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Homosassa Scalloping

Homosassa scallop season 10-gallon limit
Homosassa scallop 10-gallon limit

What a great kick off to are 2021 Scalloping Season in Homosassa and Crystal River. This is starting to look like a banner year in the Homosassa Scalloping area. The Scallops have been in the sea grass beds in 2 feet on out to 7 feet water in the deepest spot. The best diving is in the Homosassa River area. Don’t forget about the Scallop Limits which is 2 gallons of Scallops in the shell per a person with a 10-gallon boat limit with five people or more on your boat. You also have different zones for scalloping so check when it’s open in your area. If you are a new scalloper or an old pro everyone can do it. The 2021 Scalloping Season in Homosassa and Crystal River area is open to September 24.

Scallops may try to swim away when they see you, but they do not swim extremely fast or far. Most people scallop from a boat and use a mask, snorkel, and fins.  They anchor their boat, put up their dive flag and snorkel over the seagrass beds, collecting scallops by hand.  Other useful equipment is a mesh catch bag to put your scallops in while you are snorkeling for more scallops.

Before Cleaning

When you come back to your boat, your catch should be immediately placed in a live well or 5-gallon buckets with saltwater. If you don’t want to do that you can put them on ice in a cooler keeping the scallops cool. You just want to make sure that the coolers drain plug open so the freshwater from the melting ice water. Scallops are quite sensitive to temperature and will quickly die if not kept cool or in buckets of water.

Cleaning Scallops

When you’re getting ready to clean your bounty of scallop’s, ice makes them easier to open. There are many different tools you can use to clean scallops, I like using a paring knife and i like bending the tip to the contour of the shell, or even a teaspoon, can be used to open the shells and cut the white muscle free, then discarding the shells and unwanted soft parts in the trash.

Looking to do a Scalloping charter give us a call at (813) 917-4989 or check out the website out at Homosassa Scalloping Charters

Homosassa 2021 Opening day

by homo3430 July 2, 2021 Uncategorized

Wow what a great start to the #2021scalloping season in #homosassa with a 10-gallon limit in 3 hours. All the guys in are group got their limits of #scallops we still have some openings in July and August so give me a call and we will get you out for a great #scallopingadventure Light Tackle […]

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2017 Scallop Season with Homosassa Scalloping Charters

by homo3430 July 12, 2017 Uncategorized

2017 Scallop Season with Homosassa Scalloping Charters. It is that time of year to go scalloping  again with the 2017 Scallop Season here. It’s like a giant Easter egg hunt under water in July and August. We have lots of great open dates after the July 1st weekend. The pre report from the FMRI report […]

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Scallop Season 2016 is in Full Swing

by homo3430 June 29, 2016 Uncategorized

Scallop Season 2016 With Scallop season 2016 in full swing the reports from everyone from Steinhatchee to Homosassa are coming in and the word is lots of limits coming over the side of the boat. On opening weekend of Scallop season 2016 are boats picked up at 8am in Homosassa and Crystal River and had […]

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2015 Scallop report for opening day

by homo3430 June 29, 2015 Uncategorized

2015 Scallop report for opening day The 2015 scallop report for opening day is a good one. We had 4 boats with happy scallopers go out yesterday on 4 hour charter and had great success. All the boats got there 10 gallon limit with in the 4 hours. If you are looking for some great […]

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Scalloping Homosassa Style

by homo3430 July 31, 2014 Uncategorized

  Scalloping Homosassa Style   Homosassa Scalloping Trips from July With July behind us now and a great month of scalloping and a lot of happy friends and customers last month we are looking forward too August. We still have a some great dates open for Scalloping here in Homosassa but the best is during […]

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Homosassa Scalloping Report 2014

by homo3430 June 30, 2014 Uncategorized

Homosassa Scalloping Report 2014 With scallop season opening early this year and the first reports for scalloping coming in for 2014. It’s looking pretty good in the Homosassa and Crystal River area. The scallops are about the same size as last year with the most of them are just out from the Homosassa River and […]

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Early Opening of Bay Scallop Season 2014

by homo3430 May 20, 2014 Uncategorized

Governor Rick Scott Announces Early Opening of Bay Scallop Season TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the bay scallop season will open three days early this year. Opening the season early and on a weekend will create additional recreational opportunities for Florida residents and visitors while recognizing the importance of economic benefits to coastal […]

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Homosassa Scallop and Shrimp Recipe

by homo3430 December 25, 2013 Uncategorized

Homosassa Scallop and Shrimp Recipe Attention you Homosassa Scallop and Shrimp lovers!! You might want to try this quick and easy way to make this fabulous Scallop and Shrimp appetizer. First preheat the oven to 350 degrees Melt a stick of butter in the pan. Slice one lemon or key lime and layer it on […]

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Cool Homosassa Scalloping Trips

by homo3430 July 24, 2013 Uncategorized

Captain’s Corner: Cool scallops   What’s hot: The best way to cool off in July and August is to go scalloping, an underwater Easter egg hunt. The most popular places are in Homosassa and Steinhatchee, in depths from 2-12 feet. Look for a sea grass bed with sand holes, and shorter, thinner grass. A scallop […]

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