Camp Pendelton kelp beds

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  1. DagoAngler777

    DagoAngler777 "Fish On!"

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    I 100% agree

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  2. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Sure, calico bass, also called KELP BASS, are associated with KELP. KELP LOSS = population decline. Also possible destruction of nursery habitats which has wrecked havoc on salmon populations up north, and water temperature changes which studies have linked to declining fish populations in the California Bight.

    Habitat and nursery destruction was/is the number one reason for why many species along the coast have suffered catastrophic decline. That dredging they do in the harbors? That's a death sentence for surrounding nursery fish. Fishing pressure contributes, certainly, but how much? Until you answer that question, there's no way to tell.
     
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  3. DagoAngler777

    DagoAngler777 "Fish On!"

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    Oh my goodness dude. Save your liberal debates for somewhere else! This is not the place for it. Just accept the fact that to many people take to many fish these days and get over it. Jeeez!

    Fish Or Die!!
     
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  4. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Liberal debates? You realize this shit has management implications, right?

    I don't think advertising the hypothesis that fishermen are responsible for calico bass decline is a cool move. That's how new MPAs come about, because fish and game has never shown that they'd implement catch and release over complete closures for revenue and ease of enforcement reasons. You're shooting yourselves in the foot here, because if what you say is correct, then this can only lead to more MPAs down the line.

    And MPAs do not allow catch and release fishing.
     
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  5. cortezpirasea

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    Every once in a while I a keep a limit of calicos. They are certainly there. Just have to find them... Most of the time (98%) it's all catch and release.

    kelp calicosmmmmmm 005.JPG blown up! 005.JPG 004.JPG
     
  6. DagoAngler777

    DagoAngler777 "Fish On!"

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    So i posted this just to share my fun amazing day of fishing with the BD crew and it turns into this.. Like i said take your debates elsewhere! I see you poppin up in everyones posts about their trip, constantly throwing a stick in everyones spokes! Youre one of those types that just loves to disagree and debate with people. Go to facebook for that shit Man, just let us post pics and chit chat about fishing & Keep your know it all opinions to yourself!

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  7. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  8. fishsmith

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    yawn...
     
  9. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bullshit ! oh and thanks for pointing out that calico bass are really called kelp bass.
     
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  10. DagoAngler777

    DagoAngler777 "Fish On!"

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    Bye Felisha!![emoji113]

    Fish Or Die!!
     
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    Better to be smart ass than a dumbshit!
     
  13. stairman

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    Whole calico limits make great vegetable garden fertilizer
     
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    28.30. KELP BASS, BARRED SAND BASS AND SPOTTED SAND BASS.
    (a) Minimum size: Fourteen inches total length or ten inches alternate length.
    (b) Limit: Five in any combination of species.

    Was ten combined and 12" We've made some progress.

    Calicos should taken only if eaten fresh. For me it's deep fried in a taco with cabage and the other fixins. I usually can feed 4 people with 3 legals and have left over chunks for a snack after work the next day. By far my favorite meal.

    Personally, my experience is that the calico fishing has never been better out of DP, and I have been doing this for 36 years on the SLIDER.

    Yes, I catch my share of Sand Bass as well. My concern in regard to Bassin is the late June and July spawns that are litery gone; Huntington Flats years ago and more recently San Onofre. Completely a nonevent now.
     
  15. Dave Hansen

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    Please stop helping um close stuff bass fishing is good.There are plenty of bass..If you don't like to kill um go golf but please you guys have to stop helping close stuff.Sorry you did not get your Prez....Leave the fish alone......You
     
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    Great day on the water! Plenty of great Bass fishing out there, everyone should enjoy it, and take a few fish for the grill every now and then!


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  17. 26grumpy

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    Well...after reading this thread it's obvious who fishes for fish and who fishes for conditions. It's also obvious the fishermen say Calico stocks are down and the conditions guys think the complete opposite.

    I've been loving it, new regs, submerged kelp lines and EVERYONE fishing offshore for the last 4 years. I pulled this 26" 8.5 off the Barn Kelp (which gets HAMMERED 7 days a week) last season. As of last week the kelp lines are thick and full of life. You don't know if you don't go.

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  18. jim isbell

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    Two years back, out on a boat to Catalina, the crew was insisting that tiny juvenile bonito be kept--nothing else going that day, and they wanted to show numbers for their take. They sure as H would insist that any bass even if barely legal go in the sack. You are right about "bass fisherman"; those guys, in my mind are leaders in catch and release--and we need more leadership, on sport boats, and for the general public.
     
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