Pensacola Inshore Fishing Reports
I just got the boat out of the shop, and it now has a new tower and leaning post. I couldn't wait to take the boat out to do some fishing, but now I'll have to wait till the wind dies down.
I won't be able to resist the urge to get out on the water for too long; I'll be out this weekend to see how the sheepshead and redfish bite is in the pass. If you're out, come over and check out my "home improvements."
I'll post a new report the middle of next week.
Because of the wind, there is not much to report for the week so far. Last week the inshore bite was good in Escambia and Blackwater Bay for trout and redfish. A few trout and reds have made their way towards the ICW as the water warms in Santa Rosa Sound. We had a small cold front move in on Saturday, but it shouldn't hurt the fishing much. The sheepshead bite was great a few weeks back, but it has slacked off this past week. I think the fish are staging up for their annual spawn, which should kick off in a few days. The slot and big reds are still in Pensacola Pass, and that makes for some nice light tackle fishing. Try bouncing a 1oz jig off the bottom with a 4" Berkley Gulp; the reds can't resist it. Along 3-Mile Bridge, the white trout bite is still going strong with some nice reds being caught in the mix. Over near Garcon Bridge, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are showing up. At Bob Sikes Bridge, the sheepshead and redfish bite is strong and as long as we don't get too big a cold front and the water stays warm, the fish will stage up for spring and the bite should only get better.
I feel that it's going to be a great spring and I can't wait to take the boat out and use the new tower and catch some fish. Hope to see you out there.
Let's make 2011 a year to remember.
The Mega-Bite's new tower and leaning post
The sheepshead bite is on in Pensacola
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 !