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Old 11-06-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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trying to figure out if we can go out and kill any thing underwater OTHER THAN TIME.

got this off the fwc site, is the season closed feb 1 - march 31 or have they closed it early with everything else in the gulf....other than ruby lips and pin fish. post up if you have any confirmed evidence of grouper closure...otherwise, my a$$ is going grouper hunting.


happy friday to all!!!:letsdrink<H2><A name=Gulf></A>Gulf of Mexico <SPAN class=BodySmall>(Except Monroe County)</H2><P class=BodyCenterLarge>New Regulations Effective August 27, 2009
- Shallow-water Grouper -<P class=BodyRedBold align=center>Updated: August 27, 2009<P class=Body>New rules for grouper in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico (excluding Monroe County) that are consistent with federal Gulf grouper regulations went into effect August 27, 2009. These rules:<UL><LI class=Body>Establish a Feb. 1 through March 31 closed spawning season for all recreational harvest of shallow-water groupers (Red, Black, Gag, Yellowfin, Yellowmouth, Rock Hind, Red Hind, and Scamp) in all Gulf state waters, <LI class=Body>Decrease the daily recreational aggregate bag limit for all grouper in the Gulf from five fish to four fish per person per day, and <LI class=Body>Reduce the commercial minimum size limit for Gulf Red Grouper, and for all importation and sale of Red Grouper, from 20 inches to 18 inches total length</LI>[/list]
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:59 AM   #2
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No surprise there. They added 2 weeks to it last year, only makes sense that they add 2 weeks to it this coming year as well.

Oh but look....they reduced the minimum size for commercial guys. Thats the way the cookie crumbles
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:04 AM   #3
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That's what the regs are currently but as you know they could change 5 times between now and the next time you fish! :banghead
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