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Old 02-13-2019, 01:41 PM
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I goose hunt alot and I rockfish alot. Both were dismal the past year. A few good days, but mostly below average of previous years. What I can't understand, and I am really not educated in this topic, is DNR waits til early/mid summer to make the waterfowl regulations annually based breeding pairs and research by Maryland DNR biologist up in Canada in the spring. But the rock fish regulations seem like a bureaucratic mess. DNR biologist measure the spawn in the tributaries, why not take that information and use it to make the fishing season for the following season.

Again this is my simple and uneducated opinion, but it seems like we make quick season changes with waterfowl and while rockfish regulations takes years to address.