Pensacola inshore Fishing Report
<p>Only six weeks away until spring will be knocking at our door, and I can't wait. It's been a long, hard, cold winter. With freezing temperatures lasting two weeks at the start of 2010, it made it tough to get off the couch or even want to go fishing. To pass the time, I worked on my tackle getting it ready for this new season.
This past week we had great weather; sunny skies and temperatures in the lower to mid- 60's, and I did not waste it. I went out scouting and found a lot of fish. My first stop was at 3-mile bridge hitting the rocks and deep holes for some tasty white trout. If you can't get off work till after 5pm, no problem! The bite is still very good at night, and not only will you hook a few trout, you may even hook up a couple of drag-screaming reds like this one I hooked last week.
I say it all the time; redfish have to be one of my favorite fish to hook up on. Their powerful headshakes really get your adrenaline pumping, and the fight on light tackle is awesome.
I was scouting a few of the bayous to see how the bite was, and it is getting better already. I managed to hook up a few specks; most were small in the 13 – 14 inch range.
The sheepshead bite is pretty good at a few of local bridges and on the rock jetties. I have been out at the pass hitting the rock jetties and deep ledges and I've caught some good fish, but the bite will really start to get crazy around March 10th, and won't stop till around April 15th. If you like hard-pulling, drag-screaming, light tackle action, you need to give me a ring for your spring break fishing trip.
It's light tackle action at it's finest!
Keep checking back for my next report. During February, I'll post 2 – 3 reports, but when March gets here, I'll be posting a lot more, that is if I can find the time between trips! Don't worry, I'll make the time. Now you take this time to give me a ring and let's get you out of the office and onto the water.
Capt. John Rivers
Mega-Bite Inshore Charters
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Capt. John with a big bull 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 !