Fishing while SCUBA diving...

Question:

As stated before, a diver may only take bullfrogs and crayfish by hand while diving. If I use a short fishing rod and a lure/bait, can I fish for bass while diving in Lake Pend Oreille?

Answer:

Yes, you can fish using a rod, reel and lure/bait while under water.  I'm not sure what the advantage would be - but it is legal.

We often receive questions about the use of spearguns while diving, to harvest fish.  Only nongame fish can be harvested using archery equipment, spears or mechanisms that propel a sharp device to take fish.  A fishing license is required to fish using these methods.