Greetings from Steinhatchee.
It’s still summer here, folks are out trying to get one or two more bags of Scallop meat for the freezer before the extended season closes Sunday the 25th of September. This hot weather makes scalloping very refreshing and a great way to top off a box of fish.
As the days are becoming shorter and we have some cooler(not as hot) days fish will begin to bite better, especially in shallow water. I have seen subtle changes already. Saturday, my party and I caught 10 nice Speckled Trout, including one over 20″s, and two over 18″s all 3 foot or less, and all on Saltwater Assassin 1/16oz jigheads with 5″ tails. Several colors were used, Night Shiner and Pink are the colors we used most.
Sand Trout or White Trout have began to show on the deeper flats and Spanish Mackerel won’t be far behind. There are a few here now, but not in the numbers we will see in a couple of weeks.
Redfish will be good one day and slow the next, but I guess that is partly what makes them so special, but hang on, in a few weeks a limit of Reds may be easier than a limit of Trout.
No matter what you decide to fish for, it’s going to be more comfortable to fish all day.
Thanks for checking in,
Be safe, GOD Bless, Good Fishing (Scalloping)
And Thanks for reading,
This Steinhatchee Fishing Report
is from Steinhatchee, Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll