Lobster Hoopers Beware

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by mhanson59hb, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. RedBoatBob

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    I'm surprised they didn't find your fat sack of the icky sticky....
     
  2. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    This is more confusing than ever. Is the limit of undersize bonito 5 per boat, or 5 per licensed angler? If there are 2 licensed people on my boat and we each catch 5 small bonito, can't there be a total of 10 on board? Or does it make a difference if they are used for lobster bait vs shark bait? This is my issue with these laws: Even the so called experts don't really know it seems, and they are selectively enforced.
     
  3. mhanson59hb

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    LOL, I have not smoked in over 8 years, and don't allow it on my boat. They are more likely to find my bottle of Kettle One!
     
  4. ?? fisherman

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    I can just see it now....... my kid is going to start coming home from school with homework reading......

    1." Johnny was on his dads boat with his friend Jimmy..... Johnny catches 5 small bonito, Jimmy catches 4 small Bonito and dad catches 6 small Bonito. How many Bonito can they come home with legally?

    2. If they decide to go lobster fishing and use the Bonito for bait, now how many can the have in possession?

    3. If they decide to go shark fishing and use the Bonito for bait, now how many can they have in possession?

    :D :D :D

    The unknown fisherman:p:
     
  5. BiggestT

    BiggestT I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I would have written you a ticket just for the hair and the stupid bro cap.
     
  6. GoGo4

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    I'm still in shock that Sam Kinison is still alive and living in H.B.
     
  7. Saluki

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    I was thinking the same thing when I saw the pix but wasn't going to say anything. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  8. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Actually its very simple ! each angler can possess 5 short 24" or less bonito.Page 38 of your DFW ocean regulations booklet.I dont think it matters what you do with them,eat them,use them for bait,feed them to your cat.
     
  9. mhanson59hb

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    Guess we can't all be supermodels like you! And WTF do you care if I have long hair?

    I love people who talk crap on the internet. You wouldn't say a word if we met face to face.
     
  10. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Too funny! Hey, at least you did not call me Meat Loaf. Besides, my girl friend think's I'm better looking than Sam. :rofl:
     
  11. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Then why was the so called expert saying you could only have 5, even with more than one hooper?
     
  12. captjeffjones

    captjeffjones Embellishment detector.

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    The story goes like this: One guy and 5 bonito chopped into chunks. 5 hoop nets deployed, each with bait cages with bonito in them, and some leftover bonito chunks in a bucket for the next round of pulls. DFG agent cited the guy for being over limit of bonito, because each bait cage was considered 1 bonito, and the chunks in the bucket were viewed as over limits on the bonito. As a side note, there were chunked sardines mixed in the the bonito. Please, show me in the regs where it says "one bait cage = one bonito." The point? Some (not all) of the DFG agents are creating revenue instead of protecting the resource. Simple.
     
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    What he said.
     
  14. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    Ah ha! Now we get to the heart of the matter (as if we all did not know it all along). A bunch of technical laws designed to generate money, without really helping protect lobsters. Filling out report cards prior to fishing will ensure crustacial infestations for future generations. Got it!
     
  15. All Business

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    don't forget to mail or in your lobster card or you will get fined again.. I stopped hooping the tree huggers/commercial guys one... too many regs.
     
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    Lobster are gay.
     
  17. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What so-called expert ? heres an idea if anybody is worried about over limits of bonito.Cut the heads off ! put em in a bucket or 1 per bait cage.Two guys could have 10 heads and be within the law correct ? of course if you have a 5 gallon bucket full of bonito parts this may not work.I thought this was about not filling out a lobster card not bonito limits.
     
  18. NO4NMTL

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    i feel for you having to go to court in LB ive been there a few times for lame tickets on my bike going to court there is
    like being a minority on trial in germany 1939 your guilty before you even enter the room
     
  19. brysonintercept

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    how much was the fine if you dont mind me asking?
     
  20. sickcat

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    Certainly a little picky for the salmon heads!

    Technically they could write you up because of the size limits on Bonito depending on how many you had.

    Regs are a lot more complicated than when I was a kid. I'm not a diver but I used to drive for my diver buddies I just carried a mask and fins - hard for them to prove that I didn't get them myself! IIRC starting next year they will not issue you a new lobster card if you don't turn in last years.

    Print the regs - read them - carry them with you. Include some of the rock fish ID photos if your bottom fishing.

    WTG to the OP catching the bugs with his boy!!
     

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