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trip description for Silver Kings Adventure in Eastpoint

Link up with Captain TJ as he follows the Tarpon Migration in his home waters of the Big Bend. Captain TJ spends the vast majority of his time out on these waters and knows the area like the back of his hand. He is very comfortable fishing from as far east as St. Marks all the way west to St. George Island and East Point and Apalachicola. Targeting Tarpon on Florida's Big Bend up to the Forgotten coast provides a very unique opportunity to catch these freakishly overgrown Minnows. As the Tarpon migrate up past Cedar Key, they meet a stretch of low pressure water. Since Florida's big bend is so scarcely populated these fish go untouched for ~100 miles. This takes fish that have seen a lot of flies, lures, and pressure along SW Florida's popular waters and makes them much more naive and willing to eat your fly! Throughout the year, Captain TJ travels, as the fish do, to stay on top of the best opportunities for his anglers. Based upon date and time of your charter, and your flexibility, you can work together to get the best opportunity to find fish, bend a rod and tighten the lines. All his trips provide inshore fly fishing and light tackle opportunities from Sight Fishing, to Top-Water action, to Artificials, aboard a no nonsense flats skiff. He chose the Hell’s Bay Professional for its layout, fishibility, and shallow draft. Powered by a 90 HP Yamaha, his 17.8 foot skiff affords anglers a stable, spacious deck to fish from, while being silent on the pole, and skinny. Incredibly skinny. He loves chasing fish into water they drag their bellies its so skinny! Captain TJ will break out the big guns for the Silver King and will provide his Thomas & Thomas 11wt Fly Rod. But if you have your own secret weapon your more than welcome to bring your own gear as well! Captain TJ uses Hatch Premium Fly Reels. These reels have the backing capacity and the drag capability to stop the meanest monsters you can get into. Flylines range from 6wt floating lines, to 12wt intermediate lines, depending on the situation and species you're targeting. Captain TJ prefers Scientific Angler Amplitude Saltwater lines, and has outfitted his arsenal accordingly. Captain TJ uses his own supply of hand tied flies, and these are available for use on board. If you are a fly tyer and have a pattern you have tied and want to fish, bring it and ya'll will put it to the test! Captain TJ's flies are also available for purchase. A must for all sight fishing adventures, Captain TJ thinks it essential that you bring Polarized Sunglasses, your lucky fishing hat, and some sunscreen. He also recommends you bring your camera (to record your adventure. He will also be taking photos which will be text or emailed to you), a light weight jacket/rain gear (it's Florida, you never know), and a Lunch/Snacks/Drinks. Read More

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trip description for Tripletail Fishing in Apalachicola in Eastpoint

Looking for an exciting and unique fishing adventure? Captain Chris invites you to join him on a 6-hour Tripletail fishing trip in Apalachicola, Florida! With room for up to four guests, you'll have an unforgettable time targeting one of the most prized game fish in the area. The adventure involves cruising the waters of Apalachicola Bay, looking for floating debris where Tripletail like to hide, then casting live bait or lures to entice them to bite. It's an exciting and challenging way to fish, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch a trophy-sized fish. On board Captain Chris's 25' Pathfinder center console, you'll have an experienced guide to show you the best spots to find Tripletail and provide all the necessary equipment, including live bait and lures. And once you catch your limit, Captain Chris can clean your fish for you. This fishing adventure is perfect for families or groups of friends looking for a unique and thrilling way to spend the day. So, pack your sunscreen and get ready to catch some Tripletail with Captain Chris! Book your trip today for an unforgettable experience on the waters of Apalachicola, Florida. Read More

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trip description for Offshore Sportfishing Adventure in Port St. Joe

