The Best Pensacola Beach Fishing Charter


Hi everyone and welcome back to another week full of helpful information. This week we have Pensacola Beach Fishing Charters own Captain Zack Strickland of Strickly Fishing Charters. We sat down with Captain Zack and discussed some of the things that are happening in his area right now! We asked about how the fishing has been and Zack responded with “The fishing is really starting to heat up here in Pensacola Beach. We are seeing a lot of redfish, sheepshead, black drum, and the big sharks are starting to move in.” When we asked him what makes the spring so good in Pensacola Beach, Captain Zack told us how this time of year the migrating fish that swim up the coast of Florida finally make their way up to the Panhandle. These fish include pompano, cobia, king mackerel, and spanish mackerel. Sight fishing cobia off Pensacola Beach is about as fun as it gets. “We use boats with large towers and troll up and down the coast” Zack said ” waiting for the chance to spot a cobia and then present a bait”. This can be tedious at time but defintely can pay off.

Another fun fish to catch this time of year is the sheepshead. In the Spring time we catch these fish during their spawning cycle. Once they finishing spawning they then begin to feed again and we see their fish in large numbers. They also catch a lot of redfish and black drum fishing for sheepshead. All three of these inshore fish are a fun fight and believe me they are great on the table as well.

Spanish Mackerel are another fish to catch in the Spring in Pensacola Beach. We cactch these fish cruising down the beach in massive schools. They use bucktail jigs and any kind of shiny plug will do the trick. When fishing for these be prepared for numerous hook ups instantly. Also make sure you use heavy monofilament or wire leader as these fish have sharp teeth.

Last thing I talked to Captain Zack about was what to expect for the next few weeks and he replied with “It is just going to get better and better”. The way the panhandle is located in the northwest corner of Florida the fishing only gets better through April and May. Be prepared for all the fish stated above and you are sure to have great success.

If you are visiting the area please be sure to check out Captain Zack Strickland with Strickly Fishing Chartershttps://www.stricklyfishingcharters.com/

Thanks for Reading and God Bless- Ashley Bailey

Fishing Report for Florida in March

March is what most Floridians consider a transition month when it comes to fishing. We see a lot of fish and bait fish starting to move with the water temperature warming up. Cobia are a big town favorite. Cobia are a large migrating fish that love a 70 degree water temperature. We also see a lot f permit and pompano starting to move this time of year. these fish are great eating an really fun fight! They feed on crustations mostly like shrimp, crab, and sand fleas. Another fish that starts cruising down the beach are the Spanish mackerel. These fish are usually in large schools and attack anything that comes close that resembles a small bait fish. King mackerel also cruise the beach. These fish like a larger bait like a blue runner or mullet. Snook and tarpon also roam the beaches and will start making their migration in the coming months. We appreciate the support for the blog like you wouldn’t believe! It is awesome to see the positive feedback we have got already!

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