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Old 07-08-2014, 01:20 PM   #1
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I have been mostly fresh water fishing up the Escambia River North of the 90 bridge. My question is that I see a god many folks fishing around the tall grass both north and south of Jim's. Are they after bass and bream or more like specs and reds. Also where do you quys consider inshore north boundry for saltwater fishing.

I have been searching for a map with water depts for the area just south of 90 bridge. Looks pretty shallow except for the ditches. Anything like that avail.

One last question....Do the Spec's and red continue to be as far inland as hwy 90. I have always thought of them for more fall and winter fishing.

Thanks guys just a new guy trying to get some knowledge about the area. I dont want to spend the day trying for specs if they are all out at the oil Rigs. LOL
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Inshore just means salt/brackish water inside a pass. If you can't see the Gulf, you are Inshore. The salinity changes with tidal action as well as rains. The specs are on the grass flats right now.
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To answer the question of are there specks and reds around Jim's, the answer is yes. Different times of year and water conditions greatly affect that area. When it turns cold the trout will get up in the river pretty good. There are always red fish up around that area, sometimes the little rat reds and sometimes they are well over the slot. The water condition and clarity has been so crappy that I haven't been out there in many weeks so I don't know the exact conditions right now but I can see from crossing the bridges that it is clearing up. Flounder are also available in that area. As for depths, south of 90 for the most part is shallow and flat. The east side of Jim's has deeper water leading out and the west side is very shallow. Creek mouths will have deeper openings. Cruise around and explore the area, it's a nice part of the area we have to fish in.
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Hey! Stay away from 'my' secret spot!! Just kidding.
That are North of 90 was first place I caught a Red and a speck after I moved to Pensacola. That was last August. It does depend on rain and time of year but I like fishing up there (as do a bunch of other kayakers -- hardly drive over that bridge on a week-end without seeing one or 2). Love fishing the weed edges and points and the seams with an outgoing tide. Look for the mullet jumping.
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Hey! Stay away from 'my' secret spot!! Just kidding.
That are North of 90 was first place I caught a Red and a speck after I moved to Pensacola. That was last August. It does depend on rain and time of year but I like fishing up there (as do a bunch of other kayakers -- hardly drive over that bridge on a week-end without seeing one or 2). Love fishing the weed edges and points and the seams with an outgoing tide. Look for the mullet jumping.
Thanks for the info. Do those areas also hold fresh water bream and bass or is it better to go up the rivers further north. I live real close to the Hwy 90 launches and have just got a boat. Most of my freshwater fishing has been inland lakes and just trying to get my head around this type of waters. I know the tides play a big part in this type of water and have been doing a lot of reading on that subject. Just seeking a little guidance on getting started.
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