Dive Into Scallop Season on Florida’s Sports Coast

Scalloping Season Returns Tentatively July 15 – 24

#GetBackToAdventure by scalloping on Florida’s Sports Coast. We’re known for being an unbeatable destination for bay scallops, and every third Friday in July for ten days, you catch up to two gallons of them each day. Whether you’re snorkeling from the shore or diving into our rich scallop beds by boat, there’s no better location to tackle scalloping season than Florida’s Sports Coast.

Learn more about scallop season on Florida’s Sports Coast from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.

How To Scallop

To get the most out of the 2022 scalloping season, you’re going to need the right equipment. If you haven’t gathered your scalloping supplies yet, don’t worry. Florida’s Sports Coast is full of specialty shops, rentals and charter agencies that have everything you need.

  • Equipment Needed:
    • Swim mask, fins, snorkel
    • Small mesh bag
    • Divers-Down Flag which is required by law
  • Going with a local fishing charter guide is best if you are unfamiliar with Florida’s Sports Coast waters. Plus, guides usually have saltwater fishing licenses that cover up to 5 people so you don’t have to get your own. They also know where to find the scallops to ensure a great day on the water. Find recommended guides and marinas listed below.

Find more scalloping advice and information on our blog here

 

Scallop Recipes

As seen on Great Day Live Tampa Bay.
Recipes provided by Chef Ben Pumo of Benedetto’s.

All Listings

Reel Good Times Fishing Captains

(727) 514-2907

Get ready to have a reel good time with Sports Coast fishing charter captain, Brennan Taylor. Whether you are looking…

Sunset Landing Marina

5115 Sunset Blvd , Port Richey FL 34668

(727) 849-5092

Easily access the Gulf of Mexico for an exhilarating day on the water at Sunset Landing Marina. Located on the Pithlachascotee “Cotee” River, Sunset Landing is a full-service marina that provides everything you need for a fun day on the water. Whether you’re fishing off the pier, renting a pontoon boat or enjoying a chef-made sandwich, Sunset Landing Marina has everything you need for your next adventure on the Gulf of Mexico.

The Reef Chief Charters

5419 Treadway Drive , Port Richey FL 34668

727-271-3575

Step aboard The Reef Chief Charters for your next fishing or scalloping adventure. Based out of Gill Dawg Marina, Captain Mike Teegarden offers inshore, offshore, deep-sea and flats fishing charters. A Florida native, Captain Mike has been fishing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico his entire life. Whatever you’re looking to catch, The Reef Chief Charters will put you on some of the best breaks and ledges for Grouper, Snapper, Mackerel, Sea Bass, Sharks and more!

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