A charter fishing excursion is one of the most exciting ways to acquaint yourself with the unique beauty and diverse aquatic inhabitants that makes the Forgotten Coast what it is. Whether you’re ready for a full day offshore on the Gulf scouting for grouper or feel more comfortable with a shorter trip on the bay reeling in redfish, area charter captains are happy to accommodate trips to your personal preference.
What makes fishing on the Forgotten Coast different? The intricate Apalachicola River and bay systems combined with the Gulf of Mexico create a fertile environment for diverse and productive marine habitats. Fishing hotspots can be found all along the coast including the Apalachicola River basin, barrier islands, oyster bars, sand flats and artificial reefs of the Gulf. Saltwater anglers can catch grouper, snapper, king mackerel, amberjack and more while freshwater excursions focus on redfish and trout.
Captain Grayson Shepard, also a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida sales executive, has been fishing the waters around Apalachicola and St. George Island for over twenty years. He operates charter fishing tours on a 25’ Parker center console with a limit of six passengers ensuring that each trip is a comfortable experience.
The trips available through Grayson include full and half day offshore, bay trips that average 5-6 hours and for those less focused on fishing, adventure trips where passengers design their own experience. Adventure trips can include stops at deserted islands to hunt seashells or river trips exploring the winding creeks and jungle atmosphere of the Apalachicola River.
Whether you book with Grayson or another area charter boat captain for your fishing or boating excursion, you can count on an unforgettable adventure on the water! See below for footage of one of Grayson’s most memorable diving trips.