We have taken our best guess by month on weather, water, fishing and local events.

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Local Weather

Guess on what the average weather and water temps will be like. Most likely beautiful, but we are bias.

Monthly fishing report in Cape San Blas Florida

Fishing Report

What you might catch fishing by month. Also check out the tide charts.

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Local Events

There are always local events going on. Check out the side of our ice machines for the latest news too.

Today in Cape San Blas:

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Beach Flag

The beach warning flags at the fire station get updated daily on the condition of the rip tides. Safety first!

Current Weather

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Things to do in January in Cape San Blas

January

Weather: Averages 64 high, 42 low is on average the COOLEST month.

Water Temp: Average 59

Fishing: Winter time fishing around the Cape can bring breezy days on the water and cold temps. But your efforts can be rewarded either on the beach or in the bay. Surf fishing in the winter months cuts down on some of the more prized fish that are taken in the summer, but whiting make great table fair and are readily caught on Fishbites or frozen cut baits. The cooler temps can also bring in the larger sharks if you’ve brought your big tackle and want a thrill. The lucky angler may even land a Pompano, Red Fish or Sheepshead from the beach. In the Bay, Speckled Trout and Red Fish can be found in deeper waters. Seek the monster Reds in deeper channels with live shrimp.

Local Events:

  • Polar Plunge on New Year Day

February

Weather: Averages 63 high, 45 low

Water Temp: Average 59

Fishing:  This month the surf fishing will slow down even more, with most of the catch being whiting and rarely a Pompano or Red Fish. The speckled trout will start to slow down in this cold water, so fish your baits slow. Stick with poppin’ corks trailed by artificial shrimp or live bait in the same manner. The reds will be in deeper water this month.  

Local Events:

  • Junior Service League Gala
  • Winter Bay Day at St Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve
  • Gulf County Tour of Homes
  • Mardi Gras Parade
Things to do in February in Cape San Blas
Things to do in March in Cape San Blas

March

Weather: Averages 71 high, 50 low

Water Temp: Average 63

Fishing:  Thank goodness it’s starting to warm up and so will the fishing. Near shore fishing from a boat or adventurous kayaker will be a blast as the King and Spanish Mackerel will be showing back up…and they’ll be big! Cobia also can take you for a ride from a kayak or even small boat. Surf fishing will begin to produce Jack Crevelle and a spoon or plug might land you a Spanish Mack that wandered in closer to shore. Whiting will still be on the menu too. The Trout and Red Fish will still be in deeper waters in the bay and ICW as the water temps will be still be chilly this time of year. Shark fishing will really be heating up in March as well; as the larger game fish move near shore, the sharks come along with them.

Local Events:

  • Breeze by the Bay 5K or 10k - March 10
  • Police Department Family Day
  • PSJ Lions Club Sportsman Banquet

April

Weather: Averages 77 high, 56 low

Water Temp: Average 70

Fishing:  The near shore fishing for Cobia and Macks will still be strong, and the sharks will still be with them. Troll with Yo-Zuri or MirroLures, or frozen cigar minnows. Our local Kayak fisherman also enjoy Sabiki rigs to catch their own trolling bait. Dragging a minnow off shore from a  kayak may get you the ride of your life by a big Cobia, Shark or King Mack (be prepared!). The surf fishing will continue to pickup starting in April. Whiting, Jacks, Sheephead and Pompano can be caught within casting distance of your beach chair using a double or single drop pompano rig and Fishbites or frozen meat. The Bay won’t really be picking up for another month, but in April continue with deep water efforts using Carolina rigs and live bait, or deep diving plugs or soft plastics near the bottom.

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Things to do in April in Cape San Blas
Things to do in May in Cape San Blas

May

Weather: Averages 84 high, 65 low

Water Temp: Average 78

Fishing:  The weather and fishing are really going to warm up in May. If you’re comfortable getting off shore you can start to live the fisherman’s dream as pelagic season kicks in. Wahoo and Dolphin Fish can be found with 100 miles if the warmer currents push far enough towards the shore, King Macks are in full swing as well. Surf fishing will continue to produce Whiting, Pompano, Sheepshead and Spanish Mackerel. Sand fleas, frozen shrimp, frozen squid, cigar minnows cut down, and Fishbites are all fair game. It’s finally time for some super bay fishing. By now the reds and trout should be moving back into the grass beds and sand flats around the bay. Strap on your Poppin’ Cork or top water lures and let the games begin!

