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Steinhatchee Fishing Report
« on: Jun 06, 2012 »
Here is a Steinhatchee Fishing Report originally from Captain Steve Kroll and published on our Saltwater Fishing Reports blog.

The only thing better than fishing on Monday, is fishing on Tuesday of course. Here in Steinhatchee we've had at least one tournament every Saturday since March. The community benefits from them, so don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, but you do look forward to seemingly having the place to your self on weekdays.

Speckled Trout fishing has been good on shallow and deeper flats, my favorite is shallow, so I'll start with that. Using mostly cutbait under corks, my parties and I have been able to catch limits most days. The days when we lose the breeze and therefore lose drift, we'll move to deeper flats (6-10 feet) and have been able to find Trout there as well, slow bouncing jigs on the bottom.

Large Specks are being caught in both deep and shallow. Also the deeper flats will give you a much greater level of activity, sharks, sea bass, bluefish, ladyfish and the like, which can be important to those with shorter attention spans. The deeper flats are a great place to take the kids to get their string pulled.

Redfish are starting to show much better in the usual places, hard bottom, creek mouths and points. Jigs, spoons and cutbait will do the job here. There are still some scattered on the shallow flats as well. Tarpon and keeper size Cobia have also shown up on the flats off the Dixie and Taylor County coast.

Sure it's hot in June, but so the fishing, come see us!
This Steinhatchee Fishing Report is from Steinhatchee, Fishing Guide & Steinhatchee Scallop Guide Captain Steve Kroll.

Below are some redfish caught on some recent trips with Pepperfishkey Charters.


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Re: Steinhatchee Fishing Report
« Reply #1 on: Oct 17, 2012 »
Fall is here, finally, the trees are changing, and the water is cooling. Also the water is clearing. So if you like flats fishing you know these are good things. I might also add that as much as I like summer, I have enjoyed fishing without sweating for a change.
 
Sand Trout have showed up real good. Good enough I have to have a conversation with my customers about when to quit putting them in the box and move on to something else. I do admit biting fish are hard to leave. The Speckled Trout are mixed in, but not many.
 
The best Speckled Trout for me have been shallow in the Rock Grass. Which also is where I find my bonus Redfish. I call them bonus fish because they have not been very dependable. I do, however, expect that to change any day now.
 
The flats are alive with Mackerel, Jacks, Blues, Bonita and sharks to hand out thrills. Come on over and enjoy fall on the flats at Steinhatchee.


I originally posted this in the OutdoorUpdate Fishing Report at http://www.outdoorupdate.com/2012/10/steinhatchee-fishing-report-5/

Here are some catches for this past week




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Re: Steinhatchee Fishing Report
« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2012 »
Letís talk about fishing in Steinhatchee, water temps have dropped and the water continues to clear.
 
The Speckled Trout bite on the flats has been real good and I expect it will continue until the water drops to levels uncomfortable for the fish. Shallow (3 ft or less ) and cut bait is the strategy I have used. Light jigs such as the Saltwater Assassin 1/16 oz, or Pro Elite with a Saltwater Assassin 5″ Electric Chicken or Pink will work very well if you like to feel a bite as opposed to working and watching a cork.
 
Redfishing continues to be disappointing, for me any way. Iím not sure what to say, accept that I enjoy looking for them, and this time of year you can count on being rewarded with some real nice +20″ Trout. Rest assured, the Reds are somewhere, just not in the usual place I fish. Theyíll show up in better number sooner or later.

I originally posted this at Steinhatchee Fishing Reports

One Of This Weeks Catches
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Winter has showed up for a day or two and then warmed up. It makes fishing the flats here off the Nature Coast interesting. Water temps are key to deciding where and how to fish. If you watch the local weather they tell you Gulf water temp is 68 degrees. On a cold night the flats water temp will be a good bit lower. The resident Speckled Trout and Redfish will move to areas where the water temp is more stable, deeper areas, holes, creek ditches and of course rivers.
 
We can expect that kind of movement back and forth, between stable deep and more plentiful bait shallow, as water temps teeter totter. It is a fun time to fish here.
 
I do, however, like to tell people, it will either be real good or real slow. It depends on whether we find them or not.
 
Speckled Trout will be my primary target during the winter, but Redfish can be found further up creeks and rivers or a warm spell will draw them out on the flats.
 
I know a lot of folks are in the woods this time of year, but if you like to hunt fish and like pothole hopping, come on over.

I originally posted this at Steinhatchee Fishing Reports

Here are some of our catches for this past week




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Hello Big Bend lovers, Just a quick note to let you know weíre alive and well here in Steinhatchee. The river Trout fishing really hasnít turned into much this year. The mild weather has allowed the water temps to stay mostly in the 60′s. Oh yeah, there are few folks catching fish in the river, but I tend to believe there are some fish that have made it home, and they are there all year.

The best fishing is up and down our coast in the tidal ditches and potholes. On days that warm up with southern breezes and sunshine, the flats adjacent the same creek and tidal ditches will have large Speckled Trout hunting a meal. Unseasonable warm up will bring Reds out on the same flats.

Weíre having a great time this winter, I donít have as many customers this time of year, but the ones Iíve had were glad. 2.5 lb average for a limit of Trout is pretty good. You may have heard me say about winter fishing, Ē It will be real good or real slow!Ē. So far weíve had only one slow day. And remember, no more February Trout closure.

GOD Bless and Good Fishing
Captain STEVE KROLL


This Steinhatchee Fishing Report is from Steinhatchee Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll

*I originally posted this in my Steinhatchee Fishing Reports

Speckled trout we caught on a resent trip
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