Apalachicola Bay is an estuary and lagoon located on Florida’s northwest coast renowned for its oysters. The Apalachicola Bay system also includes St. Georges Sound, St. Vincent Sound and East Bay, covering an area of about 208 sq. miles. Four islands , St. Vincent Island to the west, Cape St. George Island and St. George Island to the south, and Dog Island to the east separate the system from the Gulf of Mexico.
Tarpon arrive in Apalachicola bay from April to August, offering fly fisherman the opportunity to sight fish for these magnificent game fish. The Guides Company has managed to secure three prime weeks per season with one of the best tarpon guides on the planet. Guide’s company guests will fish with the world-renowned guide Captain Gjuro Bruer and his team of guides.
It is a privilege to witness the tarpon migration in full swing and see hundreds of fish migrating over shallow flats.
”There is tarpon fishing and then there is other fishing”It is an experience not to be missed.
Tarpon (Megalops Atlanticus)
The tarpon, a spectacularly large fish, which rightly carries the name of the Silver King, is unmistakable. Characteristics include large flat scales up to three inches in diameter, an elongated dorsal fin, falcate anal fin and large bony underslung jaw. It has been known to exceed 300 pounds, and provide anglers with the most addictive experience a fly fisher can imagine. Their blistering runs and powerful acrobatic jumps, makes them a prized salt water trophy.
The fishing at Apalachicola is sight fishing on the flats. Fishermen depart early morning on flats skiffs to various flats nominated by tidal movement and access. The guides plan the next day’s fishing the night before.
The Guide Company has got three weeks that roll over each year. The dates change slightly due to moon phases. We have got two weeks in June and one week in July. Please contact us for dates for the 2014 season.
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