Gulf Breeze Guide Service specializes in fly-fishing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico around Pensacola, Florida. The area is known as Florida’s Emerald Coast because of our sugar-white sandy beaches and emerald green waters. In addition to the Gulf, we fish the diverse waters of Pensacola Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway targeting over fifteen resident and migratory species including redfish, pompano, false albacore, speckled trout, jack crevalle and tarpon. We have fished these waters for over 30 years and put this experience to work guiding our anglers to success. Gulf Breeze Guide Service
In addition to fly-fishing we offer light tackle inshore/nearshore fishing and offshore "deep sea" fishing trips. Our photo gallery showcases the quality of fish we find both close to shore in calm water and offshore. For those anglers wanting to take fish home, we have arrangements with numerous Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze restaurants that will prepare your fresh catch after our day on the water. Of course Capt Baz is always willing to clean enough fish for your group to have for dinner that evening.
Our goal is for every guest to have a fabulous experience on the Emerald Coast. We are happy to assist with lodging, transportation, dining, and non-fishing related activities.
Follow the links for good descriptions of the waters we fish and the types of trips offered, and be sure to check out our photo gallery. Gulf Breeze Guide Service
We fish up to 6 anglers from a 21’ Classic Mako center-console “bay boat” or up to 3 anglers from an 18’ Hewes Redfisher flats skiff. Inshore charters are 4 hours ($400) or 6 hours ($500); offshore deep-sea charters are 6hr ($600). Rates are for 1-2 passengers; there is an additional charge of $75 per person over 2.
Sight fishing with a fly rod is for us the ultimate fishing experience. It combines all the demands of fly casting with the excitement of “still” hunting. Standing silently on the bow watching a school of approaching jack crevalle, false albacore, or tarpon can create “buck fever” of such magnitude that even experienced fly casters become wobbly-legged beginners. Staking out on a sand bar, watching your targeted species approach, casting your fly to the right spot, stripping it with just the magic touch and witnessing the take is a thrill that's hard to describe. Then of course there’s the fly line jumping up off the deck and the drag screaming as the fish accelerates. And finally, there’s the bonus of landing the fish and releasing it unharmed. Gulf Breeze Guide Service