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Offline TheKeeneroo

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JAIL TIME???
« on: October 12, 2018, 08:13:14 AM »
MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE THE NO FISH BOUNDARIES ARE!!!

Since it's all over the place now... the news articles you've probably already seen (KION and KSBW)
are not accurate. I know 3 of the 4 guys pretty well. First off it was a simple mistake of boundary line (their fault), second there was NEVER any mention of jail and their fine is not $1k, third they didn't get as many fish as they make it sound to be (insert joke about fishing prowess here). Fake news is obnoxious and can be pretty damaging considering full names were used and it could possibly hinder these young men's careers/lives. The DFG office that got to them even mentioned how it was clear they were mistakenly sport fishing in the wrong spot, not poaching.

This is a GREAT MAP to research where the no fish zones are. I use it often.

Typical sensational fake news making a big deal out of something that isn't a big deal. Yes, they were mistaken and are paying for it, but to chalk it up to some big hype since DFG hasn't had a big break in a long time and so that Big Sur residents can finally have something to stick their noses up to is just frustrating.

Moral of the story: Know where your fishing and what you're fishing for.
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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 08:26:35 AM »
what have I missed ?? what news article ?
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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 08:52:13 AM »
what have I missed ?? what news article ?

Click the links in my post :)
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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 09:34:52 AM »
It says they took fifteen fish. That sounds believable for four guys.

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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 10:37:02 AM »
It says they took fifteen fish. That sounds believable for four guys.

One of the guys I was talking to chuckled when he admitted he only shot one blue =P
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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 02:48:56 PM »
Not to sound like a dick but a responsible hunter is one who does the research on the game they and area they hunting !! especially in the eco Nazi anti fishing /hunting state of ca
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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 03:03:42 PM »
Not to sound like a dick but a responsible hunter is one who does the research on the game they and area they hunting !! especially in the eco Nazi anti fishing /hunting state of ca

I couldn't agree more. They have taken the responsibility of their actions. I just think its whack that the news blows the situation way out of proportion and adds details that just aren't true. I'd love to know where they got that info from.
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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 08:09:04 PM »
It says they took fifteen fish. That sounds believable for four guys.

One of the guys I was talking to chuckled when he admitted he only shot one blue =P

So the other three shot 14 maybe?

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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 09:04:18 PM »
I wonder if they shot fish on scuba. Then, I wouldn't feel that bad about the punishment :)
But still, aren't some of those guys educated in Marine Biology or some derivative of this domain? They should know the MPAs like the back of their hands...

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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 11:06:57 AM »
Yeah, everyone should know the MPAs. As much as I disagreed with the creation of some of them, they're the law now and we should respect it.

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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2018, 05:14:17 PM »
Thanks for the link TheKeeneroo. Looking @ Edward F. Ricketts State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) I was under the belief hook and line only and no spearfishing (thought I read that some time ago @ DFG) but that link doesn't say that. Probably not a good idea anyway with the bubble blowers so close. That area has some nice structure and one might run across a flattie in the right time of year  ;)

btw I have no intention to dive Ricketts     

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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 08:46:37 PM »
I just got a new app called “Fish Legal”. Basically it loads MPA maps and information onto your phone so that it’s available offline when you’re out on the coast without service.

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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 09:36:29 AM »
Yep! Fish Legal is great. Did you check out the link to the map as well in my original post?
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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2018, 06:59:57 PM »
Thanks for the link TheKeeneroo. Looking @ Edward F. Ricketts State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) I was under the belief hook and line only and no spearfishing (thought I read that some time ago @ DFG) but that link doesn't say that. Probably not a good idea anyway with the bubble blowers so close. That area has some nice structure and one might run across a flattie in the right time of year  ;)

btw I have no intention to dive Ricketts   

Good spot. Ricketts is still hook & line only according to the DFG maps. You’re probably right about it being that way to keep someone in a PADI class from getting skewered and/or skewering others. But man would I like to hit some of that structure out in front of the aquarium.

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Re: JAIL TIME???
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2018, 08:54:22 AM »
UPDATE:

This story has ended up EVERYWHERE. All kinds of local and national news. Because of the inaccuracies, KSBW (the first to post about it) is issuing a formal apology.
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