Still hard to get onto San V?

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  1. Hook1fred

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    planning on going to San V sunday, are they filling the maximum boat limit. Not really wanting to wake up too early so ill probably get there around 8ish
     
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    You shouldnt have any problems. I havent heard or seen it selling out since they did away with TM. It being crowded is definitely a possibility. Good luck out there.
     
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    @Nute is correct things have slowed down and you should not have any problems. At 8ish you should be able to drive right in with no delays...
     
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    spring time is going to be awesome, and I'm afraid the crowds will be back.
    but well worth it, the tournament's will start soon as well. After JAN.1,2017
    It will relieve El Cap at that time, we all hope for more rain, then Sutherland and Hodges come into play.Morena is cool when full.
     
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    On the DFG approved tournament page there are 62 tournament's at San V scheduled for 2017. Some are small club meets but still that is more than 1 per week. There are 8 in March and 8 in April. :wtf:

    https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FishingConte...cente+Reservoir&start=1/1/2017&end=12/31/2017
     
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    ^^^^^ That should come at absolutely NO surprise.
     
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    There were 2 small club tourneys there yesterday so it's already starting...
    The bummer is that after their weigh-in we had a lot of floaters around the docks...
    We saved 7 and could not save 1 but I'm sure a few floated away before we got to them also. Seen 3 more by the shore this morning.
    The clubs need to set up some rules or protocol for dealing with this at the V...
    Just a thought...
     
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    dock it from their total weight if they have floaters and it'll stop quick even if they already weighed in..
     
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    I am surprised those bass don't end up in the stomach of a blue long by morning.. should be plenty in there big enough to oblige..
     
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    For some reason those Cats don't seem to like dead bass much, there was a dead 1 at the bottom in the launch ramp for over a month. But I did see that big albino cat at El Capital try to eat a live LMB that was about 4lbs once
     
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    Would be awesome to bag a huge albino.. lol
     
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    That one at El Cap has been caught and released a couple times now and he keeps getting bigger and wiser... he is probably 50+ lbs now.
     
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    All CDFW permitted tournaments are required to have a "knowledgeable" person on hand to needle/cage release as a condition of their permit. (see #10 on page 2 of the permit application FG-775 on the link -- https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Inland/Contests. That is only if the tournament is permitted, and the organizer reads the conditions and conveys that information to those participating (#4 & #11 on page 2)

    Unfortunately, most tournament anglers are largely clueless or just lazy regarding fish care and handling practices (#2 & #8). Taking care of what's in the box gets in the way of catching more, that will hopefully replace those in possession during a tournament time crunch. I see it year after year.

    San V will get hammered next year and the resulting tournament mortalities, in addition to normal recreational C&R anglers, from mostly deepwater caught, larger, better quality fish will act to thin the herd in place of traditional harvest. The lake needs it, so it's not all bad.
     
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    I know he is white or yellow, but is he Blue? (or Channel)
     
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    His head looks like a blue, I've never seen him out of the water yet... but I think Blue
     
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    Maybe we will have to see, honestly I fear for the future of the lake, a lot of fish are being taken daily and I have already seen a decline. I hope it is just because of winter conditions and the fish moving to deeper water because the temp is dropping but I'm not seeing many fish where there used to be a lot.
    We will have to wait for spring and see...
     
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    When average size declines to the point where it is dink city, I would say you have a severe problem. If average size remains fairly decent, and the bass have good spawns, I think many waters actually are capable of a lot heavier harvest than may be widely supposed...
     
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    El Cap used to have an aerated tank on the dock. After Tournament weighed fish went into the tank. If the fish needed the needle it was done then. Sometimes its not noticed until after the fish are released. They initially swim away then float up after a while. You would think the Bass Council would take notice. They are the care takers of the city lakes. All the lakes need an aerated tank on the docks. Not much cost or maintenance really. I vote BadBilly
     
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    I know El Cap has a tank on the dock and the bigger tournament's have staff to observe weigh in and the condition of the fish. But San V. does not have power or water pumps on the docks so they will have to come up with a self contained system for that.
     
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