F#@%!!! Bull Shit Lobster Citation!!!

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wils

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Last lobster season I just went for a booze cruise with my wife. Got back to the harbor around sunset. Dfg came up and asked if I was buggin. I looked at my empty boat, then gave him the wtf do you think look, then said "uhh...no, I don't even any gear". I had one bass rod on the boat. He still made me open all my hatches. Must be cause we're Asian and figured we were poaching (although I admit Asians don't have a very good reputation in that arena). Racist sonofabitch.

ethnics oft times use "mules" in other boats to bring their "catch" in.
 
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ethnics oft times use "mules" in other boats to bring their "catch" in.

"Ethnics" aye? Does that include or not include "non-ethnics"? Would non be whites? None of them use mules? Not a single one? Just curious cause I've only been here since I was born. I don't know the rules of ethnics vs non ethnics. Thanks.
 
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"Ethnics" aye? Does that include or not include "non-ethnics"? Would non be whites? None of them use mules? Not a single one? Just curious cause I've only been here since I was born. I don't know the rules of ethnics vs non ethnics. Thanks.

aren't all ethnics "ethnic"? you can play the color card it you want.... meanwhile, I'll just dance.:puff:
 
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"Ethnics".

My boat partner got searched in a similar situation. I store rods in the cuddy, he pulled them out and stored in the launcher while his family went on a cruise (his little kids like to color and watch movies below deck). He was stopped and searched pretty good, even though he said he wasn't fishing.

He probably should have thrown the race card, that always helps...

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Wils...LOL You beat me to it.

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Just to make sure you know Suede, the "Ethnic's" line is a inside joke about a past post that went south. Just in case you never saw the original post. I don't want to see this "wonderful" thread get closed. :)
 
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Although I live in Florida, our spiny lobster are similar to yours and I have measured thousands of them as I worked on my Uncle's commercial trap boat as a youth. If the gauge can go over the carapace and hit the tail, even if it is touching the carapace, then the Law will call it short. Our bugs have the same skin flap between the horns as yours so and you have to be sure you are measuring from the hard part. Just pay your fine and be extra careful the next time. They aren't worth the fine.
 
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My boat partner got searched in a similar situation. I store rods in the cuddy, he pulled them out and stored in the launcher while his family went on a cruise (his little kids like to color and watch movies below deck). He was stopped and searched pretty good, even though he said he wasn't fishing.

He probably should have thrown the race card, that always helps...

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...and/or play the crying card like the woman in your pic. A grown man crying would really throw the warden for a loop!! :D
 
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    Maybe I should of said, if only you were a illegal immigrant you wouldn't have to show up to court? I apologize for not clarifying......
    You don't even want to know how deep that shit runs. It's a waste of the Wardens time to even bother. The local lakes near Escondido are just stupid with this shit.


    Add in the local piers and jetties and you have a tri-fecta.
     
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    ...and/or play the crying card like the woman in your pic. A grown man crying would really throw the warden for a loop!! :D

    That is the actress from Jango Unchained that was in the press recently for "making-out" with her boyfriend in a parked car.
     
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    Okay, 2nd year hooper. What is a "clicker?"

    a lobster that is obviously short, just by looking at it. When you bring them up, they are flapping like crazy, making a clicking slapping sound.
     
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    fight it !!!!!
    inform the judge the guys was headstrong, "filled with authority",unreasonable,etc

    get the word out to others besides ourselves that a lot of these "wardens" are jus ticket writers,,,not really lookin for right or wrong

    Former law enforcement here. As much as it would be good for venting discussing the gamies' attitude will be unlikely to be of any use it they allow it at all. Get an enlargement of the measurement photo and point out the discrepancy where the gauge is being placed. Argue that the lobster is of legal length and that ANY reasonable doubt as to the size has to be resolved in the defendants failure. The "people" have to prove the infraction "beyond a reasonable doubt." With your actions of returning "shorts" to the water ou probably have enough to cast doubt on the charge. If someone was with you during the trip or witnessed your actions as far as returning shorts and/or measuring carefully bring them with you as witnesses to support your point.

