Hello Big Bend lovers, Just a quick note to let you know we’re alive and well here in Steinhatchee. The river Trout fishing really hasn’t turned into much this year. The mild weather has allowed the water temps to stay mostly in the 60’s. Oh yeah, there are few folks catching fish in the river, but I tend to believe there are some fish that have made it home, and they are there all year.
The best fishing is up and down our coast in the tidal ditches and potholes. On days that warm up with southern breezes and sunshine, the flats adjacent the same creek and tidal ditches will have large Speckled Trout hunting a meal. Unseasonable warm up will bring Reds out on the same flats.
We’re having a great time this winter, I don’t have as many customers this time of year, but the ones I’ve had were glad. 2.5 lb average for a limit of Trout is pretty good. You may have heard me say about winter fishing, ” It will be real good or real slow!”. So far we’ve had only one slow day. And remember, no more February Trout closure.