legal or short?

hotrail20

Intrepid 200 LB Club
May 28, 2006
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Chino,Ca
Name
Leonard
Boat
Yours
That's why I hoop in 300ft now No gauge needed they are all Big, F&G once asked me where I got my Gauge because it was Stainless steel and nicer than his.
 
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mullet

Metal Fabricator
Jan 10, 2006
3,757
3,380
113
San Fernando Valley
Name
Mike
Boat
19"Gregor
I was told by a warden once "If a ticket will fit between the carapace and the gauge,you get to keep the ticket"
Seriously guys if a bug is that close it hasn't got a big enough tail to be worth it.
 
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strackle99

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Mar 20, 2008
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Villa Lepro, Baja
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Todd
Boat
The one on the fish
I zoomed in the pic.

It didn't really look too close.

You got lucky
 

Paddyman1

A mossback is better than a hairy back
Nov 7, 2010
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La Costa Izquierda
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Steve
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N/A
That could have been a $1,000.00 bugger! Good thing DFG was sipping the moonshine and feeling good that night.
 

T Shark

Member
Jun 15, 2007
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So Cal
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Michael
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My Medication
In my opinion if you have to ask its short. You got lucky.
 

2strokepoke

nimrod
Sep 14, 2010
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orange, ca usa
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danny
Boat
dammit danny! 26' skipjack flybridge
i always Open my gauges up an extra 1/16" to avoid any chance of being short and if its still a squeeze fit i throw it back. $1000 fine can buy a lot of lobster dinners
YES, this is almost mandatory, unless you have deep pockets to give to the state
 

fishin_kid

Member
Sep 5, 2012
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riverside
Name
David
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nada
Honestly if you're asking that question, toss it back and get yourself one that's not questionable, but picture and story worthy.
 

Pgnracr

Member
Sep 3, 2014
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HB
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Jeff
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Line up
All great advise. The best advise. File a 1/16 off then if a person takes clickers it's ok. I do this because I don't want anyone onboard my boat measures. We never have issues. Once dnr recognizes you as a violator once! They will hareass you all the time !!