Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Searching for the best scalloping bottom.

by Robin....

Are you ready??  These are the underwater gates to Three Sister Springs.  This is from 2012 because when we went in 2013... it was a mad house!  People everywhere.  Silt was stirred up like crazy. We had to worry about getting run over.  I'm soooo glad we're doing a week trip and avoiding the weekend crowds this time.

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Ok, so really, for scalloping, you want to get out of King's Bay, down Crystal River and out the mouth of the port.  Find the crowd.  Don't run aground.  You want to be in about 3-4 ft of water. 6 ft is too deep if you want any endurance. Be careful not to hit people or shallow rock formations.

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Different bottoms. Not good. We have found the scallops don't like this stuff as much.

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Not great. Those little fluffy balls will make you anchor up only to be disappointed. Not impossible to find them, I'm just saying grass is better.

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Best. There is thick grass, but you'll be hunting and hunting.  We found that sparse grass is the best.

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When you find that, you'll find the scallops.

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Just a couple more days........

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