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June

Weather: Averages 89 high, 72 low

Water Temp: Average 80

Fishing:  The weather is way warmer, and the water is now getting very comfortable! Surf fishing can expand beyond just bottom fishing, toss a Gotcha Plug or spoon out there and very your retrieval from fast to slow, let it bounce around on the bottom. Whiting, Pompano and Sheepshead will be nearby. Off Shore fishing is in full swing now as well, and 100+ miles off shore Wahoo, Dolphin and Marlin and present.  In the Bay the trout and Red Fish are active and top water or shallow plastics will get it done. Try a Vudu shrimp or Gulp on a Poppin’ Cork. Some larger baits, like 6’ Berkley Mullets, or larger Yo-Zuri might get you into a big fight with a Tarpon in the bay.

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Things to do in June in Cape San Blas
Things to do in July in Cape San Blas

July

Weather: Averages 91 high, 74 low is on average the WARMEST month.

Water Temp: Average 84

Fishing:  Surf fishing is a blast this time of year! The water is so warm you can stand out there a ways and get your bait out to the sand bar, or beyond if you’re willing to stroll through neck deep water to the sand bar. Get out on the bay either wading, kayak or by boat early and late in the day for a date with Red fish and trout. Keep tossing those corks with plastics 12” to 36” behind. Fish in 4’-8’ of water along areas where grass and sand beds meet.

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August

Weather: Averages 90 high, 74 low

Water Temp: Average 84

Fishing:  In this hot humid month, you can find Tuna within 10 miles of shore chasing bait fish, and you may accidentally hook into a sail fish a bit farther out. Pompano and whiting will still be active from the beach, and shark fishing at night in the summer is a great way to enjoy the beach fire time with a bell attached to the end of your rod. The bay continues to be primed for Red fish and trout around the edges, and it’s the perfect time to rent a kayak and get some sight seeing done while working the sand flats with top water baits.

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Things to do in August in Cape San Blas
Things to do in September in Cape San Blas

September

Weather: Averages 88 high, 70 low

Water Temp: Average 82

FishingSurf fishing is still terrific this time of year, Ladyfish can be a high octane fish to land as they jump like crazy when fighting, whiting, pompano are plentiful as well. The bay will stay spicy for month or two as well.

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October

Weather: Averages 81 high, 61 low

Water Temp: Average 77

Fishing: In October, while you’re working out you Halloween costume ideas, you can get to work on flounder. They will be migrating into the bay and can be caught on the bottom with live bait and white plastics are a personal favorite. Surf fishing can still be great for whiting and Pompano using frozen baits or Fishbites. A spoon or plug may be successful for Spanish macks that are in the shallows feeding.

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Things to do in October in Cape San Blas
Things to do in November in Cape San Blas

November

Weather: Averages 73 high, 51 low

Water Temp: Average 67

FishingThe flounder fishing will only get better this month! Top water fishing for trout and red fish is also terrific. I have wild success in November with chartreus top water Yo-Zuri lures, but there are loads of color options to play with. As the temps drops you’re more likely to get into a big Bull Red from the beach or in the bay. They are a BLAST to fight, but too big to keep, so get your photo (or your friends will never believe you) and let those beasts go for another day.  Keep working the surf with frozen baits and Fishbites and enjoy the last of the warm weather if there is still any around.

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December

Weather: Averages 65 high, 45 low

Water Temp: Average 65

Fishing:  Surf fishing will have slowed down and you’ll be working on Whiting, rarely seeing Pompano and Sheephead. The trout and reds will be, once again, moving into deeper waters. You might try a kayak or shore fishing around the ICW bridge for a change of pace. The Port St Joe marina can be fun for flounder fishing and trout this time of year, and it’s a great time for the whole family to fish from the concrete wall.

Local Events:

  • Christmas Parade
Things to do in December in Cape San Blas

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