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Steinhatchee Fishing Information
Steinhatchee Fishing Tips
Heron House is proud to offer general Steinhatchee fishing information, and some simple Steinhatchee fishing tips.
Some of the best charter boats Steinhatchee can boast, choose Heron House as their lodging facility of choice for their valued clients.
So don’t put this fishing trip off…the best fishing Steinhatchee Florida has to offer is waiting for you—get in touch with us at Heron House Rentals today!
Fishing Tournaments near Steinhatchee Florida
Are you looking for a great place to stay during the Mel Tillis Fishing Tournament?
Don’t miss one of the most nostalgic of all Florida Fishing Tournaments! There is no better option for Steinhatchee Fishing rentals than Heron House.
Our top-notch facilities are available for reasonable rates throughout the season. The Steinhatchee Mel Tillis Tournament week books up fast; so don’t delay making your reservations.
Scallop fishing In Steinhatchee
Steinhatchee Scallop Season
Scallop Fishing Steinhatchee
Are you ready to experience the best scalloping Steinhatchee has to offer? If so, you will want to stay in the best place near the water—Heron House.
If you are looking for the nicest place to stay, and the most reasonable rates, look no further. Heron House has become a tradition for those seeking the best lodging while enjoying the best scallop fishing Steinhatchee can deliver.
Don’t stay many miles away when you can bring your boat and put it right in the water at Heron House.
Would you like more information on the Steinhatchee scallop season?
If so, contact us by phone, or send us an email today. We will be happy to assist you with all of the pertinent information that you will need to make your trip for scallop fishing in Steinhatchee successful.
Fishing in Steinhatchee, Florida
Great fishing can be found year round in the Steinhatchee River. Heron House offers unparalleled access to the fishing in the river, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Since the discovery of North America, and the colonization of Florida, Steinhatchee fishing has been a favorite angling destination for serious anglers.
Early explorers and settlers came to Steinhatchee to fish for mussels and oysters. They were the first pioneers to offer Steinhatchee fishing information, and offered Steinhatchee fishing tips to newcomers.
Here is a valuable Steinhatchee fishing tip: one great thing about fishing Steinhatchee Florida is the fact that there is both fresh and saltwater fishing available.
By far the most popular fishing in Steinhatchee is the saltwater fishing for sea trout, snapper, redfish and grouper. The patrons of the Steinhatchee include participants in the Mel Tills Fishing Tournament, as well as recreational fishermen from all over Florida and the Southeast. Read More about the charter boats available from the Heron House.
Fishing Special $50 per night
- Mel Tellis Fishing Tournament
- Fishing for grouper, trout, snook - all within 5 minutes
- Boats are welcome - Sea Hag and Riverhaven provide boat care and repairs
- Parking for boat trailers
- Riverhaven rents boats for those who want to take part in the fishing
- Heron House dock holds 8 boats (8 boat slips) and the slips can be rented by the day
- Scallop Season is June 15 - August 15
- Boat House rates are $15 per day
Relax along the Steinhatchee River with Great Fishing
One of the most frequently asked questions we get about Steinhatchee fishing is: “When is the best time to come.” Fortunately, the answer is easy—The Best Time Is Now! The best fishing Steinhatchee has to offer is available for your enjoyment all year long! The fishing in Steinhatchee is that good—something is always biting. Let Heron House’s guides assist you in experiencing the best fishing in Steinhatchee.
Another FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) that we get is this: “What kind of fish are abundant in the Steinhatchee River and in the bay?”
Here is a list of some of the most popular fish our guests like to fish for:
These fish are all plentiful, and can be caught easily on both live and artificial baits. We are even seeing more and more fly fishermen each season, it seems that they too have discovered the great Steinhatchee fishing opportunities that exist year round here in the coastal bend of Florida.
- Jack Crevalle
- Bluefish, Redfish
- Spanish mackerel
When we tell you that the best fishing in Steinhatchee is available year round, we are not kidding…here is a breakdown of the four seasons, and what types of angling they are most famous for.
Each season offers something special for those coming to fish in Taylor County, Florida. Here is a list of the most popular fishing venues throughout the year:
- Summer: The summer months 7/1 – 9/21 (July – September) are best known for scallops. The scallop fishing in Steinhatchee is phenomenal—one of the most popular in all of the USA. The season runs from 7/1 to 9/10. With just some fins and a snorkel, you can catch scallops. If you have never been fishing for scallops in Steinhatchee before--don’t worry—we will give you some tips on where to catch them (they prefer the sea grass beds over the turtle grass). It might sound a little complicated, but it’s not—it’s easy! All ages of adults and children can catch scallops, so bring the whole family. Summer is also the time to catch Cobia (also known as Lemon Fish if you are a Cajun). On the flats, you will find an abundance of Tarpon this time of year. Redfish and trout are good during the summer, as well as flounder.
- Fall: Some of the best fishing Steinhatchee is capable of offering takes place in the fall. The flats are crammed with trout, Spanish mackerel, redfish, and blues. Further off shore our guests are known to be slaying the grouper, snapper, sea bass, and even Kings. From Oct – Nov, “gator” trout come up the river. The gator trout are a real highlight in our Steinhatchee fishing season. Come and experience the gator trout on light tackle—it is an experience that will forever bring back fond memories!
- Winter: The winter months 1/1 – 3/1 is a good time for the grouper spawn. They can be caught inshore during this time—within ten miles of shore! Sheephead can be caught on the reef, and the trout and reds can still be found in good numbers. Our “snowbird” guests come down during the winter months and spend a month or two, so this is another time of the year when one will want to reserve far in advance. It should be noted too that there is good deer hunting during this time of the year as well—contact us for more details about hunting in Steinhatchee.
- Spring: ahhhhhhhhh. The renewal of Spring! Yet another great time to be fishing in Steinhatchee. Offshore: sea bass, grouper, and snapper are biting. Kings are running again, and they can be caught while trolling. Inshore: the trout, reds, mackerel, bluefish, and Jacks are abundant this time of year—and all can be caught close to shore, and in the backwaters. All kinds of artificials are effective this time of year, as well as your live bait staples—pin fish and live shrimp.