Just try asking 3 or 4 different wardens the same question. You will probably get say 3 or 4 different answers. Not necessarily blaming the wardens, they're just as confused as we are trying to interpret the same confusing crap we're trying to interpret.I called up the Fish and Game dept in San Diego last Thursday and asked about the declaration. I told her if I could get the declaration online, so I could bring my rockcod back from the Coronado islands. She told me the Coronado Islands were in California water and I didn't need a Dec. I told her that I've been fishing San Diego and Mexican waters for about 30 years and unless I missed something, Coronado Islands brlong to the Mexicans. She then told me to wait on the line for someone in the regulation section. But If I was new, this is the type of info that leads to fishermen down a wrong path and eventually into court. So becarefull on the info you get and make sure you read your regs.
Never received a ticket, but have been warned a couple times about not having one filled in completely before entering U.S. waters.Anyone have any experience with DFG siezing fish caught in Mex for not having a Declaration form? I did send one to DFG in Sac the next day. I was also informed fishing in the US and in Mex on the same day is considered double dipping...Right!!! I informed DFG that means I was fishing in the US and Mex at the same time...DFG took some of my fish and ticked me for not having a declaration form... I go to court in Nov. I'm screwed...Please advise.