Get busted by fishing police on 14 miles bank Socal

nefarious235

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Aug 1, 2008
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How many rockfish were in your possession?
 

WHALER21

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Aug 27, 2006
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Go to Google Earth and look for canyons and rocks 100’ and deeper.

Be aware of the maximum depth limit allowed for rockfish. Last time l checked, it was 450 feet but you will need to confirm in the most recent California sportfishing regulations. Otherwise, you will be receiving another ticket in the mail.
 

jackyaochina

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Nov 20, 2020
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Pursuit 26
How many rockfish were in your possession?
We were 4 people and each person has about 4-5 rockfish, but the police says he will count 4-5 in total for all of us and pretend the ones in our cooler were catches somewhere else. Good guy actually , but he won’t let us go just with a warning lol.
 

jackyaochina

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Jackyaochina
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There is now no leaniency towards fishing fines in the courts. They can't by law lower or change the fee. I know a few who went in person and were told in both their cases that the judges hands were tied when it can to DFG regulation and fines. That was 2019 so it's unfortune but Just learn and pay.
Sorry to hear brotha
Thank you! It’s ok, good to know now.
 

jackyaochina

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Yeah, the cop explains it’s 450 feet depth but from the mainland or any island. It goes up in 14 miles bank and that doesn’t count.
 

plj46

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Jan 7, 2008
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There is now no leaniency towards fishing fines in the courts. They can't by law lower or change the fee. I know a few who went in person and were told in both their cases that the judges hands were tied when it can to DFG regulation and fines. That was 2019 so it's unfortune but Just learn and pay.
Sorry to hear brotha
This /\ Showing up in person,taking time from work and spending a day in court will most likely cost more than the fine.My son tried that,ticketed for no license in possession.Thinking he would show the judge he had a license the fine would be reduced or just removed.Nope,paid the full amount and lost a days pay by skipping work.
 
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MYNomad

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It's gonna be by mail, police said that... Is it worth to dispute in court?
Dispute it how? That you didn't know? Ignorance is no excuse. Actually, maybe nowadays it is, but it didn't use to be. Ignorance does seem to work for stuff like rioting, running from the PoPo and using your home brew server to store classified emails when you are Secretary of Defense.
 

MYNomad

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Dispute it how? That you weren't there, and if you were there you didn't catch the fish, some other guy did, or the cops planted them on you? Or just that you didn't know? Ignorance is no excuse. Actually, maybe nowadays it is, but it didn't use to be. Ignorance does seem to work for stuff like rioting, running from the PoPo and using your home brew server to store classified emails when you are Secretary of Defense.
 

stuman

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go to court , get the court to knock it down to fishing without a lic, about 750. last ticket i got was for pismo clams , back then the fine was ove 2k, it was plead down to fishing without a lic , 300 bux.
What was the violation for Pismo? I just realized that each clam angler needs a gauge. oops.
 

stuman

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They send a quite big boat with radar, and then come to us with a small rubber boat. I heard it is very rare but it happened.
Was the fishing good? I'm asking a serious question. I've been on research trips to the coastal MPA and the quality of the fish is amazingly different.
 

stuman

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Sep 18, 2004
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If it is section 27:83 is it $485 or $1095

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wdlfbio

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Sep 15, 2008
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Couldn’t you say you were protesting? BLM. Bottom fish Lives matter.
 

Noms

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Angel
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So at almost every tackle shop or sports stores they have these free fishing regulations books. I'd suggest picking one up and reading it. Maybe you don't know this too but soon (depending on your age) you will also need a Boaters certificate. Might wanna get on that too.