Fishing is not just a fun sport that provides a healthy meal, it is a great way to enjoy some of the best beaches as well as a safer outdoor activity on the Forgotten Coast.
Cape San Blas has amazing fishing spots including some of the best sportfishing spots in the state. There are inland lakes, inshore waters, and the most amazing St. Joseph Bay. This variety of spots allows for pier fishing, off-the-coast fishing, and boat fishing, and the ability to catch a fish at any time during the year.
Sandbars, mudflats, seagrass carpets, oyster reefs, plunging deep blue water areas, Cape San Blas literally has it all. It is a fisherman’s paradise. This large variety of habitats among both fresh and saltwater provides for several different types of fish to be caught as well.
Types of Fish to Be Caught in Cape San Blas
Saltwater fish that can be caught in Cape San Blas include redfish/red drum, black drum, spotted seatrout, Gulf flounder, sheepshead, tripe tail, yield pompano, whiting or southern kingfish, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, grouper, tarpon, vermillion snapper, blackfin tuna, sailfish, mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, blue marlin, and so much more.
Freshwater fish that are swimming in Cape San Blas include bass, bream, catfish, chain pickerel, perch, and more.
Favorite Fishing Spots in and Near Cape San Blas
T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park: this park is more than just a mouthful with its name. It is famous and full of fish in the waters. There is easy access to the bay and the Gulf of Mexico from the park.
Other great saltwater destinations for fishing include Indian Pass, St. Vincent Sound, and Apalachicola Bay. There are numerous boat wrecks and artificial reefs in the salt waters of Cape San Blas that make great fish habitats and attract schools of fish ready to be caught.
Lake Wimico is a great freshwater fishing sight that is sort of a quiet and hidden gem of the area. It is a plentiful spot for bass fishing and bream among other species.
The Dead Lakes are a great freshwater spot to catch bass, bream, catfish, bowfin, perch, chain pickerel and more.
Further out is the Apalachicola River as well with even more bounty of freshwater fish to be caught.
For Ultimate Fishing Success Hire a Fishing Charter or Guide
There are so many fishing charter companies that operate out of Cape San Blas and for good reason. The fish are plenty and with expert guidance as to the very best exact spots and the best strategy for catching fish , you are sure to have fishing success in Cape San Blas. Who knows it might just turn you into a pescatarian that catches daily meals. Regardless there is fishing success to be had in Cape San Blas.
The great fishing and many opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor activities are just the tip of the iceberg as to why so many love living in Cape San Blas. For more information on homes for sale in Cape San Blas and other areas of the Forgotten Coast please contact us any time.