Panhandle Charters & Guide Service
Pensacola, Florida

Captain Kenny of Panhandle Charters and Guide Service offers Inshore Fishing Trips for up to 6 anglers.
Inshore Night Fishing Trips are Available!

4 Hr - $600
Prices are for 1- 4 people
$75 for each additional person
Capacity: 6 passengers

*Prices include everything you need to fish including, bait, tackle, ice and fishing licenses. Fish cleaning available on request.
*There is a 5% additional charge on all charters when using credit cards.
*Gratuity not included in trip price.


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Inshore Fishing Charters in the calm protected waters of Pensacola Bay!
On our inshore fishing trips we primarily target: Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Sea Trout (Speckled Trout) and Spanish Mackerel. Some of the species we also encounter are Black Drum, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalles, Mangrove Snappers and even Sharks!

Fish the Fourth Largest Estuary in all of Florida!
The Pensacola Bay estuarine system covers 144 square miles and is the fourth largest estuarine system in Florida. The Pensacola Bay estuarine system includes Pensacola Bay, Escambia Bay, Blackwater Bay, East Bay and Santa Rosa Sound.

The system also includes the brackish marshes at the mouths of the Escambia River, the Simpson River, the Blackwater River, the Yellow River and the East River. The rivers all flow into Pensacola Bay or one of its adjoining bays. From there, the waters of the Pensacola Bay estuarine system connect to the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola Pass at the western end of Santa Rosa Island near Fort Pickens.

On your inshore fishing charter with Captain Kenny, you may be fishing any part of the Pensacola Bay estuarine system, depending on the season and where the fish are biting! This type of inshore fishing we do is also referred to as Backwater, Flats or Bay Fishing.

Inshore Fishing Charters are Perfect for Families and First Timers!
Since the protected waters of Pensacola Bay are significantly calmer than the Gulf of Mexico, our inshore fishing charters are more relaxing, especially for first time saltwater anglers and families. If anyone on your party is especially vulnerable to sea sickness, an inshore fishing trip with Captain Kenny is the perfect alternative to an offshore fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico!

The complex system of bays, rivers, creeks and marshes that make up the Pensacola Bay estuarine system offers plenty of prime habitat for the species we love to catch. Depending on the season, the species we are targeting and where the fish are biting on any given day, we may be fishing shorelines, the mouth of a river or creek, grassy or sandy bottoms or just about anywhere there is a structure. Inshore structures that attract fish include docks, bridge piles, oyster bars, rock piles, seawalls and buoy markers.

Sharks in Pensacola Bay?
Yes, you just might catch a shark on an inshore fishing trip with Captain Kenny in Pensacola Bay! Sharks are everywhere in Florida, both inshore and offshore and some like the bull shark can even be found in freshwater rivers. Captain Kenny offers special Shark Fishing Trips but we do catch an occasional shark on our inshore charters. The Gulf of Mexico is home to more than a dozen different species of sharks, many of which will venture into inshore waters to breed or to follow prey. Smaller sharks such as Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks and Bonnethead Sharks are more common but the occasional Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark or Hammerhead may also enter Pensacola Bay.

An Explorer’s First Impression of Pensacola Bay!
Named after the local Panzacola Indians, the first European explorer to discover Pensacola Bay was Diego Miruelo of Spain in 1516. Miruelo wrote: "This bay is the largest I have ever seen! All the ships of all the navies of Europe can fit within its protected waters!" Ships were a lot smaller then but it still says something about the sheer size of Pensacola Bay!

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Panhandle Charters & Guide Service
Pensacola, Florida

Captain Kenny Lewis


Servicing the Beautiful Gulf Coast Communities of Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze, Navarre and Perdido Key, Florida

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