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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 in St. Joe Bay

It’s scallop season in Port St. Joe, Florida!  This year the season began on July 1 and ends on September 24.  It was extended a little this year and the scallops are plentiful.

4 people can have a fun scalloping trip for around $200.  Bring your  own snorkeling equipment and we’ll find the scallops!  Schedule your trip now before the season runs out.  Don’t forget there are other fishing activities as well.


Captain Mark and grandson Payton snorkeling for scallops in St. Joe Bay.
Time for another dive!
Kaydence wants to give it a try!

There are lots of activities going on around Port St. Joe and the Florida Panhandle this time of year. Visit Gulf County Facebook page for more information.