Successful scallop day out of CR 8/17

First of all I would like to thank windysurfer and troutman for helping me over these past few weeks. It's been YEARS since I've been scalloping and yesterday didn't disappoint. We put in at Yankeetown and traveled south to CR for scallops. Water was clear and the tide was high. My wife, mother, and sister had never scalloped before. Once I figured out what I was doing we had our limit in a couple of hours. Had to move around a few times but no biggie. Had a BLAST! I can't wait to get out there a few more times this year. Hopefully we can catch a few trout out of Cedar Key today for a nice meal.


  • BillyBilly HomosassaPosts: 2,609 Captain
    Looks like you figured it out just fine.

    I was out yesterday and that floating grass, with the strong tide, was a complete mess for fishing. I almost went in for some scallops.

    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,045 Moderator
    Long ride but it worked out.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • huntentailshuntentails Posts: 1,694 Captain
    Looks like it won`t be long for dinner
    once ya get them out of those shells
    Nice Job Enjoy the harvest :beer
  • PermitchaserPermitchaser Posts: 871 Officer
    nice .
  • troutman57troutman57 Posts: 3,691 Officer
    Great job! Bet you had one happy family after that haul. Those babys look big WAY bigger than the ones on my honey hole.
    Glad you guys had a good day Wes!
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber
  • windysurferwindysurfer Posts: 95 Deckhand
    Glad you found them!, Sounds like your trip was good and the ramp at Yankeetown served you well. I hear tell a lot of folks went up from here after scallops and did not do so well, they should sign up, log on and join the good folks on FS!
  • wmflyfisherwmflyfisher Posts: 252 Officer
    Yep. Helps to have good connections here on the board. Couldn't have done it without you guys. Fed four hungry people this afternoon and man, they were amazing. I forgot how good they were!
  • ripnlipsripnlips Posts: 2,535 Captain
    It will be tuff to top a day like that, but you will have alot of fun trying. Great report.
  • angler18angler18 Posts: 2,035 Officer
    glad to see fellow members helping out once again in the BB, nice haul!
  • Kids Ate My BaitKids Ate My Bait Posts: 1,037 Officer
    Great job on the shells. Looks like you're in a yard with all the grass behind you.
    Don't blink - they grow up fast

  • Bite N HoldBite N Hold Posts: 1,328 Officer
    Either that is a tiny cooler or those scallops are huge!!!!!! They were big at the beginning of season so it wouldn't surprise me.
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    "No matter the size of the fish, you can only put a bite size peice in your mouth."
  • deerflydeerfly Posts: 711 Officer
    ditto, on the scallop success and the fact that BB is the most cohesive and helpful group on the entire FS site. I know I'll try really hard to make the next bash to meet some of the characters around here...
    "impossibility cannot be concluded from a sample of failed efforts" - Edsger W. Dijkstra
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    Fun times Mang
  • Havana daydreamerHavana daydreamer Posts: 24 Greenhorn
    Those are some monster scallops!!

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