Pensacola or “The City of Five Flag” on the Emerald Coast makes a top fishing destination for many anglers. It was once known as the Red Snapper Capital of the World, only to be surpassed by its neighbor to the West. However, Pensacola is not only an excellent location to target Red Snapper, but many other species of fish with its river, 3 bays, and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Inshore fishing around Pensacola provides excellent Bluefish, Flounder, Ladyfish, Pompano, Sheepshead, and Red Drum (Redfish). In the spring, Pensacola offers good Cobia fishing inshore and nearshore. June through early September, you can find good numbers of Tarpon as well.
Pensacola offers some of the best reef fishing with the enormous number of artificial and natural reefs just off the coast. Bottom fishing and trolling around these reefs will produce good catches of a variety of reef fish, including Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Jacks, and Sharks.
Fishing offshore of Pensacola in the Gulf of Mexico can provide excellent fishing, especially out on the “edge” near Desoto Canyon. Wahoo fishing can be excellent much of the year. Lots of Blackfin Tuna and some Yellowfin Tuna can be caught as well. There is also decent Blue Marlin fishing past the 100 fathom line.
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The Trysler Grounds consist of natural hard/live bottom and streches across a large area.
Old Bob Sikes Bridge Fishing Pier - North
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Underwater Cypress Forest Hole
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This underwater cypress forest is estimated to be 52,000 years old. They were buried in sediment, but were likely uncovered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Three Mile Barge
5/6/2011 11:54:21 PM - Flat Deck Steel Barge 25'W x 66' L
ORISKANY MEMORIAL REEF
4/22/2011 5:17:08 PM - Name ORISKANY MEMORIAL REEF County ESCAMBIA Depth (in feet) 212 Relief (in feet) 134 Description "NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER EX-USS ORISKANY 888 FEET LONG 135 FEET DEEP TO" Date of
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Perdido Pass Farewell Buoy
5/6/2011 11:53:20 PM - Perdido Pass Farewell Buoy
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Reef Type Alabama Nearshore Public Reef
Zone South of Perdido Pass
Reef Name "Rookie" Barge
Perdido Pass Barge
4/13/2011 4:18:15 PM - Perdido Pass Barge 30.265233333 -87.558316667
4/17/2012 10:41:45 AM - Attributes RECRD 6954 VESSLTERMS KAWLIQAH FEATURE_TYPE Wreck - Submerged, dangerous to surface navigation LATDEC 30.246633 LONDEC -87.549839 GP_QUALITY High DEPTH 0 SOUNDING_T
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There is a 29.34% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 16110 Vermilion Snapper counted.
There is a 7.26% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 3985 Spotted Seatrout counted.
There is a 6.75% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 3708 Grey Triggerfish counted.
There is a 6.48% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 3557 Pinfish counted.
There is a 4.71% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 2587 Red Snapper counted.
There is a 3.53% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 1938 Atlantic Croaker counted.
There is a 3.43% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 1883 Ladyfish counted.
There is a 3.15% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 1727 Blue Runner counted.
There is a 2.98% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 1639 Gulf Menhaden counted.
There is a 2.95% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 1621 Hardhead Catfish counted.
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..
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