2018 Shands Saltwater Trout Tournament, Steinhatchee, April 29, Sea Hag Marina

The Shands Fishing For Kids Saltwater Trout Tournament, one of the largest and most popular fishing events in our Natural North Florida region takes place on Saturday, April 28 at Steinhatchee.  Weigh-in and a celebratory fish fry will be held at the Sea Hag Marina. With some excellent (and guaranteed) payouts, this promises to be …

Sailing South? Transient Sailors Welcome at Steinhatchee, FL

If you’re sailing (or motoring) south towards  Florida’s southwest coast there’s a big gap (about 130 nautical miles!) between the end of the southbound Intracoastal Waterway at Carrabelle and Tarpon Springs, where it assumes it’s marked route.  That being the case, it’s always nice to find safe haven and anchorage, especially if the weather starts …

Want To Go Scalloping? Don’t Have A Boat? Rent One At Steinhatchee’s Sea Hag Marina!

The Sea Hag Marina’s twenty-boat rental fleet is made up of 24’ Skiffs.  Each is powered by a fuel efficient 4 stroke Mercury 90hp outboard.  There is plenty of seating with two large coolers, sturdy dive ladders and bimini tops to keep you in the shade. Complete safety equipment is provided on each vessel and a …

Florida’s Big Bend is Famous For Sheepshead

If you’re looking for sheepshead, the Big Bend is the place to be.  Cold winter waters drive the spawning rituals of these tasty fish and the big females gather over reefs, rockpiles and other structures off the Levy, Dixie and Taylor county coastlines.  The best bait for these great-tasting fish is either live shrimp or …

“Pinks” and “Blacks”–Fun Fish to Catch; Great Fish to Eat!

Due to regulations, one of Florida’s most popular Gulf reef fish, gag grouper, is off limits until June.  And when February gets here, expect a two-month closure of all other Gulf grouper species, especially tasty red grouper.  However, in the meantime, there are excellent opportunities for feeding your family with offshore fish.  Anglers leaving Big …