Inshore Fishing Pensacola – Inshore
Redfish and speckled trout fishing can get pretty tough this time of year unless you hit the flats super early in the morning or find a school of fish hanging around deep structure like a bridge, dock, or rock pile.
Anglers have been catching quite a few Spanish mackerel. You can find them schooled up in both Pensacola Bay and out in the Gulf, but typically the ones down the beaches in the Gulf are easier to catch.
Deep Sea Fishing Pensacola – Offshore
Red snapper season is now officially closed in both state and federal waters for all recreational anglers and federally permitted charter boats.
If you’re going offshore looking for bottom dwellers to keep you’ll want to focus on gag grouper, vermillion snapper, scamp, and black snapper. It’s a good idea to have a good variety of both live and dead baits if you’re heading offshore bottom fishing right now.
Kings are a good bet this time of year if you’re looking for some easy action. Just find some live cigar minnows and troll around the buoys and USS Massachusetts or work your way further out into the Gulf and try some of the natural bottom areas.
Fishing Charter Pensacola – Piers & Beaches
Not much has changed on the Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier and Navarre Beach Fishing Pier over the past couple of weeks. King mackerel continue to be the primary catch along with some Spanish mackerel, hardtails, and ladyfish.
Bob Sikes Bridge is probably the best spot for land locked anglers right now even though the bite
Is hit or miss. Mangrove snapper, redfish, speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and flounder are all possible catches out there, but don’t go expecting to fill up the cooler.
Pensacola Fishing ChartersFreshwater
It’s been hot and the water temps are up, but according to a couple of different anglers it sounds like bass fishing has been decent on the local rivers. Of course most of the fish are being caught just after sunrise and through the early morning.