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Old 03-15-2019, 09:02 AM
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:09 AM
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Good info, thanks for posting it!
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:11 AM
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Thank you OP for posting these
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:18 AM
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FL residents can get on the mailing list for these reports.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:28 AM
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Love reading these. Keep it up
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:22 AM
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:49 AM
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Yes but its a shame more officers dont take the time to contribute stories. I talked to my local CO in St Lucie county and he said he has never sent a story in.
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Can't stand the kids who shot 6 deers to leave rotting in the back of the pickup truck.

Not surprised about both commercial vessels holding illegal fish/lobster.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:49 PM
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Yes but its a shame more officers dont take the time to contribute stories. I talked to my local CO in St Lucie county and he said he has never sent a story in.
These aren't stories. They are cases and unless who ever you talked to has never made a case it is in the reports.

The FWC doesn't cherry pick this stuff. It is a small sample of the cases made each week that are significant.

The CO nor his counter parts send in anything special. It's all public record of each case made. The outcomes are after the judge ruling.

There are way more cases than listed on the reports. That's the scary part.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:44 AM
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I read these monthly and what surprises me is what seems to be the uptick in the commercial boats with violations.....the Guardian is having a field day with these commercial boats, and down south the shrimp boats. Hard to believe that many commercial guys are willing to risk it but it seems rampant....
Shrimp boats with undersized lobster???....shrimp boats with 175 lane snapper???... bandit boats cutting their whole rig off then throwing fish overboard right in the FWC face when told not to....red snapper for bait (common I know)...but damn.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:56 AM
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Just caught a charter boat out of my Marina with short and out of season gags. Hope they get him again as I see him in Federal waters without permits all the time. The guy is so stupid he doesn't even realize the unmarked FWC offshore patrol boat is in the marina with us.

There are a lot of people who just don't care about the law until they get caught. Both of the FWC offshore Patrol boats by me are fast and they catch their share.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:12 AM
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That kind of disregard for the rules really pisses me off. Those idiots jeopardize the underlying resources that the rest of us, as true sportsmen, love and enjoy. There is a big difference between a rec fisherman making a mistake and a commercial guy flagrantly and repeatedly doing whatever he wants to do. I get that they are making a living, but seriously, don;t be greedy and do it the right way so the resource will be there for future generations. FWC has a hard job, and I know they ruffle feathers sometimes, as all law enforcement does from time to time, just hope most of the officers are sincere and not power hungry jerks. The ones I have met are professional and passionate about their responsibility.
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Thanks, found the reports on line. Not sure how to get to a subscription.
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I just got back from 2 months in S Fl and the Keys. Mostly the Keys...The amount of folks who will discuss violating FWC laws with a total stranger just boggles my mind....Keeping short and overlimit bugs (got a short description on "how to - without getting caught)..,spearfishing jewfish keeping short mutton...Over bag on mangos...a rec fisherman complaining that since his recent arrest for selling fish 'it just isn't as much fun anymore..."

And that's just in casual conversion at access points,boat launches and campgrounds....AND I'm often told that I look like a LEO.
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I just got back from 2 months in S Fl and the Keys. Mostly the Keys...The amount of folks who will discuss violating FWC laws with a total stranger just boggles my mind....Keeping short and overlimit bugs (got a short description on "how to - without getting caught)..,spearfishing jewfish keeping short mutton...Over bag on mangos...a rec fisherman complaining that since his recent arrest for selling fish 'it just isn't as much fun anymore..."

And that's just in casual conversion at access points,boat launches and campgrounds....AND I'm often told that I look like a LEO.

People aren't shy about it, have talked with a few guys that do the fish surveys at the ramps, they say people regularly show them violations. No, they don't report them, if that were the case no one would speak/work with them.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:33 PM
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These aren't stories. They are cases and unless who ever you talked to has never made a case it is in the reports.

The FWC doesn't cherry pick this stuff. It is a small sample of the cases made each week that are significant.

The CO nor his counter parts send in anything special. It's all public record of each case made. The outcomes are after the judge ruling.

There are way more cases than listed on the reports. That's the scary part.
I was a deputy game warden in Pa for a few years. Pa has a little magazine called game news. Its very popular with the one million plus hunters. In that little magazine is section of game warden reports summarized. They are always interesting stories. Only stories submitted by the Co's are considered for inclusion. I wrote a few and I was included in some wrote by others that were published. The Co I spoke with here in St Lucie county told me this report works exactly the same way. Only cases submitted by the Co'S are considered. When I encouraged him to submit some stories ,and that a lot of people enjoyed reading them , he said he would try.
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I was a deputy game warden in Pa for a few years. Pa has a little magazine called game news. Its very popular with the one million plus hunters. In that little magazine is section of game warden reports summarized. They are always interesting stories. Only stories submitted by the Co's are considered for inclusion. I wrote a few and I was included in some wrote by others that were published. The Co I spoke with here in St Lucie county told me this report works exactly the same way. Only cases submitted by the Co'S are considered. When I encouraged him to submit some stories ,and that a lot of people enjoyed reading them , he said he would try.
I'm good with that but every interaction from the officer level goes in the data base via computer and it does not go through their CO to be reviewed what is published in these reports. The CO may see some of them but does not have to approve what is posted in the weekly reports. Some may be withheld pending certain investigations by the CO for obvious reasons.

No matter, it's good you post these and anyone can read them weekly. It's on the FWC website for the world to see what a bunch of idiots their dealing with.

You can subscribe to them like the weekly red tide reports if you choose.

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