SCALLOP SEASON 2012 STEINHATCHEE

It’s not that the scallops aren’t there during the high tides–they’re just harder to reach. Kim will gladly clean your scallops at the Sea Hag while you relax and have a cold beverage. The first part of June started off well with nice catches of red grouper and red snapper but as the water has warmed the bite has slowed somewhat. Everyone is having a great time! Scallops may be collected by hand or with a landing or dip net. It began following us, jumping in and out of the waves A Florida scallop scooper willing to travel will be able to harvest these tasty little morsels from June 16th through September 30th. July 1 through Sept.

The early morning water is picture perfect, almost glassy, and perfectly calm, without a cloud in the sky and the horizon and sky meet seamlessly. Most of the boats headed north towards the hump near the Big Grass Island bird rack and did well there. Drive along the coastal Highway 98, look for crowds of people, which usually means they have found scallops , park your car on the side of the road, and wade in with your buckets! Jim and Joyce Hunt, sitting on their balcony, decided to count the number of boats going out. Enter your email to get Authentic Updates delivered to your inbox. Dan Friberg on June 23, said:. Citrus County Scallop Packages includes lodging: Make sure you have your license.

Enter your email to get Authentic Updates delivered to your inbox. We were fortunate enough to see starfish, coral, seahorses, turtles, fish of all kinds steingatchee needlefish, pinfish, sea trout and minnows – and so much more. In Gulf County, if you want to enjoy the adventure on the water, many fishing guides will take you out.

Vincent Island in Franklin County. Steinhatchee’s new boat ramps make your scalloping outing easier.

In late or earlythe FWC will set the seasons for Gulf steinjatchee Pasco counties, consider continuing the season structure for the remaining portions of the open scallop harvest area inand will work toward creating a more permanent season structure for and beyond. The recreational season for scallops kicked off in full steam at Steinhatchee. Get ready for the Fishin for Vision fishing tournament https: Click Here to access the online Public Inspection File Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station’s FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below.

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Scallop Season Opens July 1st

The month began with the Doug Johnson Reeling for Kids tournament and in spite of tough offshore conditions, there were some great catches. The recreational season is open in Gulf of Mexico state waters shore to 9 nautical miles from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Setinhatchee County starting July 1.

And just before publication time, the NOAA Fisheries people have extended the red snapper season six days. The average number of scallops observed during pre-season surveys doubled in Homosassa and St.

Some Citrus County restaurants that will cook your scallop catch: Recommended places to stay in the main town of Port St.

Steinhatchee Fishing Report and Forecast

So far, zeason for sca,lop days that followed strong weather fronts that put the fish and the anglers on their heels, we have enjoyed great fishing. We all grin as we enjoy the music, but it is a dolphin that got our attention. Back on shore, many local restaurants will cook the scallops for an extra charge. Colby Eugene Snyderson of Brittany and Derrick, was born, appropriately enough, on the 21st, the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

A large dive flag is a necessity. Be safe when diving for scallops. Central West Florida Location: Hope to see out on the water soon! Sea Hag Marina, Steinhatchee St.

This region includes all state waters from the westernmost point of St. Monkeys climb on platforms, swing from ropes, and clamber around the base of a small replica lighthouse.

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Harvesters can indicate where they harvest scallops, how many they collect and how long it takes to zcallop them. Vincent Island in Franklin County. The depth ranges from four to six feet deep.

Dan Friberg on June 23, said:. Thanks you for your support. Missie Schneider and Ray Hedgecock show off a great catch of June offshore fish: Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!

Map and dates for Scallop Season.

Florida Scalloping Season is Here! Monkey Island at Homosassa, Citrus County. Hammock and mangrove islands dot the landscape and we pass a giant osprey nest nestled into a channel marker.

June Fishing Report and Predictions, Sea Hag Marina, Steinhatchee

Scallops were easily available, with quick limits. No guts, just pure white meat! These season seasn are for only.

Tours of this sort include Sclalop Water Safaris seahorsewatersafaris. My hunch was right! Joseph Bay and Gulf County: The high tides fell during the mid-day hours and snorkelers had to go deep, sometimes to 8 or 10 feet, to catch their limits. Make sure you have your license. Two gallons of whole scallops are allowed per person steinhatcheee one pint of scallop meat per person People came from as far as Minnesota and in spite of some tough offshore weather, there were some great catches.

There were over boats fishing this year and in spite of some dicey weather, we had a great time. Scallops hide in or top of the seagrass. We cruise through a labyrinth of marshes dotted by islands of the state tree, the Sabal Palm.