Steinhatchee Fishing Report: Everything Is Good

June 5, 2012

The only thing better than fishing on Monday, is fishing on Tuesday of course. Here in Steinhatchee we’ve had at least one tournament every Saturday since March. The community benefits from them, so don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, but you do look forward to seemingly having the place to your self on weekdays. Speckled Trout fishing has been good on shallow and deeper flats, my favorite is shallow, so I’ll start with that. Using mostly cutbait under corks, my parties and I have been able to catch limits most days. The days when we lose the breeze and […]

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Cobia, Tarpon And Snook Off The Levy County & Citrus County Coasts

April 19, 2012

The pelagics (migratory fish) are on the move in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the last month or so we’ve seen several different species of fishes on their semi-annual migration. Some of the most sought after game fish in the world, i.e. Snook, Tarpon and Cobia, are being caught just off the Citrus County and Levy County Coasts. As well as the pelagics, several of our resident populations are alive and well, just waiting for the chance to inhale a bait. Recently the Speckled Trout and Redfish bite has improved, as well as the Spanish Mackerel and Blues. Best bet […]

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Hey Big Bend Fish and Scallop Friends

June 8, 2010

First I want to tell you what I think about the Oil spill threat. It doesn’t look like it’s going to impact our coast on it’s own. But, if a big storm or hurricane developed in the Gulf, all bets are off. Having said all that, personally, I’m hoping and praying that we are not impacted by the oil and preparing for the worst. I think that is what our State, as well our County officials are doing. As an individual there is a lot of info to sort through. Taylor county emergency services seems to be as good as […]

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Skinny Water…Fat Fish

November 11, 2008

Skinny Water…Fat Fish   I finally had the opportunity to get out to the Grass Flats off the Levy County Coast this week for some Trout fishing. ypically this part of the Big Bend is well known for great Trout action, and Thursday, 11/6, was no exception. We departed the Yankeetown Public Boat Ramp about 11 A.M. and arrived at our spot just in time to fish the last of the falling tide. We caught 30 Trout or so, on pink and white jigs fished under rattling floats, “Cajun Thunders”. Several of these fat Trout were over 20 inches in […]

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Yankeetown, saltwater flats water temps are way up…..

August 14, 2008

Saltwater Nearshore/Inshore: Water temps inside are way up this time of year, shortening up the window of opportunity to catch fish. On Sunday, we fished the spoil islands just south of the Florida Barge Canal, and the bite was very slow. Blame it on the week tide, late start, or the 86 degree water temp. Good news, the water and air temps should be decreasing soon, now if I can manage to leave the dock by 6 A.M., we will have it made. Saltwater Offshore: On a recent trip out to one of the shipwrecks, several small Grouper (just under […]

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