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Old 07-03-2018, 06:50 PM   #1
Eibwen
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Scalloping Weeki Wachee

Took the kayak up to Weeki Wachee today to do some scalloping. It takes some time to get out to 8-10' (close to marker #1) and then I stay within a few hundred meters of the channel. I imagine these areas get hit more than further up/down the coast away from public launches. It took 3.5 hours to pick 22 scallops. It's fun but I'm not sure if I'll be doing it again in the yak just because of how much time it takes (plus the 1hr drive time each way to Hernando).

I brought a pole spear with me in case I spotted any flounder. No dice. I've caught flounder in similar looking areas (out of pot holes) but I think I need to invest some time in figuring out when/where these flat fish are.

I realized I had forgotten to bring my freedive fins with me as soon as I pulled into the Bayport launch area . Towing around the yak without fins made covering ground pretty slow. Looking forward to the mini season in Pinellas.

Bay Scallops have a lifecycle of only around 1 year (per link below).
https://www.marinelab.fsu.edu/educat...seagrass-beds/
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:07 PM   #2
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Re: Scalloping Weeki Wachee

See any mermaids? (Merpeople for you politically correct folks.)
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:25 PM   #3
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See any mermaids? (Merpeople for you politically correct folks.)
Nope. I did float over a big sea turtle in ~6fow though.
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