Here's a short underwater video of our scalloping trip to Steinhatchee last weekend.
A few notes about the video:
The single larger striped fish that scoots off into the grass when I chased him is a sheephead.
The school of fish that cruise by for quite a while are pinfish, mostly.
The tide was ebbing and the grass flats were only a few feet beneath the surface.
The deeper sandy bottom scenes are at the same location, but those were shot in a deeper channel that cut through the shallow flats. Depths in the channel were probably in the 8 to 10 foot range and a frisky current was draining the surrounding flats through that channel.
Such channels are natural highways for the fishy predators on the flats, but my girls are fearlessly hunting scallops in "the highway".
I love that.
Most of our scalloping time was spent over the shallow flats, but this channel with it's deeper, sandier bottom was a lot of fun at the end of the day.
At the end of the video, you will hear me yell, " I raised fish!".
I was talking to Captain Denny (seen standing on the boat) and I wasn't talking about aquaculture.
I was talking about my kids.
I'm sure y'all noticed my halo in the opening shot ... as if you had any doubts.