It’s that time of year again; Scallop Season opens Saturday, June 27th and runs through September 24th! Enjoy a scenic ride out the Homosassa River to the BEST scalloping grounds in the state. Scalloping is part snorkeling experience, part treasure dive and part saltwater fishing experience that can be enjoyed by family members of all ages. Snorkel in crystal clear water usually waist or chest deep over pristine grass flats and bag your limit of these tasty mollusks. Click on this link: http://bit.ly/1dqvaLR to watch a short 4 minute video recorded last season by Steve Chapman from The Fishing Florida Radio Show, www.fishingfloridaradio.com
Some clients will book an entire day and spend the morning scalloping and the afternoon swimming in the crystal clear spring water at the beginning of the Homosassa River. Our custom built Young 24 has a smooth comfortable dry ride and can easily accommodate four to six divers. Why not scallop from the nicest, sleekest, fastest, coolest and classiest charter boat in all of Citrus County! Check the Custom Young 24 Page on our website, www.HomosassaRedfish.com for pictures.
Many clients book a year in advance and return year after year to enjoy what is best described as an “Underwater Easter Egg Hunt”! We do two scallop charters per day, the morning charter is from 7 to 11 AM and the afternoon charter is from Noon until 4 PM.
We highly recommend the morning charters for a few reasons, fewer boats so it’s not as crowded and much safer, (especially on the weekends), it’s not as hot and less chance of summertime afternoon thunderstorms. We have perfected the technique of catching scallops in Old Homosassa and over the last few seasons, we usually catch our limit of scallops within two hours! This is our busiest time of the year with Gag Grouper season also opening on July 1st, so book your scallop and grouper charters early. Why not scallop one day and grouper fish the next? That would be two awesome days on the Gulf of Mexico! Multiple boats are available for large parties or groups.
Scallop tours cost $300.00, for one to four people for a half day adventure and $50.00 for each additional person up to six guests. We supply license, coolers, ice and expert instructions, in and out of the water. What you’ll need to bring is snorkel, mask, fins, drinks, food and sun protection (hat, t-shirt, lotion, sunglasses). Cleaning of scallops is available dockside.
I swim more than our Olympic Champion; Michael Phelps does in the summer and have become known as “The Undisputed Scallop King of Citrus County”!!! Why not go on the finest boat in the scallop fleet with the most experienced Captain/Guide? You deserve the best, just relax and enjoy the adventure! Coast Guard licensed and fully insured.
May 23 – September 7 – CCA Florida STAR Tournament, www.ccaflstar.com
June 12 – Rolling Stones concert in Orlando
June 13 – I’ll be the in-studio guest with the “Three Amigos”, BooDreaux, Steve Chapman and Captain Mike Ortega, on The Fishing Florida Radio Show in Orlando, from 6 to 9 AM, broadcast in the Central Florida area on 740 AM – The Game. Or you can listen live on-line at www.fishingfloridaradio.com click on Listen Live. If you’d like to call in and talk some fishing the toll free number is 800-729-8255 or locally 407-916-8255. It would be great to hear from my Orlando/Central Florida area friends!
June 21 – Father’s Day – Gift Certificates available
June 21 – Summer Solstice
June 27 – Scallop Season opens
July 1 – Gag Grouper Season opens
July 1 – Full Moon
July 15 – 17 – ICAST Show in Orlando, I will be in the Denali Performance Apparel booth during the show, www.DenaliPerformance.com
July 31 – Full Moon
Fishing is a real experience that create memories that will last forever!
“For Real & Forever”
Let’s go SCALLOPING & CATCHING!!!
Captain “Red ED” Brennan