Archive for Scallops

2017 Scallop Season Opens September 23

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the beginning of the 2017 Scallop harvest season. The season was postponed earlier due to a naturally occurring algae bloom which affects shellfish. Samples show that scallops in St. Joseph Bay are safe for consumption.

It will be a short season with October 8, being the last day of harvest.

The Gulf County scallop population is still recovering from a Red Tide in 2015. Visit the Commission Website for more information including limits.

Scalloping, Fun and Work at the same time

Scallop season is July 1 to September 10 unless extended. It has been extended each of the past two years so we’ll have to wait to see.

Scalloping is done in shallow water (less than 3 feet) and is a lot of fun, at least picking them from the water is fun. Shucking them, not so much….. Low tide makes them easier to see in deeper water.

We will take up to 4 people on a scallop trip but you’ll need to bring your own snorkeling equipment, hats, sunscreen and cameras.

There is a limit to the number of scallops each person is allowed to harvest. If shucked, the limit is 1 pt. per person with a 1/2 gallon max for the entire trip. In the shell, the limit is 2 gallon per person so a party of 4 can bring in 10 gallons by counting the captain as a fifth person.  It’s better to bring them to shore in the shell, then shuck.

Shucking is not included in our trip price so be prepared to shuck your own!

Time is running out, scallop season ends soon!

Don’t forget that scallop season ends on 9/24/2013 so there isn’t much time to get yours.  There is a slight chance of rain on Thursday and Friday increasing to 50% on Saturday so the season may end sooner than expected because of the weather.

Give us a call to see if you can schedule a scalloping trip before time runs out!

Scalloping is a near shore activity so 5 hours will run $350.