Snorkeling For Scallops

//Snorkeling For Scallops

Snorkeling For Scallops

Rain, well we’ve had some these past two weeks. Although rain is needed to replenish Spotted Seatrout Florida’s aquifer, scallops don’t like the fresh water intrusion and will head to deeper saltier water. Yesterday was the first clear day after being land locked for almost a week and I headed out with some clients from Crystal River. The water was still a bit murky from the recent rainfall, but we were able to snorkel and bring scallops back to the boat.

 

Trout fishing has been productive in 8 to 10 feet of water. Soft plastics, specifically Mira lure watermelon red glitter or D.O.A.’s new penny are working well as long as you let the bait sink to the bottom and work it slowly along the edges where the grass flats meet the sandy bottom.


RedRefish fishing is good, but will get better throughout the month of August. I’ve spotted small schools of Redfish off the rocky bottom points just north of Homosassa around the mangrove fringe of the St. Martin’s islands. Although the water temperature has decreased due to the recent rains, the Gulf is still warm so the best fishing bait for redfish is cut mullet, live pin fish or live shrimp and always on a strong incoming tide.
I’m off today Red fishing with clients; it’s an early morning getting to the docks at 7am to ensure we catch the right tide. Early or not, having my “office” on the clear clean Gulf waters of Florida is one of the best jobs in the world.

By | 2017-05-23T11:41:32+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Fishing Updates|

About the Author:

Don Chancey is the Captain and owner of Flats Chance Fishing Charters. Don took his passion, love, and knowledge of offshore fishery and created a highly rated Flats Fishing Charter located in Homosassa. Don is also married to his wife Marla who joins him on most of their fishing trips.