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Fish&game to propose closing all bottom fishing

fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
edited April 2010 in The Fishing Hole!
in the south Atlantic region, in order to protect the Red Snapper.Fisheries service has proposed a TOTAL BOTTOM FISHING BAN, from South Carolina to Sebastion voice concerns, email your rants to. [email protected] For more information on the subject go to.

These people are NUTS. As of this July, it is illegal for any person over 6 yo. to even fish from the beach/bank/dock or pier, without a $17 license,in the state of Florida!!


  • wpagewpage Member Posts: 10,204 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Very sad but certainly a sign of the times and future.
  • MMOMEQ-55MMOMEQ-55 Member Posts: 13,134
    edited November -1
    This is totally crazy.
  • kumateliveskumatelives Member Posts: 2,609
    edited November -1
    crazy folks is everwhere
  • redfishbobredfishbob Member Posts: 1,434 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    There are more red snapper now that ten years ago.With the new limits they are going to put a lot of good poeple in the charter business out of work.It's all BS,it's a bunch of government payed biologist trying to justify their jobs.Here in Georgia I personnaly know three captains who have had to leave the business to support their families.
  • Nurse DebbieNurse Debbie Member Posts: 61 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Back in the 60s I could go out on a head boat and catch 20 to 30 Red Snapper along with that many big Sea Bass and several Grouper. The Sea Bass have gotten small, the Red Snapper are fewer, and without Menhaden or Cigar Minnows you are not going to catch Grouper.[V]

    Bottom fishing isn't what it used to be but it is no so bad that you have to stop bottom fishing all together.

    Now we have seen a substancial increase in Kings, huge Blues, all types of Tuna, Spanish and Cobia trolling.
  • redfishbobredfishbob Member Posts: 1,434 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yeah,and after the feds cut out bottom fishing they'll go after trolling next.You just watch and see.
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    A lot of the increases in species population, is directly associated with net bans.Seining entire runs of King Mackral nearly wiped out the fishery.Even the net boat Captains knew they had to stop.I remember a few seasons (spring and fall run) where it NEVER HAPPENED.Netters had killed so many kings their was no migration of numbers enough to even consider a "run".
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