Steinhatchee Fishing Reports from
Steinhatchee Scalloping Guide and Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll

pepperfish_key_galmour_shotHey Big Bend fisherman

I first want to mention the offshore fishing. It’s been great, especially now that red snapper are legal to keep. I have seen some real nice catchs at the dock.

Inshore has been very productive as well. Trout have been big. Over 20″ fish have been common. These trout have been caught shallow and deep. Last week was quite hot, but we had a breeze every day, keeping it bearable.

I’m not sure how long they’ll be around, but we have been experiencing the “luxury problem” I have spoke of before- oversize reds-alot of them. I included some photos- 30-37 inchs. The 37″ weighed 17lbs on my BOGA scale.

I have not gotten in the water scouting scallops yet, but looking over the side of the boat, I’m seeing plenty.

God Bless and Good Luck Captain STEVE KROLL

Here are some photographs of the fish to big to keep. Captain Steve’s “luxury problem”.


This Steinhatchce Fishing Report is from Steinhatchee, Florida Scalloping Guide
Captain Steve of Pepper Fish Key Charters