Butts 2/24

Discussion in 'Surf Fishing Reports' started by ReelWhite, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. ReelWhite

    ReelWhite Local Hooker

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    Fished the rocks this past weekend and managed to catch 3 halibut. All shorts which were safely released. All caught using LC SP 110. Still waiting on that legal fish...one of these days...

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  2. sealskinner

    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    If they're short. Please don't lay them on the sand. Or handle them. Their slime coating protects them from disease and bacteria in the water.
     
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  3. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It makes sense, but halibut live in and on the sand. Perhaps dry sand or on the rocks would do more damage? Hopefully they will secrete more slime to help protect them when released.
     
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  4. ReelWhite

    ReelWhite Local Hooker

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    I agree, the less handling the fish the better. I try and release them as quick as possible once the hooks are out but as we all know halibut go nuts when you lift them out of the water so I'd rather handle them or lay them flat than let them beat themselves up on the rocks
     
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  5. Omarkayak

    Omarkayak Member

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    Yeah, thumb 'em like a man! :rolleyes:

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
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  6. ReelWhite

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    LOL I'll be sure to try that next time, they don't have teeth right?
     
  7. One_Leg

    One_Leg Ret. Comm. Diver/Medic

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    Nice session on the jetty!
    Somewhere nearby were dozens of larger flatbass. When you're getting shorts constantly you should try 100 yards further up or down the beach/rocks.

    They like to feast on small smelt right next to the rocks. Big butts can easily outpace tiny baitfish.

    If you net shorts be sure use a thick mesh rubber net to prevent damage to their tails. Knotted nylon style nets split their tail fins resulting in tail rot and premature death.

    Are you bouncing them or netting them?
     
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  8. ReelWhite

    ReelWhite Local Hooker

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    Thanks for the tip! I'll have to try that. Constantly have been catching shorts in the same location.

    I haven't been using a net, just lifting them out of the water and bring them to a flat area to get the lure out. I try not to bounce them on the rocks
     
  9. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    FYI when you stop to take a glory pic before releasing DFW will consider that take and will cite you. If you care about the fishery please take care and release as safely and quickly as possible.
     
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  10. carterantebi

    carterantebi I hate fishing

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    Huh? Where’d you hear that??
     
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  11. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    I don't think you've been around here long enough to recall the guy that dragged the black up on the beach and took pictures before releasing it. That black was a no take fish .He was cited .A short halibut is a no take fish. It's a requirement to release no take fish immediately ,this does not include taking a kodak moment before release. If you pause to take a pic you have taken that fish in the eyes of the DFW.
    It's not only illegal it's very unethical .

    I know it's wise to encourage the next generation to fish and enjoy the outdoors .It's also wise to insure they know the rules.
     
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  12. heatsource

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    buddy had a foul hooked salmon, netted it and brought it in to get the hook out and then posed for a quick pic before getting pounced on by a warden and ticketed.
    he was releasing the fish as the warden pulled up, oops too late
     
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  13. carterantebi

    carterantebi I hate fishing

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    Interesting, I’ve never heard of that before.
     
  14. mullet

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    Look up the definition of take in the F&G rules it's pretty vague
     
  15. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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  16. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    yep, never seen anyone else ever take a picture of a halibut, carbine, or surfperch on the sand next to their rode before releasing beforeo_O

    Its a little different with a black seabass as there are regs about removing the fish from the water.

    how do you propose this young man measure a fish properly without breaking any of these keyboard laws???

    OP, Nice work keep it up and you will get one soon enough. The bigger girls are just starting to get into spawn mode and are moving in shallower. And don't get me wrong, handling fish carefully is very important. But I don't see anywhere that indicates you are not being careful.
     
  17. Omarkayak

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    Haha yeah, "take" also includes "attempt to take." After the first short or two are released and it's increasingly obvious there's a bunch of shorts there, if you don't move spots, are you "attempting to take?" Yup the regs can be difficult to interpret. Get your attorney on speed-dial, right? :confused:

    Good fishin'!
    BDC OK
     
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  18. onedodgersfan

    onedodgersfan Angleritis

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    Nice session. I think I'll invest in a net for safe handling of fish.
     
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  19. One_Leg

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    You will be glad you did, especially if you fish a lot.
     
  20. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Very unlikely you would get cited for this.
     

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