The last couple of weeks have been a lot of fun, as well as challenging. Water temps have moved to the upper 60’s and low 70’s.

Cool nights will slow the morning bites. Compared to recent years, we seem to be several weeks behind on the Spring warm up.

The reports of big Trout are numerous, up to 30 inches, and one above. I have included a photo of my biggest Trout taken this year so far, approx 27″long and 6 3/4 pounds. I did not lay her down to measure her. I was trying to get her back in the water as quickly as possible. I already had 3 Trout in the box over 20″s. My Boga gave me her weight and I have found to be accurate.

Redfish have been less than dependable. I think it’s because they are bunched up and moving around. If you find them you’ll have ball. But because they are moving they can be hard to stay in front of. That will change as water temps stabilize and the fish settle into more dependable patterns.

Offshore fishing has been good as well. Grouper, Seabass, Grunts and Sheephead have been available. Also Kings and Spanish. Offshore Captains continue to catch and release alot of Snapper, which are a no take species until June 1.

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God Bless and Good Fishing

This Steinhatchee Fishing Report is from Steinhatchee Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll

Big Steinhatchee Red Fish

27 inches and 6&3/4lbs Captain Steve's biggest trout so far this year, as of 4/21/10

Two fine fish from steinhatchee

A Good Reason To Go To Steinhatchee ... to get keeper reds and keeper trout.

A steinhacthee redfish

Very Nice Steinhatchee Redfish ... women love men who can catch fish like this!


  • Karen Hazlett says:

    Is there any threat to the fishing industry there due to the oil spill in La. ? Have a trip planned July 1st to scallop and fish. If we can’t eat our catch, there is no reason to go – thanks, K Hazlett

    • Steve Jones says:

      Not right now and hopefully there wont be. We just need to be aware of what’s going on.
      The best thing is to stay tuned, if the oil reaches here I’m sure you’ll quickly know about it from all of the crying and screaming.