Crystal River Scallop & Fishing Report 7/21 to 7/28

Wow what a busy season this has been. Lots and lots of folks out on the water enjoying quality time with family and friends and getting some of the best seafood that the gulf has to offer. The scalloping in Crystal River and Homosassa has been great with limit after limit coming in every day. We have been targeting water depth of 4 to 6 feet and we are having great success even with the cloudy overcast skies. I have started to go further south around the bird rack north of the Homosassa channel on the days that we have overcast since the water clarity is very good down there nearly all the time.

The mangrove snapper fishing seems to be pretty good on the nearshore rock piles. We have been getting some nice ones on live shrimp on a 2/0 circle hook and a small split shot freelined back in the chum line. I have been saving some of the scallop guts and freezing them in large ziplock bags and using them for chum. This seems to make those mangos go crazy behind the boat.

If you plan on getting out there this week, keep a close eye on the weather because the storms come in fast. Be safe and have fun.

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