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Big stripers on the spear

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  1. Flyfisher

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  2. EL GURU

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    Question for the OP...

    Hey I’m not to familiar with spear fishing and maybe some others can chime in who do spear...

    Do fish get off the spear?

    Cripples that get away?

    :flame:flame:flame
     
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  4. J.Bennett

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    I'm not too familiar with catch and release striper fishing. Do fish die after you release them?

    Cripples that you "release" so that you can catch another?

    Fact is that about 10% of all stripers die within 48 hours of being released. Injuries from hooks and being handled, lactic acidosis and just being more susceptible to predators for a period of time after release all contribute. Generally speaking, that percentage is greater when dealing with sub-keeper sized stripers (more susceptible to injury) and larger stripers (more susceptible to lactic acidosis). I'm willing to bet that more stripers are killed by catch and release anglers in a single weekend on the delta than the spear guys kill in an entire year (including any "cripples" that end up dying).
     
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  6. EL GURU

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    That’s a fools bet...

    The ratio between conventional fishing to spear fishing is high... but with talk and time that’ll change.

    The question is and where I’m going with this is when you have a couple spear fishermen targeting big striper. Obviously they are successful by the picture... is that all that is being taken? Are targeted fish(large fish) being crippled and not recovered?

    Just wondering what kind of impact is being created here to these fish that can lay up to 3 million eggs per fish.
     
  7. Big Daddy Gaddy

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    Delta fish have bigger problems than fishing.
     
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  8. EL GURU

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    Of course. Nobody is disputing that. I’m not trying to say that there’s a ton of issues that need addressing in the delta.

    If the state said go shoot as many pheasants as you wanted, hens included, would you be on board with them? I’m just bringing attention to killing big striper.
     
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    I’d be on board with cormorants. Let me know when the state gives me that green light. All in.
     
  10. EL GURU

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    You and me both!

    I hear the older commorants are delicious :doh
     

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