GON Magazine | GON Marketplace

Go Back   Georgia Outdoor News Forum > Woody's Campfire Talk > On Topic -- Questions and Answers


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-26-2012, 10:19 AM
JHannah92's Avatar
JHannah92 JHannah92 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Waverly Hall GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default St George Island

Looks like I'm headed to SGI in June for my honeymoon. I've never been so I'm not sure what to expect. Any advice on things to do in the vicinity? Seafood restaurants? Sights to see nearby? Any info is appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-26-2012, 11:21 AM
GypsyJon GypsyJon is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Avondale Estates GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Right now the fishing is unreal. By June, not sure, should be OK, but warm water in Apalachicola Bay chases the trout and reds out of there. Off shore should be amazing. If you have enough boat, head out to C tower and fish for AJs, dolphin etc.

Also, West Pass on the outgoing tide can be unreal any time. Don't fall in though, big sharks hang out there dining on shrimp, crabs and fish getting washed out of the bay.

Best dining, IMHO, is Owls Cafe in Apalachicola.

Have a large time.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-26-2012, 11:57 AM
Mac's Avatar
Mac Mac is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bremen GA & Carrabelle FL
iTrader: (5) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Very laid back with few tourist traps.

You should check out the sights from Port St Joe to Alligator Point, some real nice scenery.
__________________
"Take a Youth Hunting and You will be Rewarded" :yeah:
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-27-2012, 06:44 AM
JHannah92's Avatar
JHannah92 JHannah92 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Waverly Hall GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Definitely plan on doing some fishing, but it'll probably be from the beach. Also plan to see the sights. I see there's a state park on the island, is it worth a drive through?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-27-2012, 06:54 AM
tad1's Avatar
tad1 tad1 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Athens
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Jhannah,
Do a forum search on sgi or st george and there will be lots of good info. The state park is on the east end of sgi. Just undeveloped beach and bay. There is a small daily fee. Yall will have a great time!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-27-2012, 07:39 AM
Dustin Pate's Avatar
Dustin Pate Dustin Pate is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Franklin, GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

You'll have a great time. Been going there for 20+ years and have seen it grow and change. Take a day to go explore Apalachicola. It is a quite old town with a great atmosphere. There are shops to see and good eats also. Papa Joe's is great and Boss Oyster is a hole in the wall with great oysters.

Unfortunately the eats on the island are not what they once where. Blue Parrot is good and worth a hit. Eddie Teach's raw bar is a good place to grab some oysters and a cold one during happy hour. If you like pizza then go to BJ's Pizza for lunch one day.

As for the fishing, June is great. I want go into detail here but do a search under my name in the saltwater area and you should get all the info you need.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-27-2012, 02:26 PM
Mac's Avatar
Mac Mac is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bremen GA & Carrabelle FL
iTrader: (5) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JHannah92 View Post
Definitely plan on doing some fishing, but it'll probably be from the beach. Also plan to see the sights. I see there's a state park on the island, is it worth a drive through?


State park is great, would suggest going down to the East end, you will need a combo # from the check in ranger.

They only allow 20 vehicles at a time, you can walk down to the cut between ST George and Dog Island,
fishing is good and good secluded beach combing.
__________________
"Take a Youth Hunting and You will be Rewarded" :yeah:
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-27-2012, 07:44 PM
JHannah92's Avatar
JHannah92 JHannah92 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Waverly Hall GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll make a trip to the state park to catch some fish.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-06-2012, 06:44 AM
bigun31768's Avatar
bigun31768 bigun31768 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: moultrie ga.
iTrader: (22) Check/Add Feedback
Default

try popa joe's seafood.... i'm head down the may 27-june 3..
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-07-2012, 12:22 PM
JHannah92's Avatar
JHannah92 JHannah92 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Waverly Hall GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

As far as restaurants...is it mostly pricy seafood places, or are there inexpensive options for lunch/dinner? We'd like to eat a nice meal one or two nights but don't want or need an expensive meal every day we're there.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-07-2012, 03:19 PM
gunnurse's Avatar
gunnurse gunnurse is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ringgold, GA
iTrader: (5) Check/Add Feedback
Default

