It’s Still Scalloping In Steinhatchee But There Are Reports Of Keeper Trout And Reds

July 30, 2012

Again this week I have snorkeled instead of cast for seafood. The Scallop has been the target species. I have heard good Trout and Red reports from people I trust. Now when I say good, I mean they went Trout and/or Red fishing and caught keeper size fish. I am sure this conversation might sound strange to some of you, let me explain, here on the Taylor and Dixie county coast we are accustomed to fishing in very clear to clean water. When it’s very dark or stained from the tanin present, as a result of all the rain we’ve […]

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Late Summer Months Remain The Toughest

September 6, 2011

Here in Central Florida we catch fish 12 months our of the year, although the late summer months remain to be the toughest to do so. As water temps soar into the 90’s, the window of opportunity keeps getting shorter. This equates to getting up very early to catch a 2 hour bite window for Redfish and Trout, or running 40 miles off shore to catch and release Grouper. On the other hand, if you are not picky about what you catch, and don’t mind being out in the heat (like most of our younger clients), then summertime fishing might […]

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Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

April 11, 2011

The water has finally warmed up to around 75 degrees in the afternoon and around 69 degrees in the am. Bait pods are showing up and?there are plenty of Spanish Mackerel and some Kings at around 25 to 35 ft. At 50 ft around wrecks and strong structure there are plenty of Amber Jacks ( reef donkey’s) to play with and in 48 to 60 ft there are plenty of those endangered gags, and some keeper red grouper, the larger ones are still in 60 to 75 ft. I haven’t seen any Cobia offshore yet. But ….. this means that […]

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Its the Time of Year to Make Lemonade Out Of Lemons

August 24, 2009

LEMONADE? Yes lemonade, although we are in the middle of what is called the “Dog Days of Summer”, there are still fish to be caught around the Levy/Citrus County coasts. As a matter of fact, if you’re looking for numbers, and aren’t picky about the species, it’s an especially great time of year for the young anglers. There are an abundance of what we consider ”by catch” that will keep the kids busy for hours.?Also, these fish are just a?short ride from the dock, provide non-stop action, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most experienced anglers might […]

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Steinhatchee activities dominated by scallop trips

July 30, 2009

Scallops Dominate Our activities continue to be dominated by scallop trips. Which is a good thing. We are thankful for such a wonderful resource to enjoy and share! But, for me, nothing can substitute the pull of a upper slot size Red, or the violent head shake of a 22″ Trout in 18″s of water. So I go. Flats fishing in warm water is challenging. The rewards for determination will come one out of 3 days. I like to say “you won’t know if you don’t go”. So fish early, safe light is between 6:30 & 7, and scallop when the […]

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