So far scallop season has been as good as it can be. No accidents, no major crowds and plenty of scallops. West and north west of St. Martins Keys is the most scallops but the ones that I’ve seen at the cleaning stations have been on the small side. Some the size of a quarter. These would be best left in the water to mature to a more productive size. The half dollar size and larger do have some good size muscle. Further south past the Chassahowitzka Tower the scallops are larger.
The near shore rocks have been producing some nice mangrove snapper and big grunt with live shrimp. Offshore the red snapper bite has been good out at 60 to 70 feet. Bring a variety of baits like sardines, live pinfish or from local Capt. Zach Hoffman use some fresh caught bonito to get the limit. High incoming tide this weekend will be mid morning this weekend.