Rent a Boat At Steinhatchee For 2017 Recreational Scallop Season

Florida’s 2017 recreational bay scallop harvest begins on June 16 and lasts until September 10 in Taylor County Gulf waters, including Steinhatchee.  While there are other Big Bend/Natural North Florida ports that offer access to scalloping grounds, it’s Steinhatchee that’s truly worked hard to make the experience a great one for everyone. One advantage that …

“Hooking Up With Heroes” Tournament, Horseshoe Beach–September 17, 2016

As we all know Horseshoe Beach is certainly enjoying a bountiful scalloping season this year and everybody shares in that enthusiasm. From Denis Buckley at Horseshoe Beach Marina” “We  have planned a very special event for our Veterans who we could never do enough for us on September 17th 2016.”  

“More Than The Usual” at Horseshoe Beach Marina in Dixie County

Horseshoe Beach Marina USED to be pretty typical for a place that’s off the beaten path, on a stretch of Florida’s Gulf coastline that’s known for having lots of fish, but not much more.  Before it’s purchase by Dennis Buckley, the marina rarely had gas, and the operator was torn between his (very good) guiding …

Off the Beaten Path: Scalloping in Horseshoe Beach, Dixie County

If you’re contemplating a trip to our Natural North Florida coast to snorkel for scallops this 2016 recreational harvest season, be aware that our main ports of St. Marks, Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach are crowded.  It was estimated that there were 1500 boats leaving the river on opening day and while there were likely less …

A Beginner’s Guide to Bay Scallop Season: Catching, Cleaning & Cooking Fresh Gulf Scallops

Scalloping is the Natural North Florida’s alternative to South Florida’s lobster season.  It’s a combination of complete madness at boat ramps and marinas, motels filled to capacity, family fun, and some of the best eating around. Here is our comprehensive guide to scalloping in Natural North Florida to prepare you for the upcoming season. Read …

Fabulous, Feminine Fun at Steinhatchee’s Nauti-Girls Tournament, 6/11/16

NO BOYS ALLOWED!  That’s the motto for the upcoming Steinhatchee Nauti Girls Fishing Tournament, scheduled for June 11th.  Actually “boat boys”, mostly designated drivers, are allowed to chauffeur ladies’ teams around the local Steinhatchee waters.  This is the 7th year of the event, and it just keeps getting more and more popular, attracting ladies from …

Greg Bishop Memorial Fishing Tournament, Steinhatchee, April 9, 2016

This year’s Greg Bishop Memorial Fishing Tournament is a featured part of the 2nd Annual Steinhatchee Seafood Festival.  The festival, hosted by Good Times Motel and Marina, begins on April 8 and the tournament is scheduled for Saturday, the 9th.  Expect a big crowd, as there’s  $7000-plus in prize money available.

There’s Still Time To WIn Sea Hag Marina’s 2015 Trout Madness Contest

Winter is the time to catch big trout along our Natural North Florida shoreline.  And here’s a special offering from the Sea Hag Marina: Win a $100 gift certificate to Sea Hag Marina (Steinhatchee or Keaton Beach) by simply catching and bringing in the heaviest trout in February or March.  Entries must be photographed at …

Who-Dat Bar & Grille at Good Times Marina, Steinhatchee, Florida–A Good Choice For Lunch or Dinner!

Marina “food” can come in several iterations.  At one end of the spectrum, expect to find cans of Vienna sausages, sardines and Saltine crackers.  However, at the other, you’ll find quality seafood, sandwiches and even a bar serving quality liquors and beers.  Add to that good service by a  friendly staff of servers and bartenders, …

It’s Time To Head West Towards The New and Improved Horseshoe Beach Marina!

In the past few years, Horseshoe Beach hasn’t had lots of attention from outdoorsmen who live outside the Natural North Florida region. That’s bad, as it’s a great place to fish—and to relax! This small town, billed as “Florida’s Last Frontier”, is about 25-miles west of Cross City, at the end of CR351. There are …