New Surf Perch Regulations
Posted May 19 2006 - 7:24 PM
The California Fish and Game Commission took action at its February 3, 2006 meeting to increase the recreational surfperch bag and possession limit from five to 20 surfperch in the aggregate, with not more than 10 surfperch of any one species. This limit is separate from the 20-fish daily limit of shiner surfperch. This increase to the bag limit, however, does not apply to waters of the San Francisco and San Pablo bays, where the limit will remain five fish in the aggregate, not including shiner surfperch.
This regulation change becomes effective Sunday, May 21, 2006.
Section 28.59 of Title 14, California Code of Regulations, has been amended to read as follows:
(a) For purposes of this Section, the term â€œsurfperchâ€ refers to all species of the family Embiotocidae, in any combination.
(b) Open season: Open all year, except surfperch may not be taken or possessed by a person in San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay between April 1 and July 31, inclusive. Shiner surfperch (Cymatogaster aggregata) are exempt from this seasonal closure and may be taken and possessed up to their daily bag limit in these areas during the closure period.
© Daily bag limits.
(1) In San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, the aggregate limit is five surfperch, not including shiner surfperch. For all other areas, the aggregate limit is 20 surfperch, not including shiner surfperch. Not more than 10 surfperch may be of any one species.
(2) The special limit for shiner surfperch is 20, which may be taken or possessed in addition to the overall daily bag limit of 20 finfish defined in subsection 27.60(a) and the special limits defined in subsection 27.60(b).
(d) Minimum size: redtail surfperch, ten and one-half inches total length. All other surfperch, none.
For more information, visit the California Fish and Game Commission's web site at www.fgc.ca.gov
Posted May 19 2006 - 8:30 PM
Posted May 30 2006 - 7:54 PM
Posted May 30 2006 - 9:01 PM
Originally Posted by crashq
This was not done based on any science, it was done at the request of the UAC ( UNited Anglers). .
Well that is the stupidest move I have ever heard. No Science? Even though state wide perch catches have been dropping and the size of the fish getting smaller and smaller each year?
UAC did a bad thing, 10 fish I can almost understand but 20???? Because of a request?
I have a request, lets fix the Klamath River and inpose a slot limit on stripers.
This is the most un-conservation thing I have seen, and as an avid angler, I have prided anglers as a whole as being the most conservation oriented.
Dumb move man, dumb move.....
p.s., this is only my humble opinion and does not reflect the opinion of others....
Posted May 31 2006 - 2:00 AM
Posted May 31 2006 - 10:36 AM
Posted June 02 2006 - 11:49 AM
Posted June 02 2006 - 7:17 PM
Posted June 05 2006 - 2:17 PM
Posted June 05 2006 - 2:45 PM
Originally Posted by TACOBEN
I've been following this topic on another board. The way I understand it is, the UAC proposed the return of the slot limit to 20 because of their fear that lowered slot limit of 5 fish was a threat that would/could impact our rights as fishermen to fish for certain species; surf perch for now with halibut, cod, and even stripers down the road. As it seems that there was no scientific study submitted to argue the case from both sides, I feel that a 10 fish aggregate limit would work for all concerned parties. Just my 2 cents.
Agreed, i heard the same thing. i already sent a letter to UAC stating the same issues i have. have the heard boo from them.
I suggest EVERYONE send them an email and voice your opinion.
Posted January 09 2013 - 4:42 PM
when ca dfg implemented the 5 fish limit and 10.5in size requirement for redtail surf
perch, they did so with no scientific data. when they reinstated the 10 fish limit with size requirement,they also did so with no scientific data.typical f&g.i live in klamath,ca and have redtail perch fished on local beaches for over forty years,including the mouth of the klamath, world renowned for excellent redtail perch fishing.i can t honestly say i ve noticed a difference in quantity or quality in 40+ years,unlike the salmon, steelhead or sturgeon populations.what also seems to be disapearing is the local sandcrab populations.why i can t even offer a clue.i have switched to raw shrimp for bait, which i think these redtails prefer over sandcrabs.none of the perch gets wasted, as local dungeness crabs also love redtail carcases.as for fixing the klamath river by implementing some kind of bag limit for stripers,df&g would probably go for it,as there are no stripers in the klamath that i know of.
Posted January 09 2013 - 11:07 PM
Posted January 11 2013 - 7:41 PM
Posted January 11 2013 - 9:27 PM
I didn't know that you couldn't take them from the bay anymore except for shiners Well if I still lived up there I couldn't even get a license because I fished for them in the winter time but normally in Feburary. They start to move out of the east bay after that!
From the 2012-2013 Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations
(a) For the purposes of this section, the term “surfperch” refers to all species of the family Embiotocidae, in any combination.
(b) Open Season: Open all year, except surfperch may not be taken or possessed by a person in San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay between April 1 and July 31, inclusive. Shiner surfperch (Cymatogaster aggregata) are exempt from this seasonal closure and may be taken and possessed up to their daily bag limit in these areas during the closure period.
© Daily bag limits:
(1) in San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, the aggregate limit is five surfperch, nut including shiner surfperch. For all other areas, the aggregate limit is 20 surfperch, not including shiner surfperch. Not more than 10 surfperch may be of any one species.
You would still be good in February.