State waters from Wakulla to Hernando Counties are closed to blue crab harvest using standard traps from July 20-29, 2017. This closure occurs every odd year and is meant to help with removal of lost or derelict fishing gear. Derelict fishing gear can cause harm in several ways, including "ghost fishing", creating navigational hazards, and becoming eyesores. If you want to help remove lost or derelict traps during this closed period, see: http://myfwc.com/f…/saltwater/trap-debris/volunteer-program/to obtain a permit and more information.
Steinhatchee will have fireworks on Saturday, July 1st at Dark 30 shot from the barge west of the bridge.
Fireworks will also be on July 4th shot from the top of the bridge. On July, 4th the bridge will close at 8:15pm until after the Fireworks.
As a boater, I want to help protect seagrass in Florida and pledge to
• Avoid seagrass beds when possible,
• Trim my motor and idle to a safe depth before getting up on plane, and
• Push my boat to a safe area if I run aground.
If you missed the seminar in Steinhatchee you can watch the replay below.