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Spearfishing with Scuba

Discussion in 'Underwater Hunting' started by ant01, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. smile47

    smile47 Angel Fish

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    Use to spearfish scuba,now its freediving
     
  2. Scuba-evolutioned

    Scuba-evolutioned Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Thailand
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    Scuba or freediving spearfishing in a controlled manner should be exceptable anywhere in the world. With newbies and a gun in their hand they are gonna smoke anything they see!! After your first proper fish that soon changes and people have self control on what they shoot. If you are gonna eat it then shoot it. If you aint gonna eat it dont even go in the water with a gun.
    I see Thai fishing boats everyday of the week hualing 1 net between 2 boats and cleaning the seas of any living or unliving thing in our National Marine Park and you never get a diver sat at one of the local fish restaurants enquiring how they catch the fish they keep on show for everyone to see before they pick them out to eat.
    The nerve of these so called ECO friendly divers is bull***** to say the least. Remember any form of spearfishing is selective as you see what you are about to shoot. Better than pulling it up on a rod only to throw it back cuz its not what you want and then chances are its dead later on as it suffers from the bends lol.
    I say ban any form of fishing unless you have a gun in your hand!!!!!!!!
     
  3. SkipperJohn

    SkipperJohn Captain

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Oceanside NY
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    That's awfully radical.
    What is needed is a control on commercial fishing. Look at the new discovery show Swords. Those guys set lines over 3 miles each. Multiple lines form each boat and a hook every few feet. I don't care how many recreational fishermen there are, the damage done by them is infinitesimal compared to the commercial guys and their advanced gear, techniques and willingness to travel many many hundreds of miles to decimate a species and convert it to cash. Recreational fishermen convert cash to fish in just about the most uneconomical way possible. My striped bass is running around $40 per pound on my best days!
     
  4. bubblemaker01

    bubblemaker01 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: TX
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    Is it legal to shoot game fish on SCUBA in CA??
     
  5. Captain Walt

    Captain Walt Captain

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Somewhere, at BMNT....every day.
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    Outstanding post Ron. We are battling the hook and line charters at every meeting. They (bureaucrats) are getting ready to shut down 98' out. Putting undue pressure on the artificial reefs closer in, hear in Ga.
     
  6. Captain Walt

    Captain Walt Captain

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Somewhere, at BMNT....every day.
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    I run H and L charters as well as spearfishing charters. Hook and Line dose more damage to the reef hands down just buy shear numbers of boats alone. I know how many boats are out spearfishing on any giving weekend here in Savannah Ga.....it is not that many in comparison. Thanx for your post, great argument. But it is an argument about a word...."gun". The bad guy with a "spear....gun". And we spearfishermen are the weee minority in this mess. Outstanding!
     
  7. Payne2225

    Payne2225 Guest

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    ive done all spearfishing in the past while freediving..now that im getting scuba certified im sure ill scuba while spearing more often then free diving..
     
  8. desertdiver916

    desertdiver916 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: CA
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    Yes it is legal to spearfish while using SCUBA in CA. When I first got into spearfishing I used SCUBA but now prefer to freedive. Most of the places I dive are cold water/low vis and if really low vis will use SCUBA, but over 15' will usually freedive. If I had warm water/ 35' vis all the time I would freedive more. So depending on what fish/depths/regulations in your state, it changes.
     

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