If you cant identify the species you are catching then maybe you should take up a different hobbie, Rules are rules everyone should obey.
"I didnt know" is NO EXCUSE for breaking the law
That fish is definitely a GW.
You could expect a DFG Rule change shortly in regards to shark fishing from a Pier. Hopefully
-Similar shit happened with those clowns gaffing the Black Seabass and dragging it onto the beach.
Claiming Ignorance as to the species is not a valid defense in court. You are 100% responsible to know the DFG Rules and Regulations before you commence fishing.
"AS in the person who UPLOADED/TOOK this YOU TUBE VIDEO ITs a FREE COUNTRY and GOD only knows why/what his reasons are behind 'IT"...WITH REGARDS to ALL THESE RUDE-THREATING-RACIST COMMENTS so on, I say this..your BARKING UP the WRONG TREE. AS in what TOOK PLACE that morning ON THAT PIER, WHO would of ever DREAMED of HOOKING A GREAT WHITE.. IT's one FISHING STORY THAT can/will have many more PEOPLE HOOKED FOR YEARS TO COME. THIS is NOW a very SYMBOLIC-'?WHITE?SHARK?' that has indeed made a +DIFFERENCE already and has schooled US ALL, including some GOOD MEN/WOMAN from FISH & GAME. ITs as clear as glass NOW that HUNTIGTON BEACH does have WHITE SHARKS﻿ cruising around..so let that be known. TAKE CARE and realize that the TRUTH to EVERY STORY LIES SOULY with the MAIN CHARACTER HIMSELF...so I ask you to PLEASE NOT ASSUME YOU know WHAT IT FEELS LIKE to have ALL THIS on the END OF YOUR LINE. " Michael-CREATOR