The temperature and the fishing are HOT!
<p>Weíre right in the middle of the dog days of summer; the temperature and the fishing are HOT! I want to take a minute to thank my entire list of guests that booked me so far this season. I hope to see each and every one of you again next year. Iíd also like to recognize all the people around me that sacrifice during the summer while Iím doing what I love to do. This season has been just awesome and I'm really looking forward to my favorite time of the fishing season thatís just around the corner, the running of the Bull Red fish.
Iíd also like to take a minute to recognize all my sponsors that keep my expenses down, this helps me keep my overhead down and reflects in my rates. My newest sponsor is Lee Fisher Cast Nets
(www.justcastnets.com) what a net, itís the best net that I have ever owned, if youíre in the market for a new bait net you need not look any further- these nets are some of the best out there. Blazer Bay Boats are tough, my 2420 is my favorite boat that I have ever owned (www.blazerboats.com), Yamaha Outboards -what can is say, (www.yamahaoutboards.com), SPRO Fishing Tackle, check out the new BBZ-1!! (www.spro.com), Gamakatsu Hooks have a wide selection of the sharpest hooks available (www.gamakatsu.com), Big Bite Baits Inc. If you havenít seen these soft plastic baits yet you need to look at this web site, they have a great selection and they are fish catching baits (www.bigbitebaits.com) Pure Fishing is a great company (www.purefishing.com), they are the parent company for - Berkley, Abu Garcia, Fenwick, Stren, Shakespeare, Penn, Pflueger, All-Star, X-Tools, Mitchell, Johnson, Spider & 7-Strand. Gulp & ABU Garcia, Shakespeare Fishing - All-Star Rods & Penn Reels.
The near shore Red Snapper fishing is still good right now. Downsizing my gear to the lightest size has been drawing the most bites and for bait the small menhaden are working best for me. The King Mackerel are still out in deeper water, catching them in close is hard to do. Lots of the Spanish mackerel are moving into the bay, just look for the birds working schooling fish and you will find the Spanish.
In and around Pensacola Pass there's an early show of Bull Reds, I've caught some in the bay as far up as the 3-mile Bridge and as far east as Navarre in Santa Rosa Sound. I'm sure there are some to the west also; I just haven't been in that direction looking for them yet. I also saw a nice school of Bull Reds just off the beach to the east of Pensacola Pass a couple of days ago. I've been catching most of my Red Fish in Pensacola Pass, bouncing SPRO jigs down close to the bottom along with drifting live baits; try a couple ounces of weight on a Carolina rig and a live cigar minnow or a nice sized pin fish -this has been getting the job done for me.
So many fish, so little time!
I know one thing for sure - You ainít going to catchíem sittiní on the couch!!
So get out there, and take a kid fishing. God Bless.
Professional Fishing Guide
Capt. Eddie Woodall
Full Net Fishing Charters
A special thanks to my sponsors:
Blazer Bay Boats, Yamaha Outboards, SPRO Fishing Tackle, Gamakatsu Hooks, Big Bite Baits Inc.
Pure Fishing - Berkley Gulp & ABU Garcia, Shakespeare Fishing - All-Star Rods & Penn Reels.
Nice Pair of Bull Reds
17.50 Pound Red Snapper, Bay Boat Style!!!
About The Author: Captain Eddie Woodall
Company: Full Net Fishing Charters
Area Reporting: Destin to Perdido Key Florida
Bio: From Destin to Perdido Key Florida, this area has some of the best fishing along the Gulf Coast and itís only a short drive from Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama. While cruising from spot to spot in my 24 ft. Blazer Bay Boat you will be riding in comfort and style and with the 250 hp Yamaha four stroke, it won't take long to arrive safely at our next honey hole. Capt. Eddie is sure to provide a trip that will be full of memories that you wonít soon forget. Whatever type of fishing you desire, (inshore, backwater, sight fishing, fly-fishing, near-shore or snapper and amberjack) Capt. Eddie will help you find it. Guided Fishing Trips available from sunny Pensacola, Navarre and Destin Florida, one of the finest fisheries along the gulf coast. We are conveniently located in Navarre just a short drive from Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze and Destin Florida.