Pensacola Red Fishing - Trout Topwater Fun Fun Fun!

2012-09-06 19:13:43
Pensacola, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Pensacola, Navarre, Perdido Key
John Rivers

The remnants of Isaac have caused some more wind and rain in our area again for a few days. I'll take this small reprieve to get my tackle in order for my upcoming trips. I have a couple of days when I detail the boat, check all my equipment, and basically get geared up for my favorite time of the year to fish. As summer slowly slips away and fall arrives, I anxiously anticipate the annual fall redfish run that starts up in mid October and lasts pretty much all winter. Not only will we be battling monstrous redfish in the bay, we will also be fishing in the upper bay areas for trout and for smaller schooling reds on the flats.

The weather forecast is not looking too good the next few days; we've got a low-pressure system that's forming on our coast. Hopefully it won't amount to much and I can get back out on the water and enjoy the rest of the summer season.

I always watch the weather carefully for my clients so they have the best trip possible. I figure that I would rather reschedule so that the client isn't put into an uncomfortable or unsafe situation, especially if the clients aren't seasoned boaters. Many of my clients don't mind being shuffled to an evening trip or moving the trip to another day of the week; there are so many things to enjoy in Pensacola while they are here, that we can afford to wait for better fishing conditions. Now, for the fishing fanatics that aren't worried about a little wind and rain; well, let's just say, we'll get you on the water one way or the other. You might return home a little pruney, but as long as it is safe, we'll go wet a line, and then some.

If the weather calms down around Thursday or Friday, I'll try to get out and run a few trips for my eager guests. If they don't want to chance ruining their dry clean onlys, then I'll do a little scouting /searching out new and productive areas.

Again, if you're looking for a trophy redfish over 20 lbs, give me a ring around mid October and all of November and I'll show you some of the best monster red fishing you've ever seen. To my striper fishermen up north, these reds are like big stripers, but the reds pull harder, so if you like fishing for monster stripers, this type of fishing is right up your alley.

Have a good one.


Fish Species: Speckled Trout, Redfish
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Capt. John with a nice slot redfish
Capt. John with a nice slot redfish

This trout could not resist MirrOlure's Paul Brown!
This trout could not resist MirrOlure's Paul Brown!

John Rivers

About The Author: Captain John Rivers

Company: Reel\'Em In Inshore Charters

Area Reporting: Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St Peterburg

Bio: I have a lifetime of fishing knowledge and over 8yrs of experience fishing the northern gulf coast and our local water ways. I have enjoyed fishing all my life. While living in the Midwest, I fished Kentucky & Barkley Lake for years along with the Ohio River and many local water ways. My first passion was bass fishing, but when I came to Florida, I found my new love Salt Water Fishing !

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