The inshore bit in Pensacola is RED HOT!
The past few days we've had a few thunderstorms which have caused some major winds which have also caused a few small craft advisories keeping me and other anglers off the water. However, our annual sheepshead run is in full swing and the bite has been red hot despite the winds. Along with big sheepshead being caught in Pensacola Pass we're hooking big redfish on the deep water ledges. Along the flats in Pensacola Bay, we're seeing small schools of big reds, and they will go after a Berkley Gulp on a jig head thrown into the school. Spanish Mackerel have started to show up in the pass and off the beaches of Pensacola. They have also started to move in towards the bay and the bite is pretty good and will only get better as the season progresses.
Over at 3-mile Bridge, I'm hooking white trout on Gulps with a 1/4oz jig head, and I'm also hooking up some nice slot redfish from time to time.
On the eastern flats in the ICW, the redfish schools are starting to move in, and sight fishing has been the way I've been catching these fun fighters.
Along the beaches, the cobia run is in full swing and it looks like it's going to be a good season. I haven't been out scanning the water for them, yet, but when the weather cooperates, I'll be out there in my tower looking to hook one up.
If you're coming to Pensacola for Spring Break or vacation, look me up and we'll get you hooked up on the Mega-Bite.
Mark shows off his big red to Capt. John.
Chris shows off his first sheepshead of the day.
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 !