Every mile of the Suwannee River in Dixie County offers great fishing opportunities. Bigmouth Bass, Catfish and Red Belly are among the numerous fish in our pristine river. Plenty of public boat ramps line the river, see the map for more details.
Year-round saltwater fishing is found off the Dixie coast line between Cedar Key and Steinhatchee. Sea Trout, Redfish, Cobia, Mackerel, and Grouper are abundant in our coastal waters. Professional guides are available and public ramps are available at Jena, Horseshoe Beach, Shired Island and Suwannee.
Scallop season only lasts a couple of months but during that time Dixie County draws visitors from all over the country seeking to fill their buckets with the succelent morsels. Catching them is easy, cleaning them a little harder, and feasting on them simply delicious. Scalloping is a fun activity the entire family can enjoy. A mask and snorkel gliding over the grass beds in 2-3 foot deep water is the preferred method. However,many choose to wade out from the shore.
While scalloping, it may be helpful to carry along a few additional items to make the job easier, such as a mesh bag for collecting scallops, an ice chest for storing freshly caught scallops, a scallop knife and neoprene water shoes.
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