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Florida’s

The Hidden Coast

The Last of Old Florida

November - December 2018

We are Celebrating the Holidays! See inside for events happening all over The Hidden Coast!

Steinhatchee Boat Parade!

Help People Affected by Hurricane Michael. See Red Cross Pg. 6 Cedar Key Pirate Fest Pg. 7

“Local Flavor” Pg. 16-17

Yankeetown Seafood Fest Pg. 23

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Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Nov. 30 - Dec. 2

Chiefland Christmas Festival & Parade

Train Depot Park & Main Street Dec. 1

Fanning Springs Festival of Lights

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Warning to Boaters!

Lone Cabbage Reef in the Suwannee Sound is now covered with rock • Lone Cabbage Reef has been a shallow reef for centuries. • It has recently been covered with limerock boulders to aid in oyster reef restoration. • It is three miles long and covered at high tide. • The reef is temporarily marked with white poles. • Permanent navigation markers will soon show the location of inlets.

For more information about the project, see http://www.wec.ufl.edu/oysterproject/restoration.php

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Kayaking the Ichetucknee River... Ichetucknee Springs State Park near Fort White is one of North Florida’s hidden wonders. Popular with the locals for tubing and paddling, the spring-fed crystal clear Ichetucknee can be bank-tobank with a flotilla of colorful tubes and kayaks on a hot summer weekend. But for those who plan a mid-week trip, it can be a magical journey surrounded by wildlife that largely ignores the solo kayaker journeying up from the south entrance and back. I discovered the dual nature of the park early on when we bought our place on the Suwannee in 2001. I paddled several kayaks from our family fleet early at 8:00 AM when the gates opened at the seldom-used south-most put-in downstream from today’s Dampier’s Landing. In July and November of 2005, I shot video on two separate visits to our river house. Those trips convinced me to relocate from Texas to Florida permanently in June 2006. In January 2008 I made one last solo trek up and back and shot additional photos and video of the empty river. Then, over the next decade I shifted to teaching open water scuba divers and took up cave diving. The north entrance Blue Hole Trail leads to a cavern in the rock floor of the head spring. Affectionately called “Jug Hole”, cave divers explore the system in the off season. This past year I shifted back to kayaking. Working with The Marina in Horseshoe Beach we opened a Wilderness Systems and Perception kayak retail and rental dealership. I spent February through September testing 13 varieties of kayaks in the Gulf of Mexico, coastal creeks and regional rivers. On a pleasant Wednesday afternoon, September 12, 2018 I decided to tour the Ichetucknee once more with a Wilderness Systems Radar 115 with a Helix Pedal Drive prop system. My goal was two-fold: First, to go see how the riparian environment may have changed over the prior decade of absence. Second, to write this article for the Hidden Coast magazine with my observations of the decade later changes. To my pleasant surprise, the South Entrance has been recently developed with a beautiful entry gate, an Environmental Education Center, a General Store and a fully outfitted tubing and kayaking livery service onsite. My south-most put-in was closed but the Dampier’s Landing put-in was available. Park rangers helped me get re-oriented to the changes and gave me access to the full length of the river. My trip up to the North end took 2.5 hours, including many pauses for photos of scattered tubers, kayakers and paddle boarders and the permanent residents of the park scattered along the banks and trees. The trip down was an easy 45-minute solo trip with no other person on the river. I shot continuous video of the return leg. I was pleased to see the river was as pristine as it was 10 years ago. The water level was several feet higher than my January 2008 trip. Dampier’s Landing is much the same as a decade ago. But my favorite overhanging tree at the north end had died and all that is left is the trunk. The two periods are reflected in the photos on the right hand page.

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...A Decade Later

2008 South Entrance

2018 South Entrance

2008 North Entrance

2018 North Entrance

“To my pleasant surprise, the South Entrance has been recently developed with a beautiful entry gate, an Environmental Education Center, a General Store and a fully outfitted tubing and kayaking livery service onsite.”

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Steinhatchee

Holiday Events Schedule Christmas in the Park

6pm on Saturday, December 1st At the community center

Home for the Holidays Christmas Bazaar 9am on December 8th (All day event) At the community center

Boat Parade

Starts at dark on Saturday, December 8th Starting at Gulf Breeze condos and ending at Fiddlers

See SteinhatcheeChamber.com for details!

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Fishing in Steinhatchee Baseball is gone for the year and Football is in full swing. The days are getting shorter and shorter as the nightly lows keep dipping down a little more also. Many folks are out in the woods hunting instead of fishing. But they are missing out on a very special time of year here in Steinhatchee. Lots of changes will be taking place as far as fishing patterns go during these two months. Lots of good stuff is happening.

By: Capt Mike Farmer

60’s and 70’s. With this scenario you should plan on finding plenty of Speckled Trout out on our vast grassy flats. Focus your efforts in waters with good grassy or spotted grassy bottom as shallow as 18” and depths on out to 4 or 5 feet. The Redfish will be found in much of these same areas especially if there is any rock or shell bottom so don’t be surprised if you find them as you are on the hunt for a limit of Trout.

