Rockfish Tag Report

skrilla

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  • May 26, 2006
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    Len
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    Camo Whammo
    Some info I just received back from the CCFRP that you guys might find interesting.

    Caught a red a week or 3 ago. Found a tag in it's back covered in moss. Fish was a healthy 16" specimen with no effects from the tag. Decent fight for it's size. Sent the size, weight, GPS#'s, date... etc to the CCFRP. Here's what they sent back...

    The Vermilion Rockfish you caught with the ID 23151. It was originally tagged on 7/18/2017 off La Jolla in 112 feet of water. At that time, the fish was 33 cm (13 in.) in length. Since being tagged and released, the fish grew about 7.6 cm (3 in.), spent 1119 days at liberty, and was caught about .5 miles from where it was originally released.

    Pretty cool and gives some idea on the rate of growth. Now it was caught both times in the summer so who knows if it migrated further during the winter months.

    I've been on these tagging trips before so it's cool to see first hand the on-going progress of this research. I would of released it after gaining info from the tag but unfortunately I didn't notice it until it was time to gut and gill. Will double check for these from now on.

    Here's a pic of the tag. It's located up towards the dorsal fin. Thought this might be helpful as some anglers might mistake it for a parasite. The growth easily comes off by scraping it with your fingernail. ID number and phone number printed on the tag not shown.

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    ssrmr2

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    Steve
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    17' montauk "Anger Management"
    what was the “reward”?

    cool to have info
     
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    skrilla

    allirks
  • May 26, 2006
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    Len
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    Camo Whammo
    what was the “reward”?

    cool to have info

    It varies. Earlier in the research I remember you were put in a drawing for a number of different prizes. I actually won a hat for this one. The real prize is the data collected to better manage our resource. Knowing the guys doing this research I'm betting they wont screw us over like other special interest, agenda driven, "science".
     
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