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It's got a "private community" marker pole adjacent to a state installed slow speed marker pole. They are set going into the waterways around the development. It's patrolled by a guard. Are the waterways through and around the mangrove islands just past the "private community" marker off limits to fishing? Don't want to have a confrontation as there are lots of other places to fish but just curious about the law.
Thanks for any insight.


  • BocaBocaBocaBoca Posts: 607 Officer
    Oh well, I tried.
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,337 Moderator
    Obviously there's not much knowledge of the area you are writing about on the forum. Try calling the authorities in Boca
  • FWCSnookFWCSnook Posts: 886 Officer
    If it is a public waterway, there is jack **** they can do to stop you from fishing. If questioned by the security guard, ask for specifics. Remind them it is a crime to interfere with lawful fishing activity. I do know the area you are talking about.
  • bobert421bobert421 Posts: 400 Deckhand
    I'm not sure where in boca you are referring to. I think I've fished the entire intercoastal in boca and never had a problem. I would fish it.
  • FWCSnookFWCSnook Posts: 886 Officer
    I think its just north of the Spanish River bridge, IIRC.
  • no hoo for youno hoo for you Posts: 105 Deckhand
    I know the area well and fish it when we can't get outside. I have passed the Security guard in the boat and all they ever do is wave. I haven't seen the signs "no fishing" and have never been told to leave. I must add I have caught some nice Snook, tarpon, Jacks and Cudas back there.
  • BocaBocaBocaBoca Posts: 607 Officer
    Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. We are respectful of land, sea, property and people.
  • anejo22anejo22 Posts: 1,511 Officer
    That security guard is told to keep anyone that doesnt belong there out.... called fwc years ago when he gave us **** .it kinda went like this , hes got a job to do, and its not my first call about this.sometimes he not around good luck
  • Captjohn5150Captjohn5150 Posts: 1,698 Captain
    I used to fish that area all the time for sheepshead, small black drum, and huge pin fish....pelican cove in Boynton/ ocean ridge is another one....just stay away from any parked boats near the docks and walls....if it's open space your generally ok....
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