hahaa too funny Ron
Actually it was a comedy of errors - my first time ever for scallops. After what seemed like an eternity of wading around, I see something... hmmm is it? Could it be? IT IS!!! I am holding this thing thinking is it alive then it suddenly opens up and starts clapping it's shell, pissing out the sides making me drop it while the ebb current sweeps it away. Had to laugh out loud at myself.
Eventually I got it dialed in, it's not at all unlike sight fishing. There are the obvious scallops and then there are the cloaked mirage subspecies and I was finding both.
Then I had to clean them...
which was another fiasco, more clapping and pissing, but now I'm in the kitchen - and you can see how chopped up those scallops ended up.
By the second batch I knew what I was doing -
1) chill them down on ice or in a piss-proof container in the fridge (meaning does not allow them to squirt out the sides, open top with wet towel over), that quiets them down completely
2) use a cheap thin metal spoon instead of a knife for shucking because it matches the curvature of the inside shell and gets every scrap of that adductor
One things for sure... they are delicious.