With the temperatures dropping and the water temperature dropping with, the fall fishing is here! We are still seeing a lot of keeper and over slot redfish in Pensacola bay. These fish are eating just about anything as a last ditch effort before the winter months arrive. We are also still seeing some kingfish in the bay and the average size fish is 20+ pounds! These fish are being caught on live menhaden fished on the surface. While king fishing we are also seeing some big Spanish mackerel. When I say big I mean in the 6-8 pound range! We are also starting to see the trout stage up in there fall/winter pattern. Deeper holes and slower lure retrieves seem to work best for the trout this time of year and will continue to get deeper and slower as winter approaches.
Y 'all be safe and thanks for reading
Captain Zack Strickland, Strickly Fishing charters