Pensacola 4/1 - 4/8 - Headed to the beach!

Started by Wolfram M, March 14, 2023, 03:19:44 AM

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Wolfram M

Headed down to the coast again, just got confirmation tonight!

Hoping to find some late season sheeps, maybe some redfish, and maybe some pompano off the beach, but anything that bends the rod will put a smile on my face.

Doubt I can afford a boat ride this time, it'll be shore-based this trip.

Wolfram M

OK, so we're 11 days out.

I've hit up some local guys to find out where to go for bait and local water temps, it's looking like waters will be just hitting 70F next week, so that means pompano running, and spanish coming around. Also some cobia if I can find one 36" long, we'll see.

There are a BUNCH of public fishing areas in pensacola that offer deeper water access, and I can see on the satellite imaging that there are some big flats that I can get to as well.


Fort Pickens has both gulf side beach access, as well as deeper water bay side access from the jetty and the pier

Pensacola beach pier is 1470ft long, but I'll need a pier net

Navarre Beach pier is also accessable

There are beaches all along the gulf with parking access via Gulf Islands National Seashore, that are away from the condos and resorts-hopefully that'll mean fewer people

There is a small pier opposite the (closed?) Pensacola bay bridge pier, apparently called "the octagon"

There is are the Bob Sikes north and south piers, but no one can tell me if they're open or closed

Then I could drive over as far as perdido key and stay on the florida side, as that's where my license is, plenty of beach access there too.


Sounds good, nice to here what other fisho`s, are thinking from the other side of the world, good luck, leave some in the water for the other members, cheers Don.
Don, or donnyboat