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Fishing in Port St. Joe

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Port St. Joe

Big Trout Fishing PSJ 18' Skiff

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Fishing in Port St. Joe

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Port St. Joe

Scallop Hunt - 25' Sportsman

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Fishing in Eastpoint

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Eastpoint

Silver Kings Adventure

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Fishing in Port St. Joe
Fishing in Port St. Joe
Fishing in Port St. Joe
trip description for Scallop Hunt - 25' Sportsman in Port St. Joe

Join Captain Taft on a Scallop-hunting trip in beautiful Port St. Joe, Florida! You'll be cruising aboard a 25' Sportsman center console, which is equipped with all the necessary gear and equipment for a comfortable Scallop trip. As you leave the marina and head out into the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, you'll be treated to stunning views of the coastline and the abundant marine life. Captain Taft will take you to the best spots for Scallops, and will provide expert instruction and guidance throughout the trip. You'll be amazed at the abundance of scallops in the area, and will have the chance to fill your bag with these delicious treats! Once you arrive at your destination, you'll don your water shoes and snorkel, and grab your net! Once you gather a bunch of Scallops, you can return to the dock to start cleaning them. These delicious shellfish are known for their sweet, tender meat, and are a favorite delicacy in Port St. Joe. Don't miss this exciting scallop hunting trip in Port St. Joe, Florida! Book your adventure today and get ready to hunt for delicious scallops. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Port St. Joe

Scallop Hunt - 25' Sportsman

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Fishing in Port St. Joe
Fishing in Port St. Joe
Fishing in Port St. Joe
trip description for Big Trout Fishing PSJ 18' Skiff in Port St. Joe

Hop on board with Captain Harry and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the Florida coast! The inshore waters of Panama City Beach are perfect for catching some picture-worthy fish without going too far from the dock! On this 4-hour trip, Captain Harry will take you to some of the Panama City bays and estuaries where you'll be fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout. All you need to use for these fish is classic light tackle and live bait. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Captain Harry will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! On the day of your trip, you'll be fishing aboard Captain Harry's 18' Maverick. This skiff is best fished with 2 ppl, but 3 can be managed. This boat is ideal for exploring shallow water and stalking tailing reds up onto the flats! While "catch & release" is encouraged, Captain Harry will clean and package any fish you choose to keep! Captain Harry will provide all rods, reels, and tackle as well as ice, water, bait and fishing licenses. All you need to pack are any extra food or drinks you might need. He asks that you kindly do not bring any spray sunscreen on board. Book your trip today and get ready to catch some fish! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Port St. Joe

Big Trout Fishing PSJ 18' Skiff

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Fishing in Eastpoint
Fishing in Eastpoint
Fishing in Eastpoint
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

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Eastpoint

Silver Kings Adventure

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Saint Joseph Bay

What are the best fishing charters in Saint Joseph Bay?

The best fishing charters in Saint Joseph Bay are:

Why should I book a fishing charter in Saint Joseph Bay with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 trips in Saint Joseph Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Big Trout Fishing PSJ 18' Skiff guided by Harry, Scallop Hunt - 25' Sportsman guided by Taft, and Silver Kings Adventure guided by TJ.

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 Saint Joseph Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Saint Joseph Bay.

What types of fishing charters are common in Saint Joseph Bay?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Saint Joseph Bay as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Saint Joseph Bay are: 1. tarpon, 2. redfish, 3. speckled trout, and 4. scallop.

The most common fishing techniques in Saint Joseph Bay are sight casting, fly fishing, and artificial lure fishing but drift fishing and light tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Saint Joseph Bay fishing charters cost?

in Saint Joseph Bay prices can range anywhere from about $560 to $843, but the average price for a half day trip in Saint Joseph Bay is $578. The average price for a full day trip in Saint Joseph Bay is $783.

What month is best for fishing in Saint Joseph Bay?

The most popular season for fishing in Saint Joseph Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a Saint Joseph Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Saint Joseph Bay?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Saint Joseph Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Saint Joseph Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Saint Joseph Bay.

What is fishing in Saint Joseph Bay about?

Fishing in Saint Joseph Bay, nestled along Florida's Gulf Coast, offers anglers a serene and rewarding experience amidst the natural beauty of the region. Characterized by its pristine waters, shallow flats, and lush seagrass beds, Saint Joseph Bay provides an ideal habitat for a variety of fish species. Whether you're casting your line from the shore, exploring the bay's winding channels and creeks, or venturing out into the open waters, Saint Joseph Bay promises an exciting adventure for anglers of all levels.

