We are Catching Fish Like We’d Anticipate with the Arrival of Fall

Steinhatchee Fishing GuideGreetings from Steinhatchee, I have not sent in a report in a while, apologies, sorriness is my only excuse. Our scallop season went very well, which is a miracle, considering the poor visibility we had as late as the last few weeks of June.

But then in September we had a fish kill offshore, red tide presumably. It hung around for a few weeks, haunting the coastal communities here along the Big Bend/Nature Coast part of Florida. And it’s still hanging around out in the Gulf. The latest forcast is for it to drift further away. FWC has a page that is easy to find, if you’re interested in monitoring it. We praying and hoping it  stays away, and the natural occurring algae’s impact very small.

We are catching fish! The kind of days we anticipate with the arrival of Fall. Speckled Trout are moving up on the shallow flats right on schedule. I like to fish cutbait this time of year for a couple reasons, it helps my customers catch Trout in shallow water and Reds are scattered on some of the same flats. We will routinely have days we will not fish any deeper than four foot, all day.

Of course there are other opportunities, the return of schools of Spanish Mackerel make for some very exciting nearshore fishing, and the Sand Trout are great fun for kids and new fisherman. Anyway, it’s a great time of year to fish Steinhatchee. Fish bite often, frequently, and regularly this month. Come see us!
GOD BLESS and Good Fishing

Thanks for reading
GOD Bless and Good Fishing,
Captain STEVE KROLL

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

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Captain Steve With A Nature Coast Spanish Mackerel
Captain Steve With A Nature Coast Spanish Mackerel

Fishin Is Good

Yankeetown Fishing Guide Captain Nick BozmanFishing off the Levy/Citrus County coasts has been good over the past few weeks, although most of the fish are on the move as fall begins and water temps drop.

Recently the larger ‘Gator Trout” aka big speckled trout have moved from the extremely deep flats to the more shallow and warmer waters. Look for them around the outermost oyster bars of the Withlacoochee reefs.

The Red Fish have also been frequenting these spots, typically just before and after the high tide. I’ve heard several reports of good sized Black Drum being taken in the skinny water (airboat country) around Porpoise Point.

The Red Fish are preferring cut Mullet, fished on the bottom, and the Trout can’t resist that new penny jig fished under a Cajun Thunder rattling cork.

Good Luck & ‘Til next time…see you on the Gulf!

Captain Nick
This Yankeetown & Big Bend Fishing Report is from Yankeetown Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick