View Full Version : When does the season end?
09-25-2005, 02:58 PM
Hey guys, I am new to this site so forgive me if this is a topic that is old. I spear with either a Mares Cyrano 700 or a JBL 20 explorer double band around the Woods Hole and Elizabeth Islands area, mainly for Tautog. The past few years I usually would dive till mid-Sept. for a number of reasons but this year I hope to be diving through Oct. and maybe later. How late into the year do most of you north east divers go till? Is it worth diving into November? I wear a 5mm suit so the cold isn't a big deal. Any input would be great.
Welcome to the site.
You'll find all your answers here re: what is open and closed for fish.
As for Tog - no the season doesn't close- for non comercial spearfishing though when the temp drops they head for warmer water where the eating is good. We then wait untill spring to hunt.
I dive all season.
09-26-2005, 03:44 PM
Once the H2O drops under 50 there isn't much to hunt. Its hard to put a time table on when that happens.
09-26-2005, 04:22 PM
I would say thru October. Went last year on November 17.... good visibility but no fish
09-26-2005, 05:48 PM
Thanks for the input guys. I guess I'll just keep going a long as I'm having fun. Just hate this time of year when the number of good diving days begins to dwindle.
06-19-2006, 05:16 PM
Back in the day (15years ago) I shot a lot of Tautog in the winter time at Ft Wetheral. We would find big fish down deep 80 - 100' in the rocks. My dive buddy even got two at a time with one shot. The fish we were getting were around 7 to 10 pounds and they were on the deep back side of that little island in-between the two coves. Damn that water was cold then. Wish I had a drysuit then. We brought lots and lots of hot water with us to dump in the wet suits before and after the dive. I think that's the only thing that kept us alive. :eek:
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