Big schools of bull reds have arrived in local waters. 11/11/2015
Huge schools of bull redfish have shown up in Pensacola Bay so don’t wait another minute to get out there and get in on the action. Just ride around the bay and look for birds and fish busting on the surface.
I haven’t heard any reports in the last few days, but I would bet that there still are quite a few king mackerel around the Pensacola Bay Bridge and Port of Pensacola. They usually stick around through the first few cool fronts.
Speckled trout fishing really hasn’t been anything to speak of lately, but we should definitely see them start showing up in the bayous, rivers, and canals in the next week or two.
Red snapper and triggerfish are closed in state and federal waters and amberjack are closed in just federal waters. Gag grouper will remain open in both state and federal waters until the first week of December.
With that being said if you’re looking to get offshore and bring home some bottom dwellers for dinner your best bet is to look for vermillion snapper, gag grouper, and scamp. Then on your way home make a couple stops at the bigger wrecks in state waters for amberjack.
Piers & Beaches
The cool weather showing up is great for the white trout and redfish bite on the Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge. Like I said last week fishing out there can often be just as good at night as during the day.
Surf fishing is worth giving a try as well. There should still be quite a few pompano out there and the redfish and whiting will stick around through the winter.
We finally have some nice weather to spend a day fishing one of the local rivers. The bass and bream reports have varied from one angler to another, but you should be able to find a decent bite throughout the day right now.