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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 2020 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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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!

Captain Mark Dillingham

10033 Chesnut Drive , Hudson FL 34669

727-389-2212

Catch your next angling adventure on Florida’s Sports Coast with Captain Mark Dillingham. A trusted fishing and scalloping guide, Captain Mark has been leading inshore, offshore and deep-sea fishing trips for years. Whether you’re looking to score Redfish, Scallops, Snook, Tarpon or Trout, you’ll be in good hands with this experienced captain.

Anclote Village Marina

1029 Baillies Bluff Rd , Holiday FL 34691

(727) 937-9737

Launch into your next angling adventure at the Anclote Village Marina. Located at the mouth of the Anclote River, this trusted marina is the perfect place to catch Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Tarpon and Blue Marlin. Whether you’re looking to fish off the pier, reserve a fishing charter or rent a boat for the day, you’ll find Anclote Village Marina is the ideal location to get your next fishing or scalloping trip started.

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