DESTINATION ANGLER: Epic Tripletail Fishing of Apalachicola

 

Ali Hall with a massive tripletail with Robinson Brothers Guide.
Ali Hall with a massive tripletail with Robinson Brothers Guide.

If you’ve ever wanted to check the mighty tripletail off of your bucket list, then I can’t think of a better place to do this than Apalachicola, Florida. The population of this fish is extremely healthy in these waters and the captains and crews of Robinson Brothers Guide Service are ready to put you on them.

Another giant tripletail caught with Robinson Brothers.
Another giant tripletail caught with Robinson Brothers.

Capt. John Sapp with Robinson Brothers consistently puts his clients on giant tripletail. He credits the area’s abundance of shrimp and other baitfish along with the flow of the Apalachicola River for creating the perfect scenario for tripletail to flourish…and flourish they do!

Everyone around here knows these fish like to hang around floating structures, like buoys and channel markers, but John and guides like Capt. Ken Finch have these fish located on deeper and less obvious structures that most don’t know about. All the visible spots get a lot of pressure from anglers and while they will produce fish, hiring a local seasoned guide will greatly increase your odds for a really big fish…or several of them!

While the size and numbers of fish that have been coming out of this area has been nothing short of amazing, they are heavily pressured. Finding and catching the bigger fish isn’t just as easy as pulling up to a buoy and tossing shrimp out. Understanding their seasonal moves, feeding habits and their locations around deeper structures that hold fish, makes all the difference. These guides know how to read conditions and account for tide and wind currents and know how to piece it all together and time the day perfectly putting clients in the best position for success. Anglers can harvest 2 tripletail over 18 inches, per person, and they are most excellent table fare!

Florida fishing has so much more than running out into the deep blue for giant grouper, sailfish or snapper. Our inshore waters, especially the ones here, offer anglers a wide variety of species to pursue like speckled trout, redfish, jack cravelle and tarpon, just to name a few. Get to Apalachicola, Florida soon and check out this insane inshore tripletail action!

For more information go to www.floridaredfish.com or call (850) 653-8896.

~ Capt. Randy “C-note” Cnota

 

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