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Offline Mannlicher

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Out for Scallops
« on: June 20, 2018, 07:17:03 AM »
This past Monday,  I went with my son over to Steinhatchee and put in at Jena to head out into the Gulf and look for bay scallops.  We limited out in the area south of the last marker.  Water was warm, crystal clear, and in our area, about 4 feet.  We limited out in a few hours.  Method is to swim along looking down,  and when you spot one,  you reach down, or slide down and grab them.



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Re: Out for Scallops
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 08:09:16 AM »
That's cool.  Wouldn't think there would be a limit on them though.  LOL!  Is this popular down there? 
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Re: Out for Scallops
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 08:27:07 AM »
So, what's the 'limit' for each permit holder? :shrug:
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Re: Out for Scallops
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 03:37:44 PM »
2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat per person

Maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell, or 1/2 gallon bay scallop meat per vessel
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Re: Out for Scallops
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 04:02:34 PM »
and they DO check.   It's a reasonable limit,  and the resource is limited.

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Re: Out for Scallops
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 04:24:00 PM »
I really, really miss open water diving!  And yeah, think how long it takes a little polyp to grow into a scallop!
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Re: Out for Scallops
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 07:33:17 PM »
that's really cool thanks for sharing the photos