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Author Topic: Rookie Question #3: Does anyone dive in the SF Bay to hunt fish?  (Read 1095 times)

Offline bluestar

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I frequently fish inside the SF bay in the summer, at this place called Alameda Rockwall (just south of the navy base and blocks from where I live), in about 15-20' of water.  In at most 6 hours time I usually can pull up a halibut and maybe a stiper.  I'm wondering if it would be bizarre if the next time I show up with wetsuit and scuba gear and try to spear a fish.

I heard concerns about polution, visibility, etc., but I figure diving in the bay is no different from swimming in the bay, right?  And if the halibuts can see my bait, shouldn't I be able to see them?

Is there any issue with such a diving plan?

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Re: Rookie Question #3: Does anyone dive in the SF Bay to hunt fish?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 03:44:32 PM »
The currents pretty bad in there. I dont know about the Regs. though. I dont think I would want to dive there.

Offline thereefgeek

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Re: Rookie Question #3: Does anyone dive in the SF Bay to hunt fish?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 03:45:31 PM »
Only once if you know what I mean....
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Offline Kaveh

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Re: Rookie Question #3: Does anyone dive in the SF Bay to hunt fish?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 04:19:35 PM »
to borrow someone else's term...

i would be more concerned about the landlord than the visibiility
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Re: Rookie Question #3: Does anyone dive in the SF Bay to hunt fish?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 11:51:21 PM »
You cannot spearfish in the bay. The regs. state that no spearfishing can be done within 200 yards of where a river or stream enters the ocean! Quite a few rivers dumping into the Pacific right there! It doesn't even qualify as salt water, it's brackish! You would be setting yourself up for a big ticket!
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Offline bluestar

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Re: Rookie Question #3: Does anyone dive in the SF Bay to hunt fish?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 12:07:19 PM »
You cannot spearfish in the bay. The regs. state that no spearfishing can be done within 200 yards of where a river or stream enters the ocean! Quite a few rivers dumping into the Pacific right there! It doesn't even qualify as salt water, it's brackish! You would be setting yourself up for a big ticket!

Well that settles the question, doesn't it???  Good to know the regs.  Thanks.

Offline Malibu_Two

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Re: Rookie Question #3: Does anyone dive in the SF Bay to hunt fish?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 10:04:27 PM »
You cannot spearfish in the bay. The regs. state that no spearfishing can be done within 200 yards of where a river or stream enters the ocean! Quite a few rivers dumping into the Pacific right there! It doesn't even qualify as salt water, it's brackish! You would be setting yourself up for a big ticket!

That's such a BS reg. The line where the rivers dump into the ocean is rather arbitrary - I would place it more in the San Pablo Bay area, not near the Golden Gate. Thanks for the info, though, as I have always been wondering myself.

Offline Flyin Brian

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Re: Rookie Question #3: Does anyone dive in the SF Bay to hunt fish?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 02:06:33 PM »
I'd be worried about getting attacked by a giant mutant turd!!!

 

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