Anglers are finding a great bite inshore from both speckled trout and redfish. Like I’ve said the last couple of weeks look for the trout on the flats or around submerged structure and the best redfish action has been around residential docks.
Spanish mackerel continue to be a popular target for anyone looking to have some fun in Pensacola Bay or out along the beaches in the Gulf. You can catch them trolling or chase the schools and throw lures.
Time is quickly running out to go red snapper fishing if you’re looking to bring them home for dinner, we only have two weekends left in the 2017 season. The bite has been great so you should have no problem finding a quick limit in federal waters.
Trolling for wahoo, dolphin, tuna, and billfish has been pretty slow because of the blue water being so far offshore right now.
Anglers going deep dropping for species like snowy grouper, yellow edge grouper, longtail sea bass, barrel fish, and tilefish have been doing well if you’re looking for something different to try.
King mackerel fishing has been steady around many of the nearshore wrecks. Typically, this time of year if you can find the bait you can find the kings.
Piers & Beaches
Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, bluefish, redfish, and flounder are all possible catches on any of the inshore bridges and piers right now. Live bait will improve your chances of catching some fish so either buy live shrimp or catch alewives.
Anglers on the Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier and Navarre Beach Fishing Pier have been catching king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and hardtails.
Jim’s Fish Camp, located off Highway 90 near the Escambia River, reported that they’ve been hearing of a fair amount of bream being caught.
He said it’ll definitely improve as the temperature starts dropping, but if you want to give it a try now just grab some crickets and worms and fish ledges and drop-offs.