The BIG summertime event on Natural North Florida’s Big Bend is the recreational bay scalloping harvest. Our best waters are found between Horseshoe Beach in Dixie County and Steinhatchee in Taylor County. Bay scalloping is also allowed in Wakulla County, near St. Marks and Panacea. General information regarding the scallop harvest can be found at http://www.saltwateranglersguide.com/?page_id=2215 Dates may be inaccurate on this reprint of a Florida Sportsman magazine article but current harvest dates and regulations for scalloping can be found at: http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/bay-scallops/
Most important–If you’re interested in learning about this year’s (2018) harvest and in finding out the areas where researchers have found the highest concentration of scallops, don’t miss the 2018 Scallop Seminar, to be held at Steinhatchee on June 15. There will be short, informative presentations from research professionals, representing FWC law enforcement, Nature Coast Biological Station, Florida Sea Grant and FWC Research Institute.