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Worried about gulf snapper population

Old 10-08-2014, 06:04 PM
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Man I'm getting really worried about the red snapper population Over on this side of the gulf (Mexico Beach). Went out today with my 11yr old son and 78 yr old father to enjoy a day of 3 generations doing a little grouper fishing. We couldn't catch a single grouper for all the snapper down there. Who are these guys making the regs? And on what basis? Come on. There's got to be somebody at fwc with at least a modicum of common sense. And what do we get? I've had colds that lasted longer than this year's snapper season! GoodGrief Charlie brown.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:06 PM
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:15 PM
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Yes, I am very concerned about ARS population also. Concerned that there are WAY too many in the Gulf.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:22 PM
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Yes, I am very concerned about ARS population also. Concerned that there are WAY too many in the Gulf.
And way to Few in my FREEEZER...
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And way to Few in my FREEEZER...
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That's what it will come down to for many if they issue a one day season next year. This is just ridiculous.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:48 PM
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Did some grouper fishing myself off LA coast and couldn't get my jigs pass the damn ARS.
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:32 PM
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don't confuse the rulemakers with facts. they don't like that.
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:12 PM
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don't confuse the rulemakers with facts. they don't like that.
Al/MS 9 mi (365) boundry down in stone like LA might help.
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:11 PM
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Red snapper are swarming like piranha off the South La.Coast.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by REDWEISER View Post
Al/MS 9 mi (365) boundry down in stone like LA might help.
The legal limit in LA is exactly the same as ours, 3nm. It doesn't matter what you declare the limit to be, it's what the Feds recognize.

And the great majority of the snapper are outside of 9nm anyway, because that's where we put all the artificial reefs. It's kind of hard to move them.
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We dropped some in closer (partly in preparation for the continued theft by the feds and commercials) that will be covered up with snapper soon. Google the Minton reefs.
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Originally Posted by flyjag View Post
We dropped some in closer (partly in preparation for the continued theft by the feds and commercials) that will be covered up with snapper soon. Google the Minton reefs.
How long do you think it will take catch all of those snapper when we open the season 365? How do you think those reefs will survive the next decent hurricane? We just don't have that much coastline and even less suitable for artificial reefs, even within 9 nm. It's important that our legislators get things changed, but even if we declare and get a 9 nm limit it will take years to establish reef zones closer in, get reefs down, and grow some fish. And even if we do you can bet the Feds will count those fish against the fed limit and further reduce that season.
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How long do you think it will take catch all of those snapper when we open the season 365? How do you think those reefs will survive the next decent hurricane? We just don't have that much coastline and even less suitable for artificial reefs, even within 9 nm. It's important that our legislators get things changed, but even if we declare and get a 9 nm limit it will take years to establish reef zones closer in, get reefs down, and grow some fish. And even if we do you can bet the Feds will count those fish against the fed limit and further reduce that season.
Easy there killer. I was trying to help by saying there are reefs that have gone down in closer waters to combat the fed screw ups in some small way ( and gave you a reference to make up your own mind) is it a fix to our injustice? Heck no. The problem is much deeper and more complicated for some but follow the money and power to get your answer. I imagine we have the same views about this mess but I simply addressed that we do have reefs in closer with snapper that will be there this summer. Can we fish all of those out on the first weekend due to the rat race of a season with Jon boats? Probably. Will the Feds punish us for it? Yes. That wasn't my response to your statement about not having reefs within the 9 or 3 mile limit. It will take a cause an effect and long effort to defeat the machine.
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:40 PM
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Red snapper are absolutely everywhere don't ruin it for people down south . Go fish some freaking new areas and quit your winning, red grouper been tuff as hell to catch down here. You just gotta stop fishing the same places...
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Irma down south destroyed lots of spots but it's the circle of life man. Spots come spots go just like fish stay and fish swim go find some new damn spots.
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by CONQUER THE GULF View Post
Red snapper are absolutely everywhere don't ruin it for people down south . Go fish some freaking new areas and quit your winning, red grouper been tuff as hell to catch down here. You just gotta stop fishing the same places...
Couldn't find a more recent thread bashing the red snapper season? There's a new one every couple of weeks and you drug up one from 2014
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Oh shit didn't realize that lol, wasn't bashing just saying go fish....
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Originally Posted by REDWEISER View Post
Al/MS 9 mi (365) boundry down in stone like LA might help.
So the season is all year inside of 9 miles?
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Around the panhandle, St Joe/Mex Beach, thanks to Hurricane Michael, LOTS AND LOTS of houses are being torn down. Mountains of concrete at the roads from the slabs, etc. Was my idea to take all the concrete, make artificial reefs outa them, place them INSIDE state waters for folks to enjoy. Less in the landfills, and help out at the same time.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Fatherof4 View Post
Around the panhandle, St Joe/Mex Beach, thanks to Hurricane Michael, LOTS AND LOTS of houses are being torn down. Mountains of concrete at the roads from the slabs, etc. Was my idea to take all the concrete, make artificial reefs outa them, place them INSIDE state waters for folks to enjoy. Less in the landfills, and help out at the same time.
That's what they did following Katrina in MS. If you were to Google Gene Taylor Reef you could see how we did it.
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