St. George Island

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St. George Island Fishing Charters

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Separating the stunning Apalachicola Bay from the mighty Gulf of Mexico, this picturesque barrier island is just what you need to recharge your batteries. Hop aboard one of many St. George Island fishing charters and explore the rich waters surrounding this quaint fishing town. With 28 miles of natural beaches, this paradise on earth will exceed your expectations.

St. George Island might be small, but the fish here get really big! Find out for yourself by visiting either side of the island and casting a line. In Apalachicola Bay, you’ll find species like Snook, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, and Sheepshead. Head over to the reefs, and Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack will take your bait. Venture a bit further, into Gulf waters, if you’re looking for the likes of Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish.

There’s a variety of fishing adventures here for you to choose from. If you’re up for a relaxing day of exploring the inshore fishery, a half day trip is a great choice. If, however, you’re looking to spend some time offshore, going after some big pelagics, a full day trip is the best way to go about it. You can also opt for specialized fishing trips if you’re interested in targeting a specific species.

There are fishing charters dotted all along St. George Island, so you’ll have no issues finding the perfect one for you. Just head on down to the docks and you’re all set for your new Florida fishing adventure!

Rules & Regulations

If you’re heading out on a fishing charter, your fishing license will be covered by the captain. There are specific regulations when it comes to some fish species, so heading out with a reputable captain is the best way to ensure you’re fishing within the law.

St. George Island
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January

At the beginning of the new year, head out to the backwaters and target prized Redfish and Speckled Trout in the bay. Take your family on a fun fishing adventure and make some memories!

February

The inshore waters of Apalachicola Bay are the way to go in February. Spend the day in these calm waters and you can expect to reel in some nice Sheepshead, as well as Redfish and Trout.

March

As the temperatures start rising, many migratory species arrive in the area. Spanish Mackerel and Pompano make an appearance, and Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder are biting hot in the bay.

April

In the bay, you’ll find Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, and Flounder. With warmer weather, Cobia, King Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle start coming to the nearshore waters.

May

May is a great time to head out and start exploring the deeper waters. The reefs hold a large number of Snapper and Grouper. If you stay on the flats, you’ll have the chance to reel in Redfish, Flounder, and many more.

June

As the summer slowly approaches, so do the Tarpon! You’ll find them visiting the bay, along with plenty of other species, including a variety of Sharks. Offshore, expect to target big monsters.

July

While Redfish and Trout fishing slow down, there’s plenty of other species for you to go after. Mackerel, Tripletail, and Sharks are all biting nearshore, while Mahi Mahi and Marlin are awaiting your bait offshore.

August

Everything’s biting in August! Inshore you’ll find Tripletail, Sharks, and Tarpon. Head out to the deeper waters, and sink your line for trophy Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and other big game creatures.

September

Summer might be ending, but there’s no end in sight when it comes to fishing! Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, and Mahi Mahi are all biting hot, and you have a very good chance at landing other big game fish as well.

October

October marks the return of the Redfish and Trout bite inshore. Add Flounder to the list and land that Inshore Slam! Snapper and Grouper species are biting in the nearshore waters, so there’s plenty of action.

November

As the temperatures start dropping, visiting St. George Island is an enjoyable experience. Make your trip an adventure by going after Redfish, Trout, and Flounder.

December

With the holiday season coming, head out on the water and spend an unforgettable time going after some prized inshore species. You’ll find Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout all biting at this time of the year.

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Due to unstable spring weather in this area ie: high winds, stained bay waters I highly recommend choosing an off shore charter ( greater than 9 miles out) for clear blue off shore waters to fish in. From June until the end of regulation season Snapper and Grouper fishing can't be beat!
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Due to unstable spring weather in this area ie: high winds, stained bay waters I highly recommend choosing an off shore charter ( greater than 9 miles out) for clear blue off shore waters to fish in. From June until the end of regulation season Snapper and Grouper fishing can't be beat!
Candy  B.
Candy B. Apalachicola, Florida
Come on and find the fun for yourself. You won't regret it! Worth every penny!
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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...
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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.
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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!!!
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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

Captain Doug Chason
Captain Doug Chason
Fishing charter in Eastpoint
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 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 Eastpoint
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 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 45 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 55 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 45 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
Xtreme Off The Beach Charters – St George
Xtreme Off The Beach Charters – St George
Fishing charter in Eastpoint
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Great experience, he was more than willing to share his knowledge and show everyone the proper way to use the equipment. He made sure everyone was catching fish and having a good time. Definitely recommend this trip!
Michael  M.
Michael M. Silver Point, TN
Captain Doug Chason
Captain Doug Chason
Fishing charter in Eastpoint
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 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
Capt JB’s Charters
Capt JB’s Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 55 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
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 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
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 62 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 Eastpoint
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 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 Eastpoint
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 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 Eastpoint
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 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 45 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 Eastpoint
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 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 45 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
Dream On Fishing Charters
Dream On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 45 reviews
Awesome day on the water with Captain Ronald!! Family of five, the kids had a blast!! Will definitely book with him again!!
Terri  S.
Terri S. Pearland, TX
Catch The Most Charters
Catch The Most Charters
Fishing charter in Apalachicola
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
We done the 4 hour inland trip with Captain Corey. It was a great time - catching a variety of stuff! We caught several little sharks and stingrays, a couple crabs latched on to the hooks, lots of catfish (not good to eat but they put up a great fight and are entertaining to catch), a couple little pigfish, several trout and then some bait fish. Overall we had a great time and enjoyed our trip! Captain Corey is very nice and knowledgeable!
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. Cerulean, KY

FAQs about Fishing Charters in St. George Island

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in St. George Island costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $471, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,016. 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 St. George Island is 24 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

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

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

The best way to experience fishing in St. George Island 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 St. George Island.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Snapper (Red). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With the holiday season coming, head out on the water and spend an unforgettable time going after some prized inshore species. You’ll find Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout all biting at this time of the year. Check availability for local fishing charters in St. George Island.