Our waters are very season sensitive and bring quite a bit of movement and transitions to the fishing game. All according to what happens to our weather we could see November and December fishing holding very much the same type of patterns or these two months could be like night and day. November will continue to hold traditional Fall fishing patterns until the first hard cold front hits. This normally happens during the week of Thanksgiving but has held off well into December. These unpredictable weather patterns are one thing that makes late Fall and early winter fishing tricky at times. Basically during these two months you can just toss the calendar out the window and rely more on what the weather does.

Try using a rattling style cork with about 24-30 inches of fluorocarbon leader material below. Attached to this could be a number of things that will work well during this time of year. Natural baits such as cut baitfish or shrimp are always a great choice. Most of the year shrimp are tough to use as bait while our grass flats hold abundant amounts of pinfish residing there during the warmer months. These little fish will devour shrimp and rob them from your hook as fast as you can bait your hook and toss them another one. But once the waters begin to cool the pinfish leave and move away until the spring. During this time shrimp are returning to the shallow waters and therefore become a primary food source. If you don’t like using live baits then soft plastics such as Saltwater Assassin November normally begins with lows in the high baits or Gulp will work quite well fished under a 40’s to low 50’s for the most part and highs in the cork also. After Mother Nature brings in the cold then we will start to see changes happening. Once we start experiencing nights with lows falling into the 30’s or lower into the 40’s the Trout will begin to transition into more of a Winter pattern. Expect to see fish moving from the flats on up into the Steinhatchee River and the many nearby creeks. This transition isn’t exactly a mass exodus with all of them leaving at once but a few will move then eventually more and more will make the move. It all depends how long the cold weather hangs around. At times the temperatures will travel up and down like a ride on a roller coaster. This ride isn’t nearly as fun as a theme park ride though. It leads to groups of fish being scattered all in between and makes it hard to find anything consistent. Consistent weather either hot,warm or downright cold leads to consistent fishing patterns.

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I hope you will visit Steinhatchee and join in on some of the great fishing it has to offer. There are plenty of places available for lodging to suit your budget and taste. Once the Trout have moved into the river and creeks you will find them in the deeper holes during lower portions of the tide. The best days are the ones that bring a low tide in the early morning. The shorelines and shallows where the water has receded will warm up as the sun comes up. These areas absorb the sunlight and then as the water levels rise with the tide they become much warmer than the surrounding waters. Fish the deeper areas with a 1/16 oz jig head baited with a soft plastic bait or a shrimp. Let the bait fall and retrieve it back with a slow bouncing motion, as slow as possible while still keeping it out of the vast limestone rock bottom that covers our river and creeks. When moving up into the shallows try using a suspending bait such as a Mirrodine or the Rip n Slash or Shrimp Bait from Unfair Lures. Cast these baits up into the shallows and just keep your retrieve simple. A straight steady SLOW retrieve usually works the best. When you think you are reeling slow enough, slow down a little more.

I hope you will visit Steinhatchee and join in on some of the great fishing it has to offer. There are plenty of places available for lodging to suit your budget and taste. Several Marinas and boat ramps to launch your boat as well. If you aren’t familiar with the waters then I suggest hiring a guide for at least your first trip. As a matter of fact I would love to have you on board with me. Weekends book up well in advance so plan ahead or try to make plans for a weekday trip when things aren’t quite as crowded. I hope to see you soon.

Capt Mike Farmer Salt Addiction Charters 352-210-1551 www.saltaddictioncharters.com

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Santa’s Little Helpers

Annual Lighted Christmas Parade & Downtown Events JOIN US FOR A MAY-PERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 7, 2018 6:00 p.m. DOWNTOWN

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Christmas GIFT IDEAS! We have something for everyone on your list!

DOWNTOWN SHOPS TO STAY OPEN LATE! Lighted Christmas Parade ● Letters to Santa Strolling Carolers ● Gingerbread House Contest Tree Lighting at the Historical Society Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus ● Story Telling Milk & Cookies

Call the Chamber 584-5366 for Application for Parade Call the Historical Society about Vending & Gingerbread House Contest at 843-0332

Brought to you by: The Chamber of Commerce & The Historical Society

Capt. Tom Cushman | 386-623-0243 captcush357@hotmail.com

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Notes from the Field:

The Cedar Key Dolphin Project We have been collecting data on the Bottlenose dolphins along the Big Bend area of Florida since 2001. One question we sometimes get is why we collect data for so long. Dolphins are a long-lived species; they live on average till their mid-forties, though dolphins have been recorded to live well into their sixties! We really have only been collecting data on the population for only half of a typical lifespan. That still seems like a very long time! But, because dolphins live such a long time, it takes many years of data to get an accurate picture of what is happening in the population… and then we can use that data to help us determine if anything changes when something big in the area happens (like an oil spill, loss of seagrass beds, or red tide). One example that is near and dear to the Cedar Key Dolphin Project’s heart is about the animal you see in these pictures, named Viking.

