Hot Spots Report for Pensacola Fishing Charters July 2016
Inshore – Pensacola Fishing Charters
Spanish mackerel have quickly become a pretty easy target for anglers looking for action in Pensacola Bay. It’s possible for them to pop up anywhere, but your best bet is to head down towards Pensacola Pass and look for them feeding on the surface.
Plenty of specks are being caught on the grass flats just after sunrise, but unfortunately in most areas keeper size ones have been few and far between. Live shrimp are hard to find and the pinfish are bad so I would stick to artificial lures.
Offshore – Charter Fishing Pensacola
You can expect for state waters to be pretty crowded since it’s the last weekend of red snapper season. The bite has actually been decent this week considering the amount of pressure the fish have had out there for the last two months.
Fishing for wahoo, dolphin, tuna, and billfish has been really good lately out around the Nipple and Spur.
A lot of king mackerel are being caught around the buoys and USS Massachusetts slow trolling small live baits or trolling with weighted dusters and cigar minnows.
Piers & Beaches – Pensacola Fishing Charter
I know it’s starting to sound repetitive, but king mackerel fishing has been great on both the Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier and Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. There’s also been a decent amount of tarpon coming through just about every day.
Quite a few redfish are being caught off the Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge at night, but the majority of them have been over the size limit. If you want to give it a try just get some cut mullet or menhaden and fish on the bottom.
Freshwater – Pensacola Fishing
According to a handful of reports it sounds like anglers have been doing very well on the rivers considering we’re in the middle of summer. Bass, bream, and catfish are all being caught, but if you’re going after the bass and bream it’s a must to get an early start.