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A 21 inch 3 lbs speckled trout in Pensacola Beach, FL.

March 1, 2013 | Hockey Professional Ryan Marshall

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.

Flounder on Artificial BaitRyan 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.

A juvenile bay snapper on ultra light tackle.

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 A monster redfish caught in Pensacola Bay.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

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About Captain Chris Williams

Born and raised in Pensacola, FL. I have been saltwater fishing since before I started school around the age of 3. I have a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from the University of West Florida. I now am a full time competitor in professional redfish tournaments all over the south and I am a full time inshore fishing guide here in Pensacola, FL

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Discuss: “March 1, 2013 | Hockey Professional Ryan Marshall”

  1. March 23, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    Where can I see the kind of fishing boating gear you have and what your prices are for the middle week of April thank you

    Posted by Denis
    • April 7, 2013 at 12:28 am #


      We appologize for not getting back with you sooner. All our our prices are listed on our Rates page. You will be fishing out of one of the two brand new boats we have listed in our about us section.

      The availability for Mid April is still open.

      Posted by Captain Chris Williams

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