One of the highlights of fishing in Saint Joseph Bay is the opportunity to target prized game fish such as speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. These species are abundant in the bay's shallow flats and channels, offering anglers ample opportunities to hook into trophy-sized catches. Whether you prefer using artificial lures, live bait, or fly fishing techniques, the bay's diverse ecosystem and rich marine life provide something for every angler's preference and skill level.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, fishing in Saint Joseph Bay offers a tranquil escape into nature, with its calm waters, picturesque shoreline, and abundant wildlife. As you navigate the bay's pristine waters, you may encounter a variety of coastal birds, dolphins, and other marine life, adding to the allure of the fishing experience. Whether you're casting a line at sunrise, enjoying a leisurely day on the water with family and friends, or simply soaking in the sights and sounds of this unique coastal environment, fishing in Saint Joseph Bay is an immersive and unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Florida's Gulf Coast charm.

What are the most popular months to fish in Saint Joseph Bay?

Fishing seasons in Saint Joseph Bay follow the natural rhythms of the Gulf Coast environment, offering anglers a diverse range of opportunities throughout the year. Spring marks the onset of prime fishing conditions in the bay, as the waters begin to warm up and fish become more active. Anglers eagerly anticipate the arrival of migratory species such as speckled trout, redfish, and flounder, which move into the bay in search of food and ideal spawning grounds. With the bay teeming with activity, spring offers excellent opportunities for anglers to reel in a variety of prized catches.

As summer progresses, fishing in Saint Joseph Bay reaches its peak, with anglers enjoying abundant catches and favorable weather conditions. The bay becomes a bustling hub of activity as anglers flock to its waters in search of trophy-sized fish and memorable fishing experiences. Whether targeting speckled trout along the shallow flats, casting for redfish in the marshes, or bottom fishing for flounder near oyster beds, summer offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels.

As the temperatures begin to cool and fall approaches, fishing in Saint Joseph Bay enters a transitional period characterized by changing fish behavior and shifting habitats. While some species, like speckled trout and redfish, remain active throughout the fall, others begin to migrate out of the bay in search of warmer waters. Despite the changing conditions, fall fishing in Saint Joseph Bay continues to offer exciting opportunities for anglers to reel in a variety of species against the backdrop of the bay's stunning autumn scenery.

What types of fishing are popular in Saint Joseph Bay?

In Saint Joseph Bay, anglers have a plethora of fishing techniques to choose from, each offering its own unique experience and challenges. Shore fishing is a popular option, allowing anglers to cast their lines from the bay's scenic shoreline, piers, and docks. From targeting speckled trout and redfish along the mangrove-lined shorelines to bottom fishing for flounder and sheepshead near rocky outcrops, shore fishing in Saint Joseph Bay provides a convenient and accessible way for anglers to enjoy the bay's abundant marine life while taking in the breathtaking views of the Gulf Coast.

Boat fishing is another favored method in Saint Joseph Bay, offering anglers the opportunity to explore a wider range of fishing grounds and target a variety of species. Whether trolling along the bay's channels for trophy-sized redfish or drifting over productive flats for speckled trout and flounder, boat fishing allows anglers to adapt their tactics to changing conditions and maximize their chances of success. With its expansive waters and diverse habitats, Saint Joseph Bay provides endless opportunities for anglers to discover new fishing hotspots and experience the thrill of reeling in their next big catch.

For those seeking a more immersive and hands-on fishing experience, kayak fishing in Saint Joseph Bay offers a unique way to connect with nature while pursuing their passion for angling. Paddling silently through the bay's tranquil waters, kayak anglers can access shallow flats, secluded coves, and marshy shorelines that are inaccessible to larger boats. Whether targeting redfish in the shallows or exploring hidden fishing spots off the beaten path, kayak fishing in Saint Joseph Bay provides a thrilling adventure for anglers of all skill levels, against the backdrop of the bay's stunning coastal scenery.

What species are popular in Saint Joseph Bay?

Saint Joseph Bay offers anglers a diverse array of fish species to target throughout the year, making it a haven for fishing enthusiasts of all levels. Among the most sought-after catches in these waters are speckled trout, known for their vibrant markings and spirited fights. These prized game fish frequent the bay's shallow flats and channels, providing anglers with thrilling opportunities to hook into trophy-sized specimens, particularly during the cooler months when they are most active.

Redfish, also known as red drum, are another popular species found in Saint Joseph Bay. These hard-fighting fish are abundant in the bay's marshes and grass flats, where they can be targeted using a variety of techniques such as sight-fishing, casting lures, or bottom fishing with live bait. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, the challenge of hooking into a powerful redfish against the backdrop of Saint Joseph Bay's scenic beauty is an experience that's sure to leave a lasting impression.

In addition to speckled trout and redfish, Saint Joseph Bay offers opportunities to target a variety of other prized game fish, including flounder, sheepshead, and Spanish mackerel. Whether fishing from shore, boat, or kayak, anglers can test their skills against these challenging species while enjoying the serene beauty of the bay's shoreline and coastal marshes. With its diverse ecosystem and abundance of marine life, Saint Joseph Bay promises an unforgettable fishing experience for anglers of all ages and interests.

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