Hot Spots Report for Pensacola Fishing Charters August 2016

Inshore – Pensacola Fishing Charters
It goes without saying at this point, but the Spanish mackerel fishing has been great and they should stick around for a bit longer. All you have to do is ride around in your boat and look for them busting on the surface, once located just cast into the schools with jigs and spoons.
Fishing for redfish and speckled trout has been decent, but not great by any means. You should be able to find some trout on the flats early in the morning and redfish around structure throughout the day.
It hasn’t been anything crazy, but a fair amount of mangrove snapper are being caught in Pensacola Bay. You’ll want to look for them around structure using live shrimp or alewives.

Offshore – Deep Sea Fishing Pensacola
Last weekend during the Gulf Coast White Marlin Shootout participants released forty-six billfish, many of whom were fishing out around the Nipple and Spur. Fishing for wahoo, dolphin, and billfish has been steady and the white marlin bite will only get better over the next month.
Surprisingly, a decent amount of keeper size amberjack are being caught in state waters. Don’t forget that amberjack is closed in federal waters and the size limit in now 34 inches in state. Further offshore anglers are finding vermillion snapper and scamp, along with an occasional gag grouper.

Piers & Beaches – Fishing Charters Pensacola
King mackerel have been the most popular catch for anglers on the Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier and Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. As usual you can use a sabiki and catch live bait or fish with dead cigar minnows.
Anglers on Bob Sikes Bridge have been catching mangrove snapper, redfish, and Spanish mackerel. You’ll want to fish with live shrimp or alewives for all of those species.

Freshwater – Inshore Fishing Pensacola
With the heat right now it sounds like bass and bream fishing has been a challenge, but first thing in the morning you might be able to find a few fish. If you don’t mind fishing at night there’s been some catfish being caught.

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