Pensacola, Florida Inshore Fishing Report
All I can say is we whacked this past week. Here's a small report for the first two trips. Below is a report for the last part of the week.
Redfish, Red Snapper, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Grouper; if it swam, we caught it!
The red snappers were small, but fun on light tackle. We took a few pictures for the memory books, and let them go. The grouper was an undersized scamp so we took another quick pic, and let him go, too.
One of the two redfish we caught was oversized, so we released him to be caught another day. But the rest hit the ice chest for dinner this weekend. Give me that filet o'fish!
I had two great trips with fun customers and the fishing couldn't have been better. It's about time spring got here! Stay tuned for the next adventure.
2nd part of the report.
Whacked 'em again today...more sheepshead and grouper. Man, I wish grouper was in season! We had two nice keepers today-- one was 25" and the other was 23". On April 1st, they won't be so lucky; they'll be cooking on my grill!
Today's morning trip started out cold and a little windy, but we were catching fish, so we weren't complaining. The last two hours the sun popped out which made the last part of the trip very nice. We caught some small undersized red snapper, which we released back to grow up and the two nice gags, which we also let go, while crying the whole time. Didn't catch a sheepshead on the morning trip or a redfish, but there's always next time. We stayed in Pensacola Pass all morning and checked out some hot spots in the bay, too.
On my afternoon trip, Al and Dave boated some monster sheepshead! We had a great trip; the weather was perfect and the sheepshead bite was pretty darn good, too.
We had a few fish take us into the rocks, but Dave did manage to hook one of the biggest sheepshead caught on my rig, a whopper of a fish that had to go 8 or 9 pounds. It made the other sheepshead in the ice chest look like juvies!
The water is really starting to look much better and the water temp is just about right. Fishing is good now, but it's about to get a whole lot better.
Till the next adventure.
Capt. John Rivers
Mega-Bite Inshore Charters
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Andy with a monster Black Drum
Dave with a Monster Sheepshead
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 !