you're confused. read again. i caught 15 fish the first day. i took 10 fish for 2 days when i could've had a minimum of 15 for 2 days, well within allowed limits. many people caught more than 10 but were "allowed" only 10 to take home after 2 days fishing. Fined? you're silly. I've owned a boat for 16 years and only ride cattle boats once in a blue moon to hang out with my friends on charters like this. and yes, i'm happy with my limit any time, not just when others don't get theirs. sleep tight honey.
When you do a multiday trip on any boat, and you plan to keep more than 1 days limits of a species, you have to go to the DFG office and buy a multiday limits permit. The permit is very strict on departure and return times, the captains name and boat numbers are recorded when you buy it at the office, and it must be signed and stamped.
IF you dont have a permit for multiday limits, you cant keep over 1 day limits no matter how many days or months you've been on the water. There is no way to tell if you are telling the truth about the length of time you've been on the water. If you have over 1 day limits and you get stopped by DFW without a permit you will be cited.
The front side of SCI is the DFW stomping grounds. You guys could have easily been stopped. And I am sure that Pat probably didnt have the multiday permit for his boat. He should have just told you that instead of trying to side step the question. IF you guys didnt have the permit then you did in fact catch your legal limit on the trip.
There has also been a lot of BFT where you guys looked. Sounds like they didnt want to play.