• August Fishing & Scalloping Report

    Florida’s Adventure Coast Scalloping is off the chain.

    The scallops are in four to eight feet of water and – depending on the tide, with low tide being best for everyone – you will be able to get your limit of scallops in under two hours. All you need are a few items: a mask, snorkel, fins and a mesh catch bag. Scalloping is fun for all ages and makes for a great family outing. While snorkeling you will see fish, star fish, cool plants and all kinds of sea life. Bring a camera or even use your GoPro for lasting memories.

    Fishing is good. We have a good trout bite in 10 to 12 feet of water around the spotty bottom. Use a 1/4 ounce jig head with a Little John soft plastic in white, bourbon, or chartreuse. Slow bounce the jig across the bottom with a twitch from the rod tip. In the same areas, we are also catching sea bass, flounder, sharks, mackerel and some small grouper.

    Inshore, the red fish and snook are schooling up in better numbers. Snook are holding on points with a good current flow and live green backs is my go-to bait of choice. Red fish are holding in the same area and outer islands, also responding to live green backs. My rig of choice is a 10 pound Power Pro with a 25 pound leader and a 1/0 circle hook. Incoming tide seems to be the best action. Also in the back waters, we have juvenile tarpon, size 10 to 20 pounds. These fish are a blast to target.

    Book your fishing and or scalloping trip as soon as possible. Don’t miss out!


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