Steinhatchee scalloping season

Steinhatchee Scalloping

Scalloping is the best family activity – something that you and all of your family can practice together. People of all ages can do it without any experience!

Bay Scallops season at Steinhatchee

Steinhatchee area – June 15 through Labor Day. This region includes all state waters east of Rock Island near the mouth of the Fenholloway River in Taylor County and north of Alligator Pass daybeacon #4 near the mouth of the Suwannee River in Levy County. 

How to catch scallops in Steinhatchee

Going scalloping is as simple as diving down 4 to 6 feet deep and grabbing some scallops from the seagrass. 

Sometimes, people like to cover lots of ground by swimming in circles all the way around the boat. Others simply go out and enjoy snorkeling in different areas while looking for the scallop shape in the grass. You can find beautiful blue eyes, but our Captains believe that in certain conditions you may not see blue eyes scallops.

What do you need to go scalloping?

All you need is:

  • A mesh bag to place your scallops
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Kit
  • Scallop Knife
  • Cooler
  • Adjustable Net
  • Divers-down Flag 
  • Life Jacket
scalloping boats steinhatchee

Where to catch scallops at the Gulf of Mexico 

Steinhatchee Scalloping

Steinhatchee is a beautiful area to visit and a great little rustic town. The best thing about scalloping at Steinhatchee is that you don’t need to go too deep into the water, just 4-8 feet is a good water depth. Since Scallops don’t bite, handling them is easy. Catching Scallops is very easy – get out there and find them. You don’t have to be an expert!

Scalloping trips at My Fishing Buddy Charters

Scallop season 2021 runs from early June to late September. You can snorkel underwater and search for bay scallops. Direct transit of legally-harvested bay scallops is allowed through closed areas. Come to have some fun with your family and friends. Contact My Fishing Buddy Charters for more information at (352) 812-3318

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