Redfish continue to be a popular target for anglers looking for action in Pensacola Bay. As I’ve said the last few weeks just look for commotion on the surface, diving birds, and groups of boats.
Speckled trout reports have varied from one angler to another, but now’s the time to be looking for them in the rivers, bayous, and canals. It should only get better once the cold weather really sets in and it feels like winter for more than a day or two.
White trout are a good option for anyone looking for some steady action. The Pensacola Bay Bridge is typically the best spot, but they can be caught in other places in Pensacola Bay.
Unfortunately, it’s looks like we’re going to have some decent size seas this weekend that will keep most offshore anglers at the dock.
This is a great time to wait for a nice weather window and head for the rigs in search of yellowfin tuna. Just remember to take a decent amount of frozen bait to get started chunking.
A few people have been catching some flounder on the shallow wrecks out in the Gulf. If you’re fishing out of Pensacola Pass you’ll want to try spots like the Three Barges.
Piers & Beaches
With the weather changing and wind shifting so often everyday will be different on the Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier and Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Bonita, bluefish, pompano, whiting, redfish, black drum, and redfish are all possible catches this time of year.
The white trout bite has been solid for anglers on the Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge. They are caught both during the night and day, but you always want to look for some moving tide.
Quite a few anglers have been doing well with the hybrid and striped bass around Escambia and Blackwater Rivers. The best bite is typically right as the sun starts peeking through in the morning, especially if you’re fishing with live finger mullet.