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Pensacola Redfish & Sheepshead Report

Capt. John Rivers
March 11, 2012
Pensacola - Saltwater Fishing Report

Pensacola Inshore Sheepshead & Red Fishing Drag Screaming Fun

March always comes in with high winds and this year is no exception. For the last few days, it's been blowing 15 –20 knots with some gusts around 25 –30 knots. Sheepshead season has started in Pensacola Pass and I've already been out a couple of times hooking up on some tasty sheepies and other drag screaming critters. What's great about fishing this area is you can catch a variety of fish like sheepshead, redfish, red snapper, black drum and grouper.

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This area has always been productive because of its abundant food source throughout the year, but especially in spring. The key to successfully fishing this area is to watch the tides. Some folks like the outgoing tide better than the incoming, but I have found that as long as the water's moving, the bite is great.

Pensacola Beach is known for being a great place to spend Spring Break especially for families because of the variety of water activities, and fishing is one of the number one draws to this area. My son is on Spring Break from Florida State University this week, and redfish is one of his favorite fish to catch so we're heading out on Friday to catch some reds and also some sheepshead.

I'm getting pretty booked up for March and I'm looking forward to showing my guests some great light tackle action. I don't post trips every day but will be posting once a week and will try to include lots of pictures and a detailed recap on the weekly fishing.

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Here are some pics of the past few trips and some from last year.

Till the next adventure…tight lines.

Capt. John

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Covering the Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St Petersburg area. Light tackle fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout and more While cruising from spot to spot in our 24 ft custom Triton bay boat you will be riding in comfort, it has all the amenities. I'm a veteran fishing guide of 14 years and you'll be in good hands. Thanks for stopping by. Tight Lines... John

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