John Rivers

Pensacola Inshore Sheepshead & Red Fishing Drag Screaming Fun

Spring Break is only weeks away. What's great about fishing in March is you can catch a variety of fish like sheepshead, redfish, red snapper, black drum and grouper.

We fish Pensacola Pass for a variety of fish listed above, but if you like flats fishing it is also exceptional this time of year for slot reds and fun light tackle trout.

The key to successfully fishing both areas is to closely watch the tides. Some folks like the outgoing tide better than the incoming, but I have found that as long as the water's moving, the bite is great.

Pensacola Beach is known for being a great place to spend Spring Break especially for families because of the variety of water activities, and fishing is one of the number one draws to this area.

If you are new to the area and want to learn how to fish our waters, or if you have a boat here while on vacation, then book one of my Saltwater Academy Charters, Pensacola's Finest Instructional Fishing Charter;

proven techniques that catch fish!

Stay tuned for some great reports and action-packed pics.

Tight Lines.

Capt. John

Fish Species: Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead
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Starting around mid March the Sheepshead bite is red hot!
Starting around mid March the Sheepshead bite is red hot!

Capt. John with a nice slot redfish
Capt. John with a nice slot redfish

John Rivers

About The Author: Captain John Rivers

Company: Rivers to Bay Fishing 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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