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Old 05-12-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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I've looked at the Florida Regs and it doesn't even include spadefish as a fish with a limit. So can you gig them?
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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Yes, you can. In fact I have shot them off the deck of my boat with a speargun. They are not listed in the list of prohibeted species for spearing and gigging, such as redfish, pompano, sharks, and a couple of other species. They taste great too!
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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I'll second that -- they don't have much meat to them, but they are definitely good eating. And great fun on some light tackle and small hooks as well.

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Old 05-14-2008, 10:09 PM   #4
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Yes you can. I have never gigged them but I do get them with my polespear and they taste pretty good.
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