Hey fellow Alaskans! Greetings From Steinhatchee

February 17, 2010

Hey fellow Alaskans, well that’s what it’s felt like to me. I have never run out of firewood, but I might this winter. I took one of my special customers fishing last week. And when the catching is really slow, he enjoys exploring like I do. It is the kind of activity that will pay off later. We found a few Reds, however we could not coax them to bite. While doing River tours for the Fiddler crab festival, which by the way was a huge success, I saw a nice size school of mullet up the river. It was […]

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Trophy Ocklawaha Bass

February 15, 2010

Although the prolonged cold weather has put a damper on much of the fresh and salt waterfishing in our region,  the Ocklawaha River continues to produce trophy sized Largemouths. On Thursday, Feb. 11, Mr. Lucas “Luke” Kemnitz (12), put on a fishing clinic for his father (Chad) and his grandfather (Terry). Terry landed the big fish of the day, a Bass around 5 lbs, and Chad caught the first, while Luke caught and released over a half dozen Largemouths between 2 and 3 lbs. “The kids a natural”, I said. Grandfather Terry replied, “I taught him well”. On Saturday, Feb. 13, […]

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February 2, 2010

The stars all lined up last Thursday, 1/28, and we finally got the opportunity to get over to the Progress Energy Hot Water Discharge Canal at Crystal River. Friday the 29th was the full moon, so we had the advantage of an extreme high tide around 1 p.m., along with light east winds and mild temps. The perfect day, or so it seemed. As we shoved off, I couldn’t help but think about the recent fish kills in the area, and what if any effect it would have on the fishing. Unfortunately, we didn’t have to go very far before seeing the […]

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