Pensacola Fishing Report October 2013 /
Pensacola Fishing Charters – Inshore
It looks like we will be greeted with some great weather and calm seas this weekend, which is good news considering the majority of October thus far has been miserable.
Luckily, anglers have found success with both red snapper and gag grouper in Pensacola Bay over the past week. Live or butterflied menhaden have been the best bait and be sure you are using heavy enough line to get them off the bottom.
If you want to go after an inshore slam which includes a redfish, speckled trout, and flounder now is a pretty good time to try considering all are being caught right now.
Deep Sea Fishing Pensacola – Offshore
This will be the final weekend for anglers to harvest red snapper in federal waters, which will close on October 15. For those who are fishing for them in state waters your last day to harvest them will be October 21.
Of course plenty of red snapper are being caught, but anglers have also been doing well with amberjack, gag grouper, and scamp.
If you would rather troll the conditions are perfect to head out to the Nipple and fish for wahoo and white marlin using ballyhoo with Ilanders.
Pensacola Fishing – Piers & Beaches
Inshore piers have been the placed to be this week for land locked anglers. These locations include Pensacola Bay Bridge, Bob Sikes, Bridge, and several other smaller piers that are accessible to the public. Redfish, Spanish mackerel, flounder, black snapper, and mullet are all likely catches inshore right now.
In case you didn’t already know Fort Pickens is currently closed due to the government shutdown, so it may be sometime before anglers can access Fort Pickens Pier again.
Inshore Fishing Pensacola – Freshwater
The rivers are cleaning up pretty well and thankfully we did not get very much rain from the recent storm. According to several different reports the action on the rivers has been pretty good with bass, bream, and catfish all being caught.