Pensacola Fishing Charters at Redfish University Jan. 24,25,26 2013. The month of January 2013 has been the highest in client volume and fish production since Redfish University’s creation. A normal January and February can be a slow stretch with perhaps a dozen fishing trips for each month. This Winter season, we’re seeing a significant rise in client booking for two reasons; Redfish University instructional guide trips and beautiful weather with many days in the 60′s and 70′s. We’re looking at twenty trips to date with seventeen trips requesting pure instructional guiding services. This is outstanding and thank you so much!! The angling knowledge in Pensacola continues to grow with hundreds of degrees earned at Redfish University.
Late last week for our Thursday, Friday and Saturday trips, we conducted two instructionals and one sight fishing trip for bull redfish. We don’t consider bull redfish trips to be instructional but the shallow water aspect of these Redfish University trips certainly provide some detailed techniques and locational services. For the redfish and speckled trout instructionals, we actually spent most of our time further south on warm shallow flats where larger trout and the legal redfish have remained for the Winter months. This also gives our clients much more variety and ideas for the Spring and Summer when most of our clients will be fishing on their own. Again, big numbers of speckled trout with 40-60 hitting the boat and better numbers of redfish than we’re seen in past weeks. Berkley Gulp! always gets the call! For the bull redfish, we stayed on shallow bars and flats to pick out 1′s, 5′s and 10′s and placed Berkley Gulp! 4″ Shrimp in their path. Some speckled trout and redfish found their way into the cooler, with many released and all larger redfish released.

Looking forward to this afternoon’s Redfish University’s instructional trip and the rest of the week with the exception of Thursday if anyone wants it!! If not, we’ll make some phone calls. Monday-Saturday, happy days and awesome fishing at Redfish U!! Also, welcome Capt. Brant Peacher! Many knowledgable and excited reports to come!! Take care, E Holstman