Finn clipping

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  1. George Pusey

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    I don't get why you cant just buy a tagging stick and tag them instead. Im pretty sure Squidco sells them, saw them at their day before fathers day sale last year.
     
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    maybe there was a parasite on it that someone removed?
     
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    After reading the posts title i thought it involved your dog and his man bits...lol

    I would say the circular ones def look unnatural. The v shaped ones look peculiar indeed...but IMO could possibly from some natural causes
     
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    I think the marks are natural. The V cuts are tears that split the fin and the hole comes from punctures or pinhole fin rot.
    splitfin1.jpg Copper Marble Cs00T Pair 008.jpg
     
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    Do we really want hundreds if not thousands of spotties running around with ugly *** tags on them for no scientific purpose other than for a fisherman to tally their fish? I sure dont.
     
  6. George Pusey

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    Im pretty sure they had real tags that the dfg tracks. They don't do much research or tagging on spots so it would be a good way to gather info. But I do agree It would be pointless to tag a bunch of fish in an area to see how many legals there are.
     
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    Hahahahahaha yup it sure... ****in trump
     
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    This is a common practice for surveying populations of fish by the CDFW or other scientists. I doubt this is something being done by fishermen.

    I just got to take part in a survey of largemouth bass at Lake Perris led by Queue and they use a hole punch and clip fins. It's a different combination of marks each time so that they know exactly when that particular fish was first surveyed if they recapture it later.

    I know UCSD conducted a research survey of calico bass, sand bass, and spotted bay bass to study their mortality rate and population abundance just a couple years ago. I'm not sure if hole punching the dorsal fins was a part of that study at any point or not, but its likely something like that rather than an angler conducting his own population surveys.
     
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    I've got an idea.... I'm going to start gouging out the left eye from the socket on every spotty I catch. Then if you guys catch a one eyed spottie, you'll know it's been caught before by Fomen! Easy way to keep track since I've never caught a one eyed spottie before.
     
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    ...
    ... it was supposed to be funny
     
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    You monster!
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    this could help with median spottie size for sure..
     
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    LOL!

    Well that wasn't me. That's a one eyed calico. I specifically said spotties! :)
     
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    9 years ago, poor Finn :inpain:
     
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    Those holes (in the photographs) in the soft fin ray wouldn't be used or applied by any respected biologist. Unless the spine(s) within the fin is severed it's like trimming a fingernail. Utterly useless in a mark/recapture study.
     
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    I was looking back on some old pics on my Instagram and came across this picture. It's a tiny dink turd roller caught in the Cays a few months ago.
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