robc22

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About robc22

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    Catching anything with fins, claws or shells.
  • What I do for a living:
    Lobstering and fishing bum.......

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  1. These blitzy summers go away so don't 85% of the problems.......Just a matter of time........
  2. Well at least the poachers got some punishment........But what about the markets that bought the fish........no mention of them........cannot imagine that many bass poached and the markets didn't know where the fish were coming from........Perhaps that's the ones that did not get charged
  3. The only standard I know of is the meat has to be previously frozen. You cannot sell fresh, raw fish to be used in sushi/sashimi. The fteezing kills the bacteria that could be harmful to humans.......This is an FDA requirement.
  4. As a kid I loved chasing those harbour Pollack along the edges of the canal in winter. Light freshwater gear, some metals and a really good time if you found the fish. Those Boston blues are very strong....even the lil ones!
  5. Wild......It's a tiny spot but I think it's the oldest continuous set of oysters in town.......
  6. I spent this beautful morning oystering with our A1. The picking's was easy and the tide was huge today. A proper winter tide it was. Carl did a great job. I'm looking foward to a little halfshell action while watching the pats tonight!.....:)
  7. Why do you attribute the quota not being filled to a lack of keepers? The 2018 comm. regs were very restrictive.......Only 2 days a week and for all intents a whole group of people that use to comm. fish bass were knocked out of the fishery( the shore guy). Much, Much less comm. effort. Some years the bass just don't come here. They stay south of here. Doesn't mean there's less bass just less bass in MA waters. Long Island charter capts tell me they have been seeing nothing but bass for months but the fish are staying away from the beach. Doing population analysis from a few fixed spots along the shore in one state is not really the best way to count fish lol
  8. If these guys had no criminal record and It was their first time in court it's not unusual for the judge to give breaks.........These things we just don't know about.........
  9. The was never a moratorium on the commercial or rec. harvest of bass in Mass...... You guys cry about the numbers of fish harvested but now your sayin fishing effort don't count!..........
  10. Oh we have plenty of rules.........This is Massachusetts after all......The problem is we have no enforcement of those rules......Many fishermen and anglers here show proper restraint and respect towards our natural resources but there are always those that just don't care and do what they want........
  11. They try and plant that spot every year plus there is last years seed there which will be legal size now........
  12. Plenty of open water in Bourne that have oysters........If you like cage raised stuff, try Taylors point. It's no spot burn.....Well known and planted by the town's DNR.............
  13. Not really.......The 36" min size was done at a time when there was very little fishing effort for stripers. It was a size limit that was part of a management plan for a particuliar year class of fish. Try the 36" limit today and the poaching would increase ten fold. Not to mention a ton of upset casual anglers.........
  14. Found a lil pocket of bay scallops today while clamming........Ended up with almost a half a peck.........Took them home and shucked them and gave the meats to the kitty for dinner........She liked em!!
  15. Me too with an exception or 2.........I only kill em for the market or the grill now......... But seriously........You catch your fish and do your best at releasing........We don't want dead and dying bass floating around everywhere but you will always end up losing a few to some sort of hooking mortality.....Don't feel to bad...Just remember nothing ever goes to waste in the ocean.....The seas are like the ultimate recycling plant and nothing is ever used to an undesired purpose.......