With warm temperatures the fishing has been fantastic! Schools of trout are being found along grass flats and around piers and other structures in 3-5 ft of water, and flounder are becoming ever more common as this warm weather is rolling in! Also with this weather with water temps rising we will start to see this wonderful bull redfish run we have annually as more and more redfish make their way down the beach and into Pensacola Bay and Perdido Bay. With this time of year we will well as well find large amounts of bait with crashing birds which often contain the big red fish or jack crevalle. When searching for trout and slot redfish a Mattix Soft Plastic and a quarter ounce jig head is always a good starting point when fan casting to cover ground. When you run into the big schools of redfish and jack crevalle we start to see around the end of this month a 1 1/2oz Spro buck tail jig with a 18” long forty pound monofilament leader will do the trick, along with a Hoagie 2oz swim bait using dark colors with low sun light and brighter colors as the sun begins to shine! Once the sun is up the shallow sand bars just off the beach are a fantastic place to sight fish big red fish, pompano, jack crevalle, skipjack and loads of other fish as they move down the beaches. As usual we wish you the best from Gulf Bay Charters!
Captain Johnathan Willis