Friday, June 29, 2012

Apalachicola Fishing Report June 2012

Capt. Ken Finch with about a 20 lb tripletail

I always like to go with the good news first, so here's a good fish caught on a pretty day! The bad news isn't all bad, we did need the rain! Tropical Storm Debby managed to knock out the power to St. George Island and drop limbs on power lines around town here in Apalach. Our power just got restored after 24 hours but the Honda Generator we bought after Hurricane Dennis from Wefings Marine (Thanks Marc!) has kept our freezer & refrigerator running and has enough power for a fan in the bedroom & the flat screen tv!

If you have a fishing trip booked with us this week, please check with your captain to be sure that it's fishable. And if you are planning to stay on St. George Island this week or
weekend, the island has been evacuated and they are not letting visitors to cross the bridge because of the following...

According to Progress Energy:
There are three damaged transmission structures down in St. George Sound. Because of this, there is no electric power to St. George Island. We have to wait until the weather subsides to assess the extent of the damage. At this point, we do not have an estimated time of restoration and will not have one until we are able to get onto the island. The Eastpoint to St. George Island Tap transmission project is scheduled to be completed July 9 -- with a switchover of power starting at midnight, and lasting approximately eight hours. We are accelerating the project and will complete the switch over to the new equipment as soon as possible. Because of the planned new work, we will not repair the damaged structures. Once we get onto the island, it will still take several days to conduct damage assessment and complete the switch over to the new equipment. Any customers that have not evacuated will need to be prepared for multiple days without electricity.
 Update from Tropical Storm Debby, June 28, 2012
Thank You Progress Energy! Ok everybody scheduled to come to St. George Island, Pack your Bags & come on down! Be sure to book your fishing trip & plan to spend Tuesday evening in town for the parade & fireworks!
Kathy Robinson.

If you are reading this and need a place to stay, one of the two 2 bedroom condos in downtown Apalachicola that I manage is available for rent (4:30 Monday afternoon) and Apalachicola has power. Check out the listing at From where I'm sitting, at my desk staying dry, The Seafood Grill Restaurant is open for business tonight. I'm pretty sure the Owl Cafe & the Tap Room are open as well. I would check with any waterfront restaurants before heading out just in case...

The Gang from Sunnyhill Plantation had a great time with Capt. Grayson!

Red Snapper Season is still open until July 10th at 11:59:59 so you have more than 2 weeks to get your Snapper trip in!

Come to Apalachicola for the Old Apalachicola Independence Day Celebration! For the first time in many, many years, the city of Apalachicola is having fireworks! Starting at 6pm with a parade, then an ice cream social at 7. Music from 7 to 11 and the Fireworks at 9:00pm. Thank you Historic Apalachicola Main Street. For more details go to Hope to see you there!

Two more things and then I'm going to hit send... First - let's make plans to fish this fall! Either here in Apalachicola for Reds, trout, etc. or in the Keys with Tommy. If we don't get to it now we might not get around to remembering to book it. Second - we have more affordable listings for sale but not much of anything for long term rental. Since we moved to 44 Avenue E, we get people calling & walking in nearly every day trying to find a home to rent. Got property to rent? Please Call us at Robinson Real Estate Company 850-653-1653 or click


Kathy Robinson
Robinson Brothers Guide Service
44 Avenue E
Apalachicola, FL 32320

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