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Cape San Blas Fishing Charters

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Nothing sums up the best of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” like a Cape San Blas fishing charter experience. Perched at the tip of the peninsula between Port St. Joe and Apalachicola, this thin stretch of land cuts right through the heart of the area’s most productive waters. The waters surrounding Cape San Blas hold some of the most popular game fish in the state everywhere you turn!

The area’s bays will provide you with a rich inshore fishery where you’ll be able to hook Bull Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail. The passes connecting inshore waters with the Gulf of Mexico will offer prizes like Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Cobia, and Kingfish. For a quick taste of Florida’s big game fishing, you can wet your line in the Gulf, targeting Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Snapper, and Grouper.

An entry-level inshore trip typically comes in a half day package. This will give you enough time to see what’s biting and get a mixed bag of species. However, anglers looking to land a catch worth bragging about would be wise to set aside several extra hours. Trips into the Gulf also come both as half days and full days, although, again, if you’re after a specific target, you’ll want the extra time.

Cape San Blas fishing charters head out of multiple ports along the Forgotten Coast, from Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe to Apalachicola and the Cape itself. The best location to begin your search for a perfect charter will depend largely on the type of experience you’re looking for.

 

Rules & Regulations

All licensed charter boats in Cape San Blas include fishing licenses for their customers. While you can fish in Cape San Blas and the surrounding area year-round, some species are restricted at certain times. You can stay up to date on local regulations online before booking your trip.

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January

Early in the year, you won’t run into many anglers on the water—but that doesn’t mean you can’t find good fishing. Head to the backwaters of the bays and try live bait fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout.

February

The backwaters will continue to be promising in February, with plenty of Reds and Speckled Trout looking to keep warm. Or fish the Bay for Sheepshead if you need a change of pace. 

March

The waters are starting to look a little busier, with early Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder moving into the bays as average temperatures climb toward 62°F. 

April

The passes and bays are bustling at this time of year. Offshore, bigger fish like King Mackerel and Cobia are starting to make their way toward the coast.

May

May is a great time to hit the flats for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Or head out a little farther and wrestle with a Tripletail on light tackle. Trolling nearshore will bring you Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, and more.

June

Light tackle junkies will have a field day in June, as Tarpon, Sharks, and Tripletail steal the spotlight inshore. With average temperatures around 80°F, it’s also the perfect time to cool off while trolling offshore.

July

Redfish and Speckled Trout hit their low season in July, but that’s just as well, cause this month is all about Scallops! Spend your Fourth of July on the Forgotten Coast and revel in historic festivities.

August

The weather is hot and the fishing is hotter, with plenty of action everywhere from the flats to the artificial reefs in the Gulf. Bring home some scallops or test your skills against Tarpon, Tripletail, and Sharks.

September

The average temperature is 79°F at the start of autumn on Cape San Blas. Catch the end of Scallop season or head offshore for Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and more. Inshore you’ll have great success on the flats.

October

The Scallop tourists have cleared out, just in time for anglers to enjoy a peak in Redfish and Speckled Trout. There’s still time to earn yourself the bragging rights to an Inshore Slam if you catch a Flounder, too!

November

Inshore fishing is spectacular, with Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and plenty more biting vigorously. Join the crowds in Apalachicola for the annual Florida Seafood Festival this month. 

December

With the height of tourist season behind them, some local charters start shutting down at this time of year. But the avid angler will find plenty of opportunity in the backwaters, fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout.

Cape San Blas Fishing Calendar

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July fishing trip
Jamey G. fished with Chum Em Up Charters on July 29, 2021
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Tell the captain what you are looking for and want to catch. Captain Andy put us on the fish we was looking for.
Great day on the GoM
Chris M. fished with Liquid Addiction Charters on July 14, 2021
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If the weather is windy try looking for an inland charter.
2pm Half day 4 hour inshore trip with Captain Pete !
Thomas H. fished with Bounty Of The Bay Charters on May 11, 2021
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Book your next fishing charter with Bounty of the Bay - Captain Pete !!
Half day trip, full day of fun
Kenny S. fished with Xtreme Off The Beach Charters – Cape San Blas on July 1, 2020
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Be ready for anything. When the water is clear you must use a fluorocarbon leader if you want to catch anything.
Morning trip in rough conditions
Robert C. fished with Shallow Seas Charters on July 2, 2019
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Get a guide. The water is too similar and wide open to know where fish hold
8 hour Trip
Rusty G. fished with Off The Hook Charters on June 18, 2019
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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!
Half day am trip. Lots of catching!
Annamarie K. fished with Pontoon Fishing Charters on June 15, 2019
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Watch for what is in season. Bikini top recommended
Full day with Captain Cory Hoffman
Jack B. fished with Off The Hook Charters on June 2, 2019
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Be prepared. Sunscreen, dramamine, cooler for fish,liquids, food etc.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Cape San Blas

According to customer reviews, Chum Em Up Charters, Bruce's Professional Guide Service, and Man's Fat Boy Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape San Blas. Full list of top fishing charters in Cape San Blas.

Chum Em Up Charters, Bruce's Professional Guide Service, and Man's Fat Boy Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cape San Blas.

The best way to experience fishing in Cape San Blas 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 Cape San Blas.

The top 4 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Cape San Blas are:

The average temperature is 79°F at the start of autumn on Cape San Blas. Catch the end of Scallop season or head offshore for Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and more. Inshore you’ll have great success on the flats. Check availability for local fishing charters in Cape San Blas.

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