Are there any Scallops in ST.Joe Bay This year?


  • hummingbirdhummingbird Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    There are very few Scallops in St.Joe Bay.
  • LilOrangeLilOrange Posts: 1,165 Officer
    Sounds like not such a good day of scalloping......

    Livin' the Dream !
  • Panhandler80Panhandler80 Posts: 7,911 Moderator
    We did great this past Sunday. Big ones too.
    "Whatcha doin' in my waters?"
  • hummingbirdhummingbird Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    You could say that!
  • RudySmithRudySmith Posts: 2 Greenhorn
    Yes, there are scallops, but it's not a great year for them. Population is down. Every year the Conservation Department studies the bay and publishes their results before the season opens. September is the best time to hunt them. They have short lives and grow fast, so the biggest ones are to be found at the end of the season. I like to use a hit and run approach, where I snorkel an area for about ten or fifteen minutes, and move if I don't find any scallops in that time.
  • BeckBeck Posts: 2,332 Captain
    We did great this past Sunday. Big ones too.

    The ones we got at Crystal River were big too.

    A buddy was at St. Joe a couple weeks ago and did pretty well.
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