It’s Still Scalloping In Steinhatchee But There Are Reports Of Keeper Trout And Reds

July 30, 2012

Again this week I have snorkeled instead of cast for seafood. The Scallop has been the target species. I have heard good Trout and Red reports from people I trust. Now when I say good, I mean they went Trout and/or Red fishing and caught keeper size fish. I am sure this conversation might sound strange to some of you, let me explain, here on the Taylor and Dixie county coast we are accustomed to fishing in very clear to clean water. When it’s very dark or stained from the tanin present, as a result of all the rain we’ve […]

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Steinhatchee Fishing & Scalloping Report, It’s All About The Scallops Now

July 19, 2012

It is all about the Scallop right now. My last two inshore fishing trips have been sorry. I started to make something up, but I’m not a very good liar. Besides I’ve been Scalloping mostly. It’s been great, I’ve been nine times this July and we’ve gotten our limit eight out of the nine. The Pepperfish Key area is the place with the cleanest water and Scallops right now. By far, the best visibility is up toward Keaton Beach, I have not been able to find Scallops there however. We are hoping that area will magically clear up. We know the […]

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Steinhatchee Scalloping

July 11, 2012

I went Scalloping yesterday with Captain Steve Kroll of Pepperfish Key Charters. After buying some ice and a cap, because I accidentally left my cap at home, we pulled out of River Haven Marina in Steinhatchee, Florida. We left River Haven around 7am and then after leaving the river entrance a little ways we turned south towards Horseshoe Beach. The water has been clearing up after Tropical Storm Debby but we still had to run a couple of miles before we got to clear water. By the time we got in the Rocky Creek, Pepperfish Key area the water was clear. Because it was early, […]

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Scalloping Steinhatchee And Deadman Bay

July 9, 2012

Hello Big Bend Scallopers, I promised a scallop report. The season has been open a week and the dock talk has been about the water visibility. After all, if you can’t see them you can’t pick ’em up. There are scallops north of the Steinhatchee River towards Keaton and south towards Horseshoe Beach. Generally you will have to make the longer runs of five miles or more in either direction out of Steinhatchee to find clearer water. But the water does seem to be improving. Once you get to the cleaner water and your desired depth, put your best snorkeler or […]

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A Silver Lining Coming Soon

July 9, 2012

Tropical Storm Debby dropped over a foot of rain throughout the Big Bend Region. Although we really needed the rain, it dramatically affected the nearshore bite off the Citrus and Levy County Coasts. On our most recent trip, we fished the grass flats for an hour or so without a single bite. The water was so muddy you couldn’t see the bottom in 2 feet of water. We ran inside to fish the oyster bars at Lowes Bay and didn’t do much better. The highlight of the trip was when 8 year old Stefan caught his first keeper Trout and […]

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