Apalachicola

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Apalachicola Fishing Charters

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Apalachicola: 66 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Apalachicola

According to customer reviews, Coast Runner Outfitters, Caught Up Charters, and Williamson Outfitters – Capt. Brice are some of the most popular fishing charters in Apalachicola, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Apalachicola.

The average price for a private 4 hour Apalachicola fishing trip is $509, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $995 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Coast Runner Outfitters, Caught Up Charters, and Williamson Outfitters – Capt. Brice all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Apalachicola.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Black Drum, and Tripletail. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The small town of Apalachicola revolves around the water. From the maritime museum to the numerous seafood restaurants and bustling marinas, there’s no getting away from it. And why would you want to? Hop aboard an Apalachicola fishing charter and discover Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” in style. 
 
You can engage in both freshwater and saltwater fishing in Apalachicola. The town’s namesake river, along with the St. Marks and East Rivers pour into the Gulf just a stone’s throw away. Bass is the name of the game in the rivers, with Largemouth and Hybrid Striped Bass offering plenty of action.
 
Some saltwater fish make their way up the river when the conditions are right, but the Apalachicola Bay is where you’ll find the most fish. Redfish and Spotted Seatrout are ubiquitous here, with Flounder, Sheepshead, and Black Drum also on offer. 
 
Mackerel, Pompano, Cobia, and Jack Crevalle sometimes linger near the inlet, giving you the temptation to head offshore. Beyond St. George Island, you’ll find reefs full of Snappers, Amberjack, Groupers, and bigger Cobia and Kingfish to keep you on your toes. Head even further out and monster Sharks, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna could be biting!
 
Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome to indulge in the Apalachicola fishing scene. Spend as little as a couple of hours on the shallow waters inshore, all the way up to 10+ hours in the deep waters offshore, and live out your fishing fantasies. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Fishing aboard a saltwater charter in Apalachicola will mean that you don’t need to get a license. However, if you’re going out with a river guide, you’ll need to get a Florida freshwater fishing license. Wherever you head, your professional captain will make sure you stick to the latest size and bag limits. 
Apalachicola
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January

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!

February

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!

March

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. 

April

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.

May

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.

June

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.

July

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. 

August

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.

September

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.

October

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

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!

December

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. 

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Pay attention to the weather, and keep in touch with your Captain until your trip. You will be satisfied.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay attention to the weather, and keep in touch with your Captain until your trip. You will be satisfied.
Chris  G.
Chris G.
Be prepared to be hot unless you fish early or late. And the weather can change quickly.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared to be hot unless you fish early or late. And the weather can change quickly.
Andy  R.
Andy R. Tull, AR
If you're prepared for sun and heat, you'll be fine, as the fish are still there and active.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're prepared for sun and heat, you'll be fine, as the fish are still there and active.
William  F.
William F. Atlanta, GA
Give Tideline Charters a call! Wayne Cook was great. Early morning fishing when the weather is clear and the water calm is your best bet. Or right after a rain!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Give Tideline Charters a call! Wayne Cook was great. Early morning fishing when the weather is clear and the water calm is your best bet. Or right after a rain!
Angela  T.
Angela T. Franklin, TN
Book an inshore trip with someone like captain Ron or try light tackle woth shrimp or sand fleas along the beach shoreline.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book an inshore trip with someone like captain Ron or try light tackle woth shrimp or sand fleas along the beach shoreline.
Charles  S.
Charles S. Blountstown, Florida
Such a special place to fish. Amazing variety of waterways leads to a lot of opportunities.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Such a special place to fish. Amazing variety of waterways leads to a lot of opportunities.
Matt  E.
Matt E. Atlanta, Georgia
Marcus is a fantastic captain. He knows where the fish are going to be and we caught an incredible variety of species. It was a fun, relaxing and productive fishing experience just as we had hoped. We laughed at how many different types of fish we were catching. It was quite surprising.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Marcus is a fantastic captain. He knows where the fish are going to be and we caught an incredible variety of species. It was a fun, relaxing and productive fishing experience just as we had hoped. We laughed at how many different types of fish we were catching. It was quite surprising.
Chad  A.
Chad A. Champlin, MN
Be prepared for quick weather changes and a wide variety of fish species biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for quick weather changes and a wide variety of fish species biting
RussHi  C.  K.
RussHi C. K. Isanti, MN
Come on and find the fun for yourself. You won't regret it! Worth every penny!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come on and find the fun for yourself. You won't regret it! Worth every penny!
Nancy  S.
Nancy S. Newnan, GA
Check the weather forecast, you may need to layer your clothing...Don't forget your sunscreen and a hat...Bring one cooler for the boat with snacks and drinks...Make sure you remember one cooler in your vehicle for your catch of the day...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather forecast, you may need to layer your clothing...Don't forget your sunscreen and a hat...Bring one cooler for the boat with snacks and drinks...Make sure you remember one cooler in your vehicle for your catch of the day...
Joseph(  H.  H.
Joseph( H. H. Lady Lake, Florida
Fishing is excellent, but weather is unpredictable. So bring your raincoat along with your fishing pole.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is excellent, but weather is unpredictable. So bring your raincoat along with your fishing pole.
Gary  D.
Gary D. Blountstown, Florida
Fish the beach in the state park.Use fresh shrimp on bottom.Also fish the old bridge on island side,shrimp and cut bait on bottom hang on!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish the beach in the state park.Use fresh shrimp on bottom.Also fish the old bridge on island side,shrimp and cut bait on bottom hang on!!!
Leslie  K.
Leslie K. Evensville, Tennessee

Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Captain JB was great. Very knowledgeable local guy. Two adults, and 3 kids went. It was windy, but he still knew where to go to catch fish. He took us to an oyster bed and we crushed white trout. Filled a bucket up. I would definitely use his services again.
Chris  G.
Chris G.
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
We took 5 16 & 17 year old boys and caught good number of keepers. Captain Ron was fantastic, and made sure everyone had fun.
Gary  D.
Gary D.
Caught Up Charters
Caught Up Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Capt Andrew took us straight to the fish! So many bites. So little time. We had a blast and will be back in November!! Booking again with Capt Andrew.
Johnathan  A.
Johnathan A. Good Hope, GA
Coast Runner Outfitters
Coast Runner Outfitters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Captain Steve rocked it out on my son's 15th birthday fishing trip. We all had a great time and Thank You again Captain Steve for giving us a memorable trip!!
John  W.
John W. Moultrie, GA
Hooked Charters
Hooked Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Dwayne was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time, can not recommend him enough. Thank you
Kim  K.
Kim K. Tallahassee, FL
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Capt. Ron had a plan and was great to be around. Kept 3 kids and 2 adults engaged and no shortage of fish. Highly recommend and I will be a returning customer!
Mike  G.
Mike G. Holly Springs, GA
Caught Up Charters
Caught Up Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
We had a blast fishing with captain Andrew. He brought us out worked to try to get live bait and then put us on some fish right away. We caught over 50 trout. Highly recommend reaching out to him for your next charter.
Jace  W.
Jace W. Mansfield, GA
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(102 reviews)
Simply a perfect experience with a lot of local Insights and information. Nice chat, Views and the afternoon tour is recommended to those who wish to get impressed (almost stunned) by a wonderful apalachian (?) sunset! No fish today, but hold on: we'll come back!
Michael  H.
Michael H. Orlando, Florida
Williamson Outfitters – Capt. Brice
Williamson Outfitters – Capt. Brice
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Had a great time, the Captain put us on some amazing Triple Tails as advertised. I would recommend the Triple Tail excursion. We even got a little river tour that was very nice.
Paul  W.
Paul W. Tunnel Hill, GA
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Capt was fantastic. We filled the boat! Capt also knew so much about the history of the region and was able to relay so much cool information to us. 10/10 would recommend
Andrew  M.
Andrew M. Columbiana, AL
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
We had a great 4 hour morning trip into the bay and the flats. Captain John was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Overall this was one of the best chartered experiences I have ever had and we will definitely be booking with him again in the future!
Michael  C.
Michael C. Dawsonville, GA
Williamson Outfitters – Capt. Brice
Williamson Outfitters – Capt. Brice
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Had a blast fishing with Brice even when the triple tail pulled our friend overboard!! Highly recommend!!!
Stephen  H.
Stephen H. Cartersville, GA
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(111 reviews)
This was a blast. Captain Ronald was very enjoyable to talk to and put us on plenty of fish. I would highly recommend.
Bruce  B.
Bruce B. Alabaster, AL
Coast Runner Outfitters
Coast Runner Outfitters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Great trip with capt Donny. Bite was tough and weather didn’t cooperate until half way through the day but capt stayed with it trying to put us on fish and make every opportunity count. Will be making trip again soon.
Davis  A.
Davis A. Bloomfield, IN
Coast Runner Outfitters
Coast Runner Outfitters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Phenomenal. So impressed we booked a second fish with Cap. Donny two days later. He is LEGEND!!!
Benjamin  H.
Benjamin H. Ocala, FL
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
We had a great time and Ron made sure we caught fish. Ron was attentive to every detail and is a great captain. When we come to St George Island again we will book a trip with Captain Ron!
Drew  B.
Drew B. Ostrander, OH
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(102 reviews)
We had a good time. The weather was not on our side. We had the trip scheduled for the 9th, but pushed it to the 11th because of the weather. Fish were biting, but with the front moving in they slowed down. Captain was very knowledgeable and helped us along the way. Being a former hunting guide, I know how it goes. Feast or famine. All in all a good trip.
Andy  R.
Andy R. Tull, AR
Caught Up Charters
Caught Up Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Will definitely book every time in in the area, great guy with loads of fishing knowledge.
Tyler  F.
Tyler F. Okeana, OH
Big’Un Charters
Big’Un Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Very good
4.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
The overall fishing trip was good. The weather did not cooperate but all and all it was good. Caught a lot of fish. The Captain was knowledgeable of the bay and very attentive.
Bruce  E.
Bruce E. Enterprise, AL
Caught Up Charters
Caught Up Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
We had a great morning fishing with the family! We met at the old school, Bay City Lodge and left out on time. Beautiful scenery on the way to fishing. Caught around 40 keepers for the fryer! Highly enjoyed Andrew as our captain, he's very funny and has a few dad jokes to keep spirits up. Will go back!
Jeremiah  J.
Jeremiah J. Marble, NC

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