Last year around July when the bay scalloping season opened in Florida, my wife and I took our yaks up to Steinhatchee to find those suckers. We knew where to go because of a tip from PaddlingFan, who lives in Miami. So, we went out there, found them, and saw that scalloping was actually able to be done in a yak.
What is scalloping?? Its basically Easter hunting for adults. These shelled creatures lie on the bottom, amidst the seagrass, playing hide and seek. Sounds fun, huh??
So, this year, we did it again minus the yaks. (I’m getting old.) And this year PaddlingFan and her husband were able to spend a few days with us on the Suwannee River, to boot. We took our jon boat and PaddlingFan’s motor–long story–out of Steinhatchee.
We spent a good little while out there looking for these suckers. They’re weren’t as plentiful as last year, but they were there. We only came up with one gallon. We heard from other scallopers that they weren’t that plentiful, so we didn’t feel too bad. A tropical storm did blow through a few day prior to our arrival, so maybe we can blame the rain. Who knows.
But here are some pics from our trip all of which were taken by PaddlingFan. (Make sure you check out her awesome website.)
Have any of you been scalloping this year? Did you catch any? Are you willing to share where you went? Do share with TFB readers!!