Hot Spots Report for Pensacola Fishing Charters February 2016
Inshore – Pensacola Inshore Charters
A decent amount of sheepshead were caught last week, but the reports have really varied from one angler to another. It will only get better from here on out so give it a try the next chance you get. As usual just fish around any type of structure using live shrimp or fiddler crabs.
Speckled trout can be found in the bayous, rivers, and canals right now. They should remain in these areas throughout the month of February. Live shrimp, finger mullet, and artificial lures will all work well, but remember the slow down your retrieve if you’re throwing lures.
Offshore – Pensacola Deep Sea Fishing
It looks like this weekend we’ll have 2-3 foot seas with temps in the mid-fifties, so if you don’t mind those conditions now’s a great time to head offshore in search of amberjack and triggerfish.
If you’re going after amberjack it’s always a good idea to stop and catch a few white snapper or ruby red lips to use for live bait.
The triggerfish bite has been really good lately, more than likely because of the extremely short season we had in 2015.
Piers & Beaches – Pensacola Fishing Charters
With the warm weather and nice conditions, we had earlier in the week there was quite a few pompano caught in the surf off the beach. You can expect for the bite to be hit or miss throughout February, but big ones are typically caught this month.
As you probably know white trout and redfish are being caught on the Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge. You can fish out there and do well both during the day and at night. I would suggest using a combination of shrimp and cut bait.
Freshwater – Pensacola Fishing
According to a few different reports there’s still a few striped bass being caught on Escambia and Blackwater Rivers, but before long the bite will definitely start to tail off.