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Apalachicola Fishing Charters

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Apalachicola: 45 fishing charters available

Captain Doug Chason

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Apalachicola
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trips from $450

Capt JB’s Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (57)
Apalachicola
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trips from $250

Dream On Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (48)
Apalachicola
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trips from $400

Catch The Most Charters

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (61)
Apalachicola
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trips from $450

Adventures Aboard The C-ScouT

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (25)
Apalachicola
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trips from $1,200

Big’Un Charters

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (64)
Apalachicola
trips from $425

Apalachicola's Legacy Charters

Apalachicola
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trips from $450

Hooked Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (23)
Apalachicola
trips from $450

Book Me A Charter

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (8)
Apalachicola
trips from $400

Capt. SGT Peterson's – Apalachicola

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (21)
Apalachicola
trips from $1,425

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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Come on and find the fun for yourself. You won't regret it! Worth every penny!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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...
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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

Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 48 reviews
We had a blast fishing and shelling with Captain Ron! Highly recommend him and his boat!
Heidi  B.
Heidi B. Pingree Grove, IL
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 48 reviews
Man what a day we had with Captain Ron. He took us to some beautiful spots and we were able to find some monsters . Overall we had 30+ fish on a wonderful December trip. I can't wait until the next trip!
Christopher  I.
Christopher I. Norcross, GA
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
Took my son, Mom and Dad on a half day charter with Capt JB. Capt was very friendly and knowledgeable of the surrounding waters. Great conversation (we learned several new historical facts about the area and even discussed building computers and WoW). Would highly recommend Capt JB. Have already passed his name along to several people. and look forward to chartering with him again when we are back down next year.
Chris  R.
Chris R. Marietta, GA
Captain Doug Chason
Captain Doug Chason
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 84 reviews
Amazing trip despite problems with the tide due to the wind and red moon. Captain Doug cares about his clients and making sure their experience is a great one. Highly recommend!
Marcia  M.
Marcia M. Ocala, Florida
Hooked Charters
Hooked Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 23 reviews
Capt Dwayne was Great, unfortunately the weather wasn’t cooperating too well but able to catch a few fish
Rob  C.
Rob C. Cumming, GA
Captain Doug Chason
Captain Doug Chason
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 84 reviews
I don’t think the fishing conditions were ideal but the captain worked hard and took us to several spots so we were able to catch some fish. Enough for a few meals. While we didn’t tie into to anything of size it wasn’t because we didn’t try. I would recommend this captain.
Richard  S.
Richard S. Westfield, IN
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 48 reviews
Captain Ron was very knowledgeable and personable. We had so much fun reeling in the trout and bass. The hunt for the elusive red drum was unsuccessful on this trip, but we had a blast trying. We will definitely book another trip with Ron when we’re back in town.
Wendy  W.
Wendy W. Athens, GA
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
An early morning start helped assure a successful outing with Captain John. His knowledge of the waters, the fish, and the sport enabled all of us to catch plenty of fish. “Best time I ever had fishing” commented one young adult in our group. Definitely would book again with Captain John.
Bob  W.
Bob W. Walden, TN
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 48 reviews
Great trip with a Great Captain……..caught plenty of fish and had a wonderful relaxing trip and many laughs. Will definitely charter with Captain Ron again.
Marty  O.
Marty O. Hamilton, GA
Captain Doug Chason
Captain Doug Chason
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 84 reviews
Good 4 hour fishing trip. Conditions were not the best but captain Doug did his best to move around and find fish. Caught many fish and my first ever redfish and this nice 30+lb black drum. Was a great day on the water and look forward to fishing with captain Doug again
Ronald  L.
Ronald L. Saint George Island, FL
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 48 reviews
Capt. Ron filled our Redfish quota within the first hour. He was always ready to bait the hooks and make sure the lines were always in the water. His friendly personality and fun stories made the fishing trip go by quickly. It also seemed that other charter captains were struggling that day (i.e., we were listening to the radio), but we caught and released a large variety of species. The family is looking forward to possibly booking a red snapper trip next year.
David  D.
David D. Atlanta, GA
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
Great time w Captain John. Took my 12 year old off shore for the first time. Went out about 8 miles and enjoyed watching him struggle pulling in multiple 12lb fish. Got the inshore species as well for a totally different fishing experience.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Roswell, GA
Adventures Aboard The C-ScouT
Adventures Aboard The C-ScouT
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 26 reviews
We had a blast and absolutely loved going out with Brad and Larry. They were wonderful and kept us on fish all day. Highly recommended
Jennifer  G.
Jennifer G. Acworth, GA
Catch The Most Charters
Catch The Most Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 63 reviews
We had a great time with Captain Corey. We were on fish the entire 4 hours. He’s good with kids asking a million questions. Very laid back and down to earth. Only negative is he didn’t clean the fish, however there isn’t a fish cleaning set up at the boat ramp or I believe he would have. Even with having to clean the fish, I would definitely go fishing with him again.
Lee  D.
Lee D. Peachtree Corners, Georgia
Captain Doug Chason
Captain Doug Chason
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 84 reviews
Everyone shows fish…🎣 😊 But we liked these memorable pictures. Enjoyed our trip with Captain Doug!!!
Ken  K.
Ken K. Fruitland Park, Florida
Captain Doug Chason
Captain Doug Chason
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 84 reviews
Doug, worked hard all day, and used multiple methods, to put us on fish. My son and I, would fish with him again.
Tim  C.
Tim C. Lilburn, GA
Captain Doug Chason
Captain Doug Chason
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 84 reviews
Wind was stout but Capt Doug put me on fish. Had a great day talking fishing techniques.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Athens, GA
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 48 reviews
We had a great time, caught mostly Red fish and Trout. Really good experience and look forward to booking with him again soon. Highly recommend!
Athena  G.
Athena G. Dallas, GA
Captain Doug Chason
Captain Doug Chason
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 84 reviews
Despite bad weather conditions, Captain Doug put us in position to catch fish and have an enjoyable trip. A great Captain for experienced fishermen.
William  Y.
William Y. Memphis, TN
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 48 reviews
The trip with Captain Ron was amazing. There was concern because we just had a tropical storm 2 days earlier and Captain Ron didn’t waste any time getting us in fish. We had a group of 6 and Captain Ron made it a blast for all of us. No one left the boat without a keeper or many more. Look no further than Captain Ron for your next time out fishing. You will not regret it! Our family and 2 family friends cannot thank Ron enough for the morning we had!
Paul  L.
Paul L. Bristol, Florida

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Apalachicola

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Apalachicola costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $477, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $917. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Apalachicola is 24 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Captain Doug Chason, Capt JB’s Charters, and Dream On Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Apalachicola, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Apalachicola.

Captain Doug Chason, Capt JB’s Charters, and Dream On Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Apalachicola.

The best way to experience fishing in Apalachicola is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Apalachicola, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Grouper (Gag), and Amberjack. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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! Check availability for local fishing charters in Apalachicola.

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