Spearfishing Regulations

Spearing is defined as “the catching or taking of a fish by bowhunting, gigging, spearfishing, or any device used to capture a fish by piercing its body. Spearing does not include the catching or taking of a fish by a hook with hook and line gear or by snagging (snatch hooking).” The use of powerheads, […]

How to measure fish

There are two ways to measure a fish, Fork Length and Total Length. Fish regulated by fork length are measured from the tip of the jaw or tip of the snout with closed mouth to the center of the fork in the tail. Total Length Max is measured from the most forward point of the […]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the definition of spearfishing? Spearfishing is the act of using a device, such as a speargun, pole spear, or Hawaiian sling to impale a fish underwater and then bring it back to the surface. Fish are generally speared for food, just like deer hunting or any other kind of hunting.

Spearfishing Records

The International Underwater Spearfishing Association (IUSA) was formed in 1950 to promote spearfishing and to assist in scientific and spearfishing competitive efforts. As part of this task, the IUSA became the certifying body and custodian of the spearfishing world records. The IUSA has certified over 60 records for a variety of fish from bluewater species […]

Where are the fish?

by David Miner Before you can hit the water and start shooting fish, you have to know where to find them and learn their habitats and hideouts. You also need to be aware of the local regulations and laws concerning where and when you can spearfish. Every area and state has different regulations, and it […]