Hot Spots Report for Pensacola Fishing Charters April 2014

Pensacola Fishing Charters – Inshore
Fishing for redfish and speckled trout has been pretty good in Santa Rosa Sound and Big Lagoon over the past week. The redfish have been hanging around the docks, while the speckled trout can be caught on the flats.
Sheepshead still are being caught in Pensacola Pass, but it’ll start slowing down pretty quickly now that the fish have laid their eggs. As usual you’ll want to use a combination of live shrimp and fiddler crabs.

Pensacola Deep Sea Fishing Charters – Offshore
Rough seas have kept most boats looking to get offshore at the dock over the last few days, but the weekend is looking much better. As I’ve the last few weeks if you’re looking for bottom dwellers you can keep I would suggest hitting the larger wrecks for amberjack and then some of the smaller structure for triggerfish and vermillion snapper.
Cobia reports have been pretty good even though it has either been rough or blowing out of the north for most of the past week. Be sure to have a few live eels on board if you plan on giving it a shot.

Pensacola Fishing – Piers & Beaches
The is no doubt about it that the Penascola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier and Navarre Beach Fishing Pier have been the place to be for land locked anglers this week. Pompano, cobia, king mackerel, and Spanish mackerel are all being caught on both piers.
Fishing has been pretty good at Fort Pickens Pier and Bob Sikes Bridge as well. Most anglers are catching sheepshead along with an occasional bite from other species like redfish.

Inshore Fishing Pensacola – Freshwater
Jim’s Fish Camp, located off Highway 90 near the Escambia River, reported that the rivers are muddy right now from all of the rain. If you still want to try one of the local rivers for bass look for clean water off the main rivers in small lakes or ponds.

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