It’s been an outstanding month for fishing and a high volume of instructional as well as regular guided trips at Redfish University. Late last week and over the long weekend, Redfish University performed some excellent redfish and speckled trout instructional guide trips here in Pensacola, Florida. The month of January has proven to be a very steady month with an average of four trips per week. Lots of bad weather days that have forced a few rescheduled trips but if this Winter is any indication of what the rest of the year will bring, we will far surpass our expectations again in 2013 and will be on track for the 300 trip mark!
We had some great weather and tides over the weekend for our instructional purposes and the fish seemed to just fly into the boat. Guided some groups of pretty talented anglers, some new to the area and some that were frustrated with a sometimes difficult and inconsistent Winter fishery. Each trip yielded 30-50 speckled trout with most being quality, legal fish, a handful of redfish(inconsistent lately), a few flounder and even a few stripers in the 2-3# range. While showing curious clients some areas for stripers and small speckled trout well up river during big cold fronts, it was strange and disappointing to see so many boats far up the rivers looking for quality fish. Oh well, it’s also a great place to prospect for potential Redfish University instructional clients. WARM SHALLOW WATER. Looking forward to another nice run of Redfish University instructionals this week and teaching area anglers the secrets of Winter fishing in Pensacola. Take care, E Holstman