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Spanish Mackerel Trolling Plugs in Pensacola Florida
King Mackerel Fly Lining a Stinger Rig on a Wreck in the Gulf of Mexico
False Albacore Trolling Plugs around the Pensacola Beach Wrecks
Shark Bottom Dropping for Red Snapper on the wrecks in Pensacola Florida

    Sharks are starting to show up on the state water wrecks out in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Red Snapper and Trigger bite has been non stop with some Mangrove Snappers mixed in.  Live Cigar Minnows and Cut Bonita has been the bait of choice.  The Spanish, Kings and False Albacore are all around the wrecks and trolling plugs have been producing a lot of bites as well.   

     Inshore the Speckled Trout and the Mangrove Snappers are all around the deeper docks during sunset and in the dock lights once the sun goes down.  Live shrimp on a fly line or on a popping cork has been the key to catch them.

Red Snapper and a Mangrove Snapper
Limit of Red Snappers, 4 Mangrove Snappers, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and a Scamp
4 Speckled Trout and 2 Mangrove Snappers
Speckled Trout under the dock light in Navarre Beach Florida
Nice 22 inch Speckled Trout under the dock lights in Navarre Beach Florida

Nearshore the bite has been many different species.  Red Snappers, Lane Snappers, Trigger, Amberjacks, False Albacore, and Spanish Mackerels. 

    Inshore the Speckled Trout and Redfish are still biting really well at sunset and under the docks. Summertime is here call to book your fishing adventure.


    Near Shore the Red Snapper is opening up in State Waters which is up to 9 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend May 7.  It will continue to be open only on the weekends until Memorial Day, then it will be open for the whole week until July 9 at midnight it will be closing. 


     In the Fall it will open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Starting in September and October with Labor Day being included.  Should be a great time to go limit out and then try for some other species, such as King Mackerels, Spanish Mackerels, Bonita, Mingo Snappers, and Amberjacks. 

     Inshore the Sunset bite has been fantastic for Speckled Trout and Redfish on the grass flats, even after the sun goes down the dock lights have been producing some really nice fish to take home and have a great meal.  Live Shrimp, Berkley Gulp New Penny and Root Beer 3 inch Shrimps with a popping cork has been a great way to get in on the action.  Mirrordines that look natural are also very effective around the docks and grass flats.


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