Winter has showed up for a day or two and then warmed up. It makes fishing the flats here off the Nature Coast interesting. Water temps are key to deciding where and how to fish. If you watch the local weather they tell you Gulf water temp is 68 degrees. On a cold night the flats water temp will be a good bit lower. The resident Speckled Trout and Redfish will move to areas where the water temp is more stable, deeper areas, holes, creek ditches and of course rivers.
We can expect that kind of movement back and forth, between stable deep and more plentiful bait shallow, as water temps teeter totter. It is a fun time to fish here.
I do, however, like to tell people, it will either be real good or real slow. It depends on whether we find them or not.
Speckled Trout will be my primary target during the winter, but Redfish can be found further up creeks and rivers or a warm spell will draw them out on the flats.
I know a lot of folks are in the woods this time of year, but if you like to hunt fish and like pothole hopping, come on over.
GOD Bless and Good Fishing
Captain STEVE KROLL
This Steinhatchee Fishing Report is from Steinhatchee Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll
Some Of The Past Weeks Catches