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Any advice on scallop depth out of Crystal River?

I got kind of a last minute invite to go scalloping on Monday out of Crystal River.  I know how to scallop, etc.. just looking for any help with depth, or any other advice anyone would care to share.  I didn't think I was going to get a chance to go this season, and this opportunity just fell in my lap today.  Thanks.

Jay G


  • lynnnoyalynnnoya Posts: 1 Greenhorn
    I would download Marine Ways on you smart phone, steer clear of Gomez Rocks.
    On Top Spot Charts which you can buy at Walmart if they still have them . The Scallop depth is 2 to 6 feet depending where you will scallop.
  • nicknick Posts: 5,077 Admiral
    Move around a lot if you’re not on them. 

    LOTS of areas are barren but you can still grab a gallon an hour and limit if you’re good. 

    With the tide today  it should be shallow....less than 5’. 
  • Jay GJay G Posts: 720 Officer
    Thanks for the advice.  I appreciate it.  We had a fair day, actually went further South to where I would go from Homosassa.  We had 3 boats and 15 people.  Only one of the 4 families had been scalloping before.  Everyone really enjoyed it, and I think all but the youngest of the kids found some.  We stayed in 3-5 foot, and stopped at about a half dozen places between CR and Homosassa.  Many places were picked over, but not unexpected this late in the season.  The scallops were big too.

    Thanks again.

    Jay G
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