Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Apalachicola, Port St. Joe, Carrabelle & Mexico Beach,
Florida

03/03/19 Fishing Report: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of page)
Lots of sheepshead and pompano are being caught along the beaches. The Spanish
mackerel haven't showed up yet but they will soon. Fish the inlets and rocks, hard bottom
areas for the big sheepshead. Inshore flats and rivers, you can catch plenty of rat reds and
some trout.


Description of the Inshore waters:
St. George Island, Apalachicola, Port St. Joe, Carrabelle, Mexico Beach, East Point, and
Alligator Point provides diverse marine habitats including the Apalachicola River basin, the
estuary system, wetlands, barrier islands, oyster bars, sand flats and sea grass flats.
Offshore Gulf of Mexico waters can be accessed from the many marinas at the above
locations. In many locations you can fish right off the bridges or from your kayak.

Species:
Tarpon
Speckled trout (Spotted trout)
Redfish
Black Drum
Spanish Mackerel
Pompano
Tripletail
Bluefish
Ladyfish
Sharks

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is a good time for fly fishing for Spanish mackerel, speckled trout, redfish and bluefish.
Summer:
This is a good time for tripletail, ladyfish, tarpon, and king mackerel.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for redfish, bluefish, black drum, tripletail, ladyfish, speckled trout and
tarpon..
Winter:
Winter months will still find bluefish, ladyfish, shark, some redfish, and speckled trout.

Tide Charts  Apalachicola, Florida
Carrabelle
Mexico Beach
Alligator Point

Weather:
Apalachicola, Florida

Recommended Flies For :
Redfish, Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout), Ladyfish:

Flats Flies:
Baby Crab
Brown Crab
White Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
Coral Marabou Shrimp
White Marabou Shrimp
Backcounty Baitfish

Inland water Flies:
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 10 weight, depending on species

Leaders:
Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fishing Report Archives:
12/08/18 The water is getting cooler and baitfish are active. The redfish are the
prime inshore species most anglers are pursuing. Speckled trout, Bluefish,
Ladyfish and small shark are also plentiful in the inshore water. The north wind
will help flatten the surf and protected inshore waters. When it is from the South
and very strong, it can make it tough for boats. There are numerous jetties,
inlets and docks you can fish from the bank with all the above species available.

01/08/10 Fishing for speckled trout and redfish is good in the bays, Intracoastal
waterway, inlets and canals. It is often windy but you can find protection from the
wind in the Intercoastal WW, inlets and canals. The fish are usually 2 to 6 feet
deep, so fish the fly deep and slow. Both a floating and sinking tip line will work.

02/09/19 Redfish and speckled trout are being caught on the oyster flats in
good numbers. Both our  Marabou shrimp and Brown crab flies are working
good. The big reds love the small crabs. The beach side is mostly void of fish
right now, but that will change very soon,