Trout are Crushing Suspending Baits - Pensacola Florida

2012-08-02 09:08:51
Pensacola, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Pensacola, Navarre, Perdido Key
John Rivers

The trout are crushing suspending twitch baits this week!

Picture this in your mind: it's zero dark thirty and we're launching the boat, the sun's not up yet, and we're heading to our spot to entice some tasty fun drag screaming trout into smashing our lures. We arrive at my honey hole after a short boat ride and we start tossing top-waters and suspending twitch baits. The sun is waking up and peeking its head over the horizon as we're bowing up on some healthy trout. If you're a bass fisherman, you'll love this style of fishing. Tossing artificials is what I like best and over the past 9 years of guiding I have mastered techniques using artificials in our upper bay areas. Don't get me wrong; I like fishing the pass using live bait for sheepshead, reds and other species, but there seems to be more of a challenge when using artificials, and I like to keep challenging myself to see what works.

If you're into artificials and want a great guided trip, give me a ring the next day you have off, and we'll go wet a line.

Tight Lines.

Capt. John

Mega-Bite Inshore Charters


Fish Species: Speckled Trout
Bait Used: MirrOlure Suspending Baits - Topwaters
Method Used:
Water Depth: 2 -5
Water Temperature: 82
Wind Direction: W
Wind Speed: 10-12
Emily is all smiles after landing this nice trout
Emily is all smiles after landing this nice trout

Double up on trout!
Double up on trout!

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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