Oyster Bay is in Wakulla County,Fl. The Wakulla County Area is home to over 27,000 Residents and offers some of the most beautiful coastal property found in the State of Florida. There are great fishing options here. The bays or the gulf of mexico will meet all your angling needs. Fish, fish, fish: The fishing is usually better in the cooler months, but you can always find something to catch. Beware the bottom is oyster covered so you will need good shoes, wade out into water knee to waist deep and cast for redfish, speckled trout, and sheepshead. If you use the canoe or kayaks you can get out into the bay and increase your chances, there are a lot of good shallow flats, tidal creeks and deeper holes that hold a lot of fish. In the bay in warmer months you can catch Spanish mackerel and bluefish and that can be real fun. We also catch the occasional flounder, we have not figured out how to fish for them so we dont catch a lot some people do. Occasionally bigger fish like cobia and even king mackerel can be found in the bay but not usually. In the winter the bay has a lot of smaller but good eating white trout. The best ramp is the Panacea town dock at the end of Rock Landing Road you can launch a big boat there and get out easily on most any tide. There is a good dock and good parking there and it is free. The ramp at the end of Bottoms Road is good but there is no dock and limited parking. There is a ramp near Mashes Sands it's a good ramp with a dock and good parking but check the chanel before launching it tends to silt up where it opens into the bay. There's another ramp at the end of Roho Road off of Surf Road but it isn't very good and the parking is very limited, not a bad place for a small boat or canoe launch but that's about it. There is also a poor launch just over the 98 bridge on Ochlockonee Bay but don't try launching much of a boat there. There are 3 boat ramps on Alligator Point, none of them much good. Most of these ramps are free, the one on Mashes Sands may have a charge and the Alligator Point ramp next to the marina may have a charge, all the others are free.
Marinas: There are several marinas in the area, all small and varying from good to not so good. The closest one is the Port Panacea Marina at the end of Rock Landing Road, next to the public ramp, its a full service marina with a lot of good dry storage and a few wet slips. On Ochlocknee Bay off of Surf Road is the Bayside Marina it is small with limited facilities, call before you go there. There is a small marina next to Angelos restaurant, but we dont know what if anything they have to offer to the public. On Alligator Point there is a good full service marina, the Alligator Point Yacht Basin (depending on what you call a Yacht you can count them on one hand, or less, mostly you'll see trailerable fishing boats there).
25 miles south of Tallahassee on Florida's Gulf Coast in the heart of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Fishing inshore in the bay and around oyster bars you will find abundant redfish, trout, Spanish mackerel, tarpon, cobia, and flounder. By boat within 5 to 6 miles you can be in two different fresh water river systems that have bass, bream, crappie and catfish. Hunting is available for deer, turkey, wild hogs, and other small game in the Apalachicola National Forest, St. Marks Refuge or other nearby wildlife management area.