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

BY Tommy Thompson | Jul 20, 2015 | Fish Species, Fishing and Boating, Food and Dining
Hagen's Cove sits between Sponge Point and Piney Point, on the Taylor County, FL coastline.
Hagen’s Cove sits between Sponge Point and Piney Point, on the Taylor County, FL coastline.

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 or airboaters.  The shallow shoreline here can be a good place to find a few scallops, if you don’t mind wading out a quarter-mile or so, where the water may still be less than waist-deep!

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You'll find an observation tower, picnic pavillions and rest rooms at Hagens Cove Park
You’ll find an observation tower, picnic pavillions and rest rooms at Hagens Cove Park
Hagens Cove is a great spot for kayaking, scalloping or inshore fishing.
Hagens Cove is a great spot for kayaking, scalloping or inshore fishing.
Wading for scallops at Hagens Cove, in coastal Taylor County
Wading for scallops at Hagens Cove, in coastal Taylor County
The shore at Hagens Cove is shallow, making launching of small boats an easy task.
The shore at Hagens Cove is shallow, making launching of small boats an easy task.

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