snapping pictures and soon the roll was gone. I turned around and to my amazement we had drawn a huge crowd of people.

Onlookers, tourist, kids, old people, even a few beach dogs and a mangy looking cat had been drawn to the fiasco.

With the film in the camera gone the guy measured the shark, untied the tail rope and walked the shark out to deeper water.

He stayed with the shark long enough for it to regain its strength and let it go. The defeated creature slowly slumbered out past the first sandbar and onto the second. I was truly in disbelief. This guy had fought this fish all night with his own blood sweat and probably some tears only to let it go.

When I questioned him about this he simply replied, “Where else can you spend $20, catch a thousand pound fish and have a blast all night doing it. I do it for the fun of it. I catch fish people only dream about and I let them go so I can catch them again.

It was then that my outlook on fishing was changed forever. It is not about what you take home for the table, it’s what you take home for yourself. Don’t get me wrong I love fish and I harvest many fish each year to eat, but I let the big ones go.

They have made it this far, why should I be the one to end it for them.

Then I realized something: It was all worth it, the reel, the rod, the bait, the hooks, line, money and time.

It was all worth it.

Five months later after saving every paycheck from my summer job I ordered my first shark fishing reel a 16/0 Penn Senator for $300 from Bass Pro Shops.

I also ordered line, 3000 yard of Braided 80lb test $250 and a rod to put it all on $120. Ever since that night on the Pensacola Pier I have a new addiction in my life Shark Fishing.

I have been to beaches all over the South Eastern United States combing the beaches and piers for just the right sandbar, just the right current and tide.

I usually rent a kayak from the local Beach Supply Store and we usually camp or rent a hotel.

The bait is hard to find and expensive. I have found the best places to find fresh fish is at a fish market and usually Asian fish markets have a much wider selection to choose from.

My most successful baits are as follows King Mackrel, Spanish Mackrel, Jack Crevelle, Bonito and lastly Mullet.

I have since caught many sharks and several over 10 feet long. All of them off of a Beach or a Pier.

I have also introduced several friends to my addiction; they too have seen the light and purchased equipment. Shark fishing is something the whole family can truly enjoy.

It’s not just about catching the fish.

It’s about good friends, family and beautiful beaches.

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One Method on How to Flats Fish with Live Bait

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Fishing season is among us again! There are several great charters in Pensacola to choose from; moreover, shouldn’t you be able to catch fish on your own? I want everyone to be able to catch some fish this season.

I have experience to show you the tackle and targeting methods to be a success. My knowledge is a great chance to have a good time and increase your knowledge of fishing for flats species.

Flats’ fishing is best when you’re targeting specific species such as: speckled trout, red fish, and flounder. The Emerald Coast is surrounded with areas with high potential, or even a sure hook-up with the targeted fish as mentioned before.

I am going to write a list of instructions, so you can be successful while flats fishing.

Now remember! Fishing for species with the right gear, with the right bait, at the right time, in the right place is the bottom-line for a successful trip. My advice provides valuable information such as: the right location during certain months of the year

the right hooks, line, leader, and sinkers. The correct time to be at those locations considering tides, currents, lunar, and temperatures. I will offer a high level of sophistication through professionalism and technology.

First, you will want to look for some great locations.

The best way to spot great locations is by looking for areas with structure such as oyster beds, debris, or reefs in shallow waters.

Moreover, my favorite spots consist of grass beds and sandy areas scattered throughout the grass beds.

We are not looking for just grass beds or just sandy bottoms; we are looking for areas with both mixed throughout the area. Red fish, speckled trout, and flounder are all ambush predators, and these areas provide that tactic for these targeted species.

Second, you will want the appropriate gear to fight these fish ashore, to you, or to your vessel. I recommend 3000 to 5000 series reel and rod.

I recommend using a 12 to 15 pound braided line for your setup because it provides more fish due to its proven durability.

Now, you should focus on tackle. The best method for catching fish in my opinion is to use live bait. I would grab some number one and two circle hooks, ¼ ounce through 1½ ounce egg weights.

You will need some 20 pound test swivels.

You will need a few types of fluorocarbon leader line such as: 15 pound, 20 pound, and 25 pound. These leaders will be used based on location.

You should use lighter leader lines the clearer the conditions. You should use heavier leader lines the rougher the conditions and the type of area you’re fishing such as if you’re fishing reefs, debris, or oyster beds.

Then you should tie together the swivel to a 12-18 inch leader line, tie the hook on the end, put a sinker on your braided line, and connect your leader set up to your braided line.

