model14 wrote: »
Is it legal to have more than the bag limit of legal size fish in your live well, intending to cull out a limit of bigger ones and dump the rest before you head home?
Morocco_madness wrote: »
Dang you are a child. Ill start off by saying this Tony, for starters, i didn't read your reply, at all. Noticed that you had an opinion but never read it nor did i play the video, simply didn't care. I tend to have common interest in the things that Steve posts and very much agreed with his point. I wanted to delve into a bit of additional detail on why i agree with him. Some people can't read between the lines and additional detail helps keep the questions down a bit. As to the point you were making about Cobia, i actually agree, go figure. I have no personal experience with culling Cobia, nor did i know they could swim stationary. However, i did mention that there may be other popular fish not included in my list. I only put up what i actually know. Plus you know, i don't have a 100 gallon live well on my 18 foot KW so there is no reason for me to know this. The point of my thread was that i support the act of Culling so long as it's done right. Now that you've called me out on this, i watched the video and i couldn't agree more, the way they handled the fish was smart. Period. There was no stick at you. In this case, you are simply bent out of shape for no reason. No subtle pokes, no hate, nothing. People do put Trout in a live well for tournament fishing so i know it was worth mentioning Trout whether you agree or not. Can't tell you how many pics ive seen From Sean Thompson and and Robert Golarza on FB of solid tournament Trout heading in after a day of killing it in the creeks. In fact Trout are probably one of the "MOST" common live well kept fish during tournaments. You couldn't have made a more incorrect statement if you tried.
So to recap, my entire comment had nothing to do with you, or, your first reply. Simply never read what you wrote.
I also find it deliciously hilarious that you think the OP started this thread over some old charter fishing video you posted. I promise you this subject has been brought up before. It's a common grey area that a lot of people don't understand or necessarily agree with.
model14 wrote: »
It was not my intent in posting the question to stir up any fuss. I was just curious after reading the fishing report from Steve, especially since it was posted to the public. I feel certain that those fish were released unharmed. I don't think any of us who love to fish will knowingly kill or harm fish unless they are being brought home to eat. I don't even bring fish home for the freezer. If I can't cook it in two days, it goes back in the water.
jimmy06 wrote: »
straight from fwc (
A question that often comes up is "Once you harvest and possess your bag limit, can you keep on fishing for that species." The answer is "Yes" but each additional fish that you catch needs to be quickly and properly dehooked and released alive and unharmed. So you can catch and release a hundred per day as long as you quickly dehook and release each fish to minimize harm and maximize the fishes chances of survival. Putting one in the live well constitutes possession (even if you intend to release it later) and the use of a livewell for culling is prohibited by rule. )
Bakerman wrote: »
Look at it this way. If you were the FWC officer, who hears all kinds of BS excuses all day, and arrived would you believe such a story as that for having too many or short fish?