Rainey Days, Scallop Report & Fishing Report

June 25, 2012

Rainy days have a way of making me sorry, not that I need much help. But watching a few recorded fishing shows makes me want to talk about fishing when the weather is bad. So here I am watching Debby sit out there in the Gulf and dump large amounts of needed rain on us here on the Big Bend Gulf. Our summer fishing has been great so far. July 1st opens recreational  Scallop Season and we are expecting the usual large crowds here in Steinhatchee. I have seen scallops from the boat this year, but have not been in […]

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Ocklawaha Fishing Report: For Bass…Go Early or Go Home

June 19, 2012

Our last several Largemouth Bass trips have been fairly productive. Although we have not seen large numbers of fish, the one’s we’ve caught have been really nice. Lots of 5 lb.ers and very few under the legal limit, 14 inches. Recently the invasive plants, mainly Hydrilla and Coontail Moss, have made getting fish to the boat a challenge. The Middle Ocklawaha River has been very low and slow over the past year, which has promoted the growth of these non-native water plants. Hopefully the recent rainfall and higher water level will slow their growth. As summer approaches, look for the […]

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Cedar Key Fishing Report From Captain John Blouse

June 15, 2012

The red snapper are biting good in 85 to 96 feet of water on thread-fin herring, sardines, and live pin fish. We had the best luck keeping our baits about 10ft off the bottom. The red grouper are on fire in 60 to 75 feet, but they are also in 40 to 50 ft, you’ll just get a lot more shorts in the shallower water. But they are there, hitting on thread fins, sardines, menhaden and cut mullet. Red grouper generally are not too picky. The sea bass are also hitting well in 50 ft and of course, the “endangered gag’s” […]

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Steinhatchee Fishing Report: Everything Is Good

June 5, 2012

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 […]

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