It’s Still Summertime But There Are Hints Of Change

Homosassa, Florida where they have clear water and plenty of Scallops

September 13, 2013

It’s still summertime here in Steinhatchee, but there are hints of change, a couple of mornings below 70 degrees will have you hunting a jacket for the boatride. Speckled Trout bite will pickup on the deeper flats. Shallow Trout should also bite more often with water temps dropping. We are also looking forward to our flats clearing up, or at least cleaning up. It is showing signs. Now we have a lot of conversation about the impact of dirty water on fish. I am mostly convinced it has more impact on fisherman than fish. Just like any other change in […]

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It’s Fair Fishin Off The Levy & Citrus County Coast

July 31, 2013

Fishing off the Levy/Citrus County Coast remains fair for this time of year. Lots of Sea Trout in the flats, although the majority have been small. During the summer months most of the larger specs caught are in the deeper waters. We typically fish in 7 to 10 feet of water, and although the numbers are down, the size is up. The Redfish bite has slowed a bit over the past few weeks, but I expect it to improve as we approach the next new moon. The Scallops have been a big hit this year. Plenty for everyone, and reports […]

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Steinhatchee Scalloping, 2013

The Work Is Done Steinhatchee scalloping, it's what families do

July 29, 2013

his is going to be more of a scallop report, than a fishing report, for the simple fact that is mostly what I’ve been doing, guiding scallop trips.
Dirty water is haunting us again this year. The difference is we still have clear water with scallops to the north and south of the

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It Takes Some Work To Get Clear Water Scallops

Steinhatchee Scallops

August 27, 2012

Yes, there is a pattern, when it’s storming I’m in the office. It has been a couple of weeks since I posted a report. Honestly I really haven’t had much to say. My parties and I have chased clear water as far 18.5 nautical miles from the Steinhatchee River. And I have found it and Scallops. Issac is either going to make things worse or better, we’ll know in a few days. Our season has been extended to 9/25 and I’m planning to take advantage of it, if only for my own freezer stash. Offshore fishing reports have very good for Gag […]

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Hot Fishing Tips

August 1, 2012

Near record high temperatures throughout the Big Bend region have really effected the fishing. Water temps are already up to 90 degrees. On our most recent trips the best bite for the Trout and Redfish has been very early in the morning, typical for late summer. For best result, plan your trip accordingly, and if possible fish the near shore waters around the high tide. Grouper fishing off the Citrus/Levy County coasts remains pretty good between 25 and 30 feet of water. Although I expect them to move further out as water temps increase. Record numbers for scalloping appears to […]

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