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Upper Gulfcoast This is the area for spearfishermen in Panama City, Destin/Ft. Walton, Pensacola, Alabama, Miss., and Louisiana.

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Spearfishing Panama City, FL

Hey guys,

I am coming down to Panama City, FL for my spring break from college March 12-20th. Can you free dive off the jetty at St. Andrews State Park? What kind of fish can I see this time of year? If anyone would like to meet up and dive too, let me know. Also, what regulations do I need to know about for doing this in Florida?
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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Re: Spearfishing Panama City, FL

saltwater fishing lic. for starters. as far as the "rules" go, NO spearing at the jetties. and if im not mistaken (i could be) also no spearing at state parks.
sorry to be the bummer, but florida has some heavy rules on the spearing community.
of coarse all the PC guys can tell you more accurately.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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It's worth the time to dive it.my family loves it there,but no spearing at all look up florida saltwater regs. On line have fun we always do.buck off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #4
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:55 PM   #5
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Do all you guys have boats you go out on out to the reefs? Whats a trip like that cost? I'm dying to jump in the water and shoot something......i have major cabin fever
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #6
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Re: Spearfishing Panama City, FL

Grabbed these real quick off Al Gore's invention, might be more around:

http://www.panamacitydivecharters.com/

http://www.divelocker.net/?page_id=16

http://www.betterbottomtime.com/

http://www.wreckraider.net/

http://www.pcdivecenter.com/

http://lordsgymdivecenter.com/lgdc_dive_club

http://www.charterhunt.com/charters/listings/l0001.html
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:41 PM   #7
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Re: Spearfishing Panama City, FL

Man if I were you, I'd worry about spearing fish another time. You need to be on the beach, the holiday inn, at la vila, spinnaker, hammerheads, and all the other bar/clubs out there trying to spear a cute co-ed. Get a tan, a buzz, and some action! You'll be able to dive for many, many years later in life, but you only have a short period when you have spring break. ENJOY IT!!!
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:31 PM   #8
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Sooooo......Partyboy......whens your wedding date again.....?
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:49 PM   #9
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:13 PM   #10
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Re: Spearfishing Panama City, FL

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Do all you guys have boats you go out on out to the reefs? Whats a trip like that cost? I'm dying to jump in the water and shoot something......i have major cabin fever
just count 100 bucks 2-3 dives , on most of the chartershan , and you'll have a good time and if u know how to kill fish youll have more then u can eat,
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:17 PM   #11
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Re: Spearfishing Panama City, FL

I am camping at St. Andrews Park the 11th throught the 14th. PM sent
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:33 PM   #12
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Don't worry about the wedding. All you got to be concered about is the bachelor party! We're going to Destin, but it's not going to be during spring break. (although one of the guys going has been on 11 spring breaks, and he's pushing to make it a dozen).
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:47 PM   #13
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Re: Spearfishing Panama City, FL

http://www.panamacitydivecharters.com/ < Fair warning, this is my business.

http://www.wreckraider.net/

http://lordsgymdivecenter.com/lgdc_dive_club (pretty sure, they advertise as being able to run in state and federal waters)

....are the only operators that have reef fish permits to take passengers spearing in federal waters. You can also catch a ride with locals looking for extra spearos to split fuel costs. There are more than a few guys on here to you might be able to hook up with. DVD tends to do pretty well, as you can see.

There is no spearfishing from shore though in this part of the state.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:45 AM   #14
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Re: Spearfishing Panama City, FL

I'm thinking bout moving down to Panama City for the winter. How's the Spearfishing there..? What is there to shoot are there wahoo ,Can you shoot pelagics there or do you have to go a long way to find clean water..? If anyone has info would be much appreciated!
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