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Old 10-06-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
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I was told recently that a three prong tip was needed to be legal for flounder gigging. I have five prong speartips and that's what I planned on using. Any one heard anything on this or is it not true ? thanks folks !
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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68B-48.006 Allowed and Prohibited Gear and Methods of Harvest; Bycatch Exception.

(1) Allowed Gear and Method of Harvest - A person may harvest or attempt to harvest a flounder from Florida Waters only by or with the use of beach or haul seine, cast net, hook and line gear, or by spearing.

(2) Prohibited Gear and Method of Harvest -

(a) A person may not harvest or attempt to harvest a flounder from Florida Waters with gear or methods that are not expressly permitted in subsection (1).

(b) A person may not use a multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait to harvest or attempt to harvest flounder from Florida Waters.

(c) A person may not harvest or attempt to harvest a flounder from Florida Waters by snagging the flounder or land a flounder so harvested.

(3) Bycatch Exception - Notwithstanding subsection (1), a commercial harvester who is in possession of a valid saltwater products license with a restricted species endorsement may harvest a flounder captured as incidental bycatch of gear other than the gear expressly permitted in subsection (1), if the gear is being used to lawfully harvest another target species, only to the limit specified in paragraph 68B-48.004(2)(b), F.A.C. This provision will not be construed to authorize a commercial harvester to intentionally harvest a flounder by or with the use of any gear or method that is not expressly permitted in subsection (1).

Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History-New 9-1-13.
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I use a 5 prong made by Jim.

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Old 10-06-2014, 03:30 PM   #4
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Commercial you're supposed to use 3 prongs or less. I use 5 prong and hit them in the head the two outside prongs hardly ever hit.haha that's what I try for anyway
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