The one time that we visited SGI was on what they deemed "mosquito week." I have NEVER been attacked by so many skeeters at one time than that week. I understand that the skeeters are regularly quite bad, so don't forget the bug juice. We had a great time there. Have fun!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-07-2012, 08:35 PM
Dustin Pate's Avatar
Dustin Pate Dustin Pate is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Franklin, GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JHannah92 View Post
As far as restaurants...is it mostly pricy seafood places, or are there inexpensive options for lunch/dinner? We'd like to eat a nice meal one or two nights but don't want or need an expensive meal every day we're there.
You'll pay for seafood for sure. The pizza place I mentioned is a good option for a little less expensive meal. The places do have lunch menus' also that will cut the price at that time. There is also a Subway if that floats your boat for lunch.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-09-2012, 08:37 AM
JHannah92's Avatar
JHannah92 JHannah92 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Waverly Hall GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Thanks for the info. Might have to check out that pizza place.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-09-2012, 09:35 AM
Mac's Avatar
Mac Mac is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bremen GA & Carrabelle FL
iTrader: (5) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Captain Snooks and The Hut in Eastpoint, just across the bridge would be good places to eat.

Alot of locals eat at the Hut, the little ladies that run the place are super nice and the prices are good.
__________________
"Take a Youth Hunting and You will be Rewarded" :yeah:

Last edited by Mac; 05-09-2012 at 12:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-09-2012, 12:05 PM
6ofus 6ofus is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Georgia
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

I'll second The Hut and Papa Joe's. The Hut is a great local place and the prices seem to be lower than most others. The Blue Parrot is another we always make sure to stop at just for the "island" feel.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-09-2012, 12:44 PM
mickbear's Avatar
mickbear mickbear is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: milner ga
iTrader: (2) Check/Add Feedback
Default

dont know if Harry A's is still there but it used to be a great place years back
__________________
"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth".
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-10-2012, 04:30 PM
HALOJmpr's Avatar
HALOJmpr HALOJmpr is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waukeenah, FL
iTrader: (41) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Not too far is the Coastal in Panacea. Doesn't look like much but hey will load your plate with DEEEEElicious seafood. They usually ahve a daily all you can eat special too.
__________________
Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and still keep moving forward." Esse Quam Videri
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-10-2012, 11:03 PM
JHannah92's Avatar
JHannah92 JHannah92 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Waverly Hall GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

That sounds interesting, I'm a big fan of all you can eat.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-11-2012, 07:41 AM
Dustin Pate's Avatar
Dustin Pate Dustin Pate is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Franklin, GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickbear View Post
dont know if Harry A's is still there but it used to be a great place years back
It's hit or miss now. They changed up the menu last year and the portions went way down also. Prices did not go down.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-11-2012, 08:34 AM
Mac's Avatar
Mac Mac is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bremen GA & Carrabelle FL
iTrader: (5) Check/Add Feedback
Default

I don't know if you like to cook or not, or want to deal with it on your honeymoon, but we hit the seafood markets and have a wide variety of treats. Several good ones on the water in Eastpoint.
There is an old guy on the cut through road toward the bridge, that sure has some good smoked mullet. Get one fresh just off his grill.

Last trip I got a 1/2 bussel of oysters (30 lbs) from Lynn's for I think $18.

If over in Carrebelle Millenders has some good stuff, Crabcakes, grouper dip, etc.

Stop in the new Federal Center (can't remember the name) just East of the Bridge on the Eastpoint side, they some great displayes and it is Free.
__________________
"Take a Youth Hunting and You will be Rewarded" :yeah:
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-26-2012, 01:18 PM
Bill Mc's Avatar
Bill Mc Bill Mc is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North Georgia somewhat south of the Mountains
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Got back from St George last week.

Boss Oyster was really good. Great grouper, shrimp and oysters.

But all seemed pricey to me (I'm cheap)
__________________
BARACK OBAMA! PUTTING THE Rx IN MARXISM!
"Res Non Verba" Facts not words.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-13-2012, 08:09 PM
JHannah92's Avatar
JHannah92 JHannah92 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Waverly Hall GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Thanks for all the advice. We just got back from SGI today and we had an excellent time. Didn't catch lot of fish with the storms and rough surf but we enjoyed the island thoroughly. Papa Joe's had great baked oysters and grouper, and BJ's pizza was really good as well. I'll definitely be going back.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 Georgia Outdoor News, Inc.Ad Management by RedTyger