Best Scalloping Spots in Florida
If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure or just thinking about where to go while you are visiting Florida, Scalloping is one of the activities you can’t miss.
The Big Bend Coast has the best scalloping areas. The Big Bend Coast is a drowned karst region covered with salt marsh. It includes freshwater springs, oyster reefs, and the delta of the Suwannee River. The Big Bend Coast has little to no sand or mud.
Today, healthy scallops populations can only be found in selected locations along Florida’s west coast: St. Joseph Bay, the Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach areas of the Big Bend, and the areas near the Crystal and Homosassa rivers.
One of the best areas to go scalloping is in Steinhatchee! Here, you can easily find scallops with little to no experience. Steinhatchee combines the ambience of the 19th century with the conveniences of the 21st century.
Since the early 19th century, the village of Steinhatchee has played an integral part in the forestry industry, particularly cedar used for making pencils, as well as fishing, crabbing and scalloping.
Now that you know what the best scalloping spot in Florida is, you also need to know what your options to go scalloping in Steinhatchee are.
If you bring your own boat, you can launch from one of the local boat ramps. However, you have to remember that there are some Recreational Regulations from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision that you have to follow.
If you are looking for an experienced captain, you can contact us by filling out our contact form or drop us a line at (352) 812-3318. We will be more than happy to hear from you! My Fishing Buddy Charters leaves from River Haven Marina & Motel located in the “Big Bend” region of Florida on the Steinhatchee River and less than 2 miles from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision Bay Scallop Zone
Don’t wait to come to Steinhatchee! It’s a good opportunity to spend quality time with the family and friends. Dates are filling up fast! Reserve yours. Contact Us for additional information at (352) 812-3318.