Charter Fishing Pensacola – Inshore
A few sheepshead are being caught around the bridges, but most of the fish have been on the small side which is normal for early in the season. It should really start getting good over the next few weeks, so get some live shrimp or fiddler crabs and give it a try.
There is no better time than now to look for speckled trout in the bayous, rivers, and canals. The cold weather should only help, but remember if you’re throwing lures you really have to slow down the retrieve.
As you might expect if you want some fast action now’s the time to go after white trout around the Pensacola Bay Bridge or Port of Pensacola.
Deep Sea Fishing Pensacola – Offshore
It’s starting to sound redundant, but the weather just won’t give offshore anglers much of a break. A few boats have made it out and done well with the amberjack and vermillion. You should be able to catch amberjack on any of the big wrecks.
If you can find a weather window there should be some good tuna action to be had out at the floating rigs like the Petronius and Ram-Powell. Small live baits can be hard to come by so be sure to bring along plenty of frozen menhaden to chunk with around the rigs.
Pensacola Fishing Charters – Piers & Beaches
When the conditions are right you can do pretty well fishing in the surf, but try to avoid the north wind. Pompano, whiting, and redfish can all be caught and you can plan for the pompano fishing to improve each week over the next month.
Fishing off the Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge can be a lot of fun this time of year. You can expect pretty steady action from the white trout and will likely get a couple shots from redfish.
Pensacola Inshore Charters – Freshwater
If you want to have some freshwater fun take advantage of the freezing cold weather and go after the striped bass. They’ll be gone before you know it, so find you some finger mullet and hit Escambia or Blackwater River.