Author Archives: Leon Campbell

Perdido Key Fishing Charter

I first off want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read this first blog post! I want to start this blog with a writing about my experience with a Perdido Key fishing charter. I contacted Bryant Fields the day before our trip to confirm our trip was a go. From there it was a dream come true! We met at the local marina early and ready to go! From there we left and caught some bait at a buoy at the local channel access to the Gulf Of Mexico. It took a few minutes and we had all the bait we could put in the live well.

From there we started our journey for our deep sea fishing adventure. It was glass calm on the way out. We hit our first spot and as soon as our baits hit the bottom we were bowed up with some nice Red Snapper! After catching a limit of Red Snapper we then went fishing for king mackerel and let me tell you these fish fight! We caught three of these fish on live bait on light tackle and it was a blast. One must have jumped 10 foot out of the water! We then moved on to catching some vermilion snapper. Although these fish are smaller, the light tackle and the fight these fish had were a blast! We caught quite a few of these guys and before you knew it our trip was over…. We headed back in where the Captain cleaned our catch and bagged them up for us. It was a great time and was really the staple of our vacation in Perdido Key. We then went back to The Point restaurant where they cooked our catch form our day of fishing. I can’t recommend All Caught Up Fishing Charters- https://www.allcaughtupfishingcharters.com/ enough! It really was a great trip and can’t wait to come back! I hope you enjoyed this reading as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Best Navarre Beach Fishing Charter!

So today I want to tell y’all about an experience I had years ago on a Fishing Charter while visiting Navarre Beach Florida. We met up that day at around 630 in the morning and decided we would go do some deep sea fishing with Fishing Charters Navarre out of Navarre Beach Florida. The weather was perfect! We could not have asked for a better day! When we left the marina and stopped to catch bait in the local pass to the beautiful Gulf Of Mexico. We made bait using sabiki rigs and from there we were off to see the wild blue!

We arrived at the first spot and the captain said to go ahead and drop. Our target was red snapper and as soon as our baits got to the bottom we were on! We were using a Carolina rig with a small egg weight. We caught a quick limit and from there we went on to try for the next species.

Our next species was vermilion snapper. Although smaller than the red snapper, the vermilion snapper was a fun fight on light tackle and was even better for table fare! We caught these fish using squid and cut bait on a small drop shot rig with a 3 ounce lead and a small circle hook. Using the lightest tackle possible for key to our success. While fishing for these fish we also got our limit of triggerfish. These fish are a hard fight and I can’t imagine an uglier fish but man was the meat good!

We then went on to target some king mackerel. We used lures and live bait around structure and the bite was on fire. We couldn’t get the baits out fast enough. We caught four or five of those and then headed back towards land. This is a trip I will never forget! The fishing was amazing at our stay in Navarre Beach. There is no better trip than a Navarre Beach Fishing Charter! Be sure to contact Fishing Charters Navarrehttps://www.fishingchartersnavarre.com/. These guys will show you a great time!

Fishing the Small Lakes of the United States

Welcome back everyone and thank you for another article that will hopefully help you catch more fish. This week I wanna talk about the fun that fishing the small backyard lakes can be! The best part of these small lakes is that it is very cool that underneath the still water may lurk a really large fish. Catfish, Bream, Bass, maybe even Carp can be in these lakes. I had a chance to talk with a local fisherman here in my hometown about fishing these small lakes and what he recommended for using in these lakes. His explanation was to keep it simple, stick to the basics. He recommends using a four inch trick worm weightless. This mimics a large earthworm, small snake, or even a slug and can can be fished top water, sub surface, and bottom fished as well. He also added that using the trusty beetle spin might be helpful as well. We see these small spinners catch a lot of fish all over the country but most importantly, They catch everything!

While using the write bait is important another thing to consider is what time of day we fish. Most people who fish these small lakes will recommend fishing in the early hours of daylight or the late hours close to dusk. The reason for this is because those small lakes with little water will heat up a lot quicker than some of the larger lakes in the United States.

Lastly we need to discuss what time of year to fish these lakes. Most of the time you will have the best results in the summer. The fish’s metabolism is much more aggressive and they are feeding to stay moving. Also all the larvae that is around that time of year. We see a lot of fingerling bass and baby bluegill that often become bait this time of year. We also see a lot of lizards and snakes starting to move which is another forage for these fish as well.

We hope that this insight will help produce some good catches in the future for our readers and I want to say thank you for taking the time to read our articles.

Thanks and God Bless- Leon Campbell

My Experience From a Pensacola Fishing Charter

I wanted to start my blog with a recent fishing expedition I had while vacationing with my family in Pensacola Florida. We had a great time on our vacation there, the people, places and activities were simply put, awesome! When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly staff at the local hotel. We then got our things put away and went to find somewhere to eat. After asking five or six people we decided on Peg Leg Pete’s. Guys let explain, this place was nothing short of spectacular. The great staff, the atmosphere, and the food were far above par! We all got us a good bite to eat after deciding to get oysters and grouper and were excited for our fishing expedition the next day. After long hours of research we decided our best option was a Pensacola Fishing Charter outfit called Strickly Fishing Charters. We arrived at 630 in the morning and were greeted by Captain Zack Strickland with positive attitude and an eagerness to get us out there! We choose to do a deep sea fishing charter for 6 hours and we were really glad we chose this type of trip. We started off fishing for king mackerel and let me tell you these fish fight! We caught three of these fish on live bait on light tackle and it was a blast. One must have jumped 10 foot out of the water! We then moved on to some bottom fishing. We pulled up to the spot and after a quick glimpse on the fish finder Zack knew this wold be a good spot. We deployed a GPS anchoring trolling motor and he started baiting our hooks. We were using live cigar minnows and cut bait. After what seemed like just a second the bite was on! We caught a couple really nice red snapper in the ten to twelve pound range and the rest of our limit fairly quick. We then moved on to catching some vermilion snapper. Although these fish are smaller, the light tackle and the fight these fish had were a blast! We caught quite a few of these guys and before you knew it our trip was over…. We headed back in where the Captain cleaned our catch and bagged them up for us. It was a great time and was really the staple of our vacation in Pensacola. We then went back to Peg Leg Pete’s where they cooked our catch form our day of fishing. I can’t recommend Strickly Fishing Chartershttps://www.stricklyfishingcharters.com/ enough! It really was a great trip and can’t wait to come back! I hope you enjoyed this reading as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Thanks and tight lines!- Leon Campbell