Pensacola, Perdido Key, Navarre, Inshore Fishing Report
We've had some much-needed rain the past few days, although it did put a damper on many weekend activities. Another good thing about the rain is that it helps push the speckled trout out of the rivers and bayous, and it has set the trout bite on fire! Most of the specks are in the 14-17" range, but some are healthy fish over 20 inches. The trout bite should stay strong for the rest of the summer in the early morning hours and very late in the afternoon. If the trout bite isn't hot enough to get you off the couch, then the redfish bite in the pass is sure to tempt you, and it has been off the charts. Most of the reds have been in the slot, which is great, because that means you get to put some dinner in the ice chest. Some of the reds are well over the slot between 28-35".
Spanish mackerel, bluefish and skipjacks are showing up in the bay, pass, sound and along the beaches. 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 will get your heart racing for sure!
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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 !