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We were out Sat got stop by wdfw check our lic and sand dabs

This what I did not know sand dabs count as your bottom fish limit......

He came back and before we docked he was on the boat to count fish .....
Make sure you keep count......and write it down
 

silver slayer

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Did Ya atleast use the electrics for those monsters.

So don't catch more bait then your limit and fish lings first got it. I wouldn't of thought about it either

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Agree........sand dab fish fry
 

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Did't know you guys had limits on dabs. here is southern California no limit. I guess they are less plentiful up there. Millions down here for the taking.
 

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Did't know you guys had limits on dabs. here is southern California no limit. I guess they are less plentiful up there. Millions down here for the taking.
They are plentiful up here too but classified as bottomfish. The bottomfish limit is 7 per person, per day in the ocean
We catch them, keep them alive and then use them as live bait for Lingcod. After lingcod are done, remaining sand dabs are released and then we go catch rockfish.
Seems now, WDFW wants to count any sand dabs in possession whether kept alive and later released or killed towards our bottomfish limit. It's always been the rule that they count as bottomfish but never really enforced until now.

Personally, i'd rather see them classify dab's seperately and give us a seperate limit for them.
 

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Personally, i'd rather see them classify dab's seperately and give us a seperate limit for them.
I heard that was in the works until then ................
 

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We were out Sat got stop by wdfw check our lic and sand dabs

This what I did not know sand dabs count as your bottom fish limit......

He came back and before we docked he was on the boat to count fish .....
Make sure you keep count......and write it down
So your saying Halibut is to much work for you so now you fish for sand dabs. Some day grasshopper some day you'll fish with the big boys.
 

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So your saying Halibut is to much work for you so now you fish for sand dabs. Some day grasshopper some day you'll fish with the big boys.
never caught one I drive.......unless @Elkfins sees me jigging for an older lady
 
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Bottomfish limit is 9 fish per person, per day.
They are plentiful up here too but classified as bottomfish. The bottomfish limit is 7 per person, per day in the ocean
We catch them, keep them alive and then use them as live bait for Lingcod. After lingcod are done, remaining sand dabs are released and then we go catch rockfish.
Seems now, WDFW wants to count any sand dabs in possession whether kept alive and later released or killed towards our bottomfish limit. It's always been the rule that they count as bottomfish but never really enforced until now.

Personally, i'd rather see them classify dab's seperately and give us a seperate limit for them.
 

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Sooooo... How much was the ticket???
 
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never caught one I drive.......unless @Elkfins sees me jigging for an older lady
So that's what they call it these days???


You're a whore

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Elkfins

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Bottomfish limit is 9 fish per person, per day.
You are correct... a limit of 2 lings count towards that 9 so assuming you get your 2 lings, all other bottomfish = 7.

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Hey, look on the bright side Hollywood. You didn't get your limit of halibut or lingcod, but you got a mess of dabs. Good job
Did not catch one of those either I refused.......
 

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How'd you get the Hollywood nickname? Is it the visor? Kinda catchy :)
 
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From my understanding they checked the boat offshore and recorded the sand dabs. Then they boarded again at the dock and referred to their notes when they checked the cod on board to see if with the bait, they were over the daily limit.

Ducker!
 
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How'd you get the Hollywood nickname? Is it the visor? Kinda catchy :)
Long story its getting old to retell...... maybe one day on the lumacat out to the tuna grounds.......:-)
 

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Ok Hollywood
 

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Did not catch one of those either I refused.......
You some sort pelagic snob now?
Seems like ever since you went to town on those Pomfret, you're too good fir bottom dwellers...:gay:


You shopping for a Grady?
 

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You some sort pelagic snob now?
Seems like ever since you went to town on those Pomfret, you're too good fir bottom dwellers...:gay:


You shopping for a Grady?
I'm not a prick at least I hope not........but love me some pelagic and salmon
 

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He did spend a lot of time at the dock on his knees! He tried to say there was no fish cleaning table but I'm not sure!

Ducker!
 
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