Pensacola Inshore Fishing Report
The forecast for the Pensacola waterways the past few days has been hot, hot, with a little bit of hot mixed in! With the heat index over a 100 nearly every day, it's a wonder the fishing has been as good as it's been. The trout bite on the flats in the ICW has been very productive, but as soon as it heats up around 9am the bite slows down and then it's time to move on to other species. You will catch a few stragglers for the next few hours, but why mess with them when you can have fun with bluefish and ladyfish? They may not be the tops on the take home menu, but as far as fun on light tackle, these fish are definitely at the top. With their hard pulls and spectacular acrobatics, they leave most anglers wanting more and more with every hookup.
The rock jetties have been producing some nice slot redfish over the past few days mostly on an outgoing tide. Along with the good redfish bite, some flounder have shown up and they add a nice mix to the ice chest.
Spanish Mackerel are prevalent in the bay near Bob Sikes Bridge and 3-mile bridge. Slow- trolling a two-hook speck rig has been very productive along with tossing out a Clark spoon. This is great light-tackle fishing for family and the serious angler.
If these species of fish are just too tame for your taste, then maybe shark-fishing is more worthy of your attention. We fish for these hard-fighting toothy critters in the bay and in a few spots near the pass. Most of the sharks are 3-4 feet long, but a few are bigger, and they will get your heart racing for sure!
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Capt. John with a big Jack Crevell
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 !