Pensacola Fishing Charter Report. - Light Tackle Fun!
<p>August is here and although it came in with some really hot temps, that's ok, because the fishing has been worth it. And if you like catching Spanish mackerel then you've got to get out on the water right now!
The Spanish macks have been on fire the past two weeks and they are great light tackle fishing. Most of the fish range from 1 lb all the way up to 6 lbs, but I would say that the majority of the fish are right around 2.5 lbs with 2 or 3 over 5 lbs each trip. These fish are great fun for families with kids, and the adults have a blast reeling them in, too.
I've been out a few times trout fishing on the flats and the bite has been ok, but it's going to get better as summer ends and fall arrives. Along with a lot of Spanish mackerel being caught, skipjacks, and bluefish are also on the menu. The redfish bite has been pretty good, but are mostly showing up in the late afternoon and evening in the pass, and also along 3-mile bridge. August is a hot month for sure, so plan your trips wisely for when you'll get the most bang for your buck. I have found that the best fishing is on an outgoing tide and early morning or very late in the afternoon. The gulf was a bit bumpy last week so no King fishing for me, but that's ok, the Spanish kept me and my guests busy.
Not much else going on other than the Spanish Macks and some trout on the flats in upper Escambia Bay and along the sound. Oh, we did manage to bag a nice Flounder on one of my last trips a few days back.
Fall is creeping up on us fast and I can't wait for cooler temps and big redfish.
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Till the next adventure,
Matt had fun hooking Spanish all morning
Jody & Stephanie had fun hooking Spanish all day
About The Author: Captain John Rivers
Company: Mega-Bite Inshore Guide Service
Area Reporting: Pensacola, Perdido Key, Navarre, Florida
Bio: I have a lifetime of fishing knowledge and over 8yrs of experience fishing the northern gulf coast and our local water ways. I have enjoyed fishing all my life. While living in the Midwest, I fished Kentucky & Barkley Lake for years along with the Ohio River and many local water ways. My first passion was bass fishing, but when I visited the Gulf Coast I found my new love Salt Water Fishing !