The world famous Red Snapper is one of the best deep sea fish you can catch from Pensacola Beach, FL. Red Snapper are beautiful fish weighing in from 5-30+ lbs, are very powerful, and are a lot of fun to catch.
The IGFA World Record Red Snapper, caught near Pensacola, FL, in the Gulf of Mexico, topped the scales at 50 pound 4 oz.! During inshore fishing trips, it is common to catch snapper in the 10-20 lb class. Occasionally, a 30+ pound fish will be caught.
There are many species of snapper that thrive in the Gulf of Mexico, the Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) is only one. When you go inshore fishing from Pensacola Beach it is possible to catch Black Snapper, Lane Snapper, Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and White Snapper (actually Red Porgie). All fish in the snapper family taste great, and certainly go well on any seafood dinner plate!
Inshore charter fishing is action packed, and we do not have to travel far to find a hot bite! From multi-hook rigs (catching two at a time), to specialty rigs with live bait, there are several ways to snapper fish in Pensacola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico!