No Oil And Good Scalloping, Steinhatchee Is Still Paradise

July 20, 2010

I know it’s been a while since I submitted a report. I have been busy, Thank the Lord! So far we have been spared the oil impact. This is the busiest time of year for our community. Everyone, business or individual, are dependent on a successful scallop season, directly or indirectly. While snorkeling with my customers and picking up our limit of scallops, enjoying crystal clear water, I could only imagine what our little piece of paradise would look like if the oil had came ashore a month ago. At this writing the latest report is that the cap is […]

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Big Bend Fishing Is Alive And Well!

July 3, 2010

Instead of “How’s the fishing?”, the first thing most people have inquired about over the last few months has been the disaster in the Gulf, and rightfully so. It’s hard to turn on the TV or pick up a paper without being reminded of what’s going on, what’s being done about it, and of course, who’s to blame. Meanwhile, we’ve been experiencing one of the best summer time bites in recent history. Although the near shore (Redfish) bite has been slow due to high water temps, we’ve had no problem getting our limit of Cobia, Trout, and a variety of […]

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Hey Gulf Lovers, We Are All Fine Here In Steinhatchee

June 24, 2010

Sure we’re concerned about oil messing up our paradise. We are preparing for the worst and hoping and praying for the best. Looking at the closure map, the closest oil is more than 150 miles away. The Governor opened Scallop season 12 days early, Thanks to Pam Wessels (Chairman of our Chamber of Commerce Board), she wrote a letter to Gov. Christ and the Taylor County Board of Commissioners. In the meantime, we’re fishing and scalloping. And booking more trips. My scallop calender is not where it should be for this time year. I know that many folks are taking […]

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Governor Announces Free Fishing Weekend

June 16, 2010

Governor Crist announces free fishing weekend in honor of Father’s Day Even though you don’t need a license you do need to know the laws saltwater fishing regs. Sorry, this is for salties and salty daddies only. Fresh people and fresh dads still need cash on the barrel head (to buy a license). SJ

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Scallop Season To Open 12 days Early!

June 11, 2010

What a Great Florida Big Bend Fishing Report! From The Governor’s Website The Gainesville Sun From The FWC For immediate release: June 11, 2010 Contact: Governor’s Press Office, 850-488-5394 Lee Schlesinger (FWC), 850-487-0554 Bay scallop season to open 12 days early this year Gov. Charlie Crist has announced that the recreational harvest season for bay scallops in Florida will open 12 days earlier than usual this year. The governor is taking this action to help relieve possible economic hardships on Florida fishing communities that may occur due to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Several […]

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