Boat Ramp and Marina Locator for Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach

I found this map online as part of a brochure and thought it would be helpful to first time scallopers to our area.

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Results from the 2012 Reeling for Kids Fishing Tournament

Congratulations to all the winners

From THANK YOU to all of our SPONSORS and ANGLERS for making our 2012 Tournament a SUCCESS. It’s with your generous support and participation that we will continue to make a difference in the lives of the children that  attend the Boys & Girls Club throughout the year.

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3rd Annual Nauti-Girls Ladies Fishing Tournament

Saturday June 16th, 2012 from Safe Light to 4:30 pm

Sponsored by the Steinhatchee Community Projects Board & the Taylor Tourism Council

Over $2200 in Cash and Prizes



9th Annual Reeling for kids fishing Tournament June 8-9th 2012

Here is a Scedule of Events for the tournament. For all the details head on over to their webpage at

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 31st – Sponsor Kickoff Celebration

 Sponsor banquet and celebration at Touchdown Terrace at Florida Field, Gainesville. From 6-10 PM. Open to the public – tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling Laura at 352-372-5342

Tuesday, June 5th – Captains’ Meeting 6PM


8200 NW 15th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32606

Thursday, June 7th

Tournament Headquarters (base) open 1:00–6:00 PM
The Estuary, Steinhatchee
Boat Registration (if you haven’t already registered)
Captain’s Check-In
Sponsor Check-in
Captain’s Meeting at Roy’s Restaurant – 7:00 PM

Friday, June 8th

Tournament Headquarters open at 5:00 AM
Captain’s Check-In
Sponsor Check-In
Lines in at 6:00 AM
Weigh Station Open 2:30-5:30 PM (or 6:00 PM if Captain has pre-purchased a Mulligan)
Sponsor/Captain Thank You Dinner at 8 PM

Saturday, June 9th

Tournament Headquarters open at 5:00 AM
Captain’s Check-In
Sponsor Check-In
Lines In at 6:00 AM
Weigh Station open 2:30-5:30 PM ( or 6:00 PM if Captain has pre-purchased a Mulligan)
Fish Fry with Friends from 4:00-7:00 PM at The Estuary. Open to all tournament participants.
Awards Ceremony 7:30 PM – The Estuary

Important Contacts

If you would like to be a sponsor, contact a Board of Director member or Laura at the Boys & Girls Club by calling 352-372-5342

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, you may do so on the website (front page), contact Laura, or from any person on the Board of Directors

If you would like to enter your boat into the tournament, you may do so in the boat registration area on our website under Tournament Info, or in person at Tournament Headquarters.

If you are a sponsor and need any assistance or information during the tournament from Fri-Sun, contact Laura or any Board of Directors member

For any rules questions during the tournament, contact Capt. Wiley Horton in person at the Tournament Headquarters

If you need technical assistance on the website, please email Tim Orwig at (your suggestions and comments are ALWAYS welcome to make this site and the tournament better every year)

 Thank you to all our sponsors and participants 
from the Reeling for Kids Board of Directors and volunteers 
for helping us grow this event for the benefit of 
kids who really need our help.

Without you, none of this would be possible.


4th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival February 17th - 19th, 2012

The Steinhatchee River Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host its 4th Annual Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival and we welcome your participation in this exciting event. The Festival will be held February 17, 18 & 19, 2012 at the Steinhatchee Community Center, which overlooks the beautiful Steinhatchee River. We are meeting regularly now to plan all the details of this event and our desire is to make it as spectacular as possible for all our friends to enjoy

Some of the events will include:

Fiddler Crab Race – We will have 100 crabs for the races which will be staggered on Saturday only.

Photo Show
– Students and Adult categories. $5 entry for adults, kids enter free. Ribbons awarded.

Boot Artin’
- A fun new way to show off your “Steinhatchee Reeboks” (white rubber fishing boots). $5 entry. Visitors can vote for best entry by stuffing cash in the boot. Proceeds to benefit our local food bank. Trophy & ribbons awarded for top three.

Crafts – 10 X 10 booth. Bring your own canopy. $60 both days. Power available on a limited basis for small addt’l fee.

Food Vendors - Space size is 20 x 20. $250 for the weekend, no extra charge for power.

River Tours – We will have boat tours of the Steinhatchee River. The trip can include up to six people. The fee will be $5/adult. 

Entertainment – Fri and Sat evenings and Sat afternoon auditions for Suwannee River Jamm. Nominal Gate Fee (TBA)

Parade – The parade will include golf carts, horses, floats and lots more fun. We invite you to join in the parade. Line up is at 9:00 a.m. and parade starts at 10:00 a.m. No charge for entry. 

Camp Nemo – Kids area featuring touch tank, face painting, kids games and other activities.

“Swamp Water” One Pot Cook Off – Three categories, Soup, Stew and Chili. We would like to invite you to participate in this fun event & enter your soon-to-be famous recipe. Entry fee is $25.00 ($5 extra for electric). Cash prize for 1st-2nd place winners in each category, trophy for 3rd place with an over all best winner. Commemorative Mugs can be purchased for tasting. Also Peoples Choice Award. 

“Lots of Spots” Redfish Contest on Saturday. $10 entry fee, mandatory Capt’s meeting at River Haven. Click here for more information on this event.

Poker Run – New this year on Sunday. Proceeds to benefit local Boys & Girls Club. See website/Facebook for details.

T-Shirts For Sale – In addition to our event T Shirts we will have a ladies cut shirt & ball caps.

Click here for entry forms.