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Learn to spearfish!!!!

Discussion in 'Underwater Hunting' started by BanditDJB, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. BanditDJB

    BanditDJB Angel Fish

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    I want to go spearfishing but I have never done it before. Whats the best way to learn how? I want to learn to do it safely and I need to learn the rules?

    Is there a certification or organization regulating spearfishing?
     
  2. PatMyGreen

    PatMyGreen ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    The best way to learn is to go with people who already know how, there is no organization that you need a cert from, but you will need to follow your states saltwater fishing laws. Don't worry La is pretty lax and most spearing will be done in federal waters anyway since you have to go a long way to get to the good rigs to hunt on. I do know some people will hunt in the lake for Gar and sheepshead, but good luck with that vis!

    Spearfishing the rigs is nothing like spearing anywhere else and is not for the faint of heart.
     
  3. cldomson1

    cldomson1 Scuba Media & Publications

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  4. ripcurltide

    ripcurltide Guest

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    Just go to Hawaii. Don't need no permit or anything to spearfish there! Just make sure you're not hunting turtles, dolphins, whales, or our precious humuhumunukunukuapua'a!
     
  5. Spear N Fool

    Spear N Fool Captain

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    Check into 1 of the Spearfishing Clubs around New Orleans.Thats the way I learned how to do it.The clubs are the fastest and easiest way to learn.Good luck.
     
  6. deepexplorer

    deepexplorer Solo Diver

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    does practice make perfect, cause i in the same boat as you, got idea, just not sure how the successful hunters do it

    is it more luck, in the right place at the right time?
     
  7. PatMyGreen

    PatMyGreen ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Mostly it comes down to skill of the Captain to put you in the water with the fish (a certain amount of luck is here), then your skill at getting close to the fish (and how badly they seem to want to be shot... luck) and then your skill at hitting the right part of the fish and landing it (almost no luck at all involved here).
     
  8. BanditDJB

    BanditDJB Angel Fish

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    So, You dont need a fishing licence in Hawaii! Of all the states that you wouldnt need a permit! Thats pretty cool. I am planning a trip there so I will have to look into it.
     

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