    Ah yes, like some other's said, stick to the obviously legal length ones next time.
     
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    a lobster that is obviously short, just by looking at it. When you bring them up, they are flapping like crazy, making a clicking slapping sound.

    I always thought that a "clicker" was when the guage juuuuuust slipped over a short lobster with juuuuuuuuuuuust enough room to move it back and forth making a "click"-ing sound.

    as for the 'slapping' sound......................um....hmmmm....:D
     
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    I always thought that a "clicker" was when the guage juuuuuust slipped over a short lobster with juuuuuuuuuuuust enough room to move it back and forth making a "click"-ing sound.

    as for the 'slapping' sound......................um....hmmmm....:D


    You might be correct, but I thought it had to do with the little bugs "clapping" :) their little tails off. You know fast and furious . The big guys were slow "clappers" do to their size. ......Oh shit, this could get bad. LOL
     
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    If the lobster fits inside the gauge then the lobster is short.

    I know it sucks. Oh, how I know.
    technically your wrong by LETTER OF THE LAW... if it is the "span" of the gauge it legal... IE 3.25"... if it less than that then its "short"
     
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    Wils...LOL You beat me to it.

    EDIT:
    Just to make sure you know Suede, the "Ethnic's" line is a inside joke about a past post that went south. Just in case you never saw the original post. I don't want to see this "wonderful" thread get closed. :)

    Oh, Ok. Got it. Missed that thread.
     
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    a lobster that is obviously short, just by looking at it. When you bring them up, they are flapping like crazy, making a clicking slapping sound.
    No,its a barely short lobster.The carapace is just smaller than the gauge.You can wiggle the gauge a little and it clicks.Its the type of lobster that gets 12 pages of bad legal advice and arguments going.
     
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    RE: Public Defender

    This service is NOT free. Your finances will be audited. If it is shown that you can afford an attorney, you will have to pay @ govt rates (whatever those are). If it is found that you can NOT afford an attorney, we have to pay and we will come take your hoops, boat, trailer, truck, first born, etc, etc, etc..... for reimbursement. All of this over a fucking $3 lobster tail that - when prepared properly - tastes exactly like sheephead. :D
     
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    FYI no Public Defender in traffic court
    If you want an ATTY need to bring one
     
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    "Hi Tommy.....I'd like a couple of your live lobsters, please. Here is my credit card."

    in and out, 20 min max.

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    and...

    NO DFW.

    thats my plan, I'm sticking to it.


    ....just sayin. :D
     
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    RE: Public Defender

    This service is NOT free. Your finances will be audited. If it is shown that you can afford an attorney, you will have to pay @ govt rates (whatever those are). If it is found that you can NOT afford an attorney, we have to pay and we will come take your hoops, boat, trailer, truck, first born, etc, etc, etc..... for reimbursement. All of this over a fucking $3 lobster tail that - when prepared properly - tastes exactly like sheephead. :D

    Hmm Yeah, no they are free here. I understand about the ability to pay part, but in over 15 yrs I've never seen one person who was required to pay, lost personal property, etc. And yeah, for me I'd just go to court, plead guilty, ask for a fine reduction, payment plan, then fish the rest of the day.
     
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    RE: Public Defender

    This service is NOT free. Your finances will be audited. If it is shown that you can afford an attorney, you will have to pay @ govt rates (whatever those are). If it is found that you can NOT afford an attorney, we have to pay and we will come take your hoops, boat, trailer, truck, first born, etc, etc, etc..... for reimbursement. All of this over a fucking $3 lobster tail that - when prepared properly - tastes exactly like sheephead. :D

    Like Dave said, it's free. At least for now. Great thing about it, you get what you pay for.
     
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