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Forum: 2018 USOA National Championship - June 27-29, 2018 04-11-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,565
Posted By wvandeman
2018 USOA Nationals, Clearwater Beach, FL

The 2018 USOA Spearfishing Nationals will be hosted by the Florida Skin Divers Association in Clearwater Beach, FL the week of June 25-29, 2018. The Mandatory competitor's meeting will be held on...
Forum: 2018 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship - April 21, 2018 04-11-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,512
Posted By wvandeman
FL State Freedive Spearfishing Championship

The Florida State Freedive Spearfishing Championship will be held April 21, 2018 at Seminole Boat Ramp in Clearwater, FL. 3 person teams compete for team and individual FL state bragging rights and...
Forum: Off Topic Area 02-05-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,129
Posted By wvandeman
Re: This is important...to all of us...

There is a better way and those "rogue" state management agencies have done it and are doing it- it is called universal angler registry. It was called for in Magnuson but NMFS never instituted it...
Forum: 2013 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship - April 5, 2013 06-14-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,195
Posted By wvandeman
Re: 50th annual "Southern Open" FL State Championships

Everything looks on track for captain's meetings tomorrow night. I will look at our 5 day forecast tomorrow and confirm we are a go if it is not small craft conditions.

I have heard from most...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-06-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,199
Posted By wvandeman
Re: Southern Open shooters?

Ouch...

Kick-off party is tomorrow night 8pm at Sunset Grill at Little Harbor, Ruskin, FL. www.staylittleharbor.com. Free appetizers, drink tickets, and last chance to pre-register in person for...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-05-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,199
Posted By wvandeman
Re: Southern Open shooters?

Sorry, I can't tell you how many fish like that are replayed in my memory (and now my SD card) - I know you guys will crush it this go round!
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-04-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,199
Posted By wvandeman
Re: Southern Open shooters?

Welcome Sniper, hope you guys have fun.



We will have a Tournament Kick-off party this Friday night at Sunset Grill at Little Harbor, Ruskin, FL at 7:30pm. We will have a raffle benefitting...
Forum: 2013 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship - April 5, 2013 05-28-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,195
Posted By wvandeman
Re: 50th annual "Southern Open" FL State Championships

Clearwater and Tarpon Springs check-in will be held at Ocean Sports in Dunedin. Late Registration will start at 7:30 and captain's meeting will be held from 8:30-8:45pm. Address is:

2109 Main St...
Forum: Upper Gulfcoast 05-22-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,573
Posted By wvandeman
Re: Southern Open Captains Meeting In Tallahassee

We are doing statewide satellite captain's meetings (June 14) again for the Southern Open if you guys would like to hold a captain's meeting again.

Here are details....
Forum: 2013 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship - April 5, 2013 05-22-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,195
Posted By wvandeman
Re: 50th annual "Southern Open" FL State Championships

Two weeks left to pre-register for Southern Open State Championships at discounted price (plus free 50th anniversary commemorative t-shirt).

Register online at...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-09-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,925
Posted By wvandeman
Re: May 11, 2013 Kingfish Shootout - Palm Beach Freedivers

Matt and his father-in-law are full-thanks! Good luck!
Forum: 2013 State Freedive Spearfishing Championship - April 5, 2013 05-04-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,195
Posted By wvandeman
50th annual "Southern Open" FL State Championships

I wanted to announce that registration is now open for the 50th annual "Southern Open" FL State Championships for UW Photography, Video & Spearfishing as well as a new State Lionfish Derby. Event is...
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 05-02-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,925
Posted By wvandeman
Re: May 11, 2013 Kingfish Shootout - Palm Beach Freedivers

This tournament was a blast last year!

Several of our TBSC gang are coming to defend the title (including The Smiling One) and Barton was telling me a bunch of the SUC's are wanting to get in on...
Forum: 2013 TBSC Winter Invitational - April 12-14, 2013 03-25-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,433
Posted By wvandeman
Re: 2013 TBSC Spearfishing Challenge Sponsors

Thanks for posting, guys. This is one of the coolest tournaments of the year for newer shooters as the prize table is 100% random drawing- always cool to see a junior or novice shooter weigh in a 13"...
Forum: 2013 TBSC Winter Invitational - April 12-14, 2013 03-25-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,719
Posted By wvandeman
Re: TBSC Kick-Off Party April 29th!!

Should be a great time! Thanks for posting Mark. Ferg's is an awesome location for hosting large crowds. Look forward to meeting some of the newer Gulf hunters!
Forum: General Freediving Area 03-06-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 60,391
Posted By wvandeman
Re: Immersion freediving review

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Ted Harty and Immersion Freediving for the incredible results I got from working with him in his personalized coaching program. Ted...
Forum: Spearfishing Regulations 02-14-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,529
Posted By wvandeman
Re: Something Fishy? - Let's Roll to Orlando 2-13 & Stop the FWC Gamefish/Sportfish P

Thanks to everyone on Spearboard who contributed to this process in stopping a vague and incomplete regulation- potentially a "blank check" for future restrictions on consumptive fishing.

I was...
Forum: Spearfishing Regulations 02-12-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,529
Posted By wvandeman
Re: Something Fishy? - Let's Roll to Orlando 2-13 & Stop the FWC Gamefish/Sportfish P

Hopefully we can get some traction, Tony. FSDA has been encouraging all of our membership to at least take 5 minutes from their time and email the FWC commissioner about our opposition to...
Forum: Spearfishing Regulations 02-11-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,529
Posted By wvandeman
Re: Something Fishy? - Let's Roll to Orlando 2-13 & Stop the FWC Gamefish/Sportfish P

Thanks for posting the revised language, Tony. I agree that the Greatly exceeds their value as a food fish is the key. Unfortunately, I don't think the FWC is adequately accounting for the economic...
Forum: Spearfishing Regulations 02-08-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,529
Posted By wvandeman
Re: Something Fishy? - Let's Roll to Orlando 2-13 & Stop the FWC Gamefish/Sportfish P

Excellent video, Tony. Thank you for making the effort to edit and condense this topic- I have shared it everywhere I can. I know Denny from Fishing Rights Alliance (the FRA) and your presence was a...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 02-04-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By wvandeman
Re: 2013 FSDA Interbay Spearfishing Championship-for boat and shore divers

Here are results from the FSDA Interbay Championship. Great day on the water and great turn-out for our first FSDA event of the year. Ritchie Zacker was overall winner diving from a kayak with...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 01-29-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By wvandeman
Re: 2013 FSDA Interbay Spearfishing Championship-for boat and shore divers

Yes, Jim. The boundary is inside the Skyway bridge only. The weigh-in and captain's meeting are at Gandy bridge which is one of the only shore-dive able hunting spots on our coast. Should make for ...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 01-29-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By wvandeman
2013 FSDA Interbay Spearfishing Championship-for boat and shore divers

2013 FSDA Interbay Spearfishing Championship
(Sunday, February 3, 2013 Tampa, Florida)

The Florida Skin Divers Association invites all Spearfisherman to participate in the competition and...
Forum: Spearfishing Regulations 01-27-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,979
Posted By wvandeman
FWC Meeting February 13- new management designations

I wanted to inform everyone on the board- Florida divers, watermen, spearfishing men and women- that there will be an opportunity to provide public input at the February 2013 FWC Commission meeting...
Forum: Spearfishing Regulations 12-05-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,028
Posted By wvandeman
Re: Upcoming fight over spearing Permit...again

I just want to say thanks to Tony Grogan and Dennis O'Hern and everyone who made the trip to Tallahassee to speak out on behalf of the community. Their input and all of your letters must have made...
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