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Scallop Season underway in Citrus County
Scallop Season underway in Citrus County

Citrus County, Florida-- Time to get out your snorkels and masks...Scallop Season is in full swing in Citrus County.  Known as Scallop Country, Citrus County has some of the best recreational scalloping in the world. 

Boaters and scallopers flock to places like Crystal River and Homosassa to bag their scallops.  The season lasts through September 25. 

Citrus County's bay scallops sit in seagrass beds under five or six feet of water on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Scalloping requires a boat, a snorkel and a desire for a seafood dinner. Professional licensed guides are also available for hire, for those visitors without their own boat.

Scallopers over the age of 16 need a Florida fishing license.