Welcome to our Apalachicola, FL Fishing Home Page

The Apalachicola area is a nice beach vacation destination without the crowds.  You won’t find all of the amenities that you will find in many of Florida’s popular beach destinations, but you will find enough places to eat, some nice lodging accommodations and beautiful beaches.

The fishing here can be outstanding, especially in the Apalachicola Bay. This area is known for its fantastic inshore fishing for a variety of species such as redfish, trout, pompano, sheepshead and tarpon. You also have the option of fishing for grouper, snapper and many others offshore. For the river anglers, head up the Apalachicola River for striped bass and largemouth bass. You won’t find the high-rise hotels and condos in this area, but there are plenty of vacation home rentals to accommodate you on your vacation. If you are looking for the beaches in this area, take a look at St. George Island or nearby Cape San Blas.

Inshore Fishing

The Apalachicola Bay offers anglers some awesome inshore fishing opportunities. The barrier islands allow anglers to fish calmer water and with river feeding into the bay, numerous flats, passes and oyster beds, anglers have so many places to find fish. Anglers target a variety of fish here, but the most popular fish that anglers target in the bay are redfish, sea trout, flounder, sheepshead and black drum. The time of year will dictate what anglers catch in the bay.

Depending on the season, you may be able to catch tarpon, ladyfish, pompano, jack crevalle, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, tripletail and others. The tides play a huge role in whether or not you will catch fish inshore. Moving water is key for most species of fish and the slack tide usually provides the worst fishing conditions for most fish.

Nearshore Fishing

Nearshore, anglers can catch a lot of fish running along the outside of the beaches along the barrier islands throughout this area. Some of the species you may catch here in the nearshore waters are tarpon, grouper, snapper, kingfish, cobia and others. The time of year will dictate what fish will be more prevalent.

Deep Sea / Offshore Fishing

There is some excellent fishing in the offshore waters of Apalachicola. Local anglers and fishing charters fish offshore for a variety of fish and the target species of fish will vary depending on the season. The popular fish that are targeted here are grouper, snapper, cobia, king mackerel, amberjack, wahoo, barracuda and mahi mahi.

Surf & Pier Fishing

Pier Fishing

For the pier anglers, you can fish the pier on St. George Island, where you may catch any of the species listed above, but you may also catch spanish mackerel, cobia, tarpon, kingfish and others.

Surf Fishing

If you are looking to fish from the surf in the Apalachicola area, you will want to head out to St. George Island. There are miles of beaches and plenty of places to fish from the surf. Some of the popular species of fish that you may catch from the beaches are whiting, pompano and redfish.