May has arrived with great shallow water fishing. The trout bite is on fire with the in-coming tide, and if you like night fishing, word has it that big trout are crushing live and artificial shrimp on the dock lights. I went out last Sunday with my son and hit the flats in the afternoon with the incoming tide where we hammered the trout and hooked up on some nice reds. We were pitching artificials including MirrOlure’s suspending twitch baits and Bass Assassin’s soft plastics with ¼ - 1/8 oz jig heads.
The bite was totally awesome. As the sun went down we made our way to 3-Mile Bridge, stopping briefly at the boat ramp to get my wife for an evening fishing trip. We fished a few more hours and again crushed the redfish with Berkley Gulp 3” shrimp rigged on a 1/4oz jig head. Along with all the redfish, we also hooked up on some quality white trout.
The rest of this week it’s going to be a bit windy, so no fishing till Friday, Saturday, Sunday and next week. Once the weather turns back to normal I’ll be back on the flats listening to that sweet drag sing.
In Pensacola Bay, Spanish Mackerel are thick along with bluefish and skipjacks. In Pensacola Pass we’re still catching a few redfish from time to time using both live and artificials. Just off our beaches near the surf, Jack Crevalle are still around as are schools of reds; you just have to cruise near the sand bars looking for the schools. The month of May will be great for fishing, and if you’re looking for a great light tackle inshore fishing trip like no other, give me a shout. As a veteran captain in this area, I know where big trout and redfish live, and nothing makes me happier than watching my clients hook up with a drag screaming redfish or trout.
Let’s get you hooked up today.