One of the greatest things about the Florida coast is our fantastic fishing. Whether you want to enjoy a morning of surf fishing on the beach or a day of offshore fishing, there are several great options for St. George Island fishing charters to choose from. Before you cast your line, make sure to check out our free Vacation Guide to St. George Island and Apalachicola Bay. We’ve included our top picks for restaurants, outdoor recreation, and other attractions on the Forgotten Coast. Request your free Vacation Guide, and start planning your vacation now! 

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Everything You Need to Know About St. George Island Fishing 

Types of Fish on the FL Coast 

Fishing in Florida is some of the best you’ll experience in the country! With so many different types of fish, like Spanish mackerel, flounder, speckled trout, redfish, and sharks, and so many incredible fishing spots on the clear or emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, there’s no doubt you’ll have a great time. 

Where to Fish on St. George Island 

The best fishing spots on the St. George Island and Apalachicola Bay area are the Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, Unit Four Beach, and Old Carrabelle Beach. 

St. George Island State Park

They each have unique traits to help make your fishing adventure unforgettable. St. George Island State Park Beach takes the crown for the best shore fishing in the area. 

East End Fishing Beach

Between St. George Island and Dog Island is the most productive fishing spot with deep currents and large schools of fish. It’s called East End Fishing Beach, and you can only use the beach for fishing. 

Forgotten Coast Fishing Piers

Do you enjoy the thrill of casting your line from high up on a fishing pier? Two great options are directly across from each other between Apalachicola Bay and Saint George Sound. These two fantastic fishing piers are the Eastpoint Fishing Pier and the St. George Island Fishing Pier. 

Unit Four Beach

Looking for the best combination of shallow oyster bars and good shore fishing? We recommend you cast a line at Unit Four Beach on East 6th Street! 

Old Carrabelle Beach

Need some peaceful scenery during your fishing trips? Old Carrabelle Beach is the spot to go to! Cast a line, and gaze out at the acres of beautiful grass beds as a backdrop to the perfect fishing day. 

Cruise Around with St. George Island Fishing Charters and Boat Tours

With Florida being probably the most ideal destination for the perfect fishing experience, it’s no wonder there’s such a large selection of fishing opportunities around the island. When you’re ready to take on the big blue, you can try your hand at offshore fishing with the best SGI fishing charters! 

You can choose from several different fishing charter options like inshore fishing, offshore fishing, or deep-sea fishing. And, if you just want to relax and take in the most breathtaking Gulf views, you can try boat tours, including dolphin encounters and sunset tours! 

Where to Cook Your Catch 

st george island rentalWhen it’s time to cook your catch, head to your St. George Island Vacation Rental for the ultimate fish dinner! Our fully equipped kitchens make it easy to spend time with your family and friends as you cook and eat after a day of hard work and play! Check our availability and book a St. George Island fishing trip today. 


Ever come back from a less-than-stellar fishing trip and hear that tired, old phrase, “That’s why they call it ‘fishing’ instead of ‘catching?’” It may be true, but we’d rather wow folks with our bounty than rest on excuses.

And the way to do that is to know where and when to go and what to use once you get there. Luckily, the Apalachicola Bay area is flush with outfitters who not only have the bait and tackle you need, but the expertise to point you in the right direction to catch one of the hundreds of species of fish we’re blessed with around St. George Island.

When it comes to fishing, our clients traditionally like a mix of experiences. There are so many good charter companies that can take you to destinations more than 50 miles offshore in search of grouper, snapper, cobia, amberjack, and even trophy fish like mahi, wahoo, and mackerel.

But if you want to do it yourself, even rent a kayak to take you into the bay or river, here are the places you want to visit for gear and fresh bait. How else are you going to land the speckled trout, redfish, flounder, pompano, and tripletail that flourish throughout area waters?

The Forgotten Coast Fly Company offers fully customized flies using small-batch artisan materials, right in the heart of downtown Apalachicola. You can find them on the web at

Right down the street, you’ll find Apalach Outfitters, one of the most popular retailers in town and home to everything from men’s and women’s clothing to light and heavy tackle for experienced anglers and happy kids, alike. You can find them on the web at

Located at the south end of the St. George Island Bridge, Fishermen’s Headquarters is owned by Doug McKinney, whose seafood trailer has been an island mainstay for 25 years. Doug knows seafood, and his shop has the saltwater bait and tackle you need. And if you’re staying on the island, they also offer hardware and plumbing supplies. You can reach them at 850-927-4004.

The folks at Survivors Bait & Tackle like to boast that they’re 60 miles from the nearest Walmart and have been supplying anglers on St. George Island since 1983. They offer rod and reel combos at affordable prices and have live and frozen bait and traps for fishing and crabbing, respectively. They can be found on the web at

A one-stop shop for lots of gear and rental equipment, Journeys of SGI offers the aforementioned charter tours and guides, and also kayak and paddle board rentals. They also have lures, tackle and other accessories needed when you want to spend hours enjoying the natural wonder that is St. George Island and Apalachicola Bay. You can find them on the web at

Another mainstay on SGI that features kayak and paddle board rentals in addition to tackle and clothing is Island Outfitters. They also rent fishing carts, which can be a blessing if you’re sand casting and wanting to make your way throughout the island’s coastline. And if you need frozen or artificial bait, there’s a wide selection to help you land both inshore and offshore species. They can be found on the web at

One of the newest and most enjoyable shops to offer outfitting services on St. George Island, Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop also offers art and apparel. They specialize in rentals and shopping, so if you need a t-shirt to go along with your fishing cart and/or kayak, you’ll find them all here. You can find them on the web at