Pensacola Fishing Charters – Inshore
I’m still not hearing of anyone finding big numbers of sheepshead anywhere in Pensacola Bay, but a few anglers have been able to go out and catch eight or ten on a regular basis.
Speckled trout and redfish reports have been different from one angler to another, but it doesn’t sound like it’s been anything to speak of lately. A few anglers have found some nice size schools of slot redfish in Santa Rosa Sound, but they’ve been hard to catch.
Deep Sea Fishing Pensacola – Offshore
The first cobia could be caught any day now, but it will likely be a few more weeks before we really see any numbers of fish showing up. Several tackle stores in town already have live eels so if you’re going out in the Gulf I would definitely bring one or two along.
With the crazy weather recently offshore fishing has been pretty limited, but a few boats from the Pensacola Beach Marina did make it out this week. They brought back quite a few nice size amberjack along with a good number of vermillion snapper.
Inshore Fishing Pensacola – Piers & Beaches
The conditions forecasted for this weekend aren’t exactly perfect for surf fishing, but considering it’s the middle of March it’s worth going. As usual if you’re going after pompano try to find a hole or washout and fish with live sand fleas and fresh peeled shrimp.
It’s also worth giving Bob Sikes Bridge or Fort Pickens Pier a try for sheepshead. Like I said the bite hasn’t been great, but you should be able to pick up a few fish for dinner.
Backwater Charters Pensacola – Freshwater
The seventy degree weather isn’t going anywhere for now so that should get the bass moving into their spring patterns on the nearby rivers. One angler said he’s been finding quite a few in a couple basins off the Escambia River and catching them working a suspending jerk bait.