Pensacola, Navarre, Perdido Key Fishing Report
<p>We have had excessive high temperatures along the Northwest gulf coast the past 4 days and we are forecasted to have temps around 95 – 100 for another 6 days with heat indexes around 105 –118. This means that if you're going to do some fishing you're going to have to start the day early and quit before 10 am, and then maybe start back around 5 pm or do some fun (and slightly cooler) night fishing. With the higher than normal temperatures, the fish bite slows down in the mid-afternoon, but is productive in the early morning hours and much later in the afternoon and at night. Despite the heat, the speck bite has been on and off the past two weeks. Try using popping corks with jigs and artificial lures like Bass Assassin's 4" Blurp shrimp or some suspending baits like Mirr0lure's 17MR Mirr0dean in red, silver and black. Most of the specks are between 14 to18 inches. Along with some fun speck fishing, the ladyfish and bluefish bite has been off the charts. If you're looking for redfish, try the outgoing tide in the pass near the rock jetties with a live finger mullet or a medium pinfish.
Summer is in full swing and that means sharks in the bay, surf, and on the flats. If you've never hooked up with a big bull shark or hard-fighting black tip shark, you need to give me a ring.
If you can't make it down this summer, don't forget about the annual bull redfish run which happens every fall. The redfish run starts in late October and lasts until March, and is one of my favorite times to fish. It's not too hot and the fish are big and a lot of fun to catch.
Let's get you hooked up on the Mega-Bite. Tight lines.
Early Morning Trout Fishing is always fun!
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 !