Plenty of bull redfish, legal redfish and big speckled trout here in Pensacola, FL. Guided some fellas from Maine/Jacksonville on Monday who just wanted to sight fish some large redfish in shallow water. Started a little later than normal at 7am so that we’d have plenty of sun for our five hour trip. Arrived at our first stop and an immediate double hookup with a 33# and a 25# bull redfish. It continued on like that for a while and moved on to some other shallow flats. All fish caught on Berkley Gulp! 4″ Shrimp in lime tiger.
Today, I had some great anglers from Starkville, MS. who wanted to catch some fish for dinner and then go hit the same groups of bull redfish that they had been reading about. Started very early this morning and ran way to the east. Our bank was a little wind-blown but we couldn’t resist some topwater redfish and speckled trout action. They were pretty interested in the topwaters this morning but with the all the surface distraction in the form of 1′ chop, the fish definitely had a problem targeting the baits. They didn’t have a problem when we went through the same area again with Berkley Gulp! 5″ Jerkshads and put the hammer to them. Awesome quality fish this morning with most in the 3-4# range and very healthy. A few redfish but nothing great so I took them to the REDFISH. Arrived at our spot and saw them immediately. Got a few fish hooked and to the boat but not as many as yesterday. A fun few days of fishing with some really cool clients and back at it for another 8 days straight. Thanks everyone for choosing Redfish University as your guide service here on the Gulf Coast. Thank, E Holstman
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