So Sculpin are Open now?

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Capt.C.Delany, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Capt.C.Delany

    Capt.C.Delany Club a Sea Lion, not a Sandwich.

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    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    It's getting to the point of having to get a print out for the day that includes an official time stamp from DFW website; guaranteed most wardens don't know the current REGS.
     
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  3. Capt.C.Delany

    Capt.C.Delany Club a Sea Lion, not a Sandwich.

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    I mean it's not so much that I cared about Sculpin during the closed times (Aug-Feb).

    I am more pointing out that DFW opened something back up... Seems like a rare occurrence.
     
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    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    As far as I know, sculpin have been open on January 1 for a while; party boats target them specifically during the period when rock fish are closed.

    Now they are also open from August to January, so year round.

    Not much of a difference except you can keep sculpin by catch now from August to January, as pretty much nobody targets them while rock fish is still open.
     
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  5. Rabid Fish

    Rabid Fish Well-Known "Member"

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    Sculps have always been year-round, the problem is they have some sort of yearly quota that seems to randomly be met with no warning, so some years they randomly close for the last couple months of the year.

    You should see Florida. They have seasons that last hours to days o_O

    I don't think any of our fish stocks would crash if we just made simple, easy to follow regs that never change. I can't name one single fish off the top of my head that is rarer today than it was 20 years ago.
     
  6. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Sculpin,mmmmmm!
     
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  7. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Vic, I’ll take mine unfiltered please!
     
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    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Lizard fish are also open year round, FYI. No limits either.

     
  9. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    Its California. Sometimes I think they want the regs to be confusing. Unless you speak non English. Then it's plain as can be. Open season year round on all species.
     
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    mark johnsen Ichthus

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    Cool! Thanks for the heads up. That's the first I'd heard of that.
     

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