Biggest bass caught out of San V since reopening

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  1. fishboy92

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    11 and some change is the biggest so far since opening.
     
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    Speaking of old guys..my DDs came from San V between '78 a '85...and yes, we did keep limits..and no, I don't really care for the taste of LMBs.
     
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    I can't verify the big limits..I can verify that guys had live trout in cooler/livewells when they got to the lake....no, not me...I fished big plastics, dads and waterdoggies for big fish!
     
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    I miss the Old San V of the 90's. Outside of one boat one, one boat off (limited parking) It was always fun back then. Boiling fish looking like tuna, abundance of wildlife on the shoreline, throwing back 5 pounders during a night tourney, because you have 3 six pounders, awww the good ole days.
     
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    Quagga mussel is the culprit. They compete for the same food sources. I will agree, very little bait fish in San V.
     
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    A few over ten have been caught... 2 of them where during tournaments so legitimately weighed on a scale
     
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    According to said article...

    The consequence of high angling vulnerability, said Mr. Phillips, has less to do with the harvest than the spawn. Males guard the eggs and fry. Those more vulnerable to being caught were hooked and pulled off the nest long enough for bluegills and other predators to gobble up their progeny.
     
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    Either way your are reducing the gene pool of catchable bass. By harvesting catchable bass, only those that are harder to catch can reproduce. And those offspring will also be harder to catch.
     
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    But you’re not harvesting all of them. What if you caught a couple decent ones and decided to throw them back and took home a limit of 1lb clones?
     
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    There difficulty of a specific fish to catch has nothing to do with there genetics. It is more environmental. Fish that have to compete with more fish for food will feed more aggressively. Smaller fish have less options for food. A large fish doesn't have to chase shad around it can ambush schools of bluegill or smaller bass. They can eat trout, snakes and about anything that can fit in there mouth. They don't have to be as opportunistic because they have more options. School sized 1 to 3 pound fish are constantly competing for the same food sources so they are more aggressive and less selective.
     
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    That's not what the study claims.
     
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    I remember reading back in the 80's where they had done a similar experiment but the kept every fish that was caught. They stocked x amount of fish in the bond, keeping every fish that was caught. Over the time of the experiment the number of fish caught dropped drastically every year. After years of doing this they shocked the pond, the fish numbers had increased from the original number stocked but the catch rate went down.
     
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    Many of the larger reservoirs in Southern California would do well with slot limits. At the trophy lakes in Texas and Louisiana slot limits have increased the overall average size of the Bass population. I believe the keeper range was 12 to 18 inches. In fact many carry a grille on their boat and have a shore lunch during the hot part of the day. Deep fried Bass fillets and cole slaw were really good! Plus an energy boost for the rest of the day.
     
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    Not to mention the baby fishies!
     
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    The current regulations will work if anglers harvest bass. All of my data from multiple lakes shows they do not. The culture is the problem, not the regulations.
     
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    Can anyone tell me when was the last time anyone was asked about their catch, if you were taking any home, anything? About a month ago my son and I caught 40 keeper bass, on that day we caught a 9+, a 7+ several in the 4 pound + range, along with your 2-3s. We weighed the bigger fish but released them all, none of the fish showed up on the creel count. I know I see enough of the bucket brigade out there that something is leaving the lake, no one is documenting it. You can not use data if it is not accurate or is incomplete.
     
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    Agreed. I can't tell you the last time I was asked. It used to be often, but not any more....
     
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    I get asked every weekend at San Vicente. But I stay till closing, so that may have something to do with it. I know at Otay the rangers drive the boat around in the afternoon and check fish counts while also checking for permits.

    Where can you find the creel counts?
     
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