However, if the conditions are excellent, you can free line the bait without using a sinker in the setup as mentioned above.

Third, we need to have a few locations available to get live bait. I recommend live bait such as shrimp or live finger mullet. I catch finger mullet with a cast net.

You should grab a few dozen live shrimp because smaller fish such as pin fish, croakers, and grunts will also eat them.

Hook the shrimp at the end of their tails.

The object is to let them swim around and seem natural.

Fourth, the best months are March to September. You will need to look at the lunar, tides and currents table or chart for that day.

Certain internet sites offer them, but you will find out by experience that some are not correct. Once you find a reliable source here are some things to keep an eye out for. Fish like to eat while the currents are moving.

Opinions differentiate on which tide is better the outgoing tide (ebb) or the incoming tide (flood). Through 25 years experience, I catch a lot of fish on a break of dawn, top of an outgoing tide situation.

You will catch fish on both tides; although, you will be more productive during the first 4-6 hours of day light, and the last 3-5 hours of day light on a moving tide.

Full moons will slow down your productivity too.

Last, you should get a local fishing regulations guide and go catch some fish!

As Andrew Brown stated, There is nothing like hooking up with a 25″ red fish, fighting the fish, and reeling that big one in.

(A. Brown, Pensacola Resident) Reeling in a prize fish is very excited and easy when you follow these simple instructions.


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Vacation in Pensacola for Deep blue sees fishing

Pensacola Deep Sea Fishing is one of the most enjoyable and entertaining activities to do when you are in Pensacola. The Pensacola Area on the Gulf of Mexico has steadily become one of the topmost tourist destinations over the years, specifically for charter fishing.

Charter fishing s fun and safe too because the Pensacola Deep Sea Fishing charter companies are responsible and give out chartered boats or ferries that are absolutely safe and allows you to soak in the unique experience totally. There is a number of fishing chartered companies in Pensacola and they lend their boats at reasonable costs.

Before you hire boats for sea fishing, you must know the requirements well. You must know where specifically you want to go fishing. If you are not sure, you can take the help of the guides. You must specify the number of people that will accompany you on the ride and so on.

Let us take a look at the various Pensacola Deep Sea Fishing companies as well as the various Pensacola Saltwater fishing companies:

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing This is located in Orange beach, Alabama in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The company has been arranging excellent fishing trips for over 11 years. They also serve anglers and provide guides who are expert at the various locations and can provide an overall good service in Pensacola Fishing Deep Sea.

Getaway Gulf Fishing: They provide great fishing experience with clean air-conditioned boats that are painted every year. You can choose different slots of fishing activities from 2 hours, 4 hours, and 6 hours and so on. The company does not allow fishing in rough sea conditions. They also serve anglers and provide guides who are expert at the various locations and can provide an overall good service in Pensacola Fishing Deep Sea.

Good Times Charter Fishing This is located in San Roc Cay Marina, 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, Alabama. You can hire their services at reasonable rates and can pay through major credit cards.

The company has been arranging excellent fishing trips for many years. They also serve anglers and provide guides who are expert at the various locations and can provide an overall good service in Pensacola Fishing Deep Sea.

Fishing Cotton Services: This Company specializes in providing guides who not only help you sail through the waters smoothly, but also locate the fishes conveniently. The company has been arranging excellent fishing trips for many years. They also serve anglers and provide guides who are expert at the various locations and can provide an overall good services fishing in the Deep Sea.

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Pensacola, Florida best beaches

The beautiful beaches of Pensacola in the state of Florida the best beaches in the United States, but in the whole world year after year.

Florida is distinguished by its proximity to 825 miles of beaches along the southeast coast of the United States from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and strong sunshine throughout 230 days of the year extending for 356 days.

It is the beaches of Florida, the center of fun and happiness for hundreds of thousands of vacationers and tourists every year. The beaches of the city of Pensacola is the jewel of the crown of beaches in Florida, where it won the award for the best beach in the United States organized by the USA TODAY newspaper several times.

What attracts you to the approved beaches of Pensacola with a length of 8 nautical miles is that wonderful golden sand, turquoise water and strong warm sun that gives your body strong and enthusiasm for practicing all kinds of swimming and various marine sports besides it drives us to fishing sport, especially in deep waters.

Even when you feel hungry or decide to have a refreshing drink, you will find an enormous variety of restaurants, cafeterias, and cafes that make you confused among all these wonderful types of seafood, meat, salads, sweets, and wonderful drinks that reflect the spirit of the city, the wonderful tropical weather, and the authentic American culture.

