Most people would never think of December as a quality month to fish and that might be the case in some places, but here in Pensacola you can still have a phenomenal day on the water catching a variety of fish. I posted some pictures below of my last few December trips, so you can get an idea of what to expect on your trip. I’m now going to go over some pros and cons of booking a trip in November, so that you might feel more comfortable making the decision of whether or not to fish when you’re visiting Pensacola for christmas holidays. I’ll talk about the bad stuff first. The temperatures are usually colder in December, so you might not be quite as comfortable as you would on a charter during the mid summer. There aren’t quite as many species to target in December as there is in other months but don’t get me wrong, there are still plenty of good fish to target. Snapper, Amberjack, and Trigger Fish season is closed. For those of you wanting to catch and release or inshore fish this doesn’t apply to you. Now lets talk about the good stuff. If you’re just looking for an experience on the water and not looking to fill the cooler you can catch up to 50 plus fish a day and usually a hand full of them are 20 to 30 pound monsters. The target species this time of year are Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Snapper. The Snapper of course are catch and release, but you can keep the other species assuming they are within the legal regulations. Another positive thing about December is the boat ride is usually a lot shorter so you get more time fishing. During the summer we have to travel further to reach the fish, but in December the boat ride can be as short as 5 minutes. Another thing to remember is we get plenty of 70 degree days and plenty of sunshine. This is still Florida so the weather is usually mild for at least half the week. In my professional opinion if you’re just looking for a good quality fishing experience the pros way out weigh the cons when it comes to fishing Pensacola in December. Hopefully this will help make it easier for you to make your decision.
Booking your trip is easy. Just shoot me a text or give me a call. My number is 850-450-3878. You can call me at anytime.
See ya on the water