Florida’s Big Bend Coastal Creeks Offer Excellent Wintertime Fishing–Just Don’t Get Stranded By The Tide!

Fishermen are lucky.  When wintertime arrives in Florida, all that’s usually necessary is a light coat to keep away the cold.  However, cold-blooded fish species like seatrout, redfish (red drum), black drum and sheepshead, are not so lucky.  They’re cold-blooded, and as water temperatures fall into the 50s, they seek the warmth of deep creeks, …

Fanning Springs’ Lighthouse Restaurant Re-Opened and Renewed–February 2015

You remember the old Lighthouse Restaurant, don’t you?  Or did you drive by during the times when the food was not very good and the service slow and wish the restaurant would return to its former glory?  Well, fret no more.  New owner Jamie Griffin has brought The Lighthouse back and has come out swinging …

Yellow Jacket RV Resort–Serenity By The Suwannee River

If you’re looking for a place to “camp” in your RV that’s on the lower Suwannee River, consider the Yellow Jacket RV Resort west of Old Town and US19/98, on CR351 in Dixie County, Florida.  The Yellow Jacket is located on a beautiful piece of riverside property and is a first-rate RV park, with full …

Suwannee River Sturgeon Safety–Don’t Get Hit By a Jumping Fish!

Yes, the Suwannee River is a great place to boat and fish, but during the summer months, the sturgeon are jumping.  So take it easy and heed this advice from Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:   It’s an ugly fish with a face only another sturgeon could love. It’s the prehistoric-looking, sucker-mouthed, scute-covered Gulf …

Fanning Springs Easily Accessed By Boat From The Suwannee River

A short trip up the spring run to the dock at Fanning Springs State Park can bring you the best of two worlds.  One, tour the scenic Suwannee River and two, swim in the cool crystal clear waters of one of Florida’s biggest freshwater springs.  There are good boat ramps downstream from Fanning Springs at …

Rent a Houseboat–and Have a Suwannee River Adventure

Tired of hotels, motels and even crowded campground?  Then consider a houseboat vacation on Florida’s scenic Suwannee River. Consider renting a houseboat from Miller’s Marina in Suwannee. After a quick training session, you get your captain’s papers and are ready to go. The 44-foot houseboat comes complete with flush toilet, shower and full kitchen, and …