Port St. Joe

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Port St. Joe Fishing Charters

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Port St. Joe: 173 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Port St. Joe, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Port St. Joe

The average price for a private 4 hour Port St. Joe fishing trip is $548, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,123 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Port St. Joe that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Port St. Joe provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Port St. Joe are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $491
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $964
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $986

When you step aboard a Port St. Joe fishing charter, you’ll immediately see why this place earned the nickname “small town, big heart.” Get ready to come on as a customer, but leave as a friend, as your welcoming captain regales you with tales of the waters, and fulfills all your fishing dreams. 
 
The St. Joe Bay holds all of the inshore riches one could wish for in Florida’s Panhandle. These calm waters are home to Redfish and Spotted Seatrout, with Tripletail, Flounder, Sheepshead, and even Tarpon making yearly appearances. You can get your fill of delicious Scallops here, while Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish can be found around the mouth of the Gulf County Canal. 
 
Speaking of the canal, there’s plenty of freshwater species to target here. Catfish, Bass, and Bream are in abundance further up the freshwater streams, and even in the lakes just a short drive away from Port St. Joe. 
 
Despite all this, the Gulf of Mexico is also tempting anglers just beyond the barrier peninsula. Take a charter from this spit of land, and you could be on some productive reefs within minutes. There are hundreds of underwater structures just a stone’s throw from shore, allowing you to target Snappers, Amberjack, Kingfish, Cobia, and much more within sight of land. 
 
You’ll also have the chance to go offshore, but these charters will require at least 10 hours on the water. For all other trips, you can spend anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day getting your fix of fishing. 
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing aboard a Port St. Joe saltwater fishing charter, then your fishing license will be covered. Head out with a freshwater guide, however, and you’ll need to get your own. Whichever you choose, your professional companion will make sure you’re fishing within the law. 
Port St. Joe
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25578 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
January is all about backwater fishing in Port St. Joe. With colder water temperatures in the bay, look for Redfish and Trout in the Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf County Canal. Live bait is the way to go in this weather.
February

Winter fishing continues, with the best results coming from fishing deep in the backcountry waters. In the bay, Sheepshead are usually biting in good numbers. But watch out: these tasty fish are renowned for stealing bait!

March

The waters and the fishing gradually start to warm up, just in time for Spring Break. Guides come back onto the water after a winter of hunting, and the bay starts to fill up with people on cruises and fishing charters. 

April

The fishing gets better and better in Port St. Joe in the springtime. Redfish come out into the bay and are joined by big "Gator" Trout. Joining them come Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and Sharks.

May

May could be one of the best times to fish these waters. The flats of the bay come alive with Redfish and Trout making for fun fishing, not to mention the incredible nearshore action along the reefs.

June

The impressive action on the flats continues, with Inshore Slams becoming common on charter trips. Tripletail is also being caught in good numbers. Meanwhile, Bull, Nurse, and Blacktip Sharks peruse the waterways. 

July

As the waters warm, the Redfish and Trout action can quiet down a little on the flats. But with big Tarpon, Sharks, Jacks, Tripletail, and Spanish Mackerel all being caught nearshore, there are plenty of reasons to dip a line.

August

Summer fishing is all about variety in these parts.While inshore fishing is as good as ever, there are also Snappers, Cobia, Amberjacks, and many more on the reefs and in the deep waters offshore. 

September

September is prime time for scalloping in the grass beds of St. Joseph Bay. Make sure to bring your snorkeling gear if you come at this time of year, as the waters are just right for taking a dip. Fishing remains good, too.

October

As the month progresses, colder conditions gradually start to set in. This is great news for anglers, who usually notice a much better bite from Redfish and Trout. With Flounder also available, it's Slam season once again.

November

Fall fishing is some of the best you can get in Port St. Joe. Look out for migrating Bull Redfish, as well as Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Pompano. There's plenty to fill the freezer, and the action is hot, too.

December

As winter sets in, the fish start to move into deeper holes in the bay and backcountry. Live bait becomes the weapon of choice. As the small town winds down for winter, some guides turn to hunting rather than fishing.

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Weather was very cold which made fishing conditions less than ideal but we were able to catch plenty of fish anyways.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was very cold which made fishing conditions less than ideal but we were able to catch plenty of fish anyways.
Bryan  D.
Bryan D. Granger, IN
Be ready for anything. When the water is clear you must use a fluorocarbon leader if you want to catch anything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for anything. When the water is clear you must use a fluorocarbon leader if you want to catch anything.
Kenny  S.
Kenny S. Dawsonville, GA
Get a guide. The water is too similar and wide open to know where fish hold
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide. The water is too similar and wide open to know where fish hold
Robert  C.
Robert C. Wewahitchka, FL
Book at least an 8 hour trip and understand that Captains are not Jesus, they can't just speak to the fish and make them jump in the boat! It is called "Fishing" not "Catching" for a reason!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book at least an 8 hour trip and understand that Captains are not Jesus, they can't just speak to the fish and make them jump in the boat! It is called "Fishing" not "Catching" for a reason!
Rusty  G.
Rusty G. Roanoke, AL
The only thing I would recommend is to hire Captain Scooter if you want to catch fish!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The only thing I would recommend is to hire Captain Scooter if you want to catch fish!
Jonny  L.
Jonny L. Salt Lake City, UT
Get out early and beat the heat. Be patient. Plenty of water in tow and be ready to get wet. Fun trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out early and beat the heat. Be patient. Plenty of water in tow and be ready to get wet. Fun trip.
John  D.
John D. Rome, GA
Indian Pass! That's where you want to begin your fishing adventure! Call on Shawn Chalker!! Bar Hoppin Charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Indian Pass! That's where you want to begin your fishing adventure! Call on Shawn Chalker!! Bar Hoppin Charters!
Timothy  T.
Timothy T. Winter Garden, Florida

