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Messages - dtizz

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How does stopping me from fishing this whole season (haven't been out yet) help the quillback?

There are plenty of other fish near shore besides rockfish and lings.  The flatfish are better eating imo which includes sand sole, rock sole, California halibut, sand dabs and starry flounder.  There are a few kinds of perch, striper and White Sea bass too.  If I lived near the Bay Area, I would be targeting White Sea bass cause they rarely show up north.  Also there is sturgeon until they tighten the regs some more on those as well.  Also itís thresher shark season which is plenty of meat for your catch and a blast to catch as well.  It will only improve your catch rate in general if you adapt and learn to target other fish.  Rockfish and lings are some of the easiest to catch fish which makes it not much of a sport or challenge.

I asked lots of reasonable questions (I think) about why a full near-shore closure of all fishing helps the quillback and possible approaches to limit impact on the species. I appreciate your guidance towards other fish (could tell me to go to the Owens River to catch some trout! surfperch love MOTR grubs!) but I was asking why a single species demands a full shutdown and how we could reasonably address that. I know you are a better saltwater fisherman than me but the above is not an answer. But a copper is not a smaller rockfish! (I said I don't keep them anyway.) For example, why is it different from other zero-catch species that don't shut the entire (shortened) season down.

I said I'm happy to roll with normal reg changes, just would appreciate some information (data) behind this one.

Who knows about catching quillbacks? What depth of water? Is it common? How do we make this situation better? Mandatory use of descenders? Better handling of fish and fish ID? No take on it just like other no-take species?

I fish usually in 20-50' of water, really near shore, and don't recall ever catching one. If I ever have, it quickly went back into the water (or never left the water) anyway. I don't keep any of the smaller rockfish (chinas, coppers, gophers, etc.) and typically have an okay lingcod and a couple cabs on my stringer. Maybe a vermillion or nice black.

How does stopping me from fishing this whole season (haven't been out yet) help the quillback?

(I typically take the reg changes in stride, but really wondering about this one and curious how full end of nearshore fishing is required for the one species.)

Fish Talk / Re: Rockfish ID Guides & Limit
« on: August 22, 2023, 07:57:10 AM »
> I heard all that. If you have to ask, it's all no take.

What kind of proper fisherman is calling out on the radio for help on fish ID that they have on a hook, out of the water in their lap, etc.? Learn up BEFORE you get on the water, and if you don't know for sure you can keep it, it goes back in the water immediately.

That's really bad.

Of course, since youtube and instagram and BiG LImiTZ and RIPPING LIPZ the ratio of proper fisherman seems like it's going down rapidly.

I'm tired, but does this mean what I think it means?

Always appreciate your reports and your approach to fishing, sportsmanship, and nature. Thanks!

Safety First / Re: NRS farmer John wetsuit rash
« on: August 14, 2023, 12:26:44 PM »
Not a doctor but agree it looks like an allergic reaction.

General Talk / Re: Shopping cart theory and character
« on: August 04, 2023, 06:22:23 PM »
If you want to waste some time, google Cart Narcs.

Wanted To Buy / Re: Wanted: A Smaller and Simpler Kayak
« on: July 31, 2023, 12:19:22 PM »
I have a Viking Profish GT to sell if you are interested.

Was a demo boat at Headwaters when Dan's shop was open.

Just under 12' long. Comes with removable tackle pod, which is convenient to remove when you are loading. (I have a Viking Profish Reload as my main fishing kayak, and love it.)

Happy to make a deal if you are interested in getting in back on the water. I can take some pictures if you might be interested. In Sacramento.

Kayak Sailing / Re: Florida Everglades Challenge
« on: July 23, 2023, 08:53:47 AM »
Heard about the Challenge while checking out the Scamp sailboat by Gig Harbor Boat Works (and lots of homemade ones). Pretty cool sailing challenge, with lots of Hobies in the mix.

CA Regulations / Re: Squirrels
« on: July 22, 2023, 09:36:11 AM »
Nowhere Man,

I just got that same trap. Any tips of how you set/place/bait it for good results on squirrels.


General Fishing Tips / Re: Which line/test for rock fishing?
« on: July 17, 2023, 03:41:26 PM »
Also check your mono for real nicks after a good fish or working a snag off. I'd always rather keep fishing, but I talk myself into the one minute to cut off the nicked part for good line again.

General Fishing Tips / Re: Which line/test for rock fishing?
« on: July 13, 2023, 07:05:13 AM »
For near shore rockfishing, I use 20lb mono. Not hard too hard to break off and enough to land anything I ever hook.

General Talk / Re: Ainít that the Shits
« on: July 12, 2023, 02:29:37 PM »
I'm seeing 6' at 8 and 8' at 9 with 10-15mph winds - both sound like no fun to me.

General Talk / Re: Free parking at Miller boat launch
« on: July 10, 2023, 07:15:56 AM »
Hard to think $5 for day use is some kind of unfair price that keeps folks away.

Thanks for the report - sounds like a great time. Last time I went by Silver and Caples (late May?) it looked like the middle of winter still.

Never heard of a ned rig before - what color was working for you (if you don't mind saying!).


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