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boalpd
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:08 pm
Latest proclamation now requires Fish descending devices on board when fishing for or possessing snapper -grouper complex. I like that. It will save fish.
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Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:22 am
If true it will be a disaster for charter boats and head/party boats in my opinion. I will have to wait who knows how long for a mate that is helping another fisherman get a fish in or descend a fish back to the bottom and I may be tenth in line for the mate. Now I'm standing there for 15 minutes while I am missing valuable fishing time. I would hate also to see what it would cost the head boats who may have to buy 10-15 of these things. Oops"s I just accidentally dropped my undersize fish Glad you are happy with the decision like I said if true. Now get back to your PETA meeting.   
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Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:41 am
On board is not the same as using. Used mine on one fish Tuesday. The rest were fine. 100í of water. So user common sense is still allowed, at least for now.
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Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:19 pm
My apology to boalpd for my comments. Guess I was still asleep when I read what you wrote and over reacted.   
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boalpd
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Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:02 am
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My apology to boalpd for my comments. Guess I was still asleep when I read what you wrote and over reacted.


No problem. Iím not on the peta boat.....just hate to see a nice ďshortĒ die because it canít get back down. Descenders work better than venting.
  
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Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:02 am
I like that they made it mandatory. It will only help the fishery by saving fish that have barotrauma and people thinking poking a hole in a fish solves the problem. I've been using one for years now, mostly Seaqualizer, and they work great. I have mine rigged on a kite rod so it is ready to deploy at any time, easy to retrieve, and easy to stow.
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Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:38 am
When does this go into effect?   
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boalpd
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:59 am
jdunk wrote:
When does this go into effect?


July10. See proclamation ff-28-2020.
  
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:52 am
I've been using the seaqualizer for a few years and it does seem to work. It is pretty quick, once you get used to it.   
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boalpd
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:50 am
Iíve been using fish saver from royselectricreel.com $25 yet sturdy.   
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:06 am
we bought a seaqulizer a few years ago but haven't really used it enough to make it work. I wasn't impressed with it, but admittedly never got enough usage out of it to really give it a fair chance.

It's an awful feeling to pull up a nice (illegal) fish and then try to send it back down only to see it float up behind the boat. Totally defeats the purpose.
  
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Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:24 am
The seaqualizer works great for smaller fish. I had some issues with it clamping onto some of the larger fish. I was part of the research team with SCDNR for a little while. I personally believe that it is a lot better than poking a hole or multiple holes in a fish that opens up the chance of an infected wound. The fish saver from Roys rod and reels can cover all size fish very easily. I have mine on an extra electric reel and makes quick work if needed. I have never seen one come back up after being released this way. I hope it helps as much as I think it does.   
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Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:08 pm
my seaqualizer broke after a couple seasons. I'm gonna try Roy's fish saver...thanks for the tip!   
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Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Iíve used seaqualizers for years up to a 80lb AJ (took some ingenuity) with no issues. They are great for the fishery. Do not vent fish, it will likely kill them. There was a group in VA that would give them away a few years ago.
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Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:00 pm
X2. Seaqualizer works well for me. Just need a heavy weight for big fish that are out of season. Short fish go down no problem
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X2. Seaqualizer works well for me. Just need a heavy weight for big fish that are out of season. Short fish go down no problem

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How many are required to be on board?

After the sharks eat the first few, they get expensive!
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How many are required on shrimp boats?
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How many are required on shrimp boats?

No, you didn't!
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Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Now that we are required to carry a descending device, what type of rod is suggested to be used. I would like something about 4 feet that I can keep on the boat set up so I don't have something else to bring with me. Any suggestions? I already have my descending device set up with a 24 ounce sinker hooked to the device by a 18" length of .125" bungee.
https://www.outdoorproshop.com/Sheltons-Fish-Descender-p/sheltons-fish-descender.htm
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Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:31 am
BarryTurano wrote:
Now that we are required to carry a descending device, what type of rod is suggested to be used. I would like something about 4 feet that I can keep on the boat set up so I don't have something else to bring with me. Any suggestions? I already have my descending device set up with a 24 ounce sinker hooked to the device by a 18" length of .125" bungee.
https://www.outdoorproshop.com/Sheltons-Fish-Descender-p/sheltons-fish-descender.htm


I always have a spare bottom outfit on board and just grab it.
  
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Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:09 am
boalpd wrote:
BarryTurano wrote:
Now that we are required to carry a descending device, what type of rod is suggested to be used. I would like something about 4 feet that I can keep on the boat set up so I don't have something else to bring with me. Any suggestions? I already have my descending device set up with a 24 ounce sinker hooked to the device by a 18" length of .125" bungee.
https://www.outdoorproshop.com/Sheltons-Fish-Descender-p/sheltons-fish-descender.htm


I always have a spare bottom outfit on board and just grab it.


All of my bottom rods are to long to keep under the helm. I guess I need to find a 5 foot cheapy to keep set up on the boat.
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Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:10 am
And when are you suppose to use this descending device? Guess I am going to have to look up this proclamation to see if you just have to have one or have one and use it and what point a fisherman needs to use it.   
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Problem solved. Rod not needed. Simple is better.
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Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Anyone ever lost a descending device to a predator while sending a fish back toward the bottom? Suggest painting this new device and shiny lead black like I do my planers?   
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:02 am
I had some old 2 piece spinning rod outfits in my shed and I just took the top section off and the bottom section with the reel has one eye on remaining on it. Spooled it up with some 50# braid and and I'm good to go. It is about 30 inches long. I wish I had a pic to show.
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Toad wrote:
I had some old 2 piece spinning rod outfits in my shed and I just took the top section off and the bottom section with the reel has one eye on remaining on it. Spooled it up with some 50# braid and and I'm good to go. It is about 30 inches long. I wish I had a pic to show.


Good idea.
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