Other than the areas just mentioned and standard bridge, beach, and jetty boundaries, virtually all of Marathon waters are legal, including the Bay. A charter out of Duck Key or Marathon FL is definitely one way to make the most of spearfishing Florida Keys reefs and wrecks.
Where do you spearfish in a marathon?
Re: Where to spearfish in Marathon
The edge of the reef, where it drops from about 50-90′ is a good place to explore. It runs up the coast and theres lots of hot spots between Marathon and Duck key. Also lots of great reef structure off Duck Key in the 30-70′ range. Ledges, giant islands of coral.
Can you spearfish in Sombrero reef?
No Lobstering at the North American because this is an artificial reef in state waters. You can spearfish outside of the SPA area. … This is a great snorkeling reef with nurse sharks.
Where can you not Spearfish?
The areas you’re not allowed to practice spearfishing are as follows:
- Any freshwater area (you’re also prohibited from possessing any spearing equipment near fresh water)
- Any protected area of water whether environmentally protected, recreationally, or parks.
Can you spearfish the 7 Mile Bridge?
There’s no spearfishing allowed from any part of a bridge that allows fishing. The west end is more of a fishing pier than a jetty.
Can you spear fish at Coffins Patch?
U can’t spear at coffins, it’s a sanctuary. It’s plainly marked by yellow buoys. No spearfishing or fishing at coffins patch, but at the thunderbolt you can.
Can you spearfish off Elliot Key?
It is one of a few uninhabited islands in Biscayne National Park including Elliott and Adams keys. … Spearfishing is permitted in Biscayne National Park in accordance with all Florida state regulations.
Can you spear fish at Alligator Reef?
Spearfishing Allowed at this reef. … Alligator Reef lies 3.5 nautical miles southeast of Upper Matecumbe Key, southwest of Long Key Bridge.
How dangerous is spearfishing?
With Spearfishing you may encounter a variety of dangers including Sharks, shallow water blackout, heavy seas, strong currents, Jelly Fish, and risk drowning as a result fo line tangles. … Spearfishing exposes its participants to the wildest place left on earth, perhaps one of the few untamed places still available.
Are harpoon guns legal?
Harpoon is legal gear in California and Oregon, but is not defined as legal gear in Washington. Legally, no, a harpoon gun wouldn’t be a firearm. There’s a bunch of criteria that lay out what a firearm is, and harpoon guns don’t meet any of them.
How deep can you spearfish?
Spearfishing is a fun and more effective way of fishing if done correctly. There’s no limit to how deep you can go. The average depth that most divers stick to is 5-25 meters. Diving beyond this depth is considered an extreme sport.