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.
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. myfwc.com.