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When Are the Best Fishing Times on St. George Island, FL?

23 May 2018 01:05 PM by Collins Vacation Rentals Staff
When Are the Best Fishing Times on St. George Island, FL?

St. George Island is a fisherman’s heaven! Completely surrounded by clear, blue water, the island beckons you to come cast your line. Whether you are looking to get a charter or fish from the shore, there is enough opportunity for you to fish for days! So, when are the best fishing times on St. George Island, FL?

If you’re planning a fishing adventure, we can help plan the rest of your trip. Collins Vacation Rentals has been on SGI for more than 40 years, so we are experts in the area! Start your planning with our Things to Do page. You’ll find all the information you need about the best businesses in the area, fun activities, the best restaurants, and more! We know that planning a vacation can be challenging, so we created this handpicked list of local recommendations to save you from hours of research. 

When Are the Best Fishing Times on St. George Island, FL?

Year-Round 

You can fish year-round on St. George Island! Our southern location means that we experience great weather almost every day of the year. Even in the dead of winter, you can easily spend some time outdoors. No matter what time of year you fish, you can expect to reel in redfish, speckled trout, sheepshead, and black drum from the bay. If you are surf fishing , you’ll find whiting, flounder, and redfish. You’ll most likely catch some red snapper, grouper, amberjack, cobia, jack crevalle, kingfish, mahi-mahi and more if you are offshore. 

Warm Water

When the water around the island warms up, even more fish come through. As the warm weather sets in and the water reaches at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Spanish mackeral and sharks can be caught while surf fishing. June, July, and August are peak tarpon times! 

Check the Charts

If you want a more in-depth analysis of when the best fishing times are on St. George Island, FL, you can always check the fishing charts. This particular chart will show you the exact times the fish are likely to bite the most and the least in the morning and the evening. If you cast your line during these peak times, you’re more likely to catch a fish! 

St. George Island Fishing Spots 

When you stay at Collins Vacation Rentals, you have tons of options for where to fish. With miles of uncrowded beaches, surf fishing is one of the most popular options. If you choose to rent a beachfront home, you can even cast your line right outside your own front door! Plus, many of our bay front and canal front homes have private docks you can fish from. You can also go to the St. George Island fishing pier to fish out of the bay. Another popular option is to get a charter. Journey’s of SGI is a popular company to go on a fishing excursion with, and they’ll provide bait, tackle, rods, reels, licenses, and fish cleaning so you won’t have to worry about a thing! 

Book Your Fishing Adventure Today

Whether you consider yourself a fishing expert or just enjoy reeling in the day’s catch for fun, St. George Island is the place for you. With the best fishing times in St. George Island being year-round, you can book a stay at Collins Vacation Rentals at any time of the year! Take a break from the cold when you come to our island in the winter or make it your summer vacation. Browse through our rentals , then book your stay! We look forward to seeing you!