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 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!