Steinhatchee?

Discussion in 'Florida Gulf Coast' started by jonterr, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. jonterr

    jonterr I Love microskiff.com!

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    Looks like I'm going mid March. Have never been there , and have no idea what to expect, or where to start.
    Anybody have a little advice?
    Thanks!
     
  2. jonterr

    jonterr I Love microskiff.com!

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    So, is this one of those places that everyone goes to fish, but no one talks about it?
    Help!!!
     

  3. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    scan big trout0001.jpg
    the bottom is hard
    the trout are big
    topwater in march
    -stay in channel until deep enough, then drift/ pole the flats.
     
  4. jonterr

    jonterr I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sounds good!
     
  5. Zika

    Zika I Love microskiff.com!

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    The rocks get up and move around in the middle of the night. Watch your depth and charts carefully.

    Topwater plugs, Aqua Dream 3/8-ounce gold spoons and DOA gold/glow 3-inch shrimp year-round. ;)
     
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  6. jonterr

    jonterr I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks
    I appreciate the input!
     
  7. Vertigo

    Vertigo Carpe Diem

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    To play it safe, stay in the channel until marker 7/8 before heading south. It's shallow inshore but the near shore flats hold fish. Run south about 9 miles and then work inshore around Pepperfish Keys. On a low tide, it's can be very shallow out about a mile from the visible shoreline. There are a few rocks, but I never saw them move.
     
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  8. MariettaMike

    MariettaMike Wish'n I was Fish'n!

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    take a spare prop
     
  9. jonterr

    jonterr I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sounds like a nice area!
     
  10. SomaliPirate

    SomaliPirate Well-Known Member

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    Wrap a rosary around your lower unit and pray. Dallus creek has been good lately, as have any of the flats to the north of the river mouth.
     
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  11. jonterr

    jonterr I Love microskiff.com!

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    That last one looks a little off the beaten path

    Looks like there's gonna be 6 of us now!
    3 couples!
    Where's the best oyster bar?
     
  12. lpg

    lpg Well-Known Member

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    a lot of fun, not sure if there is scalloping that time of year(not a local). but the scalloping is pretty fun, you don't get much food really but the experience is cool-and once you find them, its easy pickings.

    we found some redfish in the creeks and creek mouths, and I have heard trout on the flats.

    pretty quiet town, we stayed at a rental home and had to trailer boat in and out every day.

    cool place to go, just don't think it is the kind of place you can spend more than a few days( unless you will be on the water all day).
     
  13. jonterr

    jonterr I Love microskiff.com!

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    We will only be there 3 days.staying waterfront, with a boat slip. Will be on the water a lot, and eat seafood at night!
    Maybe some cold drinks!
     
  14. jonterr

    jonterr I Love microskiff.com!

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    Anybody else have any input?
    Thanks
     
  15. Fish-N-Fool

    Fish-N-Fool Active Member

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    Can't beat Fiddlers for dinner
     
  16. jonterr

    jonterr I Love microskiff.com!

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    Ok
    We'll check it out
     
  17. jonterr

    jonterr I Love microskiff.com!

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    Well
    We fished Fri and Sat
    Not sure if the fishing sucked, or we did!
     
  18. Zika

    Zika I Love microskiff.com!

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    Tough weekend with that front/high pressure. I fished Monday further north and there was very little water, breezy conditions and chilly. Found some reds but they weren't real cooperative. Better luck next time.
     
  19. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    high pressure will shut them down, gotta hit it before the front when the baro drops, but you go when you can go....
    thats fishing.
    i went camping in ocala national forest instead -prolly the last cold weather of the year and had a big bon fire and drank.
    better luck next time! :)
     
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