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Pensacola Fishing Reports Page 2015

Reports updated weekly or daily.

For more reports see link 2014 Fishing Reports all Months


Welcome to my Pensacola Inshore Fishing Reports Page

These reports are updated about

 twice a month.

Spring trips are a ton of fun, with lots of Trout, Redfish and a few other species mixed in.


Let's get you hooked up today!


Spring Fishing is here !

April and May is time to hit the flats for trout and reds.

Let's get you hooked up today on some fun family fishing !

Pensacola Fishing Report 4-10-2015

Well, Spring Break has ended, as has the sheepshead run. It was a lot of fun this year with lots of bent rods and smiles all around. For the most part, every trip was successful, but there were a few that made the day tough, but that痴 why they call it fishing, not catching.  Spanish Mackerel have shown up in good numbers and it痴 been fun to say the least.

Jack Crevalle have also shown up just off our beaches, but with the SE winds it痴 been a little hard getting out to fish for them. Hopefully once this front passes this weekend, I can get out and have some fun with the Jacks and maybe even hook up a cobia. 

The weather was so good this spring break that I worked just about every day and I知 pretty well tuckered out. I知 taking the next few days off to recharge the batteries and do a little rod, reel, and boat maintenance. Over the next two to three months, I値l be back on the flats where I値l be tossing artificials, which is my true passion when it comes to fishing. Once my batteries are charged back up, I値l be out a lot when I知 not booked getting to know the patterns of the fish. I値l be checking my old spots to see how the bite is and as always, I値l be looking for new ones. Over the past 8 years I致e changed my charters from nearshore to strictly inshore flats fishing and I can truly say I知 your guy when it comes to this style of fishing. My knowledge of our area is second to none, and with my new Triton and top of the line equipment you値l have the most professional trip this area has to offer! I truly enjoy inshore fishing so much that on my days off I go fishing to enjoy myself. There is plenty of awesome inshore fishing left, so if you池e interested in a fun fishing adventure give me a shout.

Thanks for stopping by.

 Tight lines.


Spring Break Fishing is here !

Let's get you hooked up today on some fun family fishing !

Pensacola Fishing Report 3-26-2015

Spring Break is happening in Pensacola! Over the past two weeks the bite has went from pretty ok to downright awesome! It was like a light switch when they turned on, which they did a couple of days ago. With sheepshead on the menu the next few weeks, I値l be putting the artificials up for trout until mid April. As usual for this time of year we are catching some nice bull reds mixed in with the sheepies. These trips are perfect for families because of the fast action and hard pulling the sheepshead provide. The bull reds are another story, they need a little more muscle, so make sure you致e eaten a good breakfast, because you値l need it.

Tight Lines... John

Pensacola Fishing Report 2-21-2015

The inshore bite has been great the past few weeks for trout and slot redfish in the upper bay areas but not everywhere. The fish are staged in drop offs from 3-6 ft and in some places 10 18 ft. depending upon where you池e fishing.

When fishing the shallow 3- 8 ft areas try the Paul Brown or a ZMan PaddlerZ with a 1/4 oz jig head. Trust me, with these two lures in your tackle box you can稚 go wrong.  Bob Sikes Bridge is producing some sheepshead along with some nice slot reds, and so is 3-Mile Bridge. Pensacola Pass on the jetties is starting to show signs of life with a few sheepies being caught but it痴 really still very early for the big ones to show up, and the really good sheepshead bite won稚 kick off till around March 3rd to March 7th. Some nice gray snappers have also been picked up at the jetties at the pass.

This is my second year with my Triton 240 LTS and I知 so glad I have this boat. This thing is a fishing machine especially with the new electronics, including the Humminbird 999ci HD SI; fish can稚 hide or at least not very well. I also put on a new 8 Power-Pole Blade for shallow water anchoring.  I didn稚 want 10ft because I really never fish deeper than 6 7 ft for trout and when I do I can use the Minn Kota I-Pilot to hold position, plus I felt that the longer Power-Pole would get in the way of me and my clients fishing. The boat is a sleek, comfortable, and dry ride, and the Mercury 250 Verado simply purrs, and is also one of the most advanced engines on the market. I知 excited about the new Spring Break season and I hope you are too. If you池e heading down this way give me a shout and we値l jump aboard the new Triton and have some fun inshore fishing.

Tight Lines John

January 24th -  Pensacola Fishing Report.

