Fishing at St. George Island


St. George Island offers beachgoers the natural resources to experience fishing while also providing excellent facilities for the novice and seasoned fishermen. Apalachicola Bay is abundant in fresh and salt water fish. You can get on a kayak or canoe and paddle your way to the river or bay for a generous catch of flounders, redfish and sea trouts. Another option is to rent a charter boat which usually includes the services of a professional guide and other paraphernalia such as fishing licenses, rods, bait and tackle. Just remember to bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks and camera.  

sgi fishingAlthough fishing is a year-round activity, spring through fall seasons yield the most excellent results. Fish migrate during spring and May is the best month for saltwater fishing in the gulf. You can find many species such as cobia, black drum, pompano, redfish and trout among others. Tarpon fishing in the bay is popular during summer but is usually for catch-and-release because of the need for a special permit to kill it. Snappers, amberjacks and groupers are plentiful during this time. In the fall season, expect local flats, redfish and flounder. 

For added convenience, there are SGI vacation homes with docks that you can rent during your vacation so whenever you feel like fishing, just untie your kayak, canoe or boat and head to the bay. Don’t leave St. George Island without experiencing this thrilling pastime!