Once you've taken an offshore trip with Captain Taft, you'll be addicted to deep sea fishing! The waters around Port St. Joe & Cape San Blas are some of the most fertile and finest fishing grounds on the Gulf, and are home to a variety of hard-fighting and delicious reef and pelagic species. These trips will usually target Snapper species, Cobia King Mackerel and grouper. Red Snapper season generally runs June 1st - July 31st. These dates are not set in stone and can vary from year to year, but Captain Taft's boat is Federally Permitted which allows him to not only venture offshore beyond the state water mark (+9mi from shore) but also to catch fish at certain times when the recreational season is closed. Captain Taft is the owner/operator of his charter business so you will always fish with him out of his 2016 25’ Sportsman Platinum Masters 247 center console boat. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha motor, it can accommodate 4 to 5 anglers (depending on size and type of trip requested). It comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, wireless trolling motor, live bait tank, and ice box. All charters include fishing equipment, lures and live bait, ice and fishing licenses. All you need to bring are your drinks and snacks. Read More

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trip description for Inshore Fishing in Apalachicola in Eastpoint

Are you ready for an amazing fishing adventure in Apalachee Bay, Florida? Look no further than a trip with Captain Chris, on board his 23' Blackjack center console! You'll have the opportunity to target a wide variety of fish species throughout the year. Speckled and White Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found in the waters of Apalachee Bay year-round. From April to November, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, and sharks are abundant, providing plenty of action and excitement. If you're looking for a real challenge and the chance to catch a trophy-sized fish, then book your trip for June, July, or August. During these months, the waters of Apalachee Bay are teeming with Tripletail, and you'll have the best chance to reel in one of these elusive and tasty fish. Don't worry if you're new to fishing or don't have your own gear - Captain Chris will provide all the necessary equipment for your trip, including rods, reels, and bait. He'll also show you the best spots to find the fish and share his expert tips and techniques to help you catch more fish. Whether you're an experienced angler or just looking for a fun day out on the water with friends or family, a fishing trip with Captain Chris is the perfect choice. So book your trip today and get ready for an unforgettable experience on the beautiful waters of Apalachee Bay, Florida! Read More

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trip description for Inshore Redfish Whacker in Port St. Joe

Hop on board with Captain Wilkin and prepare for an action-packed day fishing St. Josephs bay or further out on the Gulf Coasts near shore waters. On this 4, 6 and 8 hour fishing excursions, Captain Wilken will cruise you out into the St. Josephs Bay where you'll be targeting picturesque Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. All you'll need to get one of these fish on your line is some light tackle and artificial lures or live bait. Whichever fish you want to catch, Captain Wilkin will make sure you get the best setup, take you to his best spots, and give you some helpful pointers! Whether permitting, Captain Wilkin is also willing to push it a little further offshore to chase Tripletail. These trips are especially productive in the Summer months. If conditions are right, Captain Wilkin will recommend these kinds of trips when you meet up with him at the dock! On this trip you'll be aboard a 24’ Shallow Sport bay boat with a capacity for 6 people. A 225 HP Yamaha engine will get you exactly where the fish are biting in the bay! This do-it-all vessel is complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Wilkin will happily clean any keepers for no extra charge! Captain Wilkin will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is any food and drinks you might want out on the water. Read More

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trip description for Port St. Joe Inshore Red-Bender in Port St. Joe

Captain Carl runs a charter that offers anglers of all skill levels a professional guide and charter fishing experience. He runs most of his charters out of Indian Pass Marine which is basically in Port St. Joe, but a quick drive from Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, and East Bay along the Florida Panhandle. Here you can fish for Speckled Sea Trout, Red Fish, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Pompano, Triple Tail, and many more species. To maximize your enjoyment of our charter fishing trip, you should pack drinks, lunch, polarized sunglasses, high SPF sunscreen, and your camera. In addition to knowing where the fish are biting, Captain Carl provides the boat, rods, reels, tackle, ice, cooler, and licensing. He will also clean your catch for you at the end of the day. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Apalachicola

What are the best fishing charters in Apalachicola?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Apalachicola with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 trips in Apalachicola, and the most popular trips in the area are Bottom Fishing and Trolling guided by Greg, Freshwater Fishing Apalachicola guided by Greg, and Pristine Inshore guided by Greg.

