It Takes Patience To Catch Big Spotted Seatrout on Florida’s Big Bend

Spotted seatrout over 20-inches are considered to be trophy or “gator” trout. And these big, wily critters are not easy to catch, even on our Big Bend coastline where there’s probably less pressure on game fish than in any other area in Florida.  Of course, you can catch plenty of “keeper” fish, mostly in the …

Former Harlem Globetrotters To Hit Hoops at Madison, FL Down Home Days, April 17 & 18, 2015

Leaps, dunks and hilarious basketball tricks are in the making for the 2015 Down Home Days for a two-night Celebrity Basketball Game and Mad Ball Tournament with three former Harlem Globetrotters, Melvin Adams, Michael St. Julien and Alex Sanders, suiting up nightly on April 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at Madison County Central School …

Monticello Bike Fest, March 20 & 21, 2015

Monticello Bike Fest, March 20 & 21, 2015 Rolling hills and canopied roads make the panhandle of Florida the perfect setting for cyclists who want a change of scenery. Jefferson County offers the quaint town of Monticello as a unique host of the festival. With plantations, heritage roads and historic homes, your weekend to get …

The 46th Annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals are scheduled for March 12-15, 2015 in Gainesville, FL

    The NHRA Gatornationals drag races have become a Gainesville tradition.  Drag racers and enthusiasts come from far and wide to participate and to see some fast-moving action.  The event draws big crowds, so we urge you to plan accordingly regarding lodging opportunities. Scheduled for March 12-15, 2015! Spectator tickets will go on sale …

Visit Steinhatchee Falls–Hardly Niagara, But Still a Place of Beauty and Serenity

From:  Seenorthflorida.com  Steinhatchee Falls is a great place to picnic or enjoy a quiet moment watching the river cascade over the falls. The three-foot waterfall is formed by a limerock outcropping in the river which extends north of the falls and, historically, served as a crossing point for Native Americans and settlers in the 1800’s. …

Homecoming Days, Lee, FL, March 20 and 21, 2015

Activities for this year’s Lee Days include a children’s tractor pull, cake auction and a Pine Wood Derby.  Lee is located in Madison County and the event promises to be fun for folks of all ages. Lee Homecoming Day Schedule March 20-21, 2015 SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2015 7:00 a.m. PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT (LEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH) 10:00 …

Coming Soon to Florida’s Gulf Waters: CCA Florida’s 2015 STAR Tournament

If you snooze, you just might lose (a truck or a boat/trailer/motor)!  While the CCA Florida STAR Tournament‘s start is a few months away, it’s time to start thinking about participating.  Mark your calendars and be sure to get out on the water as much as you can during the tournament, get the Smartphone APP, …

29th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, Gainesville, FL 1/24 & 25 and 1/30-Feb. 1, 2015

The 2015 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire is coming to Gainesville, January 24 &24 and January 30-February 1.  While there will be plenty of swordfights (staged, of course!) there will be fun for visitors of all ages.  Just as in the days of Robin Hood, you’ll behold Kings, Queens, Knights and fair ladies while browsing the crafts …

Wintertime Bass Are Biting in North Florida’s Santa Fe River

  From Tommy Thompson, Fishing and Boating blogger and Regional Editor, Florida Sportsman Magazine: We have some terrific lakes (Rousseau, Orange, Newnans, Santa Fe) and some “fishy” rivers. Some, like the  Suwannee, Withlacoochee, Waccasassa, and Steinhatchee meet the Gulf and saltwater anglers are often surprised with largemouth catches all the way to the mouth. Another, …

Natural North Florida Dining Essentials: How to Eat a Blue Crab

Visitors to local restaurants along our Big Bend Gulf Coast (and inland, too!) are often intimidated when a large plate of steamed blue crabs arrives at their table.  Sometimes they’re accompanied by nutcrackers and hammers, but for the most part, getting to the “meat of the matter” is simply a hands-on operation. When you order …