Found a hoop net Catalina

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hotrail20

Skiff Life
May 28, 2006
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Chino,Ca
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Leonard
Boat
Mine
Lost one with LED light yellow rope standard buoy with a weight on tag end torpedo. we use stainless clips so you would know it
 
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juney

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Nov 18, 2016
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Juney
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Lost two hoopnets washed out from Two Harbors Catalina Island during super moon high tide event. If found, could you contact [email protected]? Thanks bunch..

Hoopnet: Promar ambush net with blue metal and black net
Buoy: white standard size buoy with PVC pipe and white plastic tubing that houses glow stick.
Bait cage: white wire cage (6 x 6 x 2) with some aluminum mash on the side. closed with zip ties.
 
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vinceT

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May 29, 2014
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6
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20' hydrasport
Boat
hydra sport
Found a net Friday night at Cat. Identify it and we can make arrangements for its return.
Lost 3 near little gabralter and one in the isthmus. 2 had flag pole style bouys and one had a reagular white lobster buoy. 1 green heavy style ambush and 3 blue ambush nets with the metal mesh bait cages.
 
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Scott Edwards

Member
Aug 31, 2013
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97
Cypress
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Scott
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26 Osprey
Hey bud.
I lost a blue ambush with a green or black bait cage or both and a white float with reflector tape. No weights on the net. Was hooping Friday night
 
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svue

I Should Upgrade My Account
Sep 7, 2004
1,495
928
Huntington Beach
Name
Vue
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Everglade 290
We lost 4 nets, near ship rock. Blue lines, double buoys, with bottle rigged led light inside. Stainless clip, and pvc line winder.
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
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2,019
Bakersfield
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Apogee..
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Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
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svue

I Should Upgrade My Account
Sep 7, 2004
1,495
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Huntington Beach
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Vue
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Everglade 290
Be careful carrying more than 10 nets. We almost got a ticket for being a good Samaritan from removing a floating navigation hazard lost net 3 weeks ago.

Warden asked us why we still had a net on he T-top, lucky he gave us the reasonable doubt let go.
 
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FloMar

Hired Gun!
Apr 28, 2004
1,016
810
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CA.
Name
John Collar
Boat
Parker 2320
Found a net Friday night at Cat. Identify it and we can make arrangements for its return.

Great of you to do this.

What blows my mind is how many guys have lost'em hoop nets.
My Danielsons are the originals, look like crap, but still catch pretty good, going on season 13.
Don't get me wrong had many sink out but because of the big floats attached they eventually came up in shallower once the current was done giving them a ride. Been quite lucky to always find'em.
 
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FloMar

Hired Gun!
Apr 28, 2004
1,016
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John Collar
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Parker 2320
Better yet, WHY were you pulling a net you knew was not yours? Hmmmmm.....

Regulations state any net left for more than 2 hours is considered abandoned.
And I believe it also uses the term "unlawful".


29.80. GEAR RESTRICTIONS. (a) General Provisions:

(1) Saltwater crustaceans may be taken by hand.
(2) Nets, traps or other appliances may not be used except as provided in this Section.
(3) It is unlawful to disturb, move, or damage any trap; or remove any saltwater crustacean from

a trap, that belongs to another person without written permission in possession from the owner of the trap.

(b) Hoop nets may be used to take spiny lobsters and all species of crabs. Between Point Arguello, Santa Barbara County, and the United States-Mexico border, not more than five hoop nets, as defined in (b)(1)(A) or (b)(1)(B), shall be possessed by a person when taking spiny lobster or crab, not to exceed a total of 10 hoop nets possessed when taking spiny lobster or crab, per vessel. The owner of the hoop net or person who placed the hoop net into the water shall raise the hoop net to the surface and inspect the contents of the hoop net at intervals not to exceed 2 hours.

(1) Hoop Net Defined: There are two types of hoop nets allowed for use. They shall be defined as: (A) Type A: Fishing gear that is comprised of one to three rigid ring(s), with each ring measuring no greater than 36 inches in inside diameter nor less than 10 inches in inside diameter, which is/are connected to soft mesh thereby forming a circular-shaped net with an enclosed bottom. Lift lines shall be attached only to the top ring. A second and third rigid ring(s) may be connected by soft mesh to the top ring; however, each ring must be equal in size to or smaller than the ring above it. When the net is being raised the top ring shall be above and parallel to all other rings, with the enclosed bottom portion of the soft mesh even with or hanging below all other rings. All parts of the hoop net shall collapse and lie flat when resting on the ocean floor in such a manner that the gear does not entrap or restrict the free movement of crustaceans until lifted. When suspended from lift lines, the entire hoop net shall measure no taller than 36 inches. The ring material shall not be thicker than one inch in any dimension.

(B) Type B: Fishing gear that is comprised of two to three rigid rings (not including the bait ring), with each ring measuring no greater than 36 inches in inside diameter and the top ring measuring no less than 15 inches in inside diameter. The upper ring or rings shall be connected to the bottom ring and supported by no more than six rigid support arms, and the assembled frame shall measure no more than 10 inches tall. The rings and support material shall not be thicker than one inch in any dimension. All rings shall be connected by soft mesh, thereby forming a net with an enclosed bottom, and lift lines shall be attached only to the top ring. When suspended from lift lines the enclosed bottom portion of the net shall be even with or hanging below all other rings, and the entire net shall measure no taller than 30 inches. A bait ring may be attached to the net as long as the ring is not part of the rigid frame.

(2) Any hoop net abandoned or left unchecked for more than 2 hours may be considered aban- doned and may be seized by any person authorized to enforce these regulations.
 
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live2fish

I've got bugs...
Apr 3, 2005
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North OC
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Eric
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14' livingston cat, 15’ radon, Parker 2320 @ez_sportfishing
Anyone find a green hoop with a float like this?
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Lost 2

Lmk if you find, there's a reward :)
 
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