Our guides in Apalachicola are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3246 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Apalachicola? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Apalachicola.

What types of fishing charters are common in Apalachicola?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Apalachicola as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Apalachicola are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. kingfish, 4. tarpon, and 5. flounder.

The most common fishing techniques in Apalachicola are live bait fishing, light tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but cut bait fishing and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do Apalachicola fishing charters cost?

Prices in Apalachicola can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,260, but the average price for a half day trip in Apalachicola is $615. The average price for a full day trip in Apalachicola is $949.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Apalachicola?

The most popular season for fishing in Apalachicola is summer, and most anglers book their trips 32 days in advance.

Do I need 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 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.

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 Deep Sea 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.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Apalachicola

The most common types of fishing charters in Apalachicola, Florida are inshore and offshore fishing charters. Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to catch redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing charters are for those who want to catch bigger fish like grouper, snapper, and amberjack.

Apalachicola fishing charters usually visit landmarks like the St. George Island State Park and the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. These landmarks are known for their abundant marine life, making them perfect for fishing.

If you're looking for a more unique experience, you can also try fly fishing or kayak fishing charters. These charters will take you to the shallow waters of the Apalachicola Bay, where you can catch tarpon, redfish, and speckled trout.

No matter what type of fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have a great time in Apalachicola. So grab your fishing gear and get ready for an adventure!

The Best Places To Fish In Apalachicola

Apalachicola, Florida is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its diverse waterways and abundant marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Apalachicola:

1. Apalachicola Bay - This large estuary is home to a variety of fish species, including redfish, trout, and flounder. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the bay's many channels and flats.

2. St. George Island State Park - This barrier island offers miles of pristine beaches and excellent surf fishing opportunities. Anglers can catch a variety of species, including pompano, whiting, and bluefish.

3. Indian Pass - This narrow channel between St. Vincent Island and the mainland is a popular spot for both inshore and offshore fishing. Fishing charters are available for those who want to target larger species like tarpon and shark.

4. East Bay - This shallow bay is a prime spot for catching redfish and speckled trout. Anglers can fish from shore or hire a fishing charter to explore the bay's many channels and grass flats.

5. Crooked River State Park - This park offers access to the Crooked River, which is home to a variety of fish species, including bass, bream, and catfish. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river's many twists and turns.

Other Things To Do In Apalachicola

While Apalachicola fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming Florida city. Take a stroll through the historic downtown area and visit the John Gorrie Museum State Park to learn about the city's history. For nature lovers, the Apalachicola National Forest offers hiking trails and scenic views. If you're looking for a unique experience, take a tour of the Apalachicola River with the Apalachicola River Cruises. And of course, no trip to Apalachicola is complete without indulging in some delicious seafood at one of the many local restaurants.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip!

    Jayden H. with Greg K. of Apalachicola, Florida

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    Met Captain Greg at 7am and had a good trip. He is native to the area and knows the water well. We decided to concentrate on white trout and caught about 50. He was very courteous and professional and I enjoyed fishing with him.

    Howard P. with Greg K. of Apalachicola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fun trip I hope to book with Brice again

    Glen K. with Chris W. of Eastpoint, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Greg was awesome !!! We had a great time !!

    Clint B. with Greg K. of Apalachicola, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    EXCELLENT OUTING. BOOKING WAS SIMPLE. THE PRICE WAS VERY REASONABLE. HAD A GREAT TIME FISHING. CAPTAIN CARL KNEW EXACTLY WHERE TO GO AND WHERE TO FIND OUR CATCH. BEST 4 HOURS IVE SPENT FISHING IN DECADES. CAPTAIN CARL IS THE BEST. WILL NEVER BOOK ANOTHER FISHING TRIP AGAIN WITHOUT CARL BEING OUR CAPTAIN. THANKS CAPTAIN CARL FEOM ME, MY SON IN LAW, AND TWO GRANDSONS. YOU”RE THE BEST

    Richard C. with Carl S. of Port St. Joe, Florida

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