Top fishing trips in Apalachicola, FL
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Apalachicola
What are the best fishing charters in Apalachicola?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 5 trips in Apalachicola, and the most popular trips in the area are Apalachicola Bottom Fishing & Trolling - 24' Glasstream guided by Jonathan, Pristine Inshore guided by Greg, and Freshwater Trips guided by Greg.
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What types of fishing charters are common in Apalachicola?
Inshore fishing is the most popular in Apalachicola as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Apalachicola are: 1. black drum, 2. redfish, 3. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, 4. red snapper, and 5. king mackerel / kingfish.
The most common fishing techniques in Apalachicola are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but live bait fishing and drift fishing are popular as well.
How much do Apalachicola fishing charters cost?
in Apalachicola prices can range anywhere from $450 to $1,100, but the average price for a half day in Apalachicola is $700. The average price for a full day in Apalachicola is $812.
When is the best time to go fishing in Apalachicola?
The most popular season for fishing in Apalachicola is summer, and most anglers book their trips 4 days in advance.
Where can I get a Apalachicola fishing license and what are the bag limits in Apalachicola?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Apalachicola, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Apalachicola. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Apalachicola.
Apalachicola Inshore Fishing
The inshore fishing in Apalachicola is second to none with miles of pristine habitat that provide excellent fishing and beautiful scenery. The St. Vincent Island shields St. Vincent Sound and St. George Island protects Apalachiola Bay from weather leaving the water clear and flat which is perfect for sight fishing. With grass flats, oyster beds, deep holes, shallow bays, and so many other environments there are endless spots to find fish. Fishing in Apalachicola is top notch because the fish face less pressure from anglers compared to other areas.
The Apalachicola bay is home to popular gamefish like redfish, speckled trout, black drum, tarpon, tripletail, cobia, pompano, and flounder. The sea trout and drum thrive in the grassy flats and deeper holes of the shallow bay system. While hunting in the bay these fish primarily feeding on a variety of shrimp and baitfish. The peak bite for these popular inshore species comes in the spring and fall when water temperatures are moderate and food is abundant. Tarpon push through the area on the Gulf side near St. George Island from summer into the fall.
Tripletail are one of the most popular species in Apalachicola during the summer months when they migrate into shallow waters. These fish float on their side next to structure which allows anglers to target them by sight fishing. Pompano and cobia are popular along the beaches but can be found almost anywhere.
Apalachicola Bottom Fishing
Located between East Bay and Apalachicola Bay, Apalachicola has direct access to productive nearshore and offshore waters just past St. George Island. Just offshore from St. George Island, reefs and wrecks create ideal habitat for giant fish including kingfish, amberjack, snapper, grouper, and cobia.
The peak bite for amberjack is in the spring and fall while kingfish and cobia dominate the nearshore waters from spring through summer. Various snapper and grouper species inhabit the submerged structures just offshore and can be caught year round but the peak season is usually in the summer.
Things to do in Apalachicola
Apalachicola has plenty of activities for any group with wildlife, water, and history in all directions. Want an adventure? Make the short drive to any of the nearby wildlife areas and you will find natural beauty and wildlife everywhere you look. If staying indoors sounds good after a full day in the sun, head into town and check out the maritime museum which also explains some of the history of the area. If you want to do some sightseeing, jump on a boat and visit Towhead Island which offers great views of the bay and the city. Whatever you’re looking for on your next trip, Apalachicola has something for everyone.
Apalachicola Tides and Weather
To be prepared for your trip check out Apalachicola weather forecast Here, and tides times and charts here..
The smooth waters surrounding Apalachicola are teeming with a variety of fish species thanks to being protected by St. Georges Island. This barrier protects Apalachicola Bay from wind and rough seas and creates an ideal environment for targeting prized fish species in inshore and nearshore waters. With shallows bays, grass flats, and calm water the fishing in Apalachicola is world class.