Well if you look at a sport boat next to a fleet of seiners, it no longer looks like much of a monster, does it? Should you be focusing on the guys killing 100 tuna or 100,000 tuna? By all accounts, the sport boats really aren't that bad. They might frustrate you, but your real enemy is your own seiners.ONE MONSTER AT A TIME,PLEASE.
ONE MONSTER AT A TIME,PLEASE.
I'm thinking Frank has butter on both sides of his piece of breadYou can thank some of the same businessmen financing the sport fleet and pen business, they have figured out how to maximize the use of the resources regardless of whom is impacted at the local levels up & down the coast.
Are the tuna pens run out of Sn Diego, some of same people as sportfishing fleet? Bighting the hand tht feeds them?Well if you look at a sport boat next to a fleet of seiners, it no longer looks like much of a monster, does it? Should you be focusing on the guys killing 100 tuna or 100,000 tuna? By all accounts, the sport boats really aren't that bad. They might frustrate you, but your real enemy is your own seiners.
Don't have personal experience feeding tuna in a confined space but I can tell you from workin with bait for many years is the amount of food it takes just to have them maintain their weight and strength for more than a month is unbelievable...and they will eat pretty much anything you give emthat they go looking to wrap paddy fish, chunk it and feed to the tuna. The interesting thing is that tuna will eat anything thrown into the pen.
I understand that its a local fishing town but why has anyone been able to answer my question.
Why is it OK for the Mexican Seiner fleet to decimate the local YF & BFT schools and affect the fishing for local and commercial sport boats. But then not OK for sport boats to go to a local high spot in Mexico (with the proper paperwork) and anchor up and fish.
Like I said previously I am not justifying anything in either case. But what it appears is the Mexican govt is more motivated by the money then help with both problems.
So instead of just complaining about US boats being on a local high spot take a deeper look at why they are there to begin with.
We used to give the Pagaderos tackle and beer, but the government no longer allows that. I miss the good old days.....SD fleet passengers provide zero value to these local fish camp pangeros, their families or their town.
They have been anchoring on these spots for decades or more while pushing the locals off their grounds.
If they outlawed anchoring on these sensitive areas it might work for everyone.
The skipper drove for hours to get down there he can drift & reset with the rest of everyone fishing, including locals, private boaters, whomever.
Or just outlaw the greedy captains and allow only locals & boats departing from SQ so the local economy gets a much needed shot in the arm.
If this was adopted down the Pacific coast all the areas would get a needed visit from fisherman utilizing local resources, a not just a few deep pockets from Point Loma .
Now thats an awesome trip!One of the best trips my friends & I have enjoyed over the years was trailering the 25' Whaler from OC to the Old Mill.
We felt warmly welcome, were assisted by locals on how to wisely navigate, ate & drank like kings and the nearshore and offshore fishing was epic.
We made our own bait, drifted the high spots with the locals, then went straight out 50 miles to create our own long range adventure.
We now do the same thing further south and the total adventure, quality of fishing and sharing economically with the locals is far more rewarding and relaxing.
Do a little research on bloody decks Ted Dunn as in lopreste dunn sport
fishing befor you keep blasting the Mexican Goverment yes they issue
the permits for the pens and the sieners for the pens and for Guadilupe
but who has those permits?