Your one stop shop for all your bait and tackle needs.

We have everything for beach or bay fishing in Cape San Blas. Talk to one of our fishing experts or check out the visiting Cape San Blas page for monthly fishing forecast reports and average water and weather temperatures.

live shrimp for sale at Scallop Cove Bait and Tackle

Live Shrimp

Like using live bait to fish with? Well then you are in luck.

We have LIVE SHRIMP.  

Tackle boxes sold at Scallop Cove Bait and Tackle

Bait

Whatever artificial bait you're after, we've got it! We have a very well stocked tackle shop for in-shore, surf or near shore fishing!

We can put you on the latest fishing holes, and advice is always free. We've even got a couple fish stories to share!

fishing rods and reel for sale at Scallop Cove Bait and Tackle

Rods and Reels

We have rods and reels ready for the beach or bay fishing. All prices starting at $39 and up. 

Full line of rods, reels, bait and all the tackle you can think of.

Beach or Fishing Cart for rent or sale at Scallop Cove Rentals and Bait and Tackle

Fishing Carts and Accessories

Beach or fishing cart available for purchase or rent.

We also have tons of bait, beach and fishing accessories. Water shoes, snorkel gear, dive flags, tools, shades, coolers...and on and on!

Florida fishing license sold at Scallop Cove Bait and Tackle in Cape San Blas

Fishing Licenses

If you plan on fishing, you need a fishing license. Come on in today to get one!

Whats on the hook right now?

Interested to see and hear what the Cape will be like when you are in town? Check out our seasonal information to make sure you are coming in the right time of the year. We have what the average weather and water temperature will be like, as well as what fishing tips by month and local events. Check it out!

Cape San Blas

Looking to see what the tide will be like when you are visiting?

sea Turtle nests in Cape San Blas

Turtle Season

During Sea Turtle season (May 1st to October 31st) please keep your outside lights off from 9PM to 6AM.

Let’s work together to protect Gulf County and our natural resources.

During Sea Turtle season the ladies crawl ashore Gulf County beaches during the night, to lay about 100 ping pong sized eggs before returning to the sea.

The incubation period is about 50 to 75 days and then baby turtles hatch from their eggs, climb through the sand, and scurry to sea.

Holes and clutter left on the beach overnight make it hard for mother turtles to traverse the beach and lay their eggs and for baby turtles to make it out to the Gulf of Mexico safely once they have hatched.

Please make sure all holes are covered back in each night and that all personal items are off the beach to help the turtles on their journey.

scalloping information in Cape San Blas

Scalloping - Help with scalloping, how to harvest, clean, and cook

How to find:

The best water depth to find scallops is usually 4 – 8 feet.  Look for clear water with sea-grass beds. You will find scallops in the sea-grass or at the edges of the sandy spots.  They are usually easiest to see in the areas where the sand bottom meets the edge of the sea-grasses.  Scallops may try to swim away when they see you but they do not swim very fast or very far.

One piece of useful equipment is a mesh bag to store your scallops while you are underwater gathering as scallops can sometimes pinch.

When you are done scalloping immediately place the scallops in a live well or if you do not have a live well, on ice in a cooler keeping the scallops separated from the melting ice water runoff. Scallops are quite sensitive

A knife, or even a teaspoon, can be used to open the shells and cut the white muscle free, discarding the shells and unwanted soft parts.

Cooking: Check out our Pinterest page for scallop recipes.

Grab your snorkel, mask, and fins and head out scalloping!!!

scallop season 2018 in Cape San Blas

Rental Equipment?

Looking to rent beach fun? We rent bikes, kayaks, Stand up paddle boards, beach/fishing carts, BBQ's, chairs and umbrellas and more! Check out our all of our rentals.