It’s Time For Natural North Florida’s Bay Scallop Harvest…

….and the 2018 season promises to be one of the best.  Especially at Steinhatchee, in southern Taylor County!   We’re always cautious to put out information in advance of the season, and now, by July 1, we’re certain that this year’s scallop harvest at Steinhatchee will be one of the best in recent years.  This …

Natural North Florida’s Bay Scallop Season Opens 6/25/16…

…and it promises to be a banner year for scallopers at Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach and St. Marks! The official abundance survey for bay scallops was released on June 24, and the numbers for Dixie and Taylor counties (Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach) showed a near 300% increase since last year.  Wakulla County’s numbers …

Wade For Bay Scallops at Taylor County’s Hagens Cove Park

For the most part, harvesting bay scallops on Florida’s Big Bend is a boat-oriented exercise.  However, there’s one place, on coastal Taylor County, where folks can wade out to gather bay scallops.   The park at Hagens Cove is located between Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach, just off CR361 and is a good location for waders, kayakers …

Bay Scallop Abundance Survey Results, June 21, 2015

The “Bay Scallop Abundance Survey” results from Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is always wildly-anticipated by folks hoping to catch their limit of these tasty bivalves during the summer harvest.  The 2015 season begins on June 27 and ends on September 25.  There’s plenty of information about the “how-to” of gathering your own …