Fish And Eco Tours, Get in the Boat!
Fish And Eco Tours, Get in the Boat!
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Husband and I and 2 teen daughters, one is on the spectrum and that didn’t phase Capt. Keven a bit! He was extra kind and patient with her, but we all had an awesome afternoon with Capt. Keven! He’s a great teacher, very patient—he is an actual Middle School science teacher/homeschool dad/retired military surgery tech, so that may explain it! We came upon some dolphins — that was the highlight of the trip. Great time touring the entire St. Joseph Bay!
Jean  E.
Jean E. Port Saint Joe, Florida
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
Fishing was slow but the experience was wonderful. Very knowledgeable captain and we will be fishing with him again.
JOHN  V.
JOHN V. Orlando, Florida
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
These were two awesome family trips! Captain Man was awesome with the kids and so knowledgeable!!! Everyone had a blast and we would highly recommend! We will be back again!!!
Martha De La Cruz
Martha De La Cruz Sheboygan, WI
Liquid Addiction Charters
Liquid Addiction Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
First trip fishing for redfish and trout, and was not disappointed. Great day on the water and good conversation with Captain Taft. We saw a variety of marine wildlife as well. Definitely hiring Captain Taft and coming back for snapper season!
Larry  A.
Larry A. Noblesville, IN
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
First time for my 10 year old grandson. He had fun and got to eat his catch.
George  I.
George I. Stone Mountain, Georgia
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Very good
4.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
We had a great cold slow start. As the weather started to warm and water started to move. We caught a lot of fish. We had a lot of fun and a great trip
Todd  J.
Todd J. Carrabelle, Florida
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
He put us on the fish, kept us entertained and did an excellent job. Highly recommend
Wayne  M.
Wayne M. Ohatchee, AL
Fish And Eco Tours, Get in the Boat!
Fish And Eco Tours, Get in the Boat!
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Captain Keven is an amazing guide and an awesome person. Our kids had an amazing day out and he catered to the kids. Great guy and knows the bay very well.Caught tons of great fish and had a blast! Well worth the time and money!
Kevin  B.  J.
Kevin B. J. Port Saint Joe, Florida
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
Great guy , Enjoyed every minute of it. Lots of floor space in his boat for fishing. Was great with my grandson taught him alot , made for a trip to be remembered . We caught fish when others weren't. We would go again without hesitation.
Barry  G.
Barry G. Social Circle, GA
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
We had an excellent fishing experience today. My kids loved it. Captain Harold was fun friendly and great with teaching and helping our kids have a great time. Definitely would recommend.
Tyler  B.
Tyler B. Windermere, Florida
Fishing Addiction Charters
Fishing Addiction Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Took son and grandson on our first fishing trip. Capn made a great day even with uncooperative weather. Good fish catch for family dinner.
Roscoe  F.  J.
Roscoe F. J. Knoxville, TN
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
We had an awesome 1/2 day on the water with Captain Man! We came home with fresh filets for the whole family & set a new personal best with a 40" redfish! Highly recommend Man's Fat Boy Charters!
Keenan  G.
Keenan G. Bloomington, IN
Phil’s Charter Service
Phil’s Charter Service
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Phil was a fun fellow to fish with . He was very knowledgeable and found fish for us to catch . He was ready when we arrived and he got us back on time . It was a good trip and I would do it again.
Tabitha  D.
Tabitha D. Maryville, TN
Aquatic Panhandle Charters – Scalloping
Aquatic Panhandle Charters – Scalloping
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
It was our first time scalloping and captain Jaz took good care of us. Showed us how to find scallops, clean them and was overall very accommodating. Next time we visit Port Saint Joe we will be sure to book another trip with captain Jaz!
Jessica  B.
Jessica B. Gulf Breeze, FL
Phil’s Charter Service
Phil’s Charter Service
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Great day! Capt Phil was awesome and we will book again with him in the future.
Renee  M.
Renee M. GRANDE POINTE, FL
Bounty Of The Bay Charters
Bounty Of The Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Captain Jason did a great job and made a fun experience for the whole family, including kids. Would definitely book again.
Andrew  E.
Andrew E. Belleville, IL
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Man's Fat Boy Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
Wonderful trip and Captain Harold was great! We will definitely come back next year!
Patty  N.
Patty N. Daphne, AL
Liquid Addiction Charters
Liquid Addiction Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Our family went with Captain Taft for 2 half days this weekend for scallops. It was our first time and he was awesome. The boat was nice and comfortable, he made sure we knew what to do, and made sure the kids also had a good time. We would go with him again and recommend him.
Brantley  J.
Brantley J. Milton, Florida
T-man's Charters
T-man's Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We really enjoy our time has always this is the 3 time we have use Captain Tim he knows how to put on the fish if you have not caught a fish in few min he will definitely not waste ur time in one spot…
Amanda  M.
Amanda M. Anthony, Florida
Liquid Addiction Charters
Liquid Addiction Charters
Fishing charter in Port St. Joe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
The smart thing to do would be to say it was a terrible trip with a no good captain so that we keep him a well kept secret. However, we cannot. Captain Taft put us on fish quickly and they kept coming. Extremely comfortable to fish with and a knowledgeable captain. I cannot recommend a trip with him enough. Will come back time and time again. Thanks Cap!
Chandler  K.
Chandler K. Westfield, IN

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