“I booked a (Sheepshead) fishing trip recently for myself, my two boys, and my father in law. I had a specific type of fishing in mind and Intercoastal Safaris found me the perfect charter. I had high expectations for the day and our experience was even better than I had hoped for. We were catching nice fish all day and had a great trip. I highly recommend them. We’ll remember this trip as a “perfect day” for years to come! Thank you Intercoastal Safaris for helping me make memories for my boys!” – David Sanders

Sheepshead & Leopard Print Redfish: Fishing Forecast

The Sheepshead start to show up this time of year in strong numbers along the Gulf Coast. Last year we witnessed peak numbers along the coast in late Oct. and they remained in the area of Old River until mid-March. This year the Sheepshead started appearing along the coast in Nov. and have increased in numbers thus far. They typically stay close to bridges and docks. As always live shrimp does the trick. While the Speckled trout are more scarce than expected the redfish have remained strong all year. We did experience a lot of inshore redfish action in late fall and unless the temperature falls dramatically we do expect for that to remain the case. Black Drum like the one seen in the video is a blast to catch and make for great Gumbo. The Flora-Bama Yacht Club was kind enough to send our guest home with 5 gallons. Leopard print redfish are rare but as of lately, we have landed a few in both Orange Beach & Panama City Beach. During the first week of December, we received reports that the white marlin & tuna action was hot offshore.

To book your next “Uniquely Coastal Hunting & Fishing” experience please call 850-375-2223. 


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