Kill Sheephead?

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Posted by SadDiver on November 07, 2001 at 20:09:30:

In Reply to: GOT FISH ? posted by Kevin on November 07, 2001 at 16:10:38:

I could never bring myself to shoot a large male sheephead. They swim around me like I'm their best friend. Shooting one of them is no challenge. They're also not an especially good tasting fish from what I've heard. The bottom line from my perspective is Sheephead are not gamefish for spearfishermen. Killing one is not a moment of fame. It's more a moment of shame. I saw a gorgeous school of yellowtail last weekend at Catalina. They buzzed me and my buddy before disappearing into the haze. Those fish are gamefish. Although, the fish were "small" and not game quality targets. I preferred watching them to shooting them. We all share the responsibility of managing our resources. I understand the balancing involved in such management. I hope all spearfishermen (yeah me too) carefully weigh their conduct against the big picture. Dive safe!

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