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(Daily Mail)   Fisherman trims a little tail and lands a felony fraud charge   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2019-03-15 03:42:44 AM  
What's the deal with the 16 inches under or 24 inches over rule?
 
2019-03-15 03:44:03 AM  
16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.
 
2019-03-15 03:50:55 AM  
Well this must be going in the books as one of the most boring crimes committed.
 
2019-03-15 03:54:10 AM  
This happens a lot up here in the north middle.Bragging right alone make you a hero.
 
2019-03-15 03:55:31 AM  
Regulations at Lake Fork, east of Dallas, Texas, only allows fishermen to keep bass 16 inches and shorter or 24 inches and longer, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife.

From the Lake Fork site: "For largemouth bass, length limit is a 16-24" slot. Bass 16 inches and less or 24 inches or greater in length may be retained. Only one bass 24 inches or greater may be retained each day. For smallmouth bass (if present), minimum length = 14 inches. No minimum length on spotted, Guadalupe, and Alabama bass (if present.) Daily bag limit for all species = 5 black bass in combination."

They don't say why.
 
2019-03-15 04:02:41 AM  
Sorry, that was from the Texas Parks & Wildlife site regarding Lake Fork ( https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fis​h/r​ecreational/lakes/fork/ ).

Lake-Fork.org isn't any more helpful: "Lake Fork has a slot limit of 16″ to 24″ inches. (no fish between 16 -24″ may be kept.) There is a 5 fish daily bag limit of which only 1 fish 24″ or greater may be retained each day"

One site used the term "slot limit", so I Googled that, and

"Slot limits are based on the principle that bass populations exhibit different habitat requirements during different phases of their life histories. Slot limits focus on protecting one segment of the life history which can influence overall fishing success."
 
2019-03-15 04:07:35 AM  

wildcardjack: 16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.


So, yes, that.
 
2019-03-15 04:14:14 AM  
What were the tournament rules? First one to return with a fish within limits?
 
2019-03-15 04:37:00 AM  

tramp stamp: What were the tournament rules? First one to return with a fish within limits?


Like most fishing tournaments, catch the biggest fish; while a below-slot fish is probably not going to win, you'd at least still be able to keep it. His mistake was entering it into the competition, where it would get more scrutiny.

That said:

McDonald's Big Bass Splash Top 5
1st Place Andy Spence from Fruitvale--                   10.91 lbs
2nd place Chris Baker from Paris, Texas--                 9.90 lbs
3rd place Robert Cole from Longview--                     9.81 lbs.
4th place from Harker Heights Texas--                       9.67lbs
5th place from Tatum Texas--                                     9.61lbs
 
2019-03-15 04:38:14 AM  

tramp stamp: What were the tournament rules? First one to return with a fish within limits?


To actually answer your question:

...hourly weigh in will include twelve places paid cash each hour of each day for the twelve single heaviest bass brought to the scales that hour.  There's also "Exact-Weight" contest, for the first to weigh in a 2.50 exact weight bass each day of the tournament....
 
2019-03-15 04:51:07 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: tramp stamp: What were the tournament rules? First one to return with a fish within limits?

To actually answer your question:

...hourly weigh in will include twelve places paid cash each hour of each day for the twelve single heaviest bass brought to the scales that hour.  There's also "Exact-Weight" contest, for the first to weigh in a 2.50 exact weight bass each day of the tournament....


Thanks. Wasn't sure how these worked.
 
2019-03-15 04:52:43 AM  
Use a net.
 
2019-03-15 05:07:26 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: wildcardjack: 16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.

So, yes, that.


You sound like someone who owns a lake fishing boat. Thanks for affirming the obvious. I live on a lake and never use it.
 
2019-03-15 05:08:23 AM  

wildcardjack: 16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.


Thanks. I thought it might be something like that, but didn't know that there was a "too big" size for breeding. Interesting that there is, in fact.
 
2019-03-15 05:23:50 AM  
And he'll probably get more time than Manafort.
 
2019-03-15 05:26:50 AM  
It's like that Carl Hiaasen book but dumber.
 
2019-03-15 05:38:22 AM  
I guess it wouldn't fit on the bun......
 
2019-03-15 05:45:06 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: wildcardjack: 16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.

Thanks. I thought it might be something like that, but didn't know that there was a "too big" size for breeding. Interesting that there is, in fact.


There should be a rule like that for humans too
 
2019-03-15 05:46:48 AM  

Langdon_777: Use a net.


Who's annette?
 
2019-03-15 06:07:58 AM  

insain1: I guess it wouldn't fit on the bun......


I don't want none unless you got buns, Hon.
 
