Each boat is limited to a maximum of 10 gallons of scallops, in the shells, even if there are more than 5 scallopers
considered outboard motors to be a great boon.
wore oilskins and used oilskin bibs (Fig.
I do advise keeping a good distance from boats flying dive flags, as frolicking scallopers
can spook finfish.
Head north of the Pasco/Hernando county line near Aripeka where scallopers
can dive for these delicious mollusks in depths ranging from 4 to 8feet.
Both Homosassa and Crystal River, in Citrus County, offer excellent access to the flats for scallopers
during the day and good amenities on shore in the evenings.
Yes, the flats here are the destination of choice for warm-weather anglers and scallopers
, but the archipelago of the St.
Just head for Homosassa, Crystal River, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee or Keaton Beach and join the throngs of happy scallopers
don't use a snorkel; instead they just wade the shallow grassflats with a mask or just feel along with their toes.
Yes, the lives of many folks in these-here parts revolve around college football, and with FSU and UF both playing Saturday home games on September 3, 10,17 and away games on the 24th, you can bet crowds of weekend scallopers
will dwindle at Big Bend ports.
Joe and Mexico Beach, coastal economies rely on visiting scallopers
to make up for slow times and cold winters.
Second, and certainly more important to fishermen, it's a great place to do some excellent inshore and offshore fishing, especially during the hot summer months when other Big Bend ports are preoccupied with recreational scalloping and scallopers
Offshore waters are not necessarily infested by the crowds of scallopers
who usually stay in less than 6 or 8 feet of water.
Joe Bay and Keaton Beach are two of the most popular areas and attract the expected numbers of scallopers
At Homosassa, the annual run of giant tarpon is just about over and most of the record-seeking fly anglers have left the community to anticipate the influx of scallopers