Hey Gulf Lovers, We Are All Fine Here In Steinhatchee

June 24, 2010

Sure we’re concerned about oil messing up our paradise. We are preparing for the worst and hoping and praying for the best. Looking at the closure map, the closest oil is more than 150 miles away. The Governor opened Scallop season 12 days early, Thanks to Pam Wessels (Chairman of our Chamber of Commerce Board), she wrote a letter to Gov. Christ and the Taylor County Board of Commissioners. In the meantime, we’re fishing and scalloping. And booking more trips. My scallop calender is not where it should be for this time year. I know that many folks are taking […]

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Governor Announces Free Fishing Weekend

June 16, 2010

Governor Crist announces free fishing weekend in honor of Father’s Day Even though you don’t need a license you do need to know the laws saltwater fishing regs. Sorry, this is for salties and salty daddies only. Fresh people and fresh dads still need cash on the barrel head (to buy a license). SJ

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It’s Hot!

June 16, 2010

Like I said in the Saltwater report, three days this week we either tied or broke the all time record highs in Ocala. Although the temps are soaring, the fish continue to bite both in the fresh and salt water. Recently the Bass bite on the Ocklawaha River has been very good late in the day, and that’s just fine with me. No other place I’d rather be on those sweltering hot days. Thankfully so far the oil spill in the Gulf has not effected the saltwater fishing in our region. We’re all saying our prayers that the “experts” will […]

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How Hot Is It ?

June 16, 2010

Three days this week we either tied or broke the all time record highs here in Ocala, Florida. Temps are soaring and the fish continue to bite both in the fresh and salt water. The saltwater bite is definitely better during the early morning hours. We’ve had no problem limiting out on Sea Trout and Cobia lately, as well as plenty of now targeted species, including Grunts, Mackerel, and Sharks. The trick is to go early, and target days when the high tide is before noon time. Most of our fishing recently has been done in about 20 feet of […]

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Scallop Season To Open 12 days Early!

June 11, 2010

What a Great Florida Big Bend Fishing Report! From The Governor’s Website The Gainesville Sun From The FWC For immediate release: June 11, 2010 Contact: Governor’s Press Office, 850-488-5394 Lee Schlesinger (FWC), 850-487-0554 Bay scallop season to open 12 days early this year Gov. Charlie Crist has announced that the recreational harvest season for bay scallops in Florida will open 12 days earlier than usual this year. The governor is taking this action to help relieve possible economic hardships on Florida fishing communities that may occur due to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Several […]

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