Besides all this, before you leave the beaches of Pensacola and the end of your wonderful vacation with it, you will feel nostalgic for it before leaving and give you a sense of the necessity to return to it again next year or at the earliest opportunity if you can.

Now let’s review together the best beaches in the city of Pensacola, which we can spend our vacation with and the best in this wonderful city.

Gulf Islands National Seashore

The beach has picnic areas for families, individuals, natural camps, and historical areas that narrate the history of the region and the United States of America in the nineteenth century and before alongside areas of natural wildlife and natural reserves that contain many wild animals

In addition to the wonderful nature reserves under the water, it has many miles from coral reefs and wonderful fish variety.

Perdido Key Beach

This beach is considered part of the National Gulf Island beach in West Pensacola and is a great natural place for fishing, surfing or swimming, or even sitting in rest and relaxing on the golden sands under the wonderful sun with a mile and a half of blue water.

Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach stretches for 8 miles, starting from the opposite island of Rosa, which alone measures 40 nautical miles.

And embraces the Gulf of Mexico in the south of the region, making it an ideal place for swimming, snorkeling, water skiing, surfing, and sea sports, alongside fishing, fishing in deep waters, and diving, in addition to practicing daily rhythmic dance on the beaches to the tunes of music from restaurants and cafes.

Big Lagoon State Park

This beautiful beach is located on the main area with a total of 705 acres extending to include a distinct park for hiking and camping and the establishment of tents beside fishing and a wonderful nature.

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Best Pensacola, Florida Restaurants

Pensacola is a beautiful city in West Florida and has the most beautiful beaches, golden sand and blue waves. It also has a group of wonderful restaurants that give you real happiness and joy when eating inside the quality and diversity of food, including pumping more blood in your veins from excessive happiness with delicious food to create a sense of comfort you will not feel With it before and makes you get to know this wonderful city from their unique restaurants.

Now, let’s get to know these wonderful restaurants that reflect the spirit of the wonderful beach tourist city.


In the center of the beautiful city of Pensacola, this restaurant is located, which offers many famous foods for the different cultures that have shaped the unique American people, the most famous of which is beef wrapped with vegetables, Irish soup, and the famous roast beef ribs beside the unique American burger, a symbol of American food, fish and grilled meat

The most famous thing that you can see when you arrive at the restaurant is the presence of a total of bills paid in the restaurant totaling $ 125,000, along with the strong spirit of fun that you will find when you enter the restaurant and broadcast by you strong music that reflects the popular American character and the musical culture of Florida.


A diversified restaurant that offers all shapes and types of diverse seafood that it offers in all shapes, types, and marinated and grilled and fried roads, along with the presentation of the famous traditional American burger that reflects the strong spirit of Florida with a group of delicious spices that harmoniously harmonize with the decor that was made by the restaurant consisting of shelves of valuable books To give you more sense of the artistic and spiritual value of modern American life alongside the powerful folk music of the American people and the American countryside that roams the sides of the restaurant throughout the night to contribute greatly to grant you happiness.


One of the best places to eat in a wonderful marine atmosphere gives you beach chairs and diverse sea food, which comes on top of the shellfish, which is presented in many forms and types of cooking, all of which are presented on half of the shell of the shellfish as an alternative to the traditional dishes to give you the famous marine atmosphere of the city and the beaches of Florida

In addition to the presence of a variety of traditional t-shirts for the restaurant and the city, there are many designs that reflect the spirit of Pensacola and the state of Florida and make you keep it forever for its splendor.


From the name of the restaurant only, you can learn about everything that you will find a wonderful experience from a diverse group of fish and seafood specialties with all the distinctive forms of cooking, spices and sauces that Pensacola, fluoride and all the southern American coast

What distinguishes this restaurant located on the coast in the center of Pensacola is that it serves food in a distinct way, as if you cook at home as if it were a distinguished family meal with more than 300 types of distinct wines, popular music, and calm music, making your trip to the experience unforgettable.

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Pensacola, Florida fishing guide

If you have never visited Pensacola before, or you do not know it, you must know that it is the best city in Florida and its most important coastal tourism city.

Where Pensacola is located in the far west of the state of Florida on the banks of the Pensacola Bay, which connects to the Gulf of Mexico, which is the most famous fishing places in the eastern United States of America

The city’s month name is the city of the five flags, and it also has the title of last month, the city of white or crystal beaches, as it is the most famous city in the world that has white sandy beaches.

