Shore Fishing on Florida’s Forgotten Coast
The shores of the Forgotten Coast are a beautiful sight to behold; but they’re also the perfect place to catch dinner! The Gulf waters surrounding our area are home to an astonishing array of marine life and fish species. That’s why beach fishing is an incredibly popular activity across Franklin County.
Catch of the Day
While beach fishing on the Forgotten Coast, you can catch whiting, flounder and redfish year-round. In the warmer months (when the water is 70 degrees or warmer), you may hook into speckled trout, pompano, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and sharks.
Best Beach Fishing Spots
If you want to try your hand at shore fishing in Florida, the Forgotten Coast is the perfect destination for your next angling adventure. From Carrabelle Beach Fishing to St. George Island Beach Fishing to Alligator Point Beach Fishing, there are countless options for anglers to hook a monster right on the beach.
Although anglers can fish from any beach on the Forgotten Coast, here are a few of our favorite shore fishing spots:
Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park
This beautiful, award-winning beach is nestled at the far east end on St. George Island. St. George Island State Park beach is renowned for its soft, white sand, gentle surf and excellent shore fishing.
A special use area of St. George Island State Park, East End Fishing Beach is one of the most popular and productive fishing areas on the Forgotten Coast. The deep currents that run through East Pass, which separates St. George Island from Dog Island, bring bait and bait eaters in massive schools to this area. This beautiful beach is located through a locked gate that requires a special permit (issued at the main gate) and an extra fee. There is a five-mile drive to the east end of the island and a parking area. The East End beach is for fishing only.
Unit Four Beach
Unit Four Beach is on the bay side of St. George Island at East 6th Street. This beach connects to some of the most productive shallow-water oyster bars, which makes for excellent shore fishing.
Old Carrabelle Beach
Close to acres of grass beds, this breathtaking beach offers superb fishing, particularly in the summer and fall months.
Alligator Point Beach
On the far east end of Franklin County, this beach is locally renowned for fishing. In the spring, summer and fall, beach anglers can catch trout, redfish, pompano and even tarpon.
Bald Point State Park
Because of the flow of nutrient rich waters down the Ochlockonee River, the water off this beach supports a great deal of life. Shallow water oyster beds are magnets for fish and birds. Bald Point offers access to two Apalachee Bay beaches for fishing, and facilities include a fishing dock and picnic pavilions.