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Old 05-23-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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I've seen several hammerheads out at the first and second access points out at J. Beach. I was wondering if you can eat them if caught. I've had shark before but don't know what kind it was. Also, what kind of setup should I use?
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Hammers are catch and release now. They are protected as of Jan 1 last year.
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you might be confusing them with bonnet heads. seen a good size bonnet caught there last weekend and thrown back.. those are actually okay to keep. hammers though like most sharks must be released unharmed.
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They are correct, you can not harvest hammers in Florida state waters. You also can not use treble hooks with natural bait while fishing for sharks. Hook into one they are a blast! And be sure to take pictures!!!
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http://m.myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater...tional/sharks/
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You can still keep them and tiger sharks but only in federal waters and must have an HMS permit.
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i always throw them back.. even sharpnose. why? cause to me they are too beautiful and mysterious to kill. plus if you understand the ocean you would know they are very important species.
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Yep they do have a very important place in the food chain but if you try to spearfish you will find out that there is plenty of bullsharks in this area but I usually only keep a shark when fishing tournaments and then I make sure it doesnt go to waste.
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How can I tell the difference between a bonnet and all the other types of hammerheads out there. I know that I want to catch one and if I can keep it
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reserch and look at the pics closely. If you ever keep a species the first thing out a persons mouth to a LEO is i didn't know..... the first thing out of his mouth after that is I'm sorry... but ignorance is no excuse.... please sign here.....
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