Inshore Fishing along Florida's Forgotten Coast

Although reds and trout are around all year long, we typically break it into a Fall and Spring season. Our Fall Redfishing gets good around mid-September and runs through January. The tide tables during this time of year turn from big lows in the evenings to the middle part of the day; this equates to shrimp being exposed and flushed out of the tidal marshes on the surrounding mud flats. When conditions are right, we also chase bull reds along the beach. As Spring starts to roll in and the water temps rise, it is exciting to see the bait come in from the gulf and bring the bays to life. This is always a good time of year to take a break from the beach and get some fishing in.

Apalachicola tarpon fishing happens during the warmer months of the year when the annual migration takes place. Our season normally begins in May and ends in August, although each year we have the potential to see some early and/or late fish in the area. Our tarpon typically run between 60-100 lbs and are found in every scenario from a single fish to pods of 50 or more. We fish them over white sandy beaches or over broken bottom grass flats, and may drive 100+ miles in one day to sight fish them, depending on conditions and where the fish are. This is an exciting, challenging fish to catch but the sight of jumping your first tarpon is a lifetime reward.

  • Fall / Winter / Spring
    • 1-2 Anglers
    • Half Day - $550
    • Full Day - $750
    • Fly and Spin Tackle
  • Summer
    • 1-2 Anglers
    • Full Day - $1,000
    • Flyfishing only

Details and Fine Print

Booking Information


  • Half Day – $400.00
  • Full Day – $600.00



  • Half required upon booking date
  • May be mailed or paid online via PayPal



  • Trips canceled within 30 days of scheduled date are subject to 50% of the trip’s cost which may be applied to a future date
  • Trips canceled within 7 days from scheduled date must pay in full
Licenses & Equipment
Fishing licenses will be covered under the guide’s license.
Equipment will be furnished if you are not able to bring your own (i.e. rods, reels, and flies).
Fuel cost, water and ice are included in the trip rate.
What to Bring
  • A good pair of polarized sunglasses
  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen
Travel & Accommodations

There are many lodging options in and around the town of Apalchicola. For suggestions and recommendations, please ask Brett at the time of booking.