Barely Legal?

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by nosurf4u, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. nosurf4u

    nosurf4u Newbie

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    Headed out with my kid for his first and my 3rd Hoop trip ever to a couple of spots I had charted. Got 1 barely legal....so close he went back. Moved to another spot before calling it a night, and we pull up this beast! Unreal!! Even the Crab side of the gauge said its legal! He went back in to breed more......Next run will be nets full of Karma!

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  2. michael e. bingham

    michael e. bingham Well-Known "Member"

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    Good job letting the beast go , next time will be your nite , best of luck
     
  3. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A beast indeed,way to go on that tuff release!
     
  4. Swampchicken

    Swampchicken Master Of All Thats Good

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    Good call on the release and the Tecate!
     
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  5. ShadBurke

    ShadBurke I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I think thats the same 8.8lbs that was released the other night.......

    Very nice
     
  6. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    That's a beast. Nice job on the release. I give it a 1 chance in 3 that it survives the fiberglass brigade this season. :D

     
  7. longboard85

    longboard85 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice job on the release!!
     
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  8. invictus

    invictus AVD

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    Gotta let the little ones go.
     
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  9. i snag for food

    i snag for food Well-Known "Member"

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    That’s awesome good karma coming to you the next trip
     
  10. Hardcor

    Hardcor Hardcore

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    I like it ! Very nice letting the egg layers go. Teaching your son the science and biology of the echo system is cool. Thank you for that.
    Corey
     
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  11. Arima-bob

    Arima-bob pescadore n jäger

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    Keep the big ones! This is from the CADFW website...

    Why hasn't a slot limit been established for lobsters? People need to let the big breeders go!
    The idea of a slot limit was carefully analyzed during the Lobster Advisory Committee process of the Lobster FMP, and the benefits of a slot limit would not be as great as one might think. Natural mortality in lobsters, even excluding fishing take is very high. The health of our lobster stock is really dependent on sexually mature sub-legal sized lobsters. The current size limit was selected to allow lobsters to spawn 1-3 times before reaching legal size. Female lobsters grow slower than males because they put more energy into egg production. Poaching sub-legal sized lobsters has been identified as probably the greatest potential threat to the lobster stock. Most of the truly large lobsters are males and releasing them doesn’t have the same reproductive benefits as protecting the sub-legal spawners. Sub-legal sized lobsters are truly the engines of sustainability for this fishery.
     
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  12. nosurf4u

    nosurf4u Newbie

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  13. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    More lobsters in the ocean is always better than less, so thanks for the release, but as people said, it's better to keep large males than smaller females.
     
  14. nosurf4u

    nosurf4u Newbie

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    Ahhh...interesting! I felt that since he had made it that long, he deserved it. On the other hand, I know where he lives now!
     
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  15. Paul Ward

    Paul Ward Well-Known "Member"

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    Or release into hot butter?
     
  16. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    el langostino...... :D

    It's just as well you released the big boy, those old dudes are pretty tough...
     
  17. squidroe

    squidroe Member

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    We got stopped on the opener by F&G and she told us that the size of the lobster has nothing to do with age. She stated that studies have been done and the bigger the lobster the more food it has ate. Don’t know if that’s true, but that’s what she believed.
     
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  18. tmines

    tmines Dead Engine :(

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    Good catch and release!! Good karma coming your way!!:appl:
     
  19. bloodfart

    bloodfart gentleman asshole

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    legit
     
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  20. watersdeep

    watersdeep I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice work "CROW" let's go get some eating bug's.

    Hit me up. see you in the water.......

    D.
     

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