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Old 05-14-2014, 05:12 PM   #31
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Re: Awesome Shore Dive OC 5/9

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I used to never keep calicos when I was a rod and reel guy. I worked on a sportboat for a while and saw day after day after day a boatload of people all taking their 10 fish limit of 12 inchers. Plus all the shorts I had to throw back with 2/0 hooks lodged down their gullet. Shit made me sick.

Nowadays we've got a whole network of closed-off areas, the limit's been cut in half and the fish have an extra 2+ reproductive years before they reach the new legal size.

Taking calicos used to bug me. Now I'm OK with it

Diving around and seeing all the millions of juvies makes me think the population is in pretty good shape. I'm very optimistic about the future.
Agreed I see tons of 3-4 inch fish all over.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:07 PM   #32
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I leave the big ones, and take the mediums.
I only take goats over 20 pounds. You guys can shoot all the females...
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