Winter Fun in Pensacola Bay
I guided a group from Indian today. I have been hunting for most of the winter, so, it felt a little strange getting back on the water to run a charter. Since I hadn’t spent much time on the water, I knew that finding December fish would pose a challenge. We started the day off drifting some deep water structure in hopes to find a few redfish, however, we were faced with one minor problem. The redsnapper were so aggressive that you couldn’t get a bait past them long enough to get a redfish bite. After boating 10 to 12 snapper, I decided to move my clients to a shallow flat that has held lots of bull reds and drum in the past. I hadn’t fished this area in over a year, however, my past knowledge paid off. We spent the next couple hours sightfishing 30lb bull reds and black drum. With only 45 minutes left in the trip, I decided to take my clients to the grouper holes on the way in. The grouper and snapper bite was great! We landed several nice snapper and gags to end the day.
Great clients, great weather, and lots of fish made this an easy and productive trip!
Capt Brant Peacher