Fishing Pensacola with Captain Kenny
Spring has finally arrived in Pensacola!
As the waters warm up in Pensacola, fishing is heating up!
Inshore Fishing! The Fish are Getting Thick in Pensacola Bay!
Large numbers of Spanish Mackerel and Mangrove (Gray) Snapper are entering Pensacola Bay in April following and feasting on schools of bait fish. There are plenty of Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum and Sheepshead to be caught in Pensacola Bay in April as well. Along with the redfish that inhabit Pensacola Bay all year, April is a great month for booking an inshore fishing charter with Captain Kenny and filling up those ice chests with plenty of future seafood dinners.
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Shark Fishing! Sharks Are Picking Up in April.
Shark fishing is picking up all around Pensacola in April and as each month passes and the waters continue to warm up, more sharks arrive and the bigger sharks get closer to shore. More sharks are also starting to enter Pensacola Bay in April. You may even encounter sharks on an inshore fishing trip with Captain Kenny but if sharks are what you're after, book a shark fishing trip with Captain Kenny. Captain Kenny specializes in shark fishing and is ready to get you up close and personal with the Gulf of Mexico's apex predators.
Nearshore & Offshore Fishing! Off the Coast, the Fish are Biting!
Offshore in April, Vermillion Snapper are biting on the reefs. With a year round season and a high dally bag limit, Vermillion Snapper are lots of fun to catch and just as good to eat. Don't forget, Red Snapper season opens June 1st in Gulf waters. Better book that Pensacola fishing charter soon with Captain Kenny because those seats are going fast! While fishing the reefs this April with Captain Kenny, Triggerfish season is open, too!
There's so many Red Snapper out there in the Gulf that there's a two month season opening up June 1st, 2019 for fishing boat captains with Federal Reef Fish Permits like Captain Kenny!
Trolling for Kings! King Mackerel typically arrive in Pensacola waters around mid March. These big predators arrive in the Panhandle after migrating from the southeast, from down the Florida Peninsula. They follow schools of pilchards and other bait fish northward along the coast each Spring as the waters warm up. They're a little behind this year with the late cold weather we've had but April is the month to go get 'em.
Top water fishing for Jack Crevalle is heating up in April too! These gorgeous fish are a lot of fun to catch and with proper prepping they can be good eating too. Check out Captain Kenny's incredible video entitled 'Jacks on the Beach' on his Videos page
Atlantic Bonitos are starting to arrive off the Pensacola coast in April. These beautiful blue fish get their name from the Spanish word for 'pretty' and the name fits. Also known as False Albacore or Tunnys, they are in the same family as tuna and mackerel and are a delicacy across the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico to the Mediterranean and Black Seas. If you've never caught one of these impressive creatures, tell Captain Kenny bonitos are on your bucket list (they should be on your table as well). A Pensacola fishing charter with Captain Kenny is your best chance of landing one.
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In case you weren’t here in March, here’s what you missed: March Fishing with Captain Kenny