Despite the weather, today was a fantastic day. This weekend proved to be challenging because we are experiencing one of the last cold fronts of the year and when a front moves in like this it can have disastrous effects. Thankfully that wasn’t the case today. My client for today was Ryan Marshall, a professional hockey player from Canada. He has played a few games with our home team the Pensacola Ice Flyers.
Ryan had never been saltwater fishing and really didn’t know what to expect. So we hit the full gauntlet of fishing here in our wonderful waters. We started out at first light speckled trout fishing on the grass flats and docks. The bite was a bit slow as to be expected with this massive cold front. We didn’t get the number of bites I had hoped but the bites we did get were all big fish. Pictured above is our biggest trout of the day, a 21 inch 3 lbs Seatrout (Speckled Trout as we call them). We also caught a nice keeper Flounder (seen to the left) which was a real treat.
We left the flats about half way through the fishing trip and headed to deeper water looking for the early Sheepshead bite. The Sheepshead haven’t fully shown up yet like we had hoped so we switched gears and went after our immense bay Snapper population (as seen in the picture to the right) and boy did we find them. We were using ultra light tackle like we would use fishing for Speckled Trout so it made the catch a TON of fun. We were catching them as fast as the bait would hit the bottom. We also boated a MONSTER Redfish which is staple fish in our waters and pound for pound one of the hardest fighting fish. Click here to view the whole photo album of the trip.
Turned out the be a fantastic day out there and had a BLAST with Ryan. I wish him the absolute best in his Hockey career as I know he will go far. Give us a call and book the fishing adventure of your lifetime. Spring Break is a wonderful time of year for us here in Pensacola, its warming up and the fish are biting so lets get out there and catch some fish.
See you out there,
Captain Chris Williams