Can you spear lobster in the Florida Keys?

Can you spear lobster in the Florida Keys?

You can’t spear a lobster or use any device that will puncture, penetrate, or crush the flesh of a lobster. Recreational trapping is prohibited – meaning no lobster traps.

Can I catch a lobster in the Florida Keys?

Shortly after the mini lobster season, the regular and commercial lobster season in the Keys begins. This 8 month long lobster hunting season runs from Aug. 6 – March 31 with a daily “on the water” bag limit of 6 spiny lobster per person.

How deep are lobster in the Keys?

Lobster in the Keys are often found in less than 10 ft of water, so using a tank is not required.

Do you need a license to catch lobster in Florida?

Required licenses include the recreational saltwater fishing license and a spiny lobster permit, unless exempt. There is a bag limit of six lobsters per person per day (in and off the water).

Can you catch lobster from shore in the Keys?

Harvesting in Florida Keys Local Waters: When and Where? During the July two-day sport season, and regular lobster season (Aug. 6 – March 31), NO snorkeling or diving is allowed within 300 feet of residential or commercial shoreline allowed. This includes canals and any public or private marinas.

Where can I go spearfishing in the Florida Keys?

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park. 305-451-1202.

  • Key Submerged Land Management Area. 305-664-2540.
  • Long Key State Park. 305-664-4815.
  • Curry Hammock State Park.
  • Bahia Honda State Park.
  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park.
  • Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks.
  • Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges.
  • Are spiny lobsters good to eat?

    As we mentioned, spiny lobster can thrown in just about anything – macaroni and cheese, an omelette, gumbo – and it tastes delicious. It’s not far off from the taste of a crawfish, so its versatility in working within just about any recipe is its strong point.

    Do you need a license to spearfish in the Florida Keys?

    License Requirements: Recreational harvesters are required to possess a valid Florida Saltwater Fishing License. Consult your license agent for purchasing and exemptions to licensing requirements or visit www.