Welcome to our Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas, FL Fishing Home Page
Cape San Blas is located between St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. You won’t find tons of fancy resorts and hotels here, but you will find plenty of vacation rental homes and condos on or near the beach. This area does draw many tourists because of the vacation home rentals on the beaches, the miles of white sand beaches, and of course, the pet-friendly beaches. The fishing is also really good here.
The Fish of Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas, FL
Learn more about the different fish and how to catch them on our Fish of Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas page.
Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas, FL Fishing Calendar
Take a look at our Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas fishing calendar to see the average temperatures by month and what species are throughout the different fishing seasons.
Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas, FL Boat Launches
Take a look at our Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas Boat Launches page to find a place to get your boat on the water.
Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas, FL Inshore Fishing
The inshore fishing is great in this area. Anglers have tons of water to fish inshore with St. Joseph Bay. Many types of fish are caught in St. Joseph Bay, but some of the more popular fish that are targeted in the bay are sea trout, redfish, flounder, black drum and sheepshead. The bay has a lot of great shallow water fishing spots. Try fishing the numerous grass flats, potholes and deeper water near the grass flats and you should be able to do well on the bay.
Learn more on our Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas Inshore Fishing page.
Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas, FL Nearshore Fishing
Nearshore, anglers will run the beaches in search of tarpon during the tarpon run, although, don’t expect it to be anything like the tarpon run that occurs in Southwest Florida. Some of the other fish that you can target nearshore are grouper, snapper, kingfish, cobia and several others. The time of year will dictate what fish will be more prevalent.
Learn more on our Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas Nearshore Fishing page.
Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas, FL Deep Sea / Offshore Fishing
Anglers do fish offshore in the Cape San Blas area, however, the inshore fishing definitely is more popular here. The target species will vary depending on the seasons, but this area will provide plenty of action if you get out onto the offshore structures. We have a link to a couple of pages that show a map of reefs and wrecks in the nearshore and offshore waters around Port St. Joe, Florida.
Some of the popular fish to target here are grouper, snapper, cobia, king mackerel, amberjack, barracuda and sharks. These are just some of the fish you may catch here offshore.
Learn more on our Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas Deep Sea Fishing page.
Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas, FL Shore Fishing
From the surf, anglers have a lot of water to fish with the miles of beaches on Cape San Blas. The St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is a popular destination for anglers. You can fish the bay side and the Gulf side from the surf. From the surf on the beaches, anglers usually target whiting and pompano, but you may also catch redfish, spanish mackerel, sheepshead, sharks and other species of fish. In the bay, anglers usually catch redfish, trout, flounder and black drum. Whether you decide to fish the bay or the beaches from the surf, you have several options for wetting on a line at the state park.
Some other good shore fishing options in this area are Jetty Park (at the Port St. Joe Marina) and the rock wall (Stump Hole) on the Cape.
Learn about the best spots to fish here from shore.
Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas, FL Small Boat Fishing
If you are coming here to fish in a smaller watercraft such as a canoe, kayak or inflatable, check out our Port St. Joe / Cape San Blas Small Boat Fishing page to see the best spots to get your watercraft on the water.