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The folks of Steinhatchee, Fla., will let you in on their little secret—the fish are always biting in their slice of paradise! Ideally located where the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico meet the scenic Steinhatchee River in Central Florida’s Big Bend, Steinhatchee offers vacationers the ultimate outdoor adventure with year-round fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and bicycling. You’ll fall in love with the natural, peaceful beauty of Steinhatchee and feel as if you’ve stepped back in time while hiking or horseback riding among the moss-draped oaks.

Fishing is the main attraction in Steinhatchee whether you head out into the Gulf waters for saltwater fishing or hit the river for a fresh water adventure. Of course, fishing isn’t all Steinhatchee offers—you’ll find underwater caves and caverns nearby for a unique diving experience. Throughout the summer months, scalloping is highly popular as the river mouth and grass flats provide the perfect environment for scallops. The Steinhatchee River is also part of the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail where you can canoe or kayak along some of the most uninhabited areas of the Gulf of Mexico that are not accessible by land.

In this fisherman’s paradise, most accommodations are right on the water where you can relax and enjoy sunset views that are unrivaled. You’ll find cozy “old Florida” motels, luxury resort condominiums and waterfront homes of all sizes that will be perfect for your outdoor retreat.

Start planning your trip to Steinhatchee today—it’s a perfect getaway for any reason and any season where you can escape to a beautiful old Florida paradise.

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Come to Steinhatchee and you’ll be well fed! The area is proud of its family-owned restaurants that specialize in serving locally caught seafood. Dining here is a casual affair with most establishments offering outdoor seating overlooking the Steinhatchee River.
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Steinhatchee Florida Fishing


Fishing enthusiasts flock to Steinhatchee year-round for top-notch fishing expeditions. Most visiting anglers choose saltwater adventures going after grouper, snapper and sheepshead. The area has rock-based natural reefs in waters from 25 to 65 feet deep as well as three artificial reefs 10 miles offshore from Steinhatchee. Those wanting to shake things up a bit head out on the Steinhatchee River, known as Florida’s healthiest river, for unrivaled freshwater fishing. Regardless of the season, Steinhatchee is the ultimate fishing destination!
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