How about giving sheephead a break?


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Posted by Matt Dowell on September 02, 2003 at 22:41:40:

In Reply to: Kayak-dive report 9/1/03 @ Leo posted by Andrew Spring on September 02, 2003 at 00:00:31:

Andrew,

I'm glad you had a nice dive, and I appreciate your enthusiasm. However, I think it would be nice if hunters gave sheephead a break. Large individuals are very few and far between on the mainland, at least in waters that are accessible to divers. Also, sheephead are a resident species, which allows many divers to continually enjoy their presence at a given location. This applies especially to large individuals. Spearing one gives you dinner for the night but deprives many fellow divers repeated experiences with the same fish.

I certainly think you have a right to hunt. I also think sheephead could use a break. How about focusing on species like yellowtail, white seabass, and halibut?


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