Florida’s Gulf Coast offers a wonderful variety of inshore and offshore saltwater fishing. Go after elusive blue marlin, yellow fin tuna, amberjack, cobia and red snapper.
One of the most fun economical local fishing opportunities is the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier. They have everything you need including rod rentals, bait and tackle shop and a restaurant. The pier is a great place to view marine life such as dolphins, manatees, brown and cow rays and sharks. Fish often caught from the pier include King & Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Pompano, Mahi Mahi, Flounder, Whiting, White & Speckle Trout, Blue Fish, Tarpon, Bonito and Red Fish.
Bud Light King Mackerel/Cobia Tournament
See some of the biggest king mackerel and cobia caught at the largest two-day boat event in the Gulf of Mexico.
Annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament
The Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club hosts one of the country’s largest billfish tournaments at NAS Pensacola, which attracts around 600 anglers from all over the Southeast.