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Episode 202

The adventure beings as host Chad Crawford learns how to paddleboard and explores the mangroves around Sarasota, then meets up with Chef Justin Timineri and learns how to cook delicious Florida bay scallop pasta. The show then heads the fishing village of Steinhatchee where Chad shows you how to plan a family trip snorkeling for scallops.

How to Do ScallopingHow to Do Scalloping

Where

The “Big Bend” region, where the Panhandle meets the rest of the state is the traditional waters for scalloping.

When

Scallop season is typically July to September, but does occasionally change, check the regs here.

How much

Besides your gear, you need a saltwater fishing license pick one up here.

What you’ll need

-       Book a well known captain
-       About $300 a day for the charter
-       Snorkeling gear
-       Food and drinks
-       Sunblock
-       Protective clothing

 

Link: 

Something’s Fishy Charters – Capt. Bob Erdman

Florida Cooking: Scallops with Summer Vegetables and PastaScallops with Summer Vegetables and Pasta

Full recipe and to watch the cooking segment

 

How to Do PaddleboardingHow to Do Paddleboarding

Where

Paddleboarding combines the access of a kayak with the vantage point of standing upright. Anywhere you can kayak you can paddleboard.

When

You can paddleboard year-round but the warmer months are best.

 How much

 Paddleboard rentals are typically around $25-$35 a day

What you’ll need

-       The right board for your size
-       Adjust paddle to your height
-       Leash to keep your board with you