Pensacola Shark Fishing

Pensacola is the destination of choice for Shark fishing. The city boasts some of Florida’s most pristine beaches, nightlife, a sunken archaeological museum and a wealth of fish. It’s no wonder the region is called the Emerald Coast.

Pensacola’s Pier, surprisingly a home to many Shark, has recently undergone remodeling. This 1,471 foot long pier was widened and reinforced with concrete. The pier provides shade, round the clock access, amazing views, some of the region’s best Shark fishing and the occasional flyby from the Blue Angels! 

Shark lurk beneath Pensacola’s waters. It’s true, many species of Shark dwell among shallow inshore waters. Social Media outlets and video sharing platforms offer endless examples of anglers and swimmers as they encounter the brine’s most feared hunter. “Sharks can be found in every body of water that has access from the ocean,” Shark not only dwell inshore and offshore, but also in deltas and brackish pools, ”[however Shark] are most commonly found along the beaches, within deep channels inside inlets and estuaries.”

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Expect to reel-in common Bonnethead Shark from Pensacola’s placid waters. These shark are caught year round, you might consider the Bonnethead a Pensacola local. Moreover, during the cooler months, Blacktip and Spinner Shark gather among the region’s inshore waters, the Blacktip and Spinner Migrate to Florida’s to avoid Winter’s bite. Hammerhead and Bull Shark are often reeled-in along Pensacola’s coast.

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It’s essential to deploy heavy tackle to reel-in the ocean’s most revered hunter, the Shark. Light tackle makes for an exhausted angler and a dead Shark. 

Many species of Shark call the waters that surround Pensacola home. Hammerhead and Tiger Shark feast upon the fish schools that spawn in the area. Moreover, inshore Shark anglers must be intuitive to the Shark’s struggle, along the coast the Shark fights parallel with the sea line. If you want to experience shark fishing in Pensacola with a local pro (with all of your needs covered), give Captain Tyler here at Fish Flat Out a call (850.393.9055), an email, or reserve right here to get started.