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Hot Spots Report for Pensacola Fishing Charters August 2014

Pensacola Fishing Charters – Inshore
It’s a little early, but a few king mackerel are already being caught in Pensacola Bay. The Pensacola Bay Bridge, Port of Pensacola, and the turning basin at NAS Pensacola are the three most popular areas to target them.
Like I’ve said the last few weeks fishing for speckled trout and redfish has been really good considering how hot it’s been over the past few weeks. Try the flats early in the morning for the trout and look for the redfish around docks and bridges.

Deep Sea Fishing Pensacola – Offshore
Amberjack fishing is now closed in federal waters, but it remains open at this time in Florida state waters. You can find them around large wrecks like the Russian Freighter right now. They can be caught with natural bait or artificial lures, but it’s hard to beat live hardtails.
Fishing for vermillion snapper has been really good for a couple weeks now after a stint of time where the bite was pretty slow.
Kings are still being caught on many of the wrecks and natural bottom areas in the Gulf. There’s been plenty of bait around the USS Massachusetts to catch before going after the kings.

Fishing Charters Pensacola – Piers & Beaches
This is a good time of year to walk the beach looking for schooling fish like Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish, hardtails, and occasionally redfish.
Now’s the time of year when the big Spanish mackerel start showing up around Bob Sikes Bridge and Fort Pickens Pier. They can be caught with Gotcha Lures, but you’ll likely do best with live shrimp or alewives.

Pensacola Inshore Charters – Freshwater
The water temperature has shown no signs of cooling down just yet, but anglers have been catching quite a few bream on the local rivers. As usual you’ll want to hit the water early in the morning of just before the sun sets in the evening.