Dive Into Scallop Season on Florida’s Sports Coast

Scalloping Season Returns Tentatively July 16 – 25

#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 2021 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.

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