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Old 05-15-2019, 07:12 AM
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:52 AM
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I think that the question of using caught fish for bait and not having the fish whole is pretty clear in the report. Lots of citations.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:09 AM
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As someone who tries to follow all the fishing rules. It's sad to see the blatant disregard for the State fishery. How there's anything left to catch is amazing. These are examples of the ones they catch. I can only hope their in the minority.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:02 AM
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Seems like a lot of commercials being caught with hidden fish, out of season fish, and fish not in whole condition. I’d like to see their federal permit revoked if caught for those violations, otherwise the fines are just a cost of doing business.
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There are a few guys on this forum that keep fish and ask what species it is later. Absolutely zero regard for endangered species, seasons or size limits.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:19 AM
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86 Barracuda, really?

While patrolling the northwest corner of the North Tortugas Ecological Reserve, Officer Rubenstein saw a vessel on the CT Randall’s RADAR. The officers intercepted the vessel and conducted a fisheries inspection. Officers Rubenstein and Wagner approached the vessel and saw the vessel actively fishing with trolling gear in the water. The boarding team found the vessel to be over the commercial bag limit of great barracuda. The vessel was allowed a total of four great barracuda. During the inspection 86 barracuda were located, 82 over the commercial bag limit. All violations onboard were documented, and state and federal citations were issued.
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Wow the commercial fisherman seem to be hard at it, cutting up Red Sanpper, AJ, Red Grouper, & other various species for bait. We wonder why AJ was closed before it was even open. F-ing thieves every one of them that are keeping fish out of season & under size limit. Obviously consequences are not harsh enough. SMH. #sad
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:58 PM
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I Like the stops for undersized registration numbers and improperly spaced registration numbers. Jeez.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:14 PM
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I Like the stops for undersized registration numbers and improperly spaced registration numbers. Jeez.
The drunk turned a warning for registration number size into an arrest for BUI by being drunk. Jeez.

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A large portion of the write-ups from string gear boats in my area, which I'm sure they are currently out there doing the same sh*t, as they have since the dawn of them fishing. Using the same fish we are not allowed to keep for bait. Can't wait to get out there in June and pick up the leftovers.
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Lots of improper spacing on the letters
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:34 PM
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Lots of improper spacing on the letters
Yes, that's a clear indication that the owner was drunk while affixng the numbers. Nice detective work.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
Yes, that's a clear indication that the owner was drunk while affixng the numbers. Nice detective work.
to be honest with you. I just went and checked mine lol
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Originally Posted by lurker25 View Post
Wow the commercial fisherman seem to be hard at it, cutting up Red Sanpper, AJ, Red Grouper, & other various species for bait. We wonder why AJ was closed before it was even open. F-ing thieves every one of them that are keeping fish out of season & under size limit. Obviously consequences are not harsh enough. SMH. #sad
Not much different then the guy on this forum. He posted a picture of him with a gaff through the head of an AJ......when the season was closed.
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I have seen boat dealers install them improperly and yes they will write you up for it.

As for these fishery violations they catch very few in comparison to the amount of people poaching. As someone else posted it's a wonder there is anything left to catch. The recreational poachers far outweigh the commercial ones. The should do like they do with the drivers license for repeat offenders, revoke the privilege.
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Originally Posted by Southern Hooker View Post
A large portion of the write-ups from string gear boats in my area, which I'm sure they are currently out there doing the same sh*t, as they have since the dawn of them fishing. Using the same fish we are not allowed to keep for bait. Can't wait to get out there in June and pick up the leftovers.
Commercials continue to rape & pillage public resources for profit while we get the shaft. Stewards of the sea my ass. If I want wild deer guess what I buy a license go out and get a deer myself, if I want wild moose, elk, pheasant, duck, turkey or any other wild game guess what......I go out and get it myself.

This is not to say that recreational fishermen don't bear any blame in this mess because there are plenty out there poaching too. I for one would be all for revocation of hunting & fishing privileges for a period of 5 years for egregious violators.

At this point in time with the restrictions we have why should fishing be any different? If you want fish, buy farm raised fish or go out and get some yourself. Sorry for the rant, just tired of being shut out of the fishery.
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A 3 strikes rule could be effective. Strike 1, healthy fine. Strike 2, healthy fine and seizure of all fishing tackle etc. on the boat. Strike 3, license suspension and seizure of boat. Obviously there could be some modifications as necessary, but it's a start. Poachers suck. The mentality that everyone else is doing it so I might as well too is BS. It really isn't that hard to obey the law. One other thing that gets me is seeing my local restaurant sharing pics of nice gags they just purchased from the commercial guy. Living on the water, I can't go jump in my boat and catch a gag for dinner, but I can go get a grouper dinner from the local restaurant. Sucks!
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86 Barracuda, really?

While patrolling the northwest corner of the North Tortugas Ecological Reserve, Officer Rubenstein saw a vessel on the CT Randall’s RADAR. The officers intercepted the vessel and conducted a fisheries inspection. Officers Rubenstein and Wagner approached the vessel and saw the vessel actively fishing with trolling gear in the water. The boarding team found the vessel to be over the commercial bag limit of great barracuda. The vessel was allowed a total of four great barracuda. During the inspection 86 barracuda were located, 82 over the commercial bag limit. All violations onboard were documented, and state and federal citations were issued.
this is what i thought like wtf. makes me wonder how much cuda is being passed off at mahi at shady restaurants.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:21 AM
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It is infuriating how many commercials they are catching with egregious violations. Using ARS for bait while we get a couple of weeks to catch 1 each? COMPLETE BS.

Meanwhile, at our local sandbar (which we have been frequenting since damn near everything is out of season here), there is a CONSTANT parade of LEO's - City, County, State, Federal. "Undercover" on jet skis, bay boats, inflatables, Safe Boats, and even the Midnight Express makes and appearance. Maybe they could take a day or two off from looking at bikinis to get out in the gulf for a commercial blitz?
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^^^^this^^^^^
I few years ago on Memorial day weekend. These tools had anything that would float riding around Peanut Island. They had part of the boat trailer parking tied up with their crap we paid for. Even the citizens on patrol had a 21 contender. Go find something else to do..... I'll stop here, I feel my BP rising.
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