During the months of May and June and during the month of November also, two popular beach festivals are held, attracting thousands of tourists from outside the United States of America and from visitors from different states.

The Florida Spring Festival is the most famous festival in the United States. The Gulf Arts Festival is also famous, and it attracts thousands of visitors to enjoy the wonderful city and its charming beaches and enjoy the warm sun of Pensacola.

They lend their charter boast to the tourists at a reasonable price. But you choose to go for Pensacola fishing it is important to find out about the basic requirements. First of all you need to decide where you want to go fishing.

Besides the beaches, golden sands and permanent fun, the city is characterized by a wonderful sport occupying a very large popularity in the United States, which is deep sea fishing practiced by thousands of Americans and even tourists coming from outside the United States of America who know well the capabilities of the waters and beaches of Pensacola in providing what the athletes and sports practitioners want to provide Deep-water fish, which is the thing that sticks to Pensacola and gives it the title of a fishing sport in the United States of America

Many people are afraid to go fishing and consider it unsafe, especially in the deep blue water, which makes them refuse to practice this wonderful sport.

But the matter is different in Pensacola, there are dozens of companies renting boats and providing ships and boats that are completely safe to give you the utmost safety and enjoyment as well as fishing is a real pleasure you see when you practice it in the waters of Pensacola

Before starting the fishing process in Pensacola, you must determine where you want to fish from, meaning whether it is from the deep waters, from the bays, from the Pensacola Bridge or from the beaches

Besides the beaches, golden sands and permanent fun, the city is characterized by a wonderful sport occupying a very large popularity in the United States, which is deep sea fishing practiced by thousands of Americans and even tourists coming from outside the United States of America who know well the capabilities of the waters and beaches of Pensacola in providing what the athletes and sports practitioners want to provide Deep-water fish, which is the thing that sticks to Pensacola and gives it the title of a fishing sport in the United States of America

Many people are afraid to go fishing and consider it unsafe, especially in the deep blue water, which makes them refuse to practice this wonderful sport.

But the matter is different in Pensacola, there are dozens of companies renting boats and providing ships and boats that are completely safe to give you the utmost safety and enjoyment as well as fishing is a real pleasure you see when you practice it in the waters of Pensacola

Before starting the fishing process in Pensacola, you must determine where you want to fish from, meaning whether it is from the deep waters, from the bays, from the Pensacola Bridge or from the beaches

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Fishing charter in Pensacola

Pensacola is officially the first settlement of the US – it was inhabited by Europeans way before what became to be known as the United States of America. It was an area inhabited by the Native Americans who had fishing as their main occupation.

It was only in the 16th century when European settlers came to the region and formed the country’s first settlement.

Even then, Pensacola due to its location in the Pensacola Bay was an important port town. It was a sort of western gateway to America; all western trading channels to the country were located in this port city.

Pensacola is known for its saltwater fishing and the white sands beaches in the city. It is also one of the major tourist attractions of the region apart from the very name of the state of Florida itself!

Saltwater Fishing in Pensacola

Pensacola is also known for its vulnerability to hurricanes owing to its location in the Gulf of Mexico. However, it is Gulf Breeze that is most vulnerable to hurricanes.

Advanced climate engineering has given rise to an advanced warning system and also some engineering marvels that would ‘weaken’ the hurricane. Nevertheless, the area is one of the best areas in the country for freshwater fishing. If income figures are taken into account along with the effect of the recession an interesting observation crops up.

Pensacola is one of the very few places in the US which was least affected by the recessional phase! This was because, the dominant business in the region was salt water fishing; of course, the supplies dwindled for sometime but that didn’t stop the people from leading lives as they led before recession.

Even for people who are new to the region, saltwater fishing has become one of the income and leisure areas for them. If one truly wants to enjoy saltwater fishing, charters are a must have for the enthusiasts. However, if you want to do it in style, there is only one luxury charter available for saltwater fishing in Pensacola.

Charters though they appear big are ideal ‘vehicles’ to help lure and eventually catch fish. The reason being that they are able to offer a saltwater fishing experience that is incomprehensible until you use a luxury charter for the same!

The benefits of using a luxury charter for your fishing trips is that you can choose to fish in shallow waters or even zoom ahead and lay your lines in the deep sea – enjoying the peace and tranquility of the still blue sea waters and the solitude. It is something that is surely what you’d call worth a million bucks! Thankfully, it is not that expensive!

