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Diving and fishing
Deano169 - 3/17/2016 1:21 PM
Category: New Diver Q&A
Replies: 5

I am new to Florida and own a boat . I am interested in diving and fishing, the reefs and wreaks are good for both, how do I know if you can fish at the dive sites, or as long as you don’t see a diver down flag is it ok to fish ?
sandman2053 - 3/18/2016 6:10 AM

From my diving and reading, you must stay 100’ from a diver flag, or 300’ from a dive vessel.
I believe that
You can fish anywhere as long as there are no divers.
Caloosa - 3/18/2016 3:27 PM
Be sure to check with locals about restricted areas for no diving, ie sanctuary areas, local habitation areas etc.
John_giu - 3/19/2016 7:55 AM
Well if you take up spear fishing you might just sell your rods and rails at your next garage sale.
I joke with my fishing buddies about pulling all their $9.00 lures off New Jersey wrecks.
Give it a try.
BobW - 5/26/2016 9:56 AM
Florida also has some areas that the FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission) restricts for fishing. The link below shows some of the locations but there may be others.
Misfit12 - 9/09/2018 9:38 AM
Bring your fishing poles down with you!......Watch my video.....
"18-8-25 Smallmouth Bass Fishing...My Way" on YouTube

You will never fish from a boat again once you try it!