Steinhatchee named Veterans Day destination

Steinhatchee named No. 3 Veterans Day fishing destination
Steinhatchee named No. 3 Veterans Day fishing destination. (Courtesy of FishingBooker)

Steinhatchee was recently named the No. 3 fishing destination for the Veterans Day weekend by FishingBooker.

With Veterans Day falling on a Friday this year, it gives people the opportunity to turn the holiday into a weekend getaway.

FishingBooker, the world’s largest platform for booking fishing trips, has compiled a list of the top fishing destinations for 2022 Veterans Day and Steinhatchee made the top 11.

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Steinhatchee is located on Florida’s Big Bend, a part of the coast that features numerous salt marshes, brackish rivers, and grass flats for fish to hide in. With mild weather and fewer crowds this time of year, it’s the perfect place to spend Veterans Day weekend.

Besides the abundance of places for sea life to thrive, the main reason fishing in Steinhatchee is great this time of year is that fish tend to move to shallow waters as the temperatures drop. This means you’ll see the likes of Redfish, Gator Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish gather on the flats, setting topwater fishing on fire.

The lineup of fish you can catch only grows longer as you move offshore. In the fall, Grouper fishing tends to pick up, along with Black Seabass and other reef dwellers. Often enough, you’ll even see Kingfish bite, prompting an adrenaline-fueled battle. All in all, you can’t go wrong in Steinhatchee.

The full list of the Top Veterans Day Fishing Destinations 2022 can be found below.

  1. South Padre Island, TX
  2. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL
  3. Steinhatchee, FL
  4. Tybee Island, GA
  5. Dale Hollow Lake, TN
  6. Lake Anna, VA
  7. Candlewood Lake, CT
  8. Niagara River, NY
  9. Boise River, ID
  10. Lake Mead, AZ/NV
  11. Lake Siskiyou, CA

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