robc22

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    Catching anything with fins, claws or shells.
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    Lobstering and fishing bum.......

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  1. Great job carl!.......Soon be time for some oysters!!.........:)
  2. Very doubtful.......Bay scallops have a very short life span.....Rarely living longer than 2 years and many only living 1 year. Most mature scallops will die as the water warms in the spring hence the extended season.......Get em before they die......... Another marine mollusk has an even shorter lifespan........The longfin squid.......The guy we catch for bait and food in the summer is lucky to live longer than 9 months!
  3. Well the state sets the overall season......Oct 1 to Mar. 31 but the individual town can set it's own opening within that time frame. Sometimes when a town is loaded with scallops like westport was last year said town will ask the state for an extension to their season in the spring. The state gave westport until mid may to fish their scallops in 2017. The problem with that is as the water warms in the spring the scallops start to die........I shucked some scallops from westport last may. The meats were still good but the guts around the meats were rotting away. Not pretty!!.........
  4. Most towns including Westport have been starting their comm. scallop season Oct.1 these past few years. This gives their fishermen a chance to make a few bucks before Nantucket opens Nov 1 and floods the market with product. There is not much for bays in Westport this year.
  5. Ah.......Fishing windy days ain't so bad.......Puts a lil colour on your cheeks.........
  6. Who picks up the tab for this?
  7. Maybe peps are just starting to realize striper is pretty good on the plate..........
  8. It's not always about the obvious. The bureaucrats changed the rules a few years back and thousands upon thousands of acres of shellfish beds on america's coastlines got closed. The beds hadn't suddenly become polluted.....The goverment just changed the standard by which those beds are judged to be opened/closed. It wasn't just high coliform counts that can get a bed closed now but the number of boat moorings, boatyards, amount of road/parking lot run off etc could close a bed as well........ https://www.fda.gov/downloads/food/guidanceregulation/federalstatefoodprograms/ucm505093.pdf
  9. Well goverment waits many times to see if a problem will go away.........Many times it does but this time the chickens are comin' home to roost!
  10. No bay scallops to speak of from upper cape towns this year..........:(
  11. https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/ocean-mystery-an-the-missing-catch/0/3437476
  12. Link would be good
  13. You guys make a lot of assumptions from one slow comm. bass season........Especially since said season had some of the most restrictive harvest regs ever..........
  14. Anglers angle but fishermen catch fish!.......