Welcome to Steinhatchee
While the name looks like a mash-up of a Jewish family and a Florida Native American tribe, Steinhatchee (that's steen-hatch-ee) is an under-the-radar fishing haven that sits in a secret crevice of the Big Bend. The town rests beneath towering pines, mossy oaks and pink, juicy sunsets. Its claim to fame is its scallop season, which runs from July to early September and brings up to 1000 boats on its opening day to the otherwise peaceful waters of Dead Man's Bay. The season is kind of like a twisted Easter egg hunt, with locals and visitors taking a mesh bag, donning a snorkel and mask, and snatching up their own seafood as they swim. Locals will often clean your catch in exchange for half the meat.
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