Hello from Steinhatchee, at this writing it is the 3rd of August. My time in the boat has been primarily guiding scallop trips. And I’m thankful for them.
We are having a great time with our regular summertime customers, as well as alot of new ones. The fun that a family can have gathering scallops is not a secret anymore. I’ve had customers from as far south as Naples, and as far north as Ohio. Deadman’s Bay has once again shown itself to be the recreational scallop capital.
Let’s talk fishing though. Last week I took Scott and his two young sons fishing. We caught 4 Reds and 5 Trout, jumped a 50 lb Tarpon, which we got to see jump twice before breaking the 10 lb test. All before 9:30am, then we came back in the river and picked Mom and little sister. Headed to the scallop flats and picked up a boat limit of the tastey shellfish. We did all this within sight of the channel markers of the Steinhatchee.
Another recent trip, we fished deep flats first thing in the morning. Casting Saltwater Assassin jigheads with 4″ and 5″ chartreuse tails we caught six good Trout and 7 or 8 Sand Trout, a few Sea Bass and Bluefish. And of course a limit of Scallops.
Needless to say, we are having a great summer here at the Big Bend of Florida.
Keep an eye on the weather. I included a photo of one of three waterspouts we saw this day. I guessed it about 10 miles away-impressive!
Be safe, GOD Bless, Good Fishing (Scalloping)
And Thanks for reading,
This Steinhatchee Fishing Report
is from Steinhatchee, Florida Scallop Guide Captain Steve Kroll