Cool Weather Brings Good Spotted Seatrout Bite to Natural North Florida’s Gulf Coast

A typical winter day near Steinhatchee’s  Sea Hag Marina! Everyone wants a limit of spotted seatrout! Cool air temperatures that follow the arrival of cold fronts to Natural North Florida’s west coast usually drop Gulf and river water temperatures down a degree or two.  Feeling that drop, and the likely onset of winter, spotted seatrout …

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 …

“Loopers” Welcome at Steinhatchee’s Sea Hag Marina

I’ve had to explain the term “Looper” to lots of folks lately.  And when I do, they’re often amazed at the feat these travelers accomplish.  Here’s concise definition (Albeit from Wikipedia, sometimes an unreliable source!) that often cite: “The Great Loop is the continuous waterway that encompasses the eastern portion of North America including the …

Help Keep Our Big Bend Waters Clean and Clear–CCA Trash Tournament, September 27, 2016 at Steinhatchee

As the Big Bend of Florida moves into the last month of the annual bay scallop harvest, it’s time to pick up the trash!  Unfortunately, even the best boaters and snorkelers leave a trail of debris, and the Coastal Conservation Association, Swamp Head Brewery and Sea Hag Marina have teamed up to hold this fun …

Take The Easy Road–Rent a Boat For Scallop Season at Steinhatchee’s Sea Hag Marina

Owning your own boat has advantages.  You can use it when you want and how you want.  And if it’s bay scallop season on our Natural North Florida Gulf coast, you can launch it at St. Marks, Keaton Beach, Steinhatchee, Horseshoe Beach, Suwannee or Cedar Key and make the run to the “scallop grounds”.   But …

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 …

15th Annual Steinhatchee Community Fishing Tournament, 3/12/16

I’ve always enjoyed fishing the Steinhatchee Community Tournament.  It occurs at a great time of year, and anglers typically find lots of species, lots of action, and have lots of fun!  I can’t fish this year.   I’ll be representing Visit Natural North Florida at Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin (probably in the cold and snow!) with …

2016 Trout Madness at Steinhatchee’s Sea Hag Marina Ends 3/31

There’s just one more month to enter and win the Sea Hag Marina’s February/March Trout Madness Contest!  Just catch a big trout, have it weighed and photographed back at the marina by an employee, and be eligible to win a $100 Sea Hag Gift Certificate.  There’s no entry fee, and you can enter once a …

Steinhatchee Fishing Tournament Schedule, 2016

Thanks to the folks at the Sea Hag Marina, here’s a listing of the 2016 Fishing Tournaments at Steinhatchee, in Taylor County, Florida.   Check your browser and our fishing blog as the year progresses for more information on individual tournaments!