Pensacola is a very popular fishing location in Florida. This waterfront city has many protected beaches and is a must visit place among most tourists. While there are many interesting things to do in and around Pensacola, one of the most popular tourist activities is to go out on fishing trips. To cater to this demand there are many Pensacola Fishing Charters. One such fishing carter is Strickly Fishing Charters- https://www.stricklyfishingcharters.com/ owned by Captain Zack Strickland. Let us get to know more about him and Strictly Fishing Charters.
Captain Zack, how did you come up with Strictly Fishing Charters?
I was born and raised here in Pensacola, Florida. These waters have been part of my life and I have been fishing in these waters for my entire life. I love being outdoors and I wanted to share my passion with others. That is when I decided to start Strickly Fishing Charters.
What about the boats owned by Strickly Fishing Charters?
We have a 24 Feet Triton Center Console that is equipped with top of the line electronics including Simrad GPS/Fish Sonar and VHF. The boat is powered by a 225 HP four stroke Honda engine and is capable of doing speeds up to 35 knots. Another boat that we have is a Minn Kota Ipilot Trolling that has a T-top canvas cover. This boat is also equipped with GPS Capabilities allowing us to hold position easily. It just takes the touch of a button. This boat is ideal for hot summer days as it has the canvas cover to give us some shade.
What makes Pensacola so special?
Pensacola is blessed with beautiful emerald waters that allow you to sight fish easily. We are also very close to the Gulf of Mexico. This unique combination creates a platform for different species of fish to inhabit the waters.
What types of fish are usually seen at Pensacola?
Inshore you can find redfish, trouts, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, sheepshead and flounder and as you step into deep sea you can find triggerfish, cobia, mahi mahi, bonita, king mackerel, snapper, grouper and amberjacks. Apart from these common species, you may encounter fishes that are not native to this region too. You can never know what you may encounter when on our fishing trips.
Can you elaborate about your packages?
Primarily we have an Inshore Fishing Charter Package and a Deep Sea Fishing Charter Package. We have Morning, Afternoon and Night trips. We also have special shark fishing trips and sunset cruises. Apart from our predetermined packages, you can also create a customized package to suit your requirements. Our trips usually range from 2 hours to 8 hours. You can find detailed information about our trip packages at our website.
What is included in the charter?
Our price includes boat hire, fishing tackle, bait, fishing license, ice and me as your guide. If you want to bring your own fishing tackle, you are free to do that. You need to inform us if you are bringing your own tackle, so that we can make necessary changes to our equipment. Snacks and Drinks are not included. However, we do provide ice to keep your snacks and drinks.
Am I allowed to keep the catch for myself?
You are allowed to keep your catch if the rules permit. We will also help you in cleaning and filleting the fish once we get back to the shore. Some people prefer to catch and release, which is fine as well.
Are these trips safe?
I have been fishing in these waters for years and I am aware of what goes around these waters very well. You are in safe hands and our safety record is impeccable. We comply with the safety regulations and ensure that all necessary safety equipments are on board the boat.