There appear to be more scallops, more boats out and more people taking their bag limit this year, at least in the Crystal River area.
This weekend marks the halfway point of the 2013 bay scallop season, which runs through Sept. 24.
“Crystal River has the highest number this year. People are not having any trouble finding their bag limits, most getting it in a couple of hours,” reported Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Stan Kirkland. “The water quality is good.”