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Old 06-21-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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Are there any good spots to spearfish from the beach at Fort McRee?
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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I have heard that the whole area has been marked a sanctuary and spearfishing has been prohibited. Rod and reel still ok.
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I have heard that the whole area has been marked a sanctuary and spearfishing has been prohibited. Rod and reel still ok.
Same here.
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There arent that many spots you can legally spearfish from the beach. McRee is not one of those.
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Including the Mass.
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Including the Mass.
Yeah never would have thought that was off limits
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Including the Mass.
You're saying the Mass is off limits to spearing? If so, what regulation forbids it?

Spearfishing off Florida Beaches is prohibited by a specific law, same with spearfishing off most rock jetties. I'm not aware of a reg that allows hook & line fishing on a wreck while forbidding spearfishing.

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oh, and I wouldn't call the Mass a "beach dive", unless you guys are eating a lot more Wheaties than I am.
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You're saying the Mass is off limits to spearing? If so, what regulation forbids it?

Spearfishing off Florida Beaches is prohibited by a specific law, same with spearfishing off most rock jetties. I'm not aware of a reg that allows hook & line fishing on a wreck while forbidding spearfishing.

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oh, and I wouldn't call the Mass a "beach dive", unless you guys are eating a lot more Wheaties than I am.
Talkin' bout mad wheaties fa sho! Lol. It was declared a marine sanctuary. Meaning they can manipulate what "can and cannot be done" as they see fit.
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Spearfishing is not allowed inside the national park. The park claims up to a mile off the beach. The Mass is outside the limit and is designated an archaeological preserve, not a wildlife preserve. There is nothing stopping you from spearfishing the Mass.
You can spearfish off of Florida beaches, just not within 100 yards of designated swimming areas. As a guideline, if there are lifeguards present it's a designated swimming beach.
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Ok, good info.
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