Pensacola Fishing – Inshore
This is a good time of year to look for mangrove snapper around bridges and other structure in Pensacola Bay. They only have to be ten inches to keep and are excellent eating. You’ll want to fish for them with a small hook, light leader, and live shrimp or alewives.
Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish, and hardtails are being found around Pensacola Pass and along the beaches out in the Gulf to both the east and west.
Deep Sea Fishing Pensacola – Offshore
Anglers are continuing to have success with amberjack in both state and federal waters as the size limit remains thirty inches. Hardtails are your best bet, but you can also do pretty well using vertical jigs.
The offshore trolling reports have been solid lately with good numbers of dolphin and white marlin being landed. As usual you’ll probably have the best luck trolling Ilanders with bally-hoo.
King mackerel fishing has been decent, but nothing like it was a few weeks. If you want to give it a shot just try trolling dusters with cigar minnows around the buoys or any of the wrecks and natural bottom areas.
Pensacola Beach Fishing – Piers & Beaches
This is a pretty good time of year to fish at both Bob Sikes Bridge and Fort Pickens Pier. Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper will be your primary catches, but you might also land an occasional flounder or redfish.
Spanish and king mackerel are being caught by those on the Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier and Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.
Pensacola Fishing Charters – Freshwater
It sounds like most anglers who fish the local lakes and rivers are waiting for the temperature to drop a few degrees before hitting the water again. If you want to try it you should be able to pick up a few bass and bream first thing in the morning, but you might as well call it a day once the sun gets up.