Do you really think that kids will not be able to catch fish because of conservation OR guys like this:
PS- Nice sardine you speared
No ----. Just go catch some fish and be done with it. Im so sick of MLPA and all this other crap. The phony govt cant even close the border to stop illegal drugs how do they think they are going to close the ocean to fishing .
That's a difficult question, but I think if the MLPA process showed us anything, it's that is doesn't matter one bit if people are catching limits... the people who want to shut us down will be trying to shut us down regardless, and when we rail against guys like Raul, we only shoot ourselves in the foor.
It's basic bargaining... If we ask to keep current 20 fish per day and no slot limits, we will likely end up with slot limits and reduced bag - say 5 or 10 per day - in the upcoming MLMA process... If we start out by asking for slot limits and reduced bag limits, we will likely end up with complete species closures on species like sandies, calicos, sheepies, and an even more drastic reduction in bag limits - say 2-5 per day.
If you thought the MLPA was bad, just wait 'till the MLMA gets here. The enviros are already spooling up their "science" to show the need for species closures for everything from WSB to Calicos, to sheepshead, to lobster, to just about any inshore fish we like to catch and eat. This time we need to NOT help them.
And hell to the ya I shot that sardine. You ever tried to shoot one? Those fuckers are HARD to hit, and the cat ate well last night along with the rest of us.
Nobody has to worry about over fishing squid for a while or nets screwing up the bite. Tonight is the last night for seiners until april 1, 2012. There is more squid up and down the coast right now than there has been in the days of the commercial fleet. Every last one of them will die of natural causes in the next few months. I'm just guessing that the sport fishing will not get any better any time soon because of it, but I hope it does!
WTF is the MLMA
WTF is the MLMA
Why don't you pull a Paul Watson and go chase them down in your kayak.On the 9th of November this photo of, in excess of 20 commercial squid light boats was taken off Laguna beach. We are fighting for our fishing lives and this shit takes place right in the backyard of the contested MLPA fishing grounds. the commercial squid guys have been out in the same area for 2 weeks now. I do not know but I would bet more than one by-catch white sea bass, calico bass or other species was killed in this commercial fishing bonanza. It seems to me when you rape a food source for an area interupting the food chain you are flushing the future down the toilet. These boats are using nets to wrap tons of squid. How many white sea bass and other species will starve now or be by-catch killed because the commercial squid guys just had to catch that squid less than 1/2 mile off laguna beach. Night after night the light boats are there. The sardines dissappeared in california for over 20 years, WSB didnt come back until grow out pens were established,, we wonder where the Albacore have been and the commercial fishermen blame who for over fishing,,,look at the photo's and you decide who is screwing up this fishery and what the long term effects will be.
I love to fish and have been skunked many times but this is truly,,,
The worst day ever,,,,,,,
sorry mods if i put this in the wrong area please move it but i thought local guys would want to see it,,,
Showing a picture of Lobster with a speargun next to it is pretty FN stupid!
Hey FN stupid guy, it's legal to have a spear gun with you when you are lobster diving as long as you don't use the spear gun to get lobster.
Ask a warden.
You know what's really f ing stupid? Calling someone f ing stupid when they were Not breaking the law. Maybe if you actually knew the d e f g laws, you wouldn't look like such a moron right now.