There’s so much to do on your trip to the Florida coast. For starters, you can relax on the sandy beaches, bike under the Florida sun, and try out some local cuisine. One of our favorite things to do here is to take a fishing trip. Imagine yourself out on the open water, fishing rods in hand! Out of all the offshore spots to cast a line, one of the best is the S Tower in the Gulf of Mexico. The underwater structure of this tower creates a prime habitat for fish! With so many opportunities for a great catch during your stay at one of our Collins Vacation Rentals, you absolutely have to get out on the water and cast a line.
Fishing at the S Tower in the Gulf of Mexico is just one of the many things you should plan to do while staying at one of our St. George Island properties. After your day out on the water, head back to the island and take some time to explore the sights and sounds of the area. For ideas on island activities, explore our Things to Do page. Find everything from outdoor activities to some of our favorite restaurants. Let Collins Vacation Rentals make planning easier by giving you helpful recommendations that you can use to have an unforgettable vacation!
What is the S Tower in the Gulf of Mexico?
The Department of Defense maintains 5 towers spread along the Forgotten Coast. While their full purpose is unknown, they are mainly used for training exercises. The towers create the ideal habitat for fish to live underneath, as they have been designed as artificial coral reefs. These ocean fortresses are easy to find as long as you have the coordinates; you can find the S Tower in the Gulf of Mexico at 25 02.0’N, 82 22.0’W. Dock your boat at this tower, then enjoy your day of fishing!
Fishing Tips for the S Tower in the Gulf of Mexico
You have very little chance of catching fish without knowing where they are! Luckily for you, we know that the S Tower in the Gulf of Mexico is a treasure trove of underwater creatures. Fish usually flock to this tower in the spring as the waters warm up. Some of the most effective methods for success in this area are chumming and live bait. Your best bet is to start your day off by catching live bait, then use it throughout the day. If you’re not an experienced fisherman, you can always go through a fishing charter like Island Charters. They’ll have everything you need to have a successful fishing excursion!
Relax at a Gorgeous Collins Vacation Home
After your day of fishing at the S Tower in the Gulf of Mexico, come back and relax at your luxurious Collins Vacation Home. Our gorgeous rentals have all the amenities you’ll need to have a perfect island getaway. Choose from multiple locations to create your perfect stay; we have everything from oceanfront to bay view homes just waiting for you to come make some memories.
It’s time to start planning your trip to St. George Island! Contact us anytime; we’d be happy to help you with your next steps. Come enjoy the island life!