Fishing is good in February, too

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Fishing is good in February, too

Spring fever will get you moving in February and now that football is over there’s no excuse to stay inside. 
Pick a day with clear skies, an incoming tide and a light north wind; head out for a little surf fishing. This time of year you can expect to catch Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Pompano, Whiting and Sheepshead. Definitely fish around pilings for Sheepshead. The Bob Sikes Fishing Bridge has been bringing in a lot of Whiting. Really,  just about anywhere would be a very fine day of fishing. 
While FWC told us that Spotted Sea Trout (aka Speckled Trout) harvest is closed through the month of February, expect Speckled Trout to return to the Sound as the weather and water temperatures increase just a little bit more. Starting in March, daily bag limit is 3 and fish must be more than 15 inches but less than 19 inches. If you are fishing from a boat, the vessel is allowed one over 19 inches. Charter boat captains and crew cannot keep any during a for-hire charter. 
Look for Redfish, as well, when the weather and water warms (hopefully) in the next few weeks. 
Starting February off right were Chaz Heller, Tanner Nichols, Tyler Massey, Brent Hough and Dylan Johnson with some absolutely fantastic Yellow Fins.   
Fishing with this local business, Heller Highwater,  right here on Pensacola Beach is bound to be the best day of fishing. Book with them or one of our other local captains soon!  Cobia season is just around the corner.
 Whether you choose to surf fish, charter a boat or take your own boat out, or try the bridges and piers around here you can see there is always somewhere to fish. We have such a diverse variety to catch! Spring Break is only a few weeks away, so it’s time to grab a kid and go fishing! 

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