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    May 2012
    FL
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    Heading to the Florida Keys(Marathon)

    Heading down there for Labor Day weekend for lobster hunting and Metal detecting try to research on the rules of Metal detecting in the shallows down there but canít find much information can anyone give me some advice on what I can do and what I canít or point me in the right direction to read up on it thank you

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    Blak bart is your man
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    ARC

    Aug 2014
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    Cheech... might wana "keep your eye to the sky".

    We have some major weather issues potentially headed our way... currently not sure how it will play out... but your vacation might be "in the wind".

    Hope not... more for our sake. heh
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    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

    Jun 2016
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    well cheech....weather permitting you might want to hit the Sombrero beach park.....its a pretty nice and popular beach in marathon. I hunt in the water there and over the years its given up some nice gold. Be prepared for the traffic, and crowds. Bahia Honda is on down the keys not to far from marathon. Its a state park and you must ask permission. Most of the time its a yes....no water hunting at this park...but the beach is a good one. Modern drops here, and if your lucky old Spanish stuff can be got....even an occasional Cobb. Rules are vague at different parks here and in the water....I treat it like any other south Florida location...I hunt dry sand all the way out to head deep. The state parks all need permission, and usually they say stay on the beach at the state parks. Stay on the beach down here means like waist deep. Basically I go and hunt and if someone has an issue with that then I deal with those people when I need to. Rarely been shutdown by the law but it has happened. whether there right or not I move on. Stay off the ballast mounds of the 1733 fleet with a detector.....but I do hunt inshore of them in the shallows. Lobsters are on fire this year and everyone is crushing it. Big number being caught by all !! There a lot of pressure though with everyone out there getting them now. Good luck and be careful.....labor day is one of the craziest weekends in the keys...it will be busy beyond your dreams on and off the water...the good thing is its usually a great time so enjoy !! Shoot me a pm....I'll probably be busy but you never know....I'd love to hit Sombrero beach !!
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    16,145
    17328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    Funny - early 2000's - they told me just the opposite - i could do the water but stay off the sand - they said holes dont show in the water and were
    worried bout TH'ers leaving holes on the beach instead

    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    well cheech....weather permitting you might want to hit the Sombrero beach park.....its a pretty nice and popular beach in marathon. I hunt in the water there and over the years its given up some nice gold. Be prepared for the traffic, and crowds. Bahia Honda is on down the keys not to far from marathon. Its a state park and you must ask permission. Most of the time its a yes....no water hunting at this park...but the beach is a good one. Modern drops here, and if your lucky old Spanish stuff can be got....even an occasional Cobb. Rules are vague at different parks here and in the water....I treat it like any other south Florida location...I hunt dry sand all the way out to head deep. The state parks all need permission, and usually they say stay on the beach at the state parks. Stay on the beach down here means like waist deep. Basically I go and hunt and if someone has an issue with that then I deal with those people when I need to. Rarely been shutdown by the law but it has happened. whether there right or not I move on. Stay off the ballast mounds of the 1733 fleet with a detector.....but I do hunt inshore of them in the shallows. Lobsters are on fire this year and everyone is crushing it. Big number being caught by all !! There a lot of pressure though with everyone out there getting them now. Good luck and be careful.....labor day is one of the craziest weekends in the keys...it will be busy beyond your dreams on and off the water...the good thing is its usually a great time so enjoy !! Shoot me a pm....I'll probably be busy but you never know....I'd love to hit Sombrero beach !!
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    16,145
    17328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    and back then i had tons of fresh water experience (was using pi pro) but little saltwater experience then and wanted to hit the sand instead
    would kill now to hit the waters there
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    us
    May 2012
    FL
    white's BeachHunter 300/DFX
    892
    862 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    well cheech....weather permitting you might want to hit the Sombrero beach park.....its a pretty nice and popular beach in marathon. I hunt in the water there and over the years its given up some nice gold. Be prepared for the traffic, and crowds. Bahia Honda is on down the keys not to far from marathon. Its a state park and you must ask permission. Most of the time its a yes....no water hunting at this park...but the beach is a good one. Modern drops here, and if your lucky old Spanish stuff can be got....even an occasional Cobb. Rules are vague at different parks here and in the water....I treat it like any other south Florida location...I hunt dry sand all the way out to head deep. The state parks all need permission, and usually they say stay on the beach at the state parks. Stay on the beach down here means like waist deep. Basically I go and hunt and if someone has an issue with that then I deal with those people when I need to. Rarely been shutdown by the law but it has happened. whether there right or not I move on. Stay off the ballast mounds of the 1733 fleet with a detector.....but I do hunt inshore of them in the shallows. Lobsters are on fire this year and everyone is crushing it. Big number being caught by all !! There a lot of pressure though with everyone out there getting them now. Good luck and be careful.....labor day is one of the craziest weekends in the keys...it will be busy beyond your dreams on and off the water...the good thing is its usually a great time so enjoy !! Shoot me a pm....I'll probably be busy but you never know....I'd love to hit Sombrero beach !!
    Thank you for the information if everything works out as planned Iíll PM you just waiting on my equinox 800 to get back from the repair shop for the second time for leaking I have my Excalibar but it really needs to go in for service so hopefully I get my other one back before then really looking forward to getting some lobster to
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    16,145
    17328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
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    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

    Jun 2016
    FL keys
    Mine lab primary fisher secondary
    8,653
    37876 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    Funny - early 2000's - they told me just the opposite - i could do the water but stay off the sand - they said holes dont show in the water and were
    worried bout TH'ers leaving holes on the beach instead
    Yes Casper.....they sometimes still do that I've been told I can only hunt the water sometimes too....woooo hoooo....no problem sir !! I just roll with the punches and do what I'm told. Its the crazies that get me....had a lady call the police on me for stealing turtle eggs !! They all laughed and told the crazy turtle lady to leave me alone. She still screams at me on the beach sometimes....she's not all there !!
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    wahoo caught in bahamas

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    us
    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

    Jun 2016
    FL keys
    Mine lab primary fisher secondary
    8,653
    37876 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    I think every beach has a crazy turtle lady down here !!
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    wahoo caught in bahamas

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    16,145
    17328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    taunt her - bring some golf balls and tell her" its what s for dinner"

    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    Yes Casper.....they sometimes still do that I've been told I can only hunt the water sometimes too....woooo hoooo....no problem sir !! I just roll with the punches and do what I'm told. Its the crazies that get me....had a lady call the police on me for stealing turtle eggs !! They all laughed and told the crazy turtle lady to leave me alone. She still screams at me on the beach sometimes....she's not all there !!
    Blak bart, sphillips and ArfieBoy like this.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    us
    May 2012
    FL
    white's BeachHunter 300/DFX
    892
    862 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Heading to the Florida Keys(Marathon)

    Even though my vacation was nice and relaxing only got a chance to hunt for a couple hours one day did mostly lobster hunting with no luck all shorts I guess it pays to have a boat but I did manage to find two earrings(junk)and two pennies had some other family members so wasnít really able to separate for a full day of metal detecting next time Iím down there I will message Blak bart thank you for the offer
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    us
    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

    Jun 2016
    FL keys
    Mine lab primary fisher secondary
    8,653
    37876 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Next time buddy !!
    wahoo caught in bahamas

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    16,145
    17328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    Next time buddy !!
    Is Bo's fish truck still in Key West?
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    us
    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

    Jun 2016
    FL keys
    Mine lab primary fisher secondary
    8,653
    37876 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    I havnt seen it in years....washed out in one or another hurricane probably !!
    wahoo caught in bahamas

 

 
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