This year we got to go scallop and fish in Port St. Joe with some of our favorite people! We loaded up the boats and took a trip with a bunch of friends. We stayed four days (three nights) and had a total blast! It has been a couple years since we were able to go last. The past couple of years the season had either been closed due to water conditions, bacteria in the water, decrease scallop limits so we just weren’t able to make it. This made us even more excited and ready to hit the St. Joe Bay once we got there!
My mom’s side of the family has been scalloping for years. I went a few times when I was younger but in the past several years, my passion for it has skyrocketed. There is something so peaceful about being underwater and in the underwater world. Of course, I always have my head on a swivel because if I see a shark y’all better beat me to the boat because I WILL leave you behind!
We went with most of the Reel Nock crew and more friends. RJ had never been to St. Joe or scalloping and after the first hole he absolutely loved it! We actually stayed at the Bayside Sportsman’s Paradise which is ran by Matt’s family. We were able to bowfish one night and had so much fun! We saw sharks, rays, tons of fish, and some of the biggest turtles I have ever seen. I love seeing the water come alive at night. It is also a little nerve wracking seeing all the little sharks swimming around…but still so cool. It was an amazing trip with great people and some great food!
Be sure to check out Bayside Sportsman’s Paradise in Cape San Blas if you are ever looking for a place to stay! Such a beautiful house and an incredible view, you can’t beat it! Here is a link to the house: