Catching Bait by Anchored Freightors

probate-rprobate-r Posts: 252 Deckhand

Its been a while since I have been out night fishing to catch goggle eye, but we used to pull up pretty close to anchored freighters (close enough to bounce the sabiki rigs off the hulls if you weren't careful) outside of Port Everglades and catch them under the freighters lights. That was before all the modern day security measures around the ports. Is it legal to still do so, or is there any regulation that requires that you stay a certain distance from anchored freighters?


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  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,322 Officer

    When fishing kingfish tournaments we would always go
    right next to ships to catch runners.Never had a problem.

  • Just 1 MoreJust 1 More Posts: 105 Deckhand

    We were greeted once buy an armed person on the freighter who waved us off .. this was on the anchorage outside the shipping channel of Tampa Bay

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