12-21-2003, 11:07 PM
Had a regulation question I was hoping some of you guys could answer. I understand it is illegal to carry a speargun while diving or freediving for lobsters in the great state of CA. Would it be legal to hunt for fish with your gun for a while, stow it in the boat,(or kayak) and then grab a few bugs? I would hate to carry out the above procedure, and then arive at the beach with a speargun stowed in the boat(kayak) and get a citation. I know that it is illegal to have abalone and scuba gear in the same vessel, was wondering if the same procedure appliead to lobster and spearguns. I wouldnt think it would be a problem, as long as the bugs didnt have holes in em.