Fall is right around the corner, which means cooler water temps and a light jacket in the morning.
Fishing the sound and Pensacola Bay
this past week the fishing has been very good, with nice big Spanish hitting the deck and some slot reds. Mixed in with the Spanish are some big Skipjacks and Bluefish. Fall is one of my favorite times to fish, since the temperatures are more bearable, and the waters aren't as crowded. Most of the Spanish have been hitting Mann's little Georges slow-trolled on trout rods with 20lb braid and 50lb mono leader.
I have a few friends that have been fishing a few of the bridges in the afternoon and at night for big redfish, and they tell me you don't need to be right up on the bridge, that drifting out a fresh cut mullet or menhaden usually does the trick, as will a medium live shrimp or even a gulp. Trout fishing has been good, but it’s about to fire off with these cooler temps. MirrOlure’s 17MR or a Heddon Spook top-water Plug is a go to bait for big Trout. Look for mullet schools in depths of 2-5 ft work the baits slowly and have fun.
Lastly, lets not forget Flounder, October will be hear soon and I call it the Flounder Month, as it’s a great time to wade for Flounder. And my bait of choice is a Matrix Shad, on a ¼ to 3/8 oz jig head.
As you can tell, Pensacola in the fall is a great time to hit the water. Don't forget about the annual fall redfish run that's getting closer everyday. Starting around November 1st, hundreds of big reds will invade the panhandle, and you better be ready! I know I will be ready and raring to get out there with rod and reel in hand and a trusty Spro jig tied on. Those big reds won't know what hit them.
Tight Lines.. Capt. Josh
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Hi, I"m Capt. Joshua Lim I've been fishing since I could walk, growing up in a family who loved to fish you can say I was born to do this or better yet destined to. I honestly believe that everyone is born with some type of God given talent or passion and for me it was always easy to see that I loved fishing from day one.