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Everything You Need to Know About Apalachicola Bay Fishing

23 Aug 2019 05:12 PM by Collins Vacation Rentals Staff
Everything You Need to Know About Apalachicola Bay Fishing

Nothing compares to the thrill of Apalachicola Bay fishing! Known as one of the world’s best fishing holes, these waters are teeming with more than a hundred species of colorful fish. Whether you choose to hop on a charter or cast a line right from the dock, you’re sure to enjoy the angling adventure of a lifetime. Are you ready to reel in your next trophy catch? Read on to learn how you can experience some of the best fishing Florida has to offer!

Apalachicola Bay is bordered by the beautiful shores of St. George Island, FL. If you’re planning an Apalachicola Bay fishing trip, this island paradise offers the ideal accommodations for your getaway. Make sure to check out our Things to Do page for recommendations about the best lodging, dining, and activities on St. George Island. It’s full of tips to help you plan the ultimate vacation!

Apalachicola Bay Fishing Charters

If you’re looking to get out on the open water, a charter is the way to go! While there are dozens of amazing fishing charters to choose from, here are some of our top recommendations.

1. Island Charters

Island Charters will take you on an amazing fishing trip that will be fun for the whole family. Choose from 3 main excursions including Apalachicola Bay fishing. During your tour, everything you need will be provided from licenses to bait and tackle. Captain Krista and her crew will not disappoint! 

2. Apalachicola Charters

Would you like to experience a fishing trip that’s tailored to you? Embark on a custom journey with Apalachicola Charters! Choose anywhere from a three-hour trip to a full day of fishing. They provide all of the gear, licenses, and bait for bay charters.

3. Robinson Brothers Guide Service

Whether you’re a pro angler or a beginner looking to hone your skills, Robinson Brothers Guide Service offers experiences for every skill level. This is a great option for families, couples, and experienced fisherman alike. Enjoy a fabulous day catching heaps of fish in Apalachicola Bay!

4. Williams Charter Fishing Adventures

Get ready for an angling excursion like no other! Williams Charter Fishing Adventures will guide you to the many bayous and oyster bars of the Apalachicola Bay. You’ll be in good hands from the moment you climb aboard Captain Bruce’s 21 foot Mako center console. 

5. Journeys of SGI

Another awesome charter service is Journeys of SGI. Your captain will guide you to the hottest spots of the bay where the fish are biting. Licenses, bait, tackle, water, cleaning, and packing are all included in your trip. Get ready for a fun day out on the water!

Shore Fishing

You don’t have to go far to cast a line! Enjoy some Apalachicola Bay fishing right from the shore. There are many fishing spots on St. George Island that are easily accessible so you don’t have to worry about securing a charter. One of the best and most popular spots is the St. George Island Fishing Pier. This long pier spans 600 feet into the water to provide plenty of room for anglers to gather and cast. 

If you didn’t bring your fishing gear with you on your trip, don’t worry! There are many stores on the island like Island Adventures that have everything you need to cast a line. Rent fishing poles here, buy some bait, then sit back and relax until the fish start biting!

What You’ll Catch

With more than 100 different Apalachicola Bay fish species, the amount of fish you can catch is astounding. There is so much variety in landscape here, allowing many species to thrive in the different habitats. You’ll find certain fish like flounder, redfish, and speckled trout year-round, but others are seasonal. Just check an Apalachicola Bay fishing report to see what’s in season while you’re saying in one of our Collins Vacation Rentals!

Haul Your Catch to a Gorgeous Collins Vacation Home

After you’ve enjoyed your day of Apalachicola Bay fishing, come back and relax at one of our gorgeous Collins Vacation Homes. If you’re interested in a fishing stay, you’ll love one of our beachfront or bayfront homes. Imagine being able to wake up and walk straight out your front door to the beach! With your choice of over 250 homes, we know we’ll have the best one to create your perfect vacation. Browse all properties and contact us to start planning your fishing trip today. We can’t wait to welcome you to St. George Island!