Fucking harsh dude......Lighten up fro gods sake....I love how LR guys think that rules that are being implemented nation wide doesn’t apply to them.
That being said, I have no problem with the fleet going on as usual. A lot of LR guys are old, if you want to risk your life fishing, go for it. Younger anglers will be fine.
Don’t get hung up on the poll, it was meant to just be a discussion.
It's called CHINA VIRUS simply because that's were it came from.. My god you PC people need to get a life...Certainly have no problem with different points of view, just need some clarification. When you say China virus are you saying location, China is 3.7 million square miles or the population that is over 1.4 billion? I guess I could ask President Trump the same question?
I get the humor, but even if rated 'vital', could the boats get enough customers?Frank draws a lot of water in SD. He can pull some strings and reclassify his operation as ”vital“.
So true. I remember when one could catch 40 to 50lb tuna about a quarter mile from the Arch. We would also catch plenty of marlin in the same location. We would sit at the Rockaway bar and watch schooling marlin fins in the eveningWell I'd like to believe that ALL fishing is shut down.... but we all know the effects of a "foreign" fishing fleet coming in... "unabated" and cleaning out the fish we were hoping were not getting any pressure. Have we forgot what Cabo used to look like? Couldn't see them from shore.... but they were "cleaning the clock" on the outside "prohibited" banks BIG TIME! Greed is a great motivator... specially in times of great distraction.
Do you think those foreign flagged seiners care about YOUR fish. THEIR FISH now. Seen it so many times. Happens everyday out there on the giant we call the Pacific. So....let's be real. The Coast Guard helping? The Mexican Navy helping.... you decide. Payola and distraction still effective tools in the 21st century. Just saying..... what happens when we can't see / monitor it all. Sad but real.
That’s a sad fucking thought. It’s arguably some of the finest fishing anywhere. Wide open tuna, yellows and wahoo bites.Quite frankly I don't think that Long Range fishing will be around in 15 or 20 years. If that long.
I think it will be around, but it may be in homeported in a near-the-border Mexican city. It is all about the money and Mexico wants the US fisherman's LR & related business money - but first the Mex rulers will need to make a safe path for us to travel in cartel-land to a boat landing, or I'm staying in the USA.Quite frankly I don't think that Long Range fishing will be around in 15 or 20 years. If that long.
IMO long-range fishing is guided fishing. Not a luxury vacation. Yes, the chef’s and awesome meals make it even better, but it’s a floating lodge.My vision for Long Range is this....
ONE PRICE MEANS EVERYTHING!
Like many other luxury vacations.... costing about the same amount....All you need to bring is your clothes. Period.
They supply EVERYTHING else you may need FREE. ALLof it. What ever you need....covered. Terminal tackle....free. 200 well maintained rods and reels... free. Top shots.... sinkers... jigs.... hooks... leaders .... trolling lures... NO CHARGE. Free T shirt with every ticket. No beer tabs.... soda tabs.... jackpot money....IT'S ALL INCLUDED. Even a great Crew tip.... All included. No permit fees...... no fuel surcharges NOTHING... ZERO.... ZIP.
One price....just bring your suitcase.
Wouldn’t that suck. Good news is that the yellowtail wahoo and ground fish stocks are healthy in the areas we fish. It appears as if Our bluefin stocks are pretty good shape around us as well. Got to remain vigilant and observe those limitsWhen I stated that I don't think Long Range fishing will not be around in 15 to 20 years it will be because there will be not fish to catch.