LITTLE TROLLING AND DEEP DROPPING 4-25-15 PE

Our plan was to troll out to a new area to deep drop. Alot
of weed going out.Start seeing birds at about 600 ft then
we see 3 birds together go over to them and theres a 8 ft
board with plenty of bait. Made a few passes around and not
even a knockdown. There was also 2 frigates in the same
area.Had enough lets go dropping get both Kristals set up
and start dropping in 980 ft. current was ripping at 4.5 to
5.0. Put on 8 lbs of lead.Tough to feel the bite but did
get 41 rosefish and a 15 lb barrel. The mahi bite was between
600 and 800. One boat found a pallet got 1 in the 20lb range
and 10 small fish.Few other boats had 2 or 3 fish.

PIC TO COME

Replies

  • Seriously, 41 Rosies? ****?

    Show a little restraint dude!

    These fish are highly vulnerable to overfishing for several reasons with a vulnerability of 67 out of 100

    They can live to an age of 43 YEARS!

    When you wack a species like that you are taking that stock away from your grandchildren! Also, when you wack an area, you can completely deplete that rock structure for years in the future.

    Slow growing, slow reproducing and a life cycle that can last for over 40 years!

    Besides, who the heck wants to clean 41 rosies!

    Keep posting that crap and the SAFMC will shut us down like blueline tiles.

    You want a 1 rosie per boat limit?

    Do us a favor and keep the pic to yourself then stand in front of a mirror and pound your chest!
  • copout@castaways[email protected] Posts: 5,779 Admiral
    Seriously, 41 Rosies? ****?

    Show a little restraint dude!

    These fish are highly vulnerable to overfishing for several reasons with a vulnerability of 67 out of 100

    They can live to an age of 43 YEARS!

    When you wack a species like that you are taking that stock away from your grandchildren! Also, when you wack an area, you can completely deplete that rock structure for years in the future.

    Slow growing, slow reproducing and a life cycle that can last for over 40 years!

    Besides, who the heck wants to clean 41 rosies!

    Keep posting that crap and the SAFMC will shut us down like blueline tiles.

    You want a 1 rosie per boat limit?

    Do us a favor and keep the pic to yourself then stand in front of a mirror and pound your chest!

    Oh boy! So if there are 4 guys on board they each get 10 fish. How is that any different than say 4 guys splitting 40 yellowtail?
  • T-LUV2T-LUV2 Posts: 389 Officer
    Our plan was to troll out to a new area to deep drop. Alot
    of weed going out.Start seeing birds at about 600 ft then
    we see 3 birds together go over to them and theres a 8 ft
    board with plenty of bait. Made a few passes around and not
    even a knockdown. There was also 2 frigates in the same
    area.Had enough lets go dropping get both Kristals set up
    and start dropping in 980 ft. current was ripping at 4.5 to
    5.0. Put on 8 lbs of lead.Tough to feel the bite but did
    get 41 rosefish and a 15 lb barrel. The mahi bite was between
    600 and 800. One boat found a pallet got 1 in the 20lb range
    and 10 small fish.Few other boats had 2 or 3 fish.

    PIC TO COME

    Good job Neal!!
  • gsweavergsweaver Posts: 856 Officer
    nice report!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2012 DUSKY 227XF SUZUKI 175
  • BaileyLegalBaileyLegal Posts: 91 Greenhorn
    Blue lines are still open in state waters too. Keep catching them Rosie's!
  • rivamunstasteverivamunstasteve Posts: 660 Officer
    Talk about skills with everyone catching fish- even one. I ran into 4 seperate turtles from 300-800 ft with nothing on them. One tiny bite, may have been a filefish in 800 ft- sarcasm. Great job catching em. I would have bet my life that i would have hooked dolphin after encountering 4 seperate turtles, but not anymore.
  • followotherboatsfollowotherboats Posts: 445 Deckhand
    Nice report and keep them coming. I have yet to catch ANYTHING deep dropping so way to go.
  • GATEKEEPERGATEKEEPER Posts: 80 Greenhorn
  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,841 Captain
    Seriously, 41 Rosies? ****?

    Show a little restraint dude!

    These fish are highly vulnerable to overfishing for several reasons with a vulnerability of 67 out of 100

    They can live to an age of 43 YEARS!

    When you wack a species like that you are taking that stock away from your grandchildren! Also, when you wack an area, you can completely deplete that rock structure for years in the future.

