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Apalachicola Florida Fishing Report

Postby allingeneral » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:19 am

Hot Fishing in Paradise
by Sandra Allen
Book Me A Charter Guide Service
Apalachicola, FL

Planning a vacation to St. George Island, Cape San Blas, Mexico Beach or Port St. Joe? Join us!

July, expect hot and steamy weather with an occasional afternoon thunderstorm as the weather heats up this month. Drench yourselves in sunscreen drink plenty of fluids and get out to explore our unique and beautiful area. Go fishing, bird watching, exploring the coast or try your hand at scalloping in St. Joe Bay or Lanark Village area waters in the Apalachicola Bay. There are loads of things to do and see in our beautiful area.

While here why not go- sight seeing in the Apalachicola Bay or River with one of our native guides.

Inshore Report
The warm waters of the bay will have the fishing best in early mornings and later in the afternoon with a normal slowing in mid day when the sun is high. Inshore fishing should be fair catching a mixed bag of redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, whiting, and/or triple tail catch varying daily due to weather conditions. The tarpon are here! We expect some very large tarpon this year as last year there were several caught weighing 175-200 lbs. July is the official start of tarpon season although we are already sighting and catching a few in June. The tarpon fishing will only get hotter as the temperatures continue to rise in the summer season. Bait pods are everywhere inshore as well as along the outside beaches of the Apalachicola Bay with huge bait pods abound thus the shark fishing is on fire as well.
Flounder gigging charters are available; we have been doing very well gigging some really nice flatties!

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Inshore Highlights

Offshore Report
We like to get out there early and go for the big ones. Grouper and snapper catch as well as other bottom dwellers such as trigger fish and sea bass has been great so far with many days resulting in limits caught. We think that the catching trend will continue through the summer months. Our area waters are rich in natural reefs, wreck and debris sites, creating one of the best areas in the state for offshore fishing starting only a few miles from shore. Amberjack, king mackerel and cobia are here; we’ve been catching some nice ones and expect the numbers to get better with the warming waters of summer.

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Offshore Highlights

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To see a complete fishing prediction/report for July 08 please go to our fishing reports page or click here.

As always if you'd like more information feel free to contact us.

Our phones have been VERY BUSY and emails coming in as people are trying to firm up their vacation dates with a few days of fishing or touring during their stay in our beautiful area.

Our calendars are looking good for the upcoming summer and fall season!

Our boats have been fishing a lot lately as the pictures indicate, and many of you have been very lucky to find an open day during your vacation… We do have boats open (at times) and ready to go fishing, with a little notice and some great weather we can get you out there for a wonderful day on the water with one of our native guides. We are still not so busy that we can't find a way to work you into the schedule- so if you find yourself in our area and want to go fishing or touring give us a call. We will do our best to find a way to accomodate your fishing or touring needs while here. We would love to hear from you.

Feel free to browse our website and look at our huge photo album with over 55 pages of fantastic fishing pictures (bragging rights) of our wonderful clients with their prize catch.

If you’re looking for experienced, family friendly, native guides you found us!

Give us a call 850-653-2622 or send us an email

We'd love to take you fishing in our backyard!

Sandra Allen
Book Me A Charter Guide Service
Apalachicola, FL 32329
(850) 653-2622
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