2019-03-15 07:23:16 AM  

Armyrec1: No Catchy Nickname: wildcardjack: 16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.

Thanks. I thought it might be something like that, but didn't know that there was a "too big" size for breeding. Interesting that there is, in fact.

There should be a rule like that for humans too


If 16-24" was breeding size I wouldn't have had a son!
 
2019-03-15 08:13:30 AM  

Langdon_777: Use a net.


That'd also be a felony.
 
2019-03-15 08:18:17 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: wildcardjack: 16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.

Thanks. I thought it might be something like that, but didn't know that there was a "too big" size for breeding. Interesting that there is, in fact.


No, I am sure that is there to allow some trophy fishing.  the biggest females will always be the best breeders.  if you only had less than 16 inches, there would be no trophy fishing at all.
 
2019-03-15 08:18:38 AM  
I dropped a 16 inch Brown Trout the other day!
 
2019-03-15 09:18:39 AM  
What's wrong with getting a little trim that smells like fish?
 
2019-03-15 09:56:25 AM  

Wendigogo: Well this must be going in the books as one of the most boring crimes committed.


Not to mention the 'least likely it should've been prosecuted'.
 
2019-03-15 10:03:35 AM  
Are they sure it wasn't the fish's idea. Perhaps a conspiracy.
 
2019-03-15 10:12:38 AM  

wildcardjack: 16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.


They do the same with striped bass here off the coast of Maine. Different inch sizes, though, and maybe for different reasons.
 
2019-03-15 10:38:34 AM  
Punishment should fit the crime. Maybe trim a couple inches off this guy.
 
2019-03-15 11:06:01 AM  
Winning is so important to some people that they can still imagine they won even if they cheat.

/examples abound
 
6 days ago  

edmo: Winning is so important to some people that they can still imagine they won even if they cheat.

/examples abound


When it comes to cash, even $10, you'd be amazed how many people will cheat.
 
6 days ago  

No Catchy Nickname: What's the deal with the 16 inches under or 24 inches over rule?


A slot limit lowers the abundance of smaller fish, allowing the ones that don't get caught to grow faster. It also allows the taking of "big'ns" who have passed the peak breeding age.
 
6 days ago  

John Buck 41: wildcardjack: 16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.

They do the same with striped bass here off the coast of Maine. Different inch sizes, though, and maybe for different reasons.


They switched that in 2015. Now its one fish per day, 28 inches in length or greater. I looked it up last Summer because...

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Legal under the pre-2015 regs, 2 inches short under current regs.

/didn't have a cooler anyway
 
6 days ago  

swamp_of_dumb: John Buck 41: wildcardjack: 16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.

They do the same with striped bass here off the coast of Maine. Different inch sizes, though, and maybe for different reasons.

They switched that in 2015. Now its one fish per day, 28 inches in length or greater. I looked it up last Summer because...

[img.fark.net image 425x318]

Legal under the pre-2015 regs, 2 inches short under current regs.

/didn't have a cooler anyway


Ok. Wasn't aware of that. Haven't tried for stripers since summer '04 (off the dock on the Verona Island bridge)
 
6 days ago  
It seems weird that a  slot limit for fisheries management would apply to a tournament.

I mean, I've never seen a tournament angler actually keep a fish.  Usually they just drive around with them all day in a live well, hold them out of the water for too long for a weigh in, then release all the disoriented, weakened fish right there off the dock where the weigh-in occurs...

...plus largemouth are terrible eating, so why keep 'em?... then again, tournament anglers are weird...
 
6 days ago  

edmo: Winning is so important to some people that they can still imagine they won even if they cheat.

/examples abound


Yep, that's good insight.
 
6 days ago  

John Buck 41: swamp_of_dumb: John Buck 41: wildcardjack: 16-24 inches must be prime breeding sizes. Don't want to harvest breeders.

They do the same with striped bass here off the coast of Maine. Different inch sizes, though, and maybe for different reasons.

They switched that in 2015. Now its one fish per day, 28 inches in length or greater. I looked it up last Summer because...

[img.fark.net image 425x318]

Legal under the pre-2015 regs, 2 inches short under current regs.

/didn't have a cooler anyway

Ok. Wasn't aware of that. Haven't tried for stripers since summer '04 (off the dock on the Verona Island bridge)


That one came out of Camden Harbor right by the schooner landing
 
6 days ago  
Hey subby, there were plenty of stories from sites other than the Daily Fail.

https://nypost.com/2019/03/14/fisherm​a​n-charged-with-fraud-for-cheating-at-b​ass-tournament/
 
6 days ago  
Felony Fraud?! Whoa.
They do take their fishing VERY serious in Texas.
 
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