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Comfortably nestled in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend, you’ll find a small town called Steinhatchee that has gorgeous views, friendly people, and extraordinary angling options. Steinhatchee fishing charters provide anglers and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the waters of this rich fishery a great chance to do so.

Inshore, the plentiful flats serve as the perfect hideout for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and more. For all those fishers who prefer to prowl offshore grounds for fishing action, Steinhatchee’s got King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, and Black Seabass. You can also head further out to explore Steinhatchee’s artificial reefs for Snapper and Grouper, as well as Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish.

If you’re in a time-crunch, Steinhatchee has you covered. On half day trips, you’ll be able to test what’s biting while relaxing in the sun. If you’re looking to try your hand at trolling the Deadman Bay, having a few extra hours will help get more shots at your target. If you’d also like to add a visit to the offshore wrecks to your adventure, it’s best to plan on booking a full day.

Steinhatchee is a relatively small community, so finding a local charter shouldn’t be too hard. All along the Steinhatchee River, there are marinas and boat ramps where you can look for a captain or a guide that’s perfect for your adventure. From here, you’ll be only minutes away from the productive fishing grounds of Deadman Bay, maximizing your fishing time on the trip.

Rules & Regulations

Like anywhere in Florida, you don’t have to worry about getting a fishing license if you’re going saltwater fishing with a registered charter operation. However, if you plan to do some freshwater Steinhatchee fishing, you will require a recreational freshwater fishing license.

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This month’s cold weather makes the fish moody and a bit lazy. Trout fishing is good, and this is a great time for chasing Grouper and Flounder. Use smaller bait, and drop your line deeper for better chances of an excellent catch.


The beginning of February might be rough, but towards the end of the month the pace picks up. The Fiddler Crab Festival is coming up in mid-February, and the Redfish, Trout, and Flounder action is very good.

The weather is getting hotter, and so is the bite. You have a great chance to snatch Gator Trout in the flats on plugs, and Sheepshead fishing is excellent as the water gets warmer.
Several tournaments are happening this month, and fishing conditions are getting better every day. Redfish are still in the flats and around sandbars, the Trout bite is strong, and offshore you can target King and Spanish Mackerel.

Come in May with your family to experience superb Steinhatchee fishing. Stalk structures for Flounder, seagrass beds for Trout, and don’t miss out on the great Spanish Mackerel bite typical for this time of year.


So much is going on in June – Scallop season is finally open, and so is the time to go after Red Snapper and Gag Grouper. Don’t miss the Nauty Girls Tournament, where lady anglers get to show off their skills.

Offshore fishing is strong in July – and you can expect a healthy amount of Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Kingfish. Scalloping is still on, though you might have to go a bit further to find that perfect spot.
Stay inshore and go after Redfish, Trout, as well as an occasional huge Cobia and Amberjack toward the Deadman’s Bay, or head out further offshore to hook Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, and more.
As autumn comes to town, move to deeper waters to go after Speckled and Sand Trout. Make the most of scalloping while it’s still in season, and if you’re looking to go offshore, Grouper and Amberjack await.
This is a good month to reel in anything from sizeable Redfish and Speckled Trout to massive Black Drum inshore, as well as Black Seabass, and maybe even a Houndfish here and there. Offshore, Amberjack can get colossal.
A cold front is closing in, which means you will have to adapt your strategy to get that fish on your hook. Use topwater plugs, jigs, and lures to target anything from Redfish and Speckled Trout to Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and more.
You never know what to expect on the water during the winter months, but with a bit of preparation and fair weather, you can look forward to Flounder, impressive-sized Redfish, and Speckled Trout.

Steinhatchee Fishing Calendar

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8 hour trip with Capt. Joe.
Phillip S. fished with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service on April 12, 2019
Book your trip with a professional guide.
Bill S. fished with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service on November 8, 2018
Full Day
FishingBooker Member fished with Marker One Flats Charters on July 10, 2018
Beautiful landscape. Hot weather so bring sun block. Fishing in the gulf is alot different than fishing in fresh water. Personally fishing the gulf is way more exciting and adrenaline rush.
Fishing with Captain Banks
FishingBooker Member fished with Fish Hooker Charters on July 10, 2018
Captain Banks definitely knows the Gulf waters. Great Charter!
Full day with captain kyle
FishingBooker Member fished with Marker One Flats Charters on May 31, 2018
Come out and let captain Kyle show you what the wonderful Steinhatchee has to offer
Full Day Gulf Inshore Trip With Capt Joe Richard
FishingBooker Member fished with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service on May 19, 2018
Definitely hire a guide if your not familiar with the area lots of hidden obstructions in the gulf.
Eight hour trip with Capt. Joe Richard.
Phillip S. fished with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service on May 14, 2018
If you're looking for serious fishing go to Steinhatchee.
Day & half with Capt. Joe Richard
FishingBooker Member fished with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service on April 6, 2018
Complex coastal environment.......winding creeks, rock outcrops, etc. Recommend Joe Richard as guide!