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Joined: 07/15/2013
Posts: 26
 posted 09/27/2013 07:10 AM  

I was on a pb recently wreck fishing. I had two keeper seabass fortunately. But what I saw botherrd me was the amount of shorts kept by other passangers that the crew allowed as small as 8 inches two macks 6 inches and reported that they had a great day which wasnt the case. Last year I tog fished on same boat and saw the same just not tiny ones and was allowed more than limit. Question is should I report them or said something or turn a blind eye?

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Posts: 3788
 posted 09/27/2013 08:06 AM  

I think you already know what you want to do.

This post edited by hauler 09:36 AM 09/27/2013

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 posted 09/27/2013 08:49 AM  

You should mind your own business, because most likely you are putting the blame on the partyboat and that is not where it belongs. The individual is responsible for know and obeying the law.

This post edited by movetheboat 09:04 AM 09/27/2013

Joined: 03/25/2003
Posts: 39977
Location: Farmingdale
 posted 09/27/2013 09:15 AM  

If the mates are cleaning shorts then the operation is condoling the infraction. If so, find another boat. There are a few I can recommend.

Hey, it can't be Christmas everyday!!!!

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Posts: 61
 posted 09/27/2013 10:25 AM  

Report Them!!!!!

Joined: 07/02/2007
Posts: 1974
Location: Queens
 posted 09/27/2013 10:41 AM  

sharker1080 wrote:

Report Them!!!!!

No doubt


It hurts all of us

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Posts: 778
 posted 09/27/2013 10:52 AM  

Time to get the popcornToungue
This should get interesting

Joined: 12/14/2003
Posts: 8943
 posted 09/27/2013 11:23 AM  

Who is he to report? The guys keeping the shorts or the boat. How about he speaks to the mates or capt to find out what law is being broken and by who. If the dec comes on board and a customer has shorts in their cooler. The customer gets the ticket. People who call the law should first know the law

Joined: 06/09/2003
Posts: 2193
Location: Port: Stony Brook
 posted 09/27/2013 11:26 AM  

On some PB's thats just how it is. They either don't care or feel like they will scare off future business. They are often well know "meat" boats.

On other's I've seen the crew pull a short or OOS fish out of a customer's cooler and explain to them, politely, why.

I prefer to patronize the type that cares.

Part of the problem may be as simple as the customers ignorance of local regulations. It really should be a requirement that PB's post them.

PM me and I would be happy to recommend a boat.


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 posted 09/27/2013 11:28 AM  

Here we go again.... Lol


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Location: Moriches
 posted 09/27/2013 11:30 AM  

FishScale wrote:

I think they should release them ToungueToungueToungue


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 posted 09/27/2013 11:45 AM  

Maybe they were illegal aliens and they didn't PRESS 2 to get the size limit.

Joined: 07/15/2013
Posts: 26
 posted 09/27/2013 12:19 PM  

Crabman is correct. To be clear the mate did throw a short in my bucket. The mate is the capt responsilbility so overall the captain is on the line whether know what the mates are doing or not. And until everyone Patrons Inc. understand it fishing not catching we'll have a problem. And capt and mates should explain that and toss' em if patron neglects.I want my son to fish healthy stocks not depleted. I made my decision no need to continue thread on my part

Joined: 12/14/2003
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 posted 09/27/2013 12:28 PM  

lenn8n wrote:

Crabman is correct

Well I'll be damned...first time for everythingToungueToungueToungue
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