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Florida Wet Sand/Water Hunting
Posted by: kittlitz
Date: January 05, 2020 12:02PM
I'm planning a trip to Fort Lauderdale in a couple of months and (of course) will be bringing a detector. Looking online about Florida rules and regulations, I've seen references to the effect that hunting the dry sand at public peaches is OK, but hunting wet sand or in the water might not be.

Does anyone know if this is true, particularly for the Fort Lauderdale area? Ideally, I'd like to be able to hunt in the water and wet sand, but will limit myself to dry sand if I have to.

Thanks!

-Ken

Re: Florida Wet Sand/Water Hunting
Posted by: zigzag4
Date: January 05, 2020 01:50PM
you can hunt dry, wet, and water almost anywhere but state parks.

Re: Florida Wet Sand/Water Hunting
Posted by: kittlitz
Date: January 05, 2020 03:52PM
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zigzag4
you can hunt dry, wet, and water almost anywhere but state parks.

Great, thanks!

-Ken

Re: Florida Wet Sand/Water Hunting
Posted by: Sanderling
Date: January 08, 2020 03:32PM
While zigazag is correct for the most part there are prohibitions to water hunting around the Treasure Coast. For instance around Vero, Sebastian, Wabbasso, etc. you can only hunt dry sand as there are claims in the water and technically, anything found in the water, the claim owner would be entitled to. Some state parks allow detecting between the tide line and dunes, Little Talbot Island in NE Florida and St. Joseph Penisula Park in the panhandle are two that I know of that allow hunting. There may be others as well. Fort Lauderdale is wide open as far as hunting the beaches and the water.

Re: Florida Wet Sand/Water Hunting
Posted by: kittlitz
Date: January 08, 2020 04:36PM
That's great info, Sanderling. Thanks!

-Ken

Re: Florida Wet Sand/Water Hunting
Posted by: Sanderling
Date: January 08, 2020 04:53PM
Sure thing Ken. Fort Lauderdale is a beautiful area. If you get a chance go down to South Beach (Miami). Great hunting there and the scenery ain’t bad either. Have a safe trip.

Re: Florida Wet Sand/Water Hunting
Posted by: maxxkatt
Date: January 17, 2020 03:48PM
On the treasure coast it depends where the wreck is located. from center of wreck site there is a 3,000 yard circle that is leased to whoever bought the lease. If that circle intersects with the beach, you are allow to hunt between the high tide mark and low tide mark.
Not really many wrecks off Ft. Lauderdale if any so hunt any beach area.