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Old 02-14-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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2009 FSDA Florida State Freedive Spearfishing Championships

This years FSDA Florida State Freedive Spearfishing Championships will be held April 10, 2009 in Tarpon Springs. For more information about this years event you can log on to the FSDA Website at divefsda.com
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:40 PM   #2
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Re: 2009 FSDA Florida State Freedive Spearfishing Championships

Just trying to get clarification on Grouper limits....rules document lists 2 gags, 1 red and 5 blacks per diver....is this correct?
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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Just trying to get clarification on Grouper limits....rules document lists 2 gags, 1 red and 5 blacks per diver....is this correct?
That what the rules state BUT the Gulf rec daily bag limit is 5 grouper. So if you shoot 2 gags, 1 red, you can then only shoot 2 more blacks for a total of 5 grouper. The Gulf rec daily bag limit for black grouper is 5.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:37 PM   #4
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Re: 2009 FSDA Florida State Freedive Spearfishing Championships

Thanks FD.

How frequent is black grouper in approx tournament area 25-75ft out of Tarpon Springs? All I remember from SB reports is greys....
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:40 PM   #5
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How frequent is black grouper in approx tournament area 25-75ft out of Tarpon Springs? All I remember from SB reports is greys....
Very few are taken but there are some around but mostly past 50ft when you might see one.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:32 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info PT
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Re: 2009 FSDA Florida State Freedive Spearfishing Championships

Lookin' forward to it....as long as you Florednecks can deal with an Appalachian-American. Anyone know how to clear up the eyes of a 2-week old freeze dried 20# Hog?
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Lookin' forward to it....as long as you Florednecks can deal with an Appalachian-American. Anyone know how to clear up the eyes of a 2-week old freeze dried 20# Hog?
There will be an Eye Doctor with a freediving fetish on hand at the weigh in to deal with your backwoods hillbilly types.
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Here we go,, this will be interesting. Will the awards ceremony be at Ms Vickys again? I'm trying make sure the correct amount of Mexican spirits are purchased to ensure no one gets thirsty.
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There will be an Eye Doctor with a freediving fetish on hand at the weigh in to deal with your backwoods hillbilly types.
That Dr. sure do got a purty mouth!
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:55 PM   #11
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Re: 2009 FSDA Florida State Freedive Spearfishing Championships

I don't think I am going to dive it but if someone wants to put a team together I will take them on my boat.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:35 AM   #12
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Hello:
What is your name, I am from Miami and I would like to get a good Captain to put us in the fish for the state Tournament.
You can contact me directly at my e-mail drsalado@aol.com.
Please send me details about a trip on the tournament day how much? and other considerations.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:07 PM   #13
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Re: 2009 FSDA Florida State Freedive Spearfishing Championships

This is a team event made up of three shooters per team. If your team needs a third shooter or if you are looking to get on a team, please post your info here. I will direct available shooters to this thread.

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I am looking to get on a team for this event. I have over 20+ years of freedive spearfishing experience. I was born and raised in Hawaii. I would really like to link up with a couple other guys and shoot this tournament. Please PM me or post so we can get in touch if you need another person. I will be more than happy to answer any and all questions to see if I would be right for your team.

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Re: 2009 FSDA Florida State Freedive Spearfishing Championships

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Just trying to get clarification on Grouper limits....rules document lists 2 gags, 1 red and 5 blacks per diver....is this correct?
Gulf regs changed as of January 09:

Gags - 2/day Gulf, Atl, and Monroe (22" Gulf, 24" Atl and Monroe)

Red - 2/day Gulf (increased from 1) and 5/day Atl.

Blacks haven't changed.

All are included in the 5/day grouper aggregate bag limit.

A couple other changes for Gulf: AJs increased size of 30" FL, gray triggers increase 14".

Granted these are just state water regs. And may be changing again in the "near" future...probably not before the tourny though.
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