Breathtaking beaches in the Sunshine State; but our fertile waters boast some of the best fishing in Florida. You’ll discover a wide range of unforgettable angling exploits throughout Franklin County, from Carrabelle fishing to St. George Island fishing to Apalachicola fishing. Thanks to the unique topography of the Apalachicola River and Bay systems, combined with our area’s prime location on the Gulf coast, Franklin County is home to diverse, highly productive marine habitats. When you plan your fishing trip to the Forgotten Coast, you can take your pick from a wide variety of fishing hotspots: from the Apalachicola River basin and the estuary system to wetlands, barrier islands and oyster bars to sand flats and seagrass flats to bountiful artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.
Franklin County’s fresh and salt waters are home to an astonishing assortment of fish species. The type of fish you’ll catch here on the Forgotten Coast depends on which waters you’re fishing, the time of year and the tides. However, one thing is certain: You’re guaranteed to catch something impressive during your trip to Franklin County.
Want to try your hand at some inshore Apalachicola fishing? Wade, paddle or motor out into one of our many bays, where you’ll have a chance to hook into redfish, speckled trout, flounder, tripletail, black drum, pompano, Spanish mackerel and more.
When you’re ready to catch some saltwater species, it’s time for some Carrabelle fishing, St. George Island fishing or Alligator Point angling. If you’re looking to land the big one (or a whole cooler full of them), take an offshore charter off the coast of Franklin County. The high-volume Gulf waters around the Forgotten Coast are teeming with grouper, mackerel, snapper, hogfish, tripletail, amberjack, jack crevalle, cobia, mahi mahi, blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, wahoo and more!
Ready to reel in a majorly massive monster? One of our area’s experienced fishing captains can take you 10 to 55 miles offshore to fish the Gulf’s dynamic federal waters, where you could score an epic marlin or sailfish.
Florida has one of the most active artificial reef programs among the 15 Gulf and Atlantic coastal states involved in artificial reef development. The Forgotten Coast alone lays claim to 50 artificial reefs, located offshore from the Franklin County coastline. Spanning from Alligator Point to Apalachicola, these fruitful “fish hotels” provide a helpful habitat for hundreds of fish species that migrate through our region. These active reefs are fabulous fishing spots for offshore anglers.
If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable Florida fishing trip, the Forgotten Coast is the hotspot. Renowned for fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities, Franklin County is heaven for every fisherman, fisherwoman, fishergirl and fisherboy! No matter what your age or skill level, you’ll have the angling adventure of a lifetime here on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Whether you’re in the mood for inshore or offshore Florida fishing, you’ll have a chance to hook into a diversity of species. Even better, our area offers a variety of ways to fish, from shore fishing, wade fishing and pier fishing to paddle fishing, boat fishing and guided charters. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your rod and reel, load up your tackle box and head on down to the Forgotten Coast for an unforgettable fishing trip! No fishing gear? No problem! Franklin County’s bait and tackle shops have absolutely everything you could possibly need. Of course, if you prefer, you could always book a fishing charter with one of our experienced local captains who will have all the gear you need on board.