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Old 11-02-2010, 07:21 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by boatnbob View Post
"No spear fishing is permitted from 200 feet east of the Fort Pickens fishing pier, to 300 feet west of the last rock jetty in Pensacola Pass. Spear fishing is prohibited in the Perdido Key jetties and in the vicinity of swimming beaches"

According to their web site, gigging is a form of spear fishing along with other methods as well. I guess last nights visit was ignorance which the law says is no excuse! One less place to gig

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Bob
When I used to dive we always concidered spear fishing a device that is mechanical driven to propell a spear, like a spear gun with rubber bands or a air gun. Most jetties,bridges and public swim areas in florida ban spear fishing. We used to just use a Hawian sling and remove the rubber band and pretty much underwater gig the flounder. I would think that gigging is allowed being its safety issue for the ban. But i'm far east of pickens and never gigged the area...best just call em.
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