So far we have been spared the oil impact. This is the busiest time of year for our community. Everyone, business or individual, are dependent on a successful scallop season, directly or indirectly.
While snorkeling with my customers and picking up our limit of scallops, enjoying crystal clear water, I could only imagine what our little piece of paradise would look like if the oil had came ashore a month ago.
At this writing the latest report is that the cap is holding. We will continue to pray it does hold, and also for the people who continue to work on the well and the folks trying clean up the mess.
Scalloping is what brings most folks to Steinhatchee in the summer. We have plenty, mainly to the north, towards Keaton Beach. The water visibility remains best in that area as well. We have had a lot of rain this year. Areas of the coast where there are many creeks dumping rain water tend to have less clear water. It doesn’t mean there are no scallops, but you need to be able to see them.
Speckled Trout fishing is most dependable on deep flats. High tide in the morning is the condition you need to catch trout shallow. Redfish can be caught in the usual places, but they don’t seem to be very aggressive. So slow down your presentation, or gulps or cutbait.
Come see us, the water is fine!
GOD Bless and Good Fishing
Captain STEVE KROLL
This Steinhatchee Fishing Report is from Steinhatchee Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll