Friday, April 30, 2010

Apalachicola Fishing Report 4-30-10

woman with redfish

Sally Childs went redfishing with her dad!

After a colder than normal early spring, April's fishing was right on schedule! Larger than normal Redfish were being caught up to 44" and happy anglers have gone home with lots of what Capt. Jr. calls "Purty Trout". Capt. Nathan caught his first pompano on April 3rd, as he predicted and they are biting well and should continue on through at least the entire month of May. Speaking of May, if you are a regular reader of our fishing report, you already know that I personally consider May the BEST for all of the following reasons... The weather is great, spring break is over & summer visitors won't be here till after school is out, the oysters are yummy, and best of all, most every one of our inshore species of fish will be biting. Speckled trout will be chasing topwater lures, Redfish will be practically everywhere, Tripletail can be found hanging around markers & bouys, plus there's always Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Sheepshead, cobia, etc. Towards the end of the month tarpon usually start moving in as well. (note - Flats & Bay trips ARE still available for tarpon trips)

Capt. Chris Robinson has been working diligently with our website developer to come up with our New Look! Next time you are messing about on the computer, check us out at and to keep up with daily fishing reports on Facebook - become a fan of Robinson Brothers Guide Service.

What's the most asked question of the week? Some form of "Is the oil spill going to get to you" or "What happens if the oil gets to St. George Island before my trip?" Sadly, my crystal ball link to the Oil Spill info is not currently working, so you might have to try one of the following links. As with any natural disaster, although we usually think more in the way of Hurricanes, Our policy is, if it is not fishable, you're off the hook. If it looks like we're going to be in the path, and the fishing might suffer, then I'll let everyone on our list know ASAP. Right now we have Inshore and Offshore trips available, for anyone getting cancelled by the oil spill elsewhere. In the mean time, thousands of people are working on controlling, cleaning up and monitoring the situation. We wish them all the best.

To view the Coast Guard Sector Mobile Area Contingency Plan, created with assistance from DEP staff, visit

A website has also been established for updates at:

To request volunteer information, please call 1-866-448-5816.

For fishing information, please call, email or visit our website!

Thank you,

Kathy Robinson
Robinson Brothers Guide Service
based out of Apalachicola, Florida
850-653-8896 or 1-877-6Redfish

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