Natural North Florida Overcomes Hurricane Hermine

BY Tommy Thompson | Sep 20, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

Hurricane Hermine comes ashore on Florida’s Big Bend, September 1, 2016 with minimal hurricane force winds. We’re a tough, resilient bunch in Natural North Florida.  When Hurricane Hermine hit just east of St. Marks in Wakulla and Jefferson counties on September 1, 2016 it had been a full decade since we’d had a similar event.  […]

Jefferson County in Natural North Florida–Short on Coastline, Long on Fishing!

BY Tommy Thompson | Aug 29, 2016 | Fish Species

If, on a fishing trip to the Jefferson County coastline, you think you’re the first human to ever see this shoreline, you’re wrong. This rugged 6-mile stretch of our Big Bend is now, for the most part, uninhabited and relatively unfished, due in part to the fact that it’s rocky and shallow. But now we […]

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

BY Tommy Thompson | Aug 17, 2016 | Fishing

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.”  

Too Windy To Fish The Gulf? Head Up A Big Bend Coastal Creek

BY Tommy Thompson | Apr 27, 2016 | Fishing

    Springtime often means that the winds howl on Natural North Florida’s Gulf Coast.  It’s not unusual for winds to be light and variable, 3 to 7-knots, in the morning hours, but turn to a 20-knot westerly sea breeze by noon.  The land heats up faster than the water, and that convection causes rough […]

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

BY Tommy Thompson | Apr 24, 2016 | Diving / Snorkeling

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 […]

A Taste of “Old Florida”: Bill’s Fish Camp at Suwannee

BY Tommy Thompson | Apr 17, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

There are very few real “fish camps” left in Florida.  Of those that disappeared, many were sold and their valuable (and strategically placed) real estate swallowed up by developers to build pricey condos and vacation homes.  Some of that happened at Suwannee, Steinhatchee, Yankeetown and Cedar Key, but there are a few left.  On our […]

Spring Warrior Fish Camp, A Great Destination on Taylor County, Florida’s Gulf Coast

BY Tommy Thompson | Mar 26, 2016 | Fishing

Spring Warrior Fish Camp is one of the few “real” fish camps still remaining on Florida’s Gulf coast.  Located about 15 miles from Perry, it sits on Spring Warrior Creek, just a short run by boat from some of the best trout and redfishing anywhere in Florida.   Spring Warrior Creek is shallow, and smaller […]

Small Town Escape: Follow That Dream Down Highway 40 to Yankeetown, Florida

BY Tommy Thompson | Feb 26, 2016 | Budget Travelers

If you’re driving north or south on US19/98 and find yourself in the village of Inglis, near the highway’s intersection with the Withlacoochee River, be sure to turn west on SR40, locally known as “Follow That Dream Parkway”.    Yes, Elvis was there in 1961 filming Follow That Dream, one of his most successful movies, putting […]

Heading to Cedar Key, FL With Your Boat? Don’t Forget The Backwaters Near The #4 Channel

BY Tommy Thompson | Feb 23, 2016 | Fishing

Anglers and boaters headed to Cedar Key are sometimes put off by the crowds at the downtown boat basin.  Yes, they’re closer to the Gulf of Mexico, and there’s an inside and an outside ramp.  If you use the inside ramp, you’ll be in the shallow boat basin and if your boat has a T-top […]

Steinhatchee Fishing Tournament Schedule, 2016

BY Tommy Thompson | Feb 08, 2016 | Fishing

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!

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