It痴 2015, and wow, how last year flew by. January came in with some very cold temperatures the first week and some high winds, so I was not out on the water. Let痴 talk about what the second week of January fishing was like. The bull reds were around, but not too thick. I致e only seen a couple schools that have popped up in the bay a few times. The bridge fishing for upper slot reds has been pretty decent with the right tides. Night fishing for reds has also been very good on some of the bridges and in the pass. Along with some good red fishing on the bridges both day and night, I致e been catching some bigger reds in Pensacola Pass. The pass has also been producing some black drum and some red snappers mixed in with the redfish. The third week of January was really nice, temps in the upper to mid 60痴 and good fishing. Lots of redfish in the ICW on docks and the bridge fishing in the day has been very good to.

The report from the upper bay area both Escambia and Blackwater Bay has been pretty good. Lots of 14-17 inch trout with some nice slot reds mixed in.

Tossing a ZMan PaddlerZ  in Redbone and MinnowZ in Pearl White has been the best two baits.

I知 keeping this report short; I値l post another report around the 2nd week of February.

Tight Lines John

Here is a short video showing a little of what we did this past year in 2014.

I hope you enjoy it .

 I'm excited about the new 2015 fishing season.
Tight Lines... John


December 9th  Pensacola Fishing Report.

November is in the books and it was the best I have ever seen with the amount of fish caught and the size. December came in with warm temps the first week, around 72 degrees all week, which was very nice. We did have a full moon the first week, which did impact the bite some on a couple trips, but not too bad. We just didn稚 catch as many, but when you池e used to hooking up 20 40 fish a trip and then it drops to only catching 6 or 8, then I guess I知 getting spoiled. Last night we got a small cold front and it will surely fire them off again. If you striper fish, these fish behave in similar fashion. They like the cold fronts and usually after each one they kick it up a notch. I知 still tossing Spro 1.5oz jigs at them with 7 and 8 foot Medium Heavy Rods with 4000 to 5000 reels. I use two different rods on my trips, both St. Croix and Wright McGills, and for reels, I use Shimano.

I have found that these big reds can retire a reel fast if you don稚 have good equipment that can hold up to their hard runs and their pure power. When you池e fighting a fish for 3 6 minutes you need your tackle to hold up and not fail.

The last thing I want is you to lose that trophy fish because I didn稚 have the proper tackle in excellent working order.

The season should go strong until the middle of January and start to taper off. So if you want to experience some fun fast action fishing, you need to give this a try. Take a few days off, put the snow shovel down, head to the Gulf Coast and let痴 get a bent rod in your hand with a monster redfish attached at the other end.

If you池e on Facebook, check out my fan page, you can keep up with me while I知 on the water and see what痴 going on each day. I post more often on there than I do on my fishing reports page. This page gets updated about twice a month; Facebook is usually every day while I知 on the water.


Tight Lines John

November 26th  Pensacola Fishing Report.

November is the month of golden reds!

Each year I look forward to the annual fall redfish run, and the start of this one has topped them all. We had another cold front on Tuesday and that痴 a good thing, because these reds like it cold. Over the past two weeks, I致e been on the water frequently mostly with clients and a few times with buddies enjoying some fun fishing for myself.

There is nothing like fishing our annual redfish run. These fish are large and in charge, and they put up a fight that you値l never forget. More fish have come over the gunnel this November than in years past. And not only have we caught more fish, the fish are averaging much bigger than past years. The next 10 days look great weather wise and I値l be out each day with clients having a blast, I知 sure. Watching their faces is priceless when they see how big their fish is when it pops up from the blue waters of Pensacola Bay.


I think they enjoy the running and gunning to get to these schools just as much as catching them. Sometimes we have to run fast to the schools of fish to get there first, and that痴 where my Triton 240 LTS comes into play as far as ride, stability, and speed.  I can get you to the fish fast and safe and the ride is so smooth you値l be hooked up before you know it! 

Please keep in mind this trip is not a meat trip; it痴 strictly a catch and release trip as these fish are too big to keep per Florida Regulations. So that痴 why we take extra care when we release them so they can swim off to make babies and/or be caught another day by maybe you!

Thanks for stopping by. If you池e on Facebook become a fan of my business page, and keep up to date on what痴 happening in real-time when I知 on the water or what痴 happening each day.

Tight Lines John

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