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Where to LEGALLY spearfish in Monterey Bay

Discussion in 'Underwater Hunting' started by sfdiver140, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. sfdiver140

    sfdiver140 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Gilroy California
    I am interested in spearfishing in Monterey, where can I legally spearfish in the Monterey area. I certainly understand seasons that I got but what area's are closed to no spearfishing at all and what is open. Is spearfishing still legal at Monastary Beach? Carmel River state beach, Carmel Bay? thank you
    the_JDM likes this.
  2. Drin

    Drin Barracuda

    It's a complicated map, but we have the brochure that shows open spearfishing areas at Breakwater Scuba on Cannery Row. You're welcome to stop by and pick one up.

    And while I can't speak to Carmel River or Carmel Bay I believe Monastery Beach is closed. You need to be north of Ribera Road.

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
  3. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
  4. sfdiver140

    sfdiver140 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Gilroy California
    Great thank you I will check it out

    ---------- Post added June 11th, 2014 at 03:33 PM ----------

    Thank you....it is complicated for sure......Monastery was always a great place to spear.
  5. the_JDM

    the_JDM Garibaldi

    Hello, I know this is a very old thread but feel the question is a common one and I just wanted to post a clear and updated answer. I took the time to map out the 2 zones in the area that you can legally spearfish in 2019 according to the DFW. I marked the areas with stars to give the rough outline. Hope this can help people. Certainly helped me.
    This is the zone in Monterey that you can legally spearfish.
    Screen Shot 2019-01-17 at 1.10.36 PM.png
    This is the area of Carmel Bay that you can spearfish.
    Screen Shot 2019-01-17 at 1.20.04 PM.png
  6. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
    coral st/otter cove/lovers 3 have gotten hit hard by urchin. haven't seen much other than a few halibut.

    carmel river state/stillwater/butterfly and copper roof are still in reasonable shape.

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