We are getting our limit of good sized scallops north of the Bayport channel in 5 to 7 feet of water. Water clarity has been very good, and there have been no jellyfish to speak of. If you are new to this underwater seafood hunt you might want to make a check list before hand. In addition to the mask, snorkel, and fins, make sure you have a diver down flag, a boarding ladder if your boat does not already have one, mesh bags, and a one gallon bucket to measure your catch. We also like to take gloves, pint containers, spoons to clean the scallops, and toothpaste to prevent the mask from fogging. Check the regulations at myfwc.com before you go. If you don't have a boat or want to learn the ropes before trying it on your own, book a trip with a licensed guide. Stay safe on the water.
Duane Baker is a Licensed USCG Captain. He operates Windsplitter Charters.