FISHING IN AND AROUND TWO PALMS AND THREE PALMS VACATION HOME IN THE CAPE SAN BLAS/ INDIAN PASS AREA OF THE FORGOTTEN COAST. (BY Peter Burns of Burns Management ) MARCH 2015 www.two-palms.com 847-256-2553 Greetings: Please find below links for fishing in and around the Florida Panhandle. Specifically this is designed for Gulf County and the area of Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and Mexico Beach and Apalachicola.
There are many kinds of fishing available: Surf fishing, Deep Sea fishing(Huge Grouper, Snapper and King fish )St. Joe Bay fishing and scalloping, Inner Coastal fishing, Apalachicola Bay Fishing and, even, Dead Lakes Fishing (freshwater). From our rental homes: I have caught over 10 species of fish from the beach and there are many more species I have not caught. The fish were catfish, whiting, pompano, Redfish, speckled trout, flounder, striped bass, mullet, and there is an boat ramp in Indian Pass,(closest spot) they sell bait and can arrange charters.
I have used the guy who runs the Indian Pass Shuttle to fish in and around St. Vincent Island. He is reasonable, very laid back and if it in season he will rake up some oysters and shuck them on the boat. His link is below. You can go deep sea fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish and the other biggies or go flat fishing for tarpon and other game fish. You can fish from the boat launch. Preshnell’s harbor at Simmons Bayou on C-30(between Port St. Joe and the Cape) has live and frozen bait, equipment, and does charters mostly in St. Joe Bay. There are half day or full day charters. They do everything: licensing, equipment, bait and cleaning the fish. Nice little outfit. Out towards the state park on the Cape there is the Scallop Cove for bait and a charter operation right next door.
Popular spots are at the Stump hole for shore fishing and wade fishing in the bay. In the town of Port St.Joe the action is at the Port St. Joe marina, big charter companies, lots of info and a good little place to fish on the bay at the mouth of the harbor.
There is a store right next to the Piggly-Wiggly in Port St. Joe that sells live bait and fishing gear. Good info from the other fisherman as well, nice alternative if the weather is not co-operating at the beaches and the Gulf. You can also rent a boat yourself here. (link below) .Fishing is also very good at the jetty of the Marina. The FAVORITE spot, especially when conditions are windy or poor on the Gulf and Bay, is under the bridge on Highway 98,and the inner coastal river, just north of Port St.Joe, There is a gas station/store called Cheap Butt’s, there is also Raffield Fisheries on waterway, right next to fishing spot. The address is 1624 Grouper Ave.in the Highland View neighborhood. The LOCALS love this spot and seem to always catch fish and a lot of them, here. Go to fish store, right next to Piggly Wiggly, for live bait and gear. They will also direct you to the spot.
Mexico beach is full of charter companies. Apalachicola is full of charter companies, bait and gear. They say Apalach is where the folks from port St. Joe go to party and they do have a little more night life, restaurants and bars than PSJ. Please feel free to call me and I will be happy to further instruct you. Don’t forget about blue crabs which are a blast for the little ones, they are all over the shoreline.
At 2 Palms , Money Bayou, has tons of blue crab, and there is a crab trap underneath the hot tub for your use. Also bring your throw net and cast for some bait or go for the schools of mullet or whiting when they are running. I have seen locals pull up over 150 mullet in a single cast on the beach. Thank you and e-mail me with any tips or suggestions you may have. Peter Burns 847-254-2325 or email me Peter@two-palms.com or visit www.two-palms.com http://www.pensacolafishingforum.com/forum/search/query.asp?action=search&searchforumid=all&keywords=&author=&days=01 = Chat room http://www.pensacolafishingforum.com/forum/category-view.asp= more chat rooms,inshore,offshore reports
= Captain Gary Goodrich lives very close to 2 and 3 Palms, small boat reasonable http://www.florida-fishing-guide.com/charters/apalachicola.htm = Info for Apalachicola fishing charters http://www.floridasportsman.com/4cast/ph/ http://www.mbara.org/= Mexico beach artificial reef info and helpful links http://www.visitgulf.com/thingstodo.cfm = Great site for info and things to do in Gulf County http://www.psjmarina.com/ = Port St. Joe Marina web site, charter companies, boat rentals
= Close to 2 and 3 Palms. Preshnells Harbor at Simmons Bayou, supply, baits, and charter boats
http://cyberangler.com/reports/fl/womble/ = Panama City to Port St. Joe west
http://cyberangler.com/reports/fl/crawford/= St. Marks to St. Joe Bay east
= charter out of PSJ
www.indianpasscamp.com = Indian pass campground, supplies, bait ,charters, fish at boat ramp. Closest to 2 and 3 Palms http://www.gulfchamber.org/ = Good site for Gulf County info
http://www.stvincentisland.com/ = Shuttle boat to St. Vincent Island at Indian Pass campground. Good value for half or full day fishing.