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Looking to go out and spear some lionfish this weekend. i hear there really good to eat, and i want to try them out. anyone know and good places that have dense populations of them inside of  75 feet. i see them on a lot of my spots but i never see large number just a few here and there,  imwanting to come up with a full zoo keeper. i will be leaving out of johns pass. thanks in advance for any advice


  • suprastevesuprasteve Posts: 187 Deckhand
    Everything I've dove this year is a couple here, a couple there. I'm off AMI typically. Public/well-known numbers might not have any. Best bet in my opinion is hit smaller ledges (less pressure) in 60'-80'. If you get a couple big ones as part of a mixed bag, great. Rumor has it the pipe mitigation numbers hold them, but havent been to any lately to confirm/refute. I think the word is out that they are tasty and easy to spear...
  • DelboyDelboy Posts: 35 Deckhand
    The only area I have speared decent numbers of lionfish, is on the pipeline in around 80ft. most ledges between the pipeline and johns pass only hold 2 or 3 and are small in size
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