Pensacola Inshore Fishing Light Tackle
<p>Fishing along the gulf coast has really picked up the past few days. The water is very clear, which has made it fun for sight fishing for reds off the beaches, in the bay, along the sound, and up in the Blackwater area. As fall starts and the water starts to cool the red fishing in the upper bay systems and in Pensacola Bay will start to heat up. October and November have to be my favorite times to fish in Pensacola; it's not hot, but the fishing is on fire.
Let's talk big redfish for a minute. My typical tackle for fall bull redfish is a 7 ft American RodSmith Medium to Medium Heavy Rod, with a Quantum Catalyst 30 to 40 reel spooled with 20 lb Stren braid.
I like to use Spro jigs, because of the style of hook they use. These hooks are strong and ultra sharp and can handle the pure power of a head-shaking red.
Top water plugs are another one of my favorite ways to hook up these bully bulls. I like to throw a Mirr0lure TopDog or PapaDog. When I use them, I take off the first treble hook and only leave the back treble hook on. This helps in removal of the lure and also helps in preventing damage to the fish. My hook-up ratio is not too affected from removing the front hook, and besides, when the fishing is this good, you don't need the extra hook.
I've been on vacation the past few days doing some fun fishing of my own, so that's why no reports. I'm heading out a couple of times this week if the wind lays down. I'll be going after trout, redfish and a few hard-fighting ladyfish. I've been keeping an eye on the tides, and it looks like the outgoing tide in the afternoon has been the better bite. So, I'll be running some late afternoon charters and sleeping in to rest up before the trips.
Fishing in Pensacola has been great, and if you're looking to take a fishing vacation to Pensacola Beach, give me the opportunity to show you our great fishery; you won't be disappointed.
If you have big parties over 5 guests I can put together a multiple boat trip with another talented captain or two.
Let's get you hooked up on the water this fall.
Fall is almost here lets get you hooked up on a monster redfish
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 !