The moment you get to Pensacola and have this saltwater fishing idea in your mind, you can choose to contact the authorities at the bay area and they will guide to the only luxury charter available for saltwater fishing in Pensacola. The Gulf of Mexico is a treasure trove for deep sea and fishing enthusiasts as well and is surely an enjoyable activity!

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Take your fishing vacation in Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola is a popular city which is located in the westernmost part of Florida in the United States.

The area of Pensacola has quite a lot of residents and the best thing about this city is that it is sea port which is located on the Pensacola bay.

This bay connects to the Gulf of Mexico. This city is not only popular among its residents but is also a popular tourist destination. One of the most important and common activity of this place is fishing.

Lots of tourists come here for Pensacola fishing which is a perfect affordable activity during a vacation. Tourists can gather in this city of the Florida panhandle at any point of time in the year.

The weather almost remains almost mild throughout the year. Sometimes the city feels the warm spells while sometimes it goes through some cold weather. But people can really enjoy the weather all around the year and those who love fishing will sure love to choose Pensacola for a vacation. Pensacola salt water fishing has been popular since a long time.

Have you ever tried Pensacola fishing? If you have not tried it before then you can surely plan your next vacation with your family or friends to this wonderful place of fishes. In Pensacola you will find both salt water as well as fresh water fishing.

People who have lived there all their lives have tried different kinds of fishing techniques in their lifetime. Summer months are usually the time when you can go for Pensacola fishing because the water normally remains calm and quite at this point of time.

Even if the thunderstorm arrives it does so in the afternoon. Therefore you can enjoy Pensacola saltwater fishing as to the fullest extent. Among the various kinds of fishing popular in this place Pensacola fishing charter can be quite fun.

Charter fishing is usually done on a boat which helps to increase the access to the fishes. You can take the boat to the area where the fishes can actually be found.

Pensacola charter fishing is not at all difficult. You can hire a charter from the fisherman near the shore.

Sometimes these fishermen accompany the tourists to help them find the right kind of fishes from the salt as well as fresh water. The king mackerel is one of the most popular fishes that are available in the Pensacola water bodies. You can even find lots of other fishes in these water bodies.

If you are not comfortable with charter fishing then you might even check out some other ways of fishing available in Pensacola. Some of the popular beach accommodations available in Pensacola are paradise beach homes, paradise inn and RMI vacation rentals.

All these accommodations are near the beach and they can also help you in Pensacola fishing by providing you with the right kind of equipments as ingredients. You must be careful about your safety while you go for fishing to enjoy a perfect vacation in Pensacola.

Pensacola fishing

Deep blue sea fishing in Pensacola, Florida

Fishing in Pensacola region of Florida is a thrilling experience. There are 2 major types of fishing done in this region – freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing. Lets us look at them in greater detail:

• Freshwater Pensacola fishing: freshwater fishing is done in the Escambia River. This river is the biggest freshwater body in this region. It originates in the Alabama and ends into the bay. The river passes through several interesting places which you will be able to locate in your fishing sprees. You will come across the swamphouse, the power plant, the white creek etc.

• Deep sea fishing: it is a sport which is practiced in full spirit in this region. To some people, it is regarded as a method to earn their daily living. This form of fishing has gained tremendous popularity.

A huge number of improved equipments, and charters have come up which facilitate deep sea fishing. The risk involved has been reduced to a great extent as a result of these improved techniques and fishing has become a much safer and an easier exercise.


Tourists love to fish in Pensacola region of North West Florida. In the sea, warm ocean currents and cold ocean currents meet. For the weather conditions created, many fishes thrive in this part of the sea. Several people choose Pensacola over all the other possible options when it comes to fishing.

Deep sea fishing in this part of the world is such a delight.


People rent out charters when they go fishing on Pensacola. There are many companies from which you can hire charters for your fishing trips. You need to find a suitable company carter boat for yourself. There are many factors which you need to consider before you choose your charter boat.


These factors should be considered before you make your decision:

• You should figure out your budget, i.e. the amount of money that you wish to blow up on your fishing sprees. This will determine which company carter boat you can afford.

• The features that are supported by the charter and the equipments are very important. This depends on the budget of the customer. As a customer, you can exercise your choice. You can choose what features which will assist you in your fishing trips and which one of them is unimportant to you.

• Some charter features are very helpful. For example, some carter making companies allow equipments on the decks so that everyone can witness the activities, even those who are not taking part in the fishing.

• Some companies provide guides to assist those who are fishing. They take the tourists to places where good number of catch is available.

• The guides are experts in handling the equipments. So they can help the tourists with them.