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Apalachicola Fishing Seasons
Early in the year, your luck is best in the backwaters and creeks, where Redfish and Speckled Trout are escaping the cold waters of the bay. Bring the little ones and teach them the ways of the water!
With temperatures ranging anywhere from 45-65°F, you can expect to have the most success while fishing inshore for Sheepshead or casting lines in the river for Redfish and Trout – there's plenty to keep you warm!
Spring marks the arrival of many migratory species, with early Spanish Mackerel and Pompano arriving first. Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder fill the bay, so there's something for everyone.
Fish the bay for Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Flounder. Meanwhile the first of this year’s Cobia arrives nearshore. King Mackerel and Jack Crevalle aren’t far behind, as the fishing offshore heats up.
The warm weather means that it's a great time to start exploring the waters beyond the bay. Fish the nearshore reefs for Snapper and Grouper or scan the flats for Redfish, Flounder, and much more.
Come June, it’s all about Tarpon, Tarpon, Tarpon! Local bays will be swarming with the Silver King. Plenty of other bruisers are biting too, including a variety of Sharks and big game fish offshore.
Redfish and Speckled Trout hit their low season in July, but there’s still plenty of fish to keep you occupied. Fish for Mackerel, Tripletail and Sharks nearshore, or head to the deep in seach of Mahi and more.
No matter where you drop your line, chances are you’ll hook into a hard-fighting catch. Tripletail, Sharks, and Tarpon are all fair game. Offshore you’ll find Triggerfish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and big game creatures.
The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of great fishing here in Apalachicola! Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Jack Crevalle are still at their peak and your chances of landing almost any other species are very good, too.
Redfish and Speckled Trout are back to steal the spotlight inshore. Catch yourself a Flounder and make it a slam! Nearshore, the reefs are teeming with delicious fish, and Red Snapper can be caught on weekends!
November sees large numbers of tourists flocking to Apalachicola for The Florida Seafood Festival, an annual 2-day event dedicated to this great fishery and local seafood. Come and join the party while also fishing for fun!
Some local fishing charters may shut down at this time of year, but you’ll still be able to fish for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Bass in the river. Temperatures range from 45-65°F, so be sure to bring extra layers.