Once again, the Nauti Girls Tournament was a great success!!! Thank you to all who helped put this together again this year. Many folks never realize how much work goes on behind the scenes to make these events take place. I won't even try to name all who had a part in it but thank you!!! This all-ladies event continues to grow every year; this year there was 230 ladies who fished. The fishing was tough but that didn't stop them from bringing in some great fish to the scales and showing that the ladies could get it done. Thank you to each and every one of the ladies that came and fished. Steinhatchee can be proud to host this event each and every year. My hat is off to you all, job well done once again!
The fishing has been a little tough for the last week, some very nice fish have been caught but I didn't hear from anyone that said it was easy. But on the bright side of things... It's time for fishing to take a backseat for the most part and for Bay Scallops to take the stage. The much anticipated and long-awaited Bay Scallop Season will officially open here this Saturday. June 16th is a day many have been waiting for since the day season closed last year. Well folks it's finally here.
With our area opening before the other regions I expect to see excessive amounts of people on the water this weekend. Be very careful and watch out for others, be courteous and just use good common sense. Fly your dive flag at all times when you have swimmers in the water, but never when moving the boat from one location to another. Stay 300 feet from others displaying their flags. All in all just please be safe and have a great opening weekend!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, God Bless and I hope to see you on the water soon in “The Hatch.”
~ Capt.Mike Farmer, writing for River Haven