We did not see her at all this past summer, and it was always in the back of our minds that she could have passed away. There is good news to this story! We saw her in October, and while she is still too skinny, she is still up to her old tricks: deep diving for food and making it hard for us to get her picture! Long-term study examples like this can help us track individuals like this. We know that she is still skinnier than she has been in the past, but she is still here. Because her behavior has stayed the same, we can guess that she is still doing OK. If her behavior changes to no longer actively avoid boats, or if she stops doing deep feeding dives, then something more might be wrong, and we can work with our partners at UF Marine Animal Rescue to decide if we need to intervene or if nature should take its course. This is a story about only one individual, but longterm research studies help with conservation and protection efforts for the entire population. We will be here doing work long after Viking goes to her eternal rest, documenting her children and their children for years to come.

Viking was first sighted in 2001, and multiple times during every season over the years. She always had a calf that was still dependent (probably under the age of two) and often another dolphin near her that was not quite as big as a fully-grown adult. That smaller dolphin was probably the calf we had seen “Dolphins are a long-lived species; they live on in the previous season, but no longer dependent on average till their mid-forties, though dolphins her for food.

have been recorded to live well into their sixties!

We were able to get genetic data on her in 2010 that proved that she was female, and this confirmed If you would like to help the Cedar Key Dolphin Project, a 501c3 what we had thought from seeing her: she is a organization, consider a tax-deductible donation! You can find us at prolific mom. She gave birth to a lot of calves, and www.cedarkeydolphinproject.org, or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! those calves survived. We also know it is not easy to take pictures of her! She does not like boats very much, and she is usually doing deep dives to feed when we see her. We only saw her once in 2017, and she had an older calf with her, but no little baby. Since we had been seeing her since 2001 (when she was already a fullygrown adult), it was not too surprising: maybe she was slowing down on having calves. What did worry us was that she seemed skinny: we could see her ribs. Dolphins should usually be a little chubby, especially going into the winter season. She has been a part of the Cedar Key Dolphin Project catalog since 2001, and we had watched her for close to half of her average lifespan. Would she disappear from the population soon?

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Mark Your Calendar!

Old Florida Celebration of the Arts March 30 & 31, 2019 Cedar Key, FL Juried Fine Arts Event

LOCAL ARTISTS  WINS  FESTIVAL   DESIGN  CONTEST!     CedarKKey, Cedar   ey,  FFlorida lorida     October22018   October   019   With  a  Design  Contest  theme  like  “The  Cedar  Key  Arts  Center  Celebrates  25  Year  of  Promoting  the  Arts   in  our  Community”  it  just  seems  fitting  that  the  honors  go  to  a  well-­‐known  Cedar  Key  Artist  and  Arts  Center   Member.  Congratulations  to  Ann  Kamzelski,  2019  Old  Florida  Celebration  of  the  Arts  Design  Contest  winner.     This  year  artists  were  asked  to  submit  “concept”  designs  for  a  new  Arts  Center  Logo  based  on  the   above  Design  Contest  Theme.    Ann’s  classic  Cedar  Key  Sunset  was  chosen  from  artwork  submitted  by  12   different  artists.    Variations  of  the  logo  will  be  used  in  2019  Old  Florida  Celebration  of  the  Arts  promotions  and   will  serve  as  an  icon  for  the  Cedar  Key  Arts  Center  in  years  to  come.  The  design  is  reminiscent  of  Ann’s  Artwork   submitted  in  2014  to  celebrate  the  50th  Anniversary  of  the  Spring  Arts  Festival  in  Cedar  Key.    The  theme  that   year  was  “Homage  to  the  Honeymoon  Cottage”  and  Ann’s  design  was  chosen  for  the  mural  that  now  faces  the   Arts  Center  Sculpture  Garden.     Ann  Kamzelski  is  self-­‐taught  photographer  who  has  focused  on  nature  and  travel  photography  for  over   25  years.  She  has  traveled  extensively  around  the  US  taking  photos  of  scenic  areas  across  the  country.  She  also   likes  the  creative  side  of  photography  and  blends  several  different  photos  to  create  whimsical  images  that  she   sells  in  Island  Arts,  a  local  Cedar  Key  Artist  Co-­‐op.         In  addition  to  being  a  featured  artists  in  the  Member  Artist’s  Gallery  at  the  Arts  Center,  Ann  has  won   several  awards  in  the  Arts  Center’s  Open  Community  Shows  over  the  past  10  years  since  becoming  a  member.     She  has  also  taught  Art  Center  workshops,  served  on  served  Art  Center  Committees  and  been  an  important   member  of  the  Old  Florida  Celebration  of  the  Arts  team  since  it  came  under  the  direction  of  the  Arts  Center.       Ann  has  been  published  in  Petersen’s  Photographic,  Travel  and  Nature  Photographer,  Birds  and  Blooms   and  on  the  Citizens  and  Northern  Bank  calendar  several  times,  including  the  cover  for  2011.    She  has  had  a   number  of  photo  articles  published  in  Mountain  Home  Magazine  and  has  won  several  Keystone  (Pennsylvania   Journalist)  awards  for  this  work.  She  has  been  the  winner  of  various  photography  contests  in  both   Pennsylvania  and  Florida  and  has  had  one  person  gallery  shows  in  both  locations.    Ann  writes  a  monthly  article   for  the  Grand  Canyon  Photography  Club  on  photo  techniques  and  creative  processes. For more information:

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