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PROFESSIONAL STRIPE BASS SURF ANGLERS ASSOCIATION?

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Another tournament trail increasing the pressure and popularity of this fish is not what the stocks need right now.

 

 

I agree,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

 

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I've kept fish alive for over an hour on a stringer.

 

As it is when you land a good fish, even if you make an attempt to revive and release her, she may or may not survive. You hope that most of the time she does.

 

And that's with some effort to revive her, oxygenate the blood and kill the lactic acid buildup in the muscles.

 

Don't attempt to revive the fish and put it on a stringer... and the fish will probably die, whether you eventually release her or not.

 

Revive her, and put her on a stringer green, and she beats herself to death trying to escape.

 

Sounds like a no win situation to me. rolleyes.gif And can you imagine the PITAs on that one?

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you most likly have a support team for the slot your fishing .

 

I'm not in I think the Idea sucks but thanks for this now I know what to call all those people that follow me around when I'm fishing The BassBlitz Support Team...Hahaha

 

 

Eddie

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Thanks for the input sol members. I hear a big no.

#1 reason combination of A) pressure on the species as a whole, B)It would draw too much attention to the sport. I was surprised that the membership fee didn't bother you so much. The sport has come a long way in that respect to see sportsmen willing to spend big money on gear they feel will assit them in the shot at a trophy fish.

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Well Mr. Celico I've a few questions for you. First off what organizaton do you represent?

 

I haven't read past this post yet, but I thought it needs to be addressed. Bob Celico is not your average surf fisherman - and I doubt he's been nominated as spokesperson for any tournament organization. Bob is a hard core striper guy...he's cowhunter's fishing partner...that is whenever either of them isn't out alone wink.gif I know Bob hasn't posted here in a while and most folks aren't familiar with him - and his post does sound like a teaser advertisment wink.gif But he's really a good guy and I doubt he's here to try and push something - sometimes people's posts here are exactly what they look like - just a question borne out of curiosity smile.gif

 

So lets attack the question and not the person, Bob deserves the respect you'd give every other member here, he's only asking a question smile.gif

 

TimS

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Thanks for the clarification Tim.

 

BTW, I hate it that you are toggin' and I am workin'. tongue.gifclapping.gif You are catching some muy grande tog there TS. Congrats. Wish it was me.

 

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I've witnessed the king mackerel tournament madness grow in NC and the southern states.

 

Same people developed and run the king mackerel "trail" as developed and run the "ASA" striper tournaments. What's ironic is some of the ASA's biggest tournament trail supporters are also vocal proponents of coastwide gamefish status for striped bass. Imagine the confusion in their skulls - on one hand, the striper is in such a sad state that we must stop all commercial fishing for them or our grandchildren will only have photos to look at...but on the other hand, commercialized, coastwide, sponsored tournaments that require the fish to be killed and weighed are a good idea cwm13.gificon25.gifsmile.gif

 

If there were a way to have shore based C&R tournaments that promote the healthy release of the striped bass, I don't think it would be a half bad idea. But in practicality, it cannot work - there's miles of cheating already in tournaments with nothing to gain, put thousands of $$ at the end of the rainbow and then the real problems begin icon25.gif

 

Lengthy catch and kill tournament trails, in my opinion, are short sighted and promote fishing from the wrong angle...no pun intended wink.gif

 

TimS

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Thank you Tim. The idea was born on a clear cold night this fall fishing alone. I just started thinking how nice it would be to do this every night as my job and how that might happen. With 500,000.00 in prise money to be had and sponsership available I thaught it might be somthing alot of serious surf fishermen would like to try their hand at, it was an idea born out of what I love second most on this planet. It would put me in the best surf grounds thruout the season and let some of the most serious fishermen out there do what they love to do for a living. So I put the question out to see what others think, and now I know some of their views. Thanks again

 

[ 12-17-2003, 12:56 PM: Message edited by: BOB CELICO ]

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If your fishing as a professional you most likly have a support team for the slot your fishing just as the other pros do, I would think. Anyway details can be worked out if the intrest was there. I've kept fish alive for over an hour on a stringer.

 

I think I'm getting sick, Oz would be too tired to fish having to push all them support people in too.

I'm still having problems digesting you guys having paid guides to take you surf fishing, let alone thinking about "professional" striper fishermen and support teams with arerators. I'm getting dizzy, I think I'm goooooona lay down.

 

Note to Bob C. Please don't take my comments in anyway as resentful, I was just trying to make a funny. I do feel it's a bad idea because of how it would be played out. I think as you do we hold stripers in very high regard and to lower such a fish to a three ring circus as black bass Tournaments is beyond my love of these fish. Again, thanks for posting.

 

[ 12-18-2003, 12:28 AM: Message edited by: winchmaster ]

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Bob Celico,

I know what you mean about it being nice to get paid to fish. There a very few of these jobs out there, like the gear testers for big companies. You could become a fisheries biologist and specialise in Mr Saxatilis smile.gif

It would be tough to run a surf tourney like a Bassmasters event. All the extra equipment, people and difficulties. It would also mean a higher mortality to these great fish and could spell doom for them.

The $ in tuna fishing is quite good if ya got the bucks to get set up and dont mind the labor intensity. I love to fish for tuna, but we eat them or release them we don't sell them. Ya got me thinking though... And I'm already an insomniac smile.gif

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