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#384918 - 07/30/10 08:44 PM Spearfishing with locals
raleighman Offline
I'm coming to Ambergris next week. Does anyone know where I can find a partner to spearfish with? Or anyone with a small boat I can hire? Comon' folks, this is my trip of a lifetime.


#384925 - 07/31/10 09:46 AM Re: Spearfishing with locals [Re: raleighman]
elbert Offline
Tourist spearing fish is an issue discussed often on this board.
Not a good idea and against the law in most situations. We refuse to let tourist spear fish from our boats.
You might find someone to take you. Their is always a renegade that needs the money hanging around the fuel dock.
you should search the treads on the subject, getting caught can be a bummer.
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#384927 - 07/31/10 09:59 AM Re: Spearfishing with locals [Re: elbert]
krehfish Offline
Elbert: Is he going to do something different than AC has been doing all summer?
Flyfishing my way through mid-life crisis.

#384928 - 07/31/10 10:11 AM Re: Spearfishing with locals [Re: krehfish]
bywarren Offline
What is unlawfull about it if it is not done in protected waters or with scuba gear?

#384929 - 07/31/10 10:12 AM Re: Spearfishing with locals [Re: bywarren]
SP Daily Offline
Elbert's Law!

#384930 - 07/31/10 10:20 AM Re: Spearfishing with locals [Re: SP Daily]
bywarren Offline
Raleighman, it is legal and when you find someone to take you, tell them Elbert calls them a "renegade".

#384932 - 07/31/10 11:27 AM Re: Spearfishing with locals [Re: bywarren]
Rykat Offline
Why not get the Almightys to outlaw spearguns and only allow Hawaiian Slings? Sure make em work harder for a meal! jmho
GOP - The Party of Lincoln.

#384934 - 07/31/10 12:55 PM Re: Spearfishing with locals [Re: Rykat]
bywarren Offline
Spear fishing done properly is a legal sport and ethical way of harvesting fish. People should be able to participate in their sports without suffering the prejudices of narrow minded people. All sports benefit from teaching and learning. A novice diver might do damage to the coral before he learns proper buoyancy control. That doesnít mean diving is a bad sport.
Elbert, keep your prejudices on your boat and donít call people derogatory names who are enjoying their sports.
And Rykat, I must disagree with your suggestion. Becoming proficient with a hawaiian sling is much more difficult than spearing with a spear gun. The objective should be to get the fish you want to eat in the most efficient manner. If a person can do that easier with a spear gun, then he should use that method. If you shoot at a fish, you want the best chance to get it and not just injure it.

#384935 - 07/31/10 12:59 PM Re: Spearfishing with locals [Re: bywarren]
elbert Offline
Here is the thread from last time i get tired of repeating myself on the subject.
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#384951 - 07/31/10 03:18 PM Re: Spearfishing with locals [Re: elbert]
Rykat Offline
"If you shoot at a fish, you want the best chance to get it and not just injure it."

We can now postulate that no fish caught(rod and reel) should be released since it must be injured when caught!
Hawaiian sling seperates the men from the boys any idiot can spear a fish - imho all should be outlawed just as the post says
GOP - The Party of Lincoln.

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