Hot Spots Report for Pensacola Fishing Charters January 2017
Inshore – Pensacola Fishing Charters
White trout are a great option for anyone looking to go have some fun in Pensacola Bay right now. I would look for them around the Pensacola Bay Bridge or Garcon Point Bridge.
We’re getting into the time of year where speckled trout fishing gets really good, especially for the big ones. The last stint of cold weather we had really drove down the water temperature so the fishing should be good even though the weather is going to be warm for the next week or so.
There’s plenty of redfish around, both slot size and bull redfish, if that’s what you’re looking to catch. Look for the bulls in Pensacola Bay or if the weather allows up and down the beaches out in the Gulf.
Offshore – Offshore Fishing Pensacola
Unfortunately, it looks like the east wind is going to blow this weekend and the seas are going to be a bit rough. This is typical January weather, but it sure would be nice to have decent weather one weekend to allow anglers to get offshore.
As you probably expect if you battle your way out there or catch a calm window you should have absolutely no trouble finding amberjack. Of course, getting into federal waters will increase your odds of catching keepers.
Piers & Beaches – Pensacola Inshore Charters
Navarre Beach Fishing Pier reported that anglers have been catching bonita, redfish, bluefish, and flounder the last few days. The same can be expected on the Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier, but with the weather this time of year the fishing can be very different from one day to the next.
Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge is a great spot to fish right now. White trout, redfish, ground mullet, and black drum are all being caught out there.
Freshwater – Fishing Pensacola
With the cold weather, heavy winds, and high water levels on the local rivers very few anglers have hit the water over the past week. If you’re looking for something to go after give the hybrid and striped bass a try on Escambia or Blackwater River.