Are Baited Crab Snares legal in Florida?

quatinquatin Posts: 593 Officer

For those who don't know, you cast this thing out on the end of a fishing rod and the mono line "snares" the legs of crabs that get close.

I've been reading the regs for blue crab, stone crab and lobster. It seems like it's legal for blue crab, since you can hook & line. Most likely lobster if the mono is thick enough. However, I'm unsure about stone crab, because it's not specifically listed as a legal device nor an illegal device. It's a judgement call on if this device can "harm" a stone crab if snared improperly. My gut instinct is if a lobster snare is legal, this device should also be legal?


  • repairrepair Posts: 202 Deckhand
    seems like a standard star or box trap would be easier to use than that thing

    I have to admit I am a FISHAHOLIC.
    viet vet usaf 71-75
  • Westwall01Westwall01 Posts: 4,548 Captain
    All the above must be released unharmed if caught out of season or are undersized or over the bag limit which means they must be completely intact. Not sure that would always be possible with a mono snare damaging or removing antenna and or legs..

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