    Slow growing, slow reproducing and a life cycle that can last for over 40 years!

    Besides, who the heck wants to clean 41 rosies!

    Keep posting that crap and the SAFMC will shut us down like blueline tiles.

    You want a 1 rosie per boat limit?

    Do us a favor and keep the pic to yourself then stand in front of a mirror and pound your chest!

    You have to be kidding me we made a 10 mile drift catching fish not
    one area.I had a crew of 4 so that was enough to feed their family.
    Blame it on the PLASTERED CREW when rosefish are shut down.
    Now get on your horse and ride off to the sunset and pound your
    chest. DONT FORGET YOUR 38 SPECIAL
  • T-LUV2T-LUV2 Posts: 389 Officer
    You have to be kidding me we made a 10 mile drift catching fish not
    one area.I had a crew of 4 so that was enough to feed their family.
    Blame it on the PLASTERED CREW when rosefish are shut down.
    Now get on your horse and ride off to the sunset and pound your
    chest. DONT FORGET YOUR 38 SPECIAL

    Good job buddy!!
  • Flight RiskFlight Risk Posts: 2,485 Captain
    You have to be kidding me we made a 10 mile drift catching fish not
    one area.I had a crew of 4 so that was enough to feed their family.
    Blame it on the PLASTERED CREW when rosefish are shut down.
    Now get on your horse and ride off to the sunset and pound your
    chest. DONT FORGET YOUR 38 SPECIAL
    :champs :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes

    :Popcorn Well said Ron.
    Guys, I agree with [email protected], and here's why.
    He stated it very well in his response. Rosie's grow slow living in colony's and can be over fished easily. Once they are gone, it takes many years to get them back - if they come back at all in that location. They aren't a large fish, so it really doesn't serve any purpose to load up the ice box with them. If you want to load up the cooler with fish, why not go for other species that are more prolific? (someone said Yellow tail - how about Muttons!)

    I believe as anglers, we are all over-regulated, but, it's because we've been poor stewards of the fisheries. And, like it or not, it's this kind of thing (Me First, Screw You! attitude / mentality) that has caused it.

    It's upsetting to see something you enjoy, (deep-dropping for instance) become threatened because of an uncaring attitude by some. I get where Ron is coming from and share the same sentiment. If we don't police ourselves, then there will not be anything for anyone else in the future.

    I really don't see anything in your post to be proud of...

    Instead of attacking him here, listen to what he's saying - it has great merit.

    Pura Vida!
  • ranger350ranger350 Posts: 112 Officer
    You have to be kidding me we made a 10 mile drift catching fish not
    one area.I had a crew of 4 so that was enough to feed their family.
    Blame it on the PLASTERED CREW when rosefish are shut down.
    Now get on your horse and ride off to the sunset and pound your
    chest. DONT FORGET YOUR 38 SPECIAL

    Deep dropping 20 years ago compared to today pretty much speaks for itself.DD pressure has got very heavy in the last 5 years.The blame is NOT on you or your crew,just stating a fact.Fish are still there but the size is not.Congrats on a good day
  • fireMARTINmedicfireMARTINmedic Posts: 111 Deckhand
    And because of these replies the south zone fishing reports will never increase!



    Ding Ding Ding
  • CaptJCaptJ Posts: 892 Officer
    If it's legal don't criticize. I would seriously doubt that taking 40 fish from any fishery is going to impact the biomass.
  • T-LUV2T-LUV2 Posts: 389 Officer
    CaptJ wrote: »
    If it's legal don't criticize. I would seriously doubt that taking 40 fish from any fishery is going to impact the biomass.

    Agreed! As Neal mentioned, he had a crew of 4! How bout we put this thread to rest!!
  • Flight RiskFlight Risk Posts: 2,485 Captain
    :Agree

    Pura Vida!
  • Mahi MastaMahi Masta Posts: 37 Deckhand
    :champs

    I believe as anglers, we are all over-regulated, but, it's because we've been poor stewards of the fisheries. And, like it or not, it's this kind of thing (Me First, Screw You! attitude / mentality) that has caused it.

    Tragedy of the commons my friend.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons
  • Flight RiskFlight Risk Posts: 2,485 Captain
    Mahi Masta wrote: »
    Tragedy of the commons my friend.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons

    Spot-On description. Interesting as well.

    Pura Vida!
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