Photos St. George Island
April 2-10, 2021
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St. George Island is probably our favorite place to fish. It has miles of shallow oyster reefs surrounded by white sand where we can wade in the water and cover a lot of territory…fish endlessly.
St. George Island is a barrier island off the Panhandle in the northern Gulf of Mexico. It’s 28 miles long and only 1 mile wide at its widest point, so you can easily walk from the Gulf side over to the bay side. It is connected to the mainland at Eastpointe by a 4 mile long bridge over Apalachicola Bay. The island is protected by low-density zoning and strict building codes that make it a tranquil beach community with no high rises or chain stores.
St. George Island State Park and campground takes up about 9 miles of the island. You can fish for oysters, scallops, and multiple types of local and native fish including: Pompano, Sea Trout, Redfish, Whiting, etc. It is a nesting ground for the Loggerhead sea turtles when they lay their eggs between May and October.
Favorites: Paddy’s Raw Bar and Harry A’s. Miles of white sand beaches and shallow sand bars.
Fishing: The beauty of fishing in shallow white sand water that goes on for miles can only be described as peaceful serenity. We caught 20″ Redfish (Red Drum) and others too small to keep, upwards of 30 sea trout that kept spitting the hook, but we landed a few 15″-17″ Sea Trout, a Porcupine Pufferfish, 2 Spanish Mackerel, and one on our bucket list: POMPANO.