Florida's Steinhatchee River Redfish

November 8, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Tucked into a nondescript stretch of upper west coast Florida, the mouth of the Steinhatchee provides a collection point for bait and miles and miles of shallow flats that stretch far offshore. “As for flies, I feel that brighter colors work better on this coast. Bright Clouser Minnows, spoonflies, Rattle Rousers, standard Bendbacks and Deceivers are great for reds on the flats and for blind casting to trout. A handful of Redfish Candy flies, including white, yellow and pink (for trout), is a must for these waters, as well.” Tommy Thompson in Florida Sportsman.