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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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Captain Curt Romanowski

1119 Baillies Bluff Road , Holiday FL 34691

(727) 919-1221

Book your next fishing or scalloping charter with Florida Backwater Charters. An expert at catching Tarpon, Redfish, Snook and Trout, Captain Curt Romanowski has been leading fishing trips throughout Florida’s Sports Coast for years. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, there’s no better guide to help you hook your next saltwater adventure than Captain Curt Romanowski.

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.

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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