Scalloping is hot at Steinhatchee while reports of lukewarm activity is coming in from St. Marks, Port St. Joe and Homosassa. Keaton Beach scallopers are doing well, but are heading north to the waters off Dekle Beach for the best catches. Horseshoe Beach scallopers are heading north past Pepperfish Keys and snorkeling in the the same waters as scallopers from Steinhatchee off Rocky Creek.
Steinhatchee scalloping has been great both to the north and to the south of the rivers. Several hundred boats per day have been coming in with full limits and lots of happy snorkelers.
Everything’s busy and ‘full up’ here, so make your reservations soon for motel rooms and/or boat rentals. There’s a complete listing of motels, marinas and facilities at Steinhatchee, Keaton and Horseshoe in The Saltwater Angler’s Guide to Florida’s Big Bend and Emerald Coast.