Let’s Take It Outside: Scalloping Florida style

Scallops can be easy to spot with their multi-colored shells and their eyes that contain tiny mirrors reflecting the light . Photo provided by Hunter Wells.
Scallops can be easy to spot with their multi-colored shells and their eyes that contain tiny mirrors reflecting the light . Photo provided by Hunter Wells.
Published August 22 2018
Updated August 22 2018

Each summer, thousands of locals and visitors flock to the west coast of Florida for some of the world’s best scalloping. Harvesting bay scallops is a great family fun activity that everyone can enjoy. Scallop season runs until late September and is a great way to take it outside and enjoy our beaches and pristine waters.

Scalloping usually is done in shallow waters about 4 to 6 feet while snorkeling on top. Keep a sharp eye out for those saltwater treats of the sea, swim down quickly grab them and to add to your scallop bag. Go online to tampabay.com/sports to watch my new video feature "Let’s Take it Outside," which this week is titled "Scalloping Florida Style."

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