Recent content by Azarkon

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    Sculpin Carcasses/Heads Wanted!

    We’re up to 10,000 rock fish a day for the past decade or so, but “stock is rebuilt”?
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    Rock Hopping on Mother's Day

    95% of the commercial catch in Alaska is yellow eye: Yellow eye up there don't produce until 20 years of age and basically cannot stand any sort of sustained pressure, so I'm not surprised. You guys are...
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    Extended bottom fish closure

    I went out about a week ago and didn’t see any of this magic rock fish abundance. What I did see was sea lions chasing rock fish on the hook; those dogs must be hungry as hell now that they can’t feed off of party boat bait trails. Bigger effect might be the lower commercial activity due to...
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    Saturday Awesome Visability LA/Catalina

    Witnessed the same over the weekend, amazing views all around. I'd say it's mostly pollution, and this only scratches the surface of the effects. California used to have spectacular fishing along the coast and I doubt over fishing is the only reason it disappeared. Fish can bounce back pretty...
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    San Nic lobsters?

    Santa Barbara Island is usually full of commercial traps, same with San Nicholas. I'd hit it the opening week of the lobster season if you're really into taking risks as you'll need a decent boat and plenty of gut to stay there at night when help's so far away. Places you'll be hooping are...
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    Rockfish shallow to deep movements ?

    On a day to day, week to week basis... They move. That's all there is to it. There's a pattern but it's different for every species. Plus it isn't all that reliable. You could find a school of reds one day at 9 am on a rock, and then the next hour they're gone. That's why it's called fishing...
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    Sunday Rockfish Opener?

    Some party boats did. Didn't do that well from what I heard. Issue is, even if the rock fish are plentiful and biting, if you're drifting two hundred feet a minute from the wind and swell, you're not getting down there.
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    Groundfish bottom trawling To reopen Jan 1

    The area they opened is one of the most productive regions in Central California for rock fish. Not many people tap it but those who do will be feeling it. Also, rock fish do migrate so there will be spill over effects south of Point Conception, most likely first around the Channel Islands which...
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    Does anyone have a map of the bottom trawl area they intend to open? Hopefully no where near recreational areas in Southern California... I bet recreational fishermen will be the ones left to foot the bill and bear the penalties once the commercials are done wrecking the stock again ...
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    The issue is when they error on the side of caution for sport operations, but take the opposite stance for commercial operations due to lobbying. Bottom trawling should be banned, period. Also, from the article linked earlier... What does this have to do with them reopening commercial bottom...
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    Question is, why did they predict it would take 71 years to rebuild in the first place? In any case, knowing the way the "science" works, it would be better if they didn't open it up again and then knee jerk a year later like they did with yellow eye. Personally, I could care less about this...
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    How does the San Diego 2019 Yellowfin Bluefin tuna season stack up in memory

    In shore was average, maybe even poor. Off shore was epic.
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    Our boat sank in the Catalina channel-Cabo 216

    The seas you described feel "big" to me. I basically don't go out when the forecast calls for more than 10 knts of wind. At least, I don't go out when those are the conditions I'm heading into; on the way back, the Catalina channel is often worse than predicted. But the biggest take away while...
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    Why don't fishermen on the west coast buy as nice/expensive of boats as those on the east coast?

    Out in Florida, they have access to world class fisheries year round, aquarium clear sand bars, hot, humid weather that screams "take me to the sea," tropical beaches that run for hundreds of miles, and an in shore boating culture where people bitch about swells when they're above 1 feet - and...
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    How's the All Depth Season Going?

    Curious how people are doing, the size of the fish, etc.