When it comes to the best fishing destinations in Florida, St. George Island should be at the top of your list. From Apalachicola Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, the entire island is an anglers dream. While there are tons of amazing fishing holes on the island, one of the best-kept-secrets is Pelican Reef. This hidden gem off the coast of St. George Island is only reachable by charter, but the trip is well-worth it. Here’s why you must fish Pelican Reef during your next visit!
After you fish Pelican Reef, check out the other amazing attractions on St. George Island. Head over to our Things to Do page for recommendations about the best local boat tours, excursions, dining, shopping, and more. It’s full of tips to help you plan the ultimate St. George Island getaway!
3 Reasons to Fish Pelican Reef off St. George Island
Discover the Best Flounder Fishing
Pelican Reef off St. George Island is one the best places to go fishing offshore. Stock your boat with plenty of bait before you head out onto the water. Anglers who fish this spot are known to bring in large quantities of flounder. Pelican Reef off St. George Island has two ends: West and East. For the best flounder fishing, head to the western end. Be aware that the fish move up and down the bar with the tide. Also, they are most active when the current is at its peak.
Enjoy a More Secluded Angling Experience
Because Pelican Reef is a lesser-known fishing destination, you can enjoy a more intimate experience. You will never have to worry about tons of boats or other fisherman crowding the reef! Enjoy the peace and quiet while you cast a line into calm waters.
Have Quality Bonding Time With Friends and Family
Navigating your own boat to a beautiful secluded reef, reeling heaps of fish, and enjoying quality time together: is there a better way to spend a day with your loved ones? Bring your family and friends to Pelican Reef and enjoy a fabulous day together on the water. Afterwards, haul your catch home to your Collins Vacation Rental and cook your fresh flounder for dinner. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Other Great Fishing Spots on St. George Island
Once you’ve tried your hand at fishing Pelican Reef off St. George Island, venture out to some of the other amazing fishing areas on and around SGI. St. George Island State Park is another great place for flounder, as well as whiting, pompano, redfish, whiting, and more. Also, the St. George Island Fishing Pier is well-loved by local anglers and visitors alike. If it’s your first time, we also highly recommend taking a fishing charter. Enjoy the best of St. George Island angling under the guidance of experienced professionals who will take you out to all the best fishing spots.
Book Your Stay in a Collins Vacation Home
After a day of fishing Pelican Reef off St. George Island, or one of our area’s other premier fishing spots, come relax at a Collins Vacation Home. Our waterfront homes are the ideal place to spend your next fishing trip. Many of our rentals are just steps from the beach, making them perfect for anglers who want to wake up and cast their lines from the shore.
Take full advantage of your beach vacation when you stay in one of our premier oceanfront properties. So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to check out our current vacation specials and book your stay today! Once you find your perfect vacation home, you can start the countdown to a fantastic trip. Then just arrive, relax, and enjoy the island life!