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Old 06-25-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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Sure is nice this time of year except for this meeting that keeps dragging on and on. What's there to do later?
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Been to Mallory Square for a sunset yet? Lot of fun to be had in Key West.
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I was thinking something for 10-12 Orange Beach charter boat captains.
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I just listened to Capt. Scott Hickman promote fish tags for EVERY recreational fisherman EXCEPT those who fish on HIS boat.

Why should fish tags be directed only towards private recreational fishermen? After all, the fish landed aboard ALL vessels (private rec, charterboat, and headboat), are caught by RECREATIONAL fishermen. Why should the type of boat matter?

Honest question.

Can anyone provide a rationale on why there should be a different system for recreational fishermen based solely on type of boat they fish from? I am not recommending fish tags at all - I am simply questioning why they are good for some fishermen and not others.
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Lol, gotcha...Capt Tony's, Sloppy Joe's and Irish Kevins. That will get yall started.
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I have been to Key West, and it is fun. But I guess my recommendation would depend on whether EDF is giving you money up front, or whether they are reimbursing you after the fact based on receipts; and whether they are going to pick up the bar bill or whether that is on you. If you could let me know, I can provide some recommendations. Thanks in advance.
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I would recommend you throw some recreational fishermen under a bus, but that is why you are down there anyway so you have that covered.

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Sure is nice this time of year except for this meeting that keeps dragging on and on. What's there to do later?
Not related to the fishing, but if you go to Old Town during the day, just be prepared when the cruise ships disgorge about 5k tourist for a few hours, it will be jam packed.

I rode a bike down there in January or February and was overwhelmed by the number of people coming off the cruise ships to see Old Town/Key West. I did not spend too much time in KW, stayed in Key Largo, mainly went for the breathtaking ride across the bridges.

It had been a while since I had been and the cruise ships were not disgorging their passengers for a few hours then or there may have been fewer ships years earlier when I took my family.

This time there were three ships when I went down during the middle of the day and it was like the mall 2 days before xmas. I spent about an hour then left.

The Good thing is I think they make the cruise ships leave for the sunset on Mallory Square which is a lot of fun. I had a fantastic trip (I went when we were getting one of the ice storms up here) but it will be my last trip to the Keys for a while.

If you are going strictly for fishing, that is another whole bottle of wax, mine was purely a pleasure trip and the wind was somewhat taken out of the sails by the ungodly amount of people wandering around Old Town. I still had a good time though and checked another thing off my bucket list.

If you've never been though it will be fun either way.
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I just listened to Capt. Scott Hickman promote fish tags for EVERY recreational fisherman EXCEPT those who fish on HIS boat.

Why should fish tags be directed only towards private recreational fishermen? After all, the fish landed aboard ALL vessels (private rec, charterboat, and headboat), are caught by RECREATIONAL fishermen. Why should the type of boat matter?

Honest question.

Can anyone provide a rationale on why there should be a different system for recreational fishermen based solely on type of boat they fish from? I am not recommending fish tags at all - I am simply questioning why they are good for some fishermen and not others.
I think the meeting was open to the public. Why didn't you make the trip since you care so much about others opinions? You could have stood up and testified that Scott was wrong and you are right. Sorry but I don't believe that the Gulf Council counts the same copy and paste that you put out on every fishing forum as public testimony. You seem have plenty of time and money to travel to Destin to fish a Bill Fish tournament, the meeting in Key West should have been a piece of cake. With all the copy and paste comments all over the web you seem like a guy thats concerned about the fishery and want to be part of the process but your never at a meeting. Seems kinda funny. Im sure after we get our on Sector and IFQ program you will be the first one, typing away telling every one we stole your fish while in actuality were just securing the non boat owning American publics access. Oh and by the way there was only like a couple Recreational people there, again not much of a showing.
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I think the meeting was open to the public. Why didn't you make the trip since you care so much about others opinions? You could have stood up and testified that Scott was wrong and you are right. Sorry but I don't believe that the Gulf Council counts the same copy and paste that you put out on every fishing forum as public testimony. You seem have plenty of time and money to travel to Destin to fish a Bill Fish tournament, the meeting in Key West should have been a piece of cake. With all the copy and paste comments all over the web you seem like a guy thats concerned about the fishery and want to be part of the process but your never at a meeting. Seems kinda funny. Im sure after we get our on Sector and IFQ program you will be the first one, typing away telling every one we stole your fish while in actuality were just securing the non boat owning American publics access. Oh and by the way there was only like a couple Recreational people there, again not much of a showing.
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