I included a photo of a water spout, which illustrates how quickly these summer storms can grow and become violent. We watched this storm and spout develop out of nothing but a small dark cloud in about 20 minutes.
Whether in the boat fishing or in the water scalloping, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the surrounding horizon.
Now a days, the marinas are good about monitoring radar and broadcasting a report on a local VHF channel when trouble is developing or approaching.
I fished two mornings last week before giving in to heat around 11am and jumping in to gather scallops.
We caught a half dozen Speckled Trout up 19″s and 10 or 12Sandtrout, a couple Spanish and we lost count the number of small sharks, Ladyfish, Bluefish and others. We fished with Gulps, various colors, in 8-12 foot grass flats.
We are having a wonderful summer here in Steinhatchee and consider ourselves blessed, not having any oil impact.
Come see us, the water is fine!
GOD Bless and Good Fishing
Captain STEVE KROLL
This Steinhatchee Fishing Report is from Steinhatchee Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll