Hot Spots Report for Pensacola Fishing Charters December 2014
Pensacola Fishing Charters – Inshore
If you don’t mind venturing out to some of the shallow water wrecks in the Gulf you should be able to do real well with the flounder right now. Live bait will definitely be the most productive, but you may also be able to catch a few with soft plastic jigs.
Of course the bull redfish are still in Pensacola Bay and as you probably know once you find them they are easy to catch. Anglers have been seeing them pretty often around Gulf Breeze and the Pensacola Bay Bridge.
Speckled trout can be found in the bayous, rivers, and canals, but it’ll only get better as we move into winter and colder weather arrives.
Pensacola Deep Sea Fishing Charters – Offshore
Like I said last week there haven’t been very many boats heading offshore, but those who have been going have had no trouble finding bottom dwellers.
If you want to focus on species you can keep your best bet is to look for vermillion snapper and scamp on the large wrecks or around rocks at the Edge. Another option is to give the amberjack a try in state waters around wrecks like the Russian Freighter.
Pensacola Fishing – Piers & Beaches
Fishing for whiting has been great this week off of the beach and you may also catch an occasional redfish or pompano. You can catch them by walking along the beach with a jig or throwing out set lines with fresh peeled shrimp.
Now’s a great time to fish for white trout and redfish off of the Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge. They can be caught night or day using shrimp or cut bait.
Inshore Fishing Pensacola – Freshwater
I haven’t heard very many reports from the local rivers, but from the couple of people I talked to it sounds like the largemouth bass fishing is pretty good. Apparently we need it to get a bit colder for the striper fishing to get good, because it doesn’t sound like very many are being caught.