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  1. Amen Pops... If you have not already seen this... Just watch it for yourself... Just the tip of the iceberg.. Just the tip....
  2. That is even more ridiculous.. What are these people thinking??????
  3. Saw this on another site... Think everyone should know, if you already don't.... This is ridiculous..... SHIMANO AMERICAN CORPORATION News Release Media contact: John Mazurkiewicz/Catalyst Marketing ? 574/289-1331 ? jpmazurk@ameritech.net MS Word document also attached For Immediate Release ? 10/5/09 FEDS TO 60 MILLION AMERICAN ANGLERS: WE DON?T NEED YOU IRVINE, Calif. USA ? October 5, 2009 ? A recently published administration document outlines a structure that could result in closures of sport fishing in salt and freshwater areas across America. The White House created an Interagency Oceans Policy Task Force in June and gave them only 90 days to develop a comprehensive federal policy for all U.S. coastal, ocean and Great Lakes waters. Under the guise of ?protecting? these areas, the current second phase of the Task Force direction is to develop zoning which may permanently close vast areas of fishing waters nationwide. This is to be completed by December 9, 2009. Dave Pfeiffer, President of Shimano American Corporation explained, ?In spite of extensive submissions from the recreational fishing community to the Task Force in person and in writing, they failed to include any mention of the over one million jobs or the 6o million anglers which may be affected by the new policies coast to coast. Input from the environmental groups who want to put us off the water was adopted into the report verbatim ? the key points we submitted as an industry were ignored.? Recreational fishing generates a $125 billion annual economy in the United States and supports jobs in every state according to government figures. Through the Sport Fish Restoration program, anglers have provided more than $5 billion through excise taxes on fishing tackle to fishery conservation and education for decades. In addition to the economic aspects, anglers lead the nation in volunteer conservation efforts on behalf of improving fish habitat, water quality and related environmental areas. ?There was no mention of the fishery conservation efforts which anglers have led for over 50 years in every state ? an environmental success story that has no equal in the world?, said Phil Morlock, Director, Environmental Affairs for Shimano. ?The Task Force did not make any distinction between the dramatic differences between harmful commercial fishing harvest methods and recreational fishing, even though we spelled it out for them in detail,? added Morlock. Claiming to be the result of a public consultation process the report states, ?Having considered a broad range of public comments, this report reflects the requests and concerns of all interested parties.? The original White House memo and not surprisingly the Task Force report contains multiple references to developing a national policy where Great Lakes and coastal regions are managed, ?consistent with international law, including customary international law as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea? - a 300-page treaty the U.S. has never ratified. ?We question what implications there will be for state authority and jurisdiction in the Great Lakes and coastal regions if the U.S. adopts the U.N. Treaty,? said Pfeiffer. The report makes it clear that future authority for implementing the policy for coastal and inland waters will fall under White House jurisdiction with a new National Ocean Council comprised of over 20 federal agencies at Cabinet Secretary or Deputy Secretary level. No reference to Congressional jurisdiction is indicated. ?This significant change in U.S. policy direction is the result of a 90-day fire drill process as ordered by the President that, not surprisingly, lacks balance, clarity and quality in the end product,? said Morlock. ?People who simply want to take their kids fishing on public waters deserve better from their government,? he added. Shimano is joining with other members of the recreational fishing industry to urge anglers to contact their members of Congress and the administration to request this process be required to adopt the economic, conservation and social contributions of recreational fishing as key elements of the policy. It is critical that we ensure Congressional oversight and state jurisdiction and management continues. E-letters can be sent to the administration and members of Congress by visiting KeepAmericaFishing.org. The future of fishing is in your hands. reefhunter is online now Report Post Reply With Quote
  4. Pretty work on the tuna... I heard it was a rather slow day across the board... Great Report and good eats!!!
  5. customerprices

    OI report

    Great report..... Tuna in the box... Sweet trip. Congrats!!!
  6. Oh yeah nice work on the first bill Bill.... 25-30 will sure make for a LONG ride.... Glad you got into them though... Thanks for the report, we will be out there next shot... Looking like Thursday.... Tight Lines.......
  7. Heck yea, thats a nice day there.. Great report.. Oh yea, that Marlin is gonna get hooked sooner than later.... Tight Lines Salty Lady!
  8. You can do it in a 23' out of OI if you pic your days... Saw two 23's out there yesterday... Its 40 miles plus to the tuna bite out of OI.... I would say trailer down to HI if you want a shorter run.... Wahoo bites have been good.. Ajacks, and bottom critters... Maybe even Jig a Blackfin Tuna at the rock pile... Good luck!
  9. customerprices

    OI Sep 24

    Thanks guys.. Yeah after I saw that post you put up on Sportfishemen Bob about VB going off we almost changed our minds and went for the whites... But your right, Big Tuna bites are the best... and knowing there's a good chance for big tunas was more than enough for us to roll the dice and take the gamble... paid off this time-
  10. With all the Hype going on about the White Bite, and hearing about boats catching 20-40 fish a day!!! we were a little unsure of where we wanted to go Thursday.. Tough decision.. But in the end we stayed true to our TUNA-Crack addictions, and headed south.... The inlet was still a mess going out, and pretty dang confusing... The Channel was still on the north side, between the cans and the dredge, but it was VERY NARROW... did not look like you could even get through there... Saw a few boats on the wrong side... Just remember.... You gotta have BALLS to pass on the side with balls... Dredge operator was standing by on CH 5....... Well started fishing North of the Point, near the 100 fathom line, around the 700.... Lots of bait, tons of little blacks and skippies... We started picking up some of the little fellas pretty steady and just kept trolling north... around 10am, the First good bite of the day was a triple... 3 real good fish.. Only 2 of us on the boat.. All 3 started screaming ... Worked to clear lines asap... In the midst of the madness two of fish crossed and busted off... Still had one, and ten minutes later Mr.yellow is laying on the deck in a pool of blood..... Nice and fat, around 40#.... Fell for a pink and blue daisy chain.... Spread back out, and kept working the area... Heard on the radio about Tunas airing out a little further north... Just kept trecking north and we saw the fleet....LOTS of boats working a pretty small area with a good break... went from around 80-78... Real pretty blue water.. And then We saw the Tunas... Big FAT YELLOW FINS doing Aerial shows 5 feet out of the water... White water explosions, it was awesome.. But they seemed to be pretty picky and there was alot of traffic..... Could'nt get them to bite... Fished the area till around 4 after the boats started leaving, and began trecking back south toward the Tuna Hole... Bottom of the ninth and hoping for one more chance and then that sweet sound you love to hear.......................................ZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Huge bite on the downrigger.... Sppppooooooooooooooooooooooooling.... Did the chinese fire drill, got the line cleared... An awesome battle ensued... Those big yellows are TOUGH!!! 20ish minutes later another FAT BOY hits the deck.... This one is easily over 50#.... fell for a B/W Ilander behind a spider bar on the downrigger.... Trolled another 20 minutes or so and then wrapped it up.. Slick Cam ride in.... 35+ the whole way.. Absolutely beautiful day on the water... The inlet was better coming in.. channel was then on the south side... got under the bridge and seen a fellow boater broken down... So we did our good deed for the day and towed him back in... All in all Great day on the blue... Want to get back out there before them Tunas move on... Till the next episode...
  11. Me too! I want to hear the 1 for 7 story....... Sweet report, good day of fishing there!
  12. Great report, thanks.. Not a bad day out there.. Got some meat in the box!! And you got another angler hooked on the game...pretty work!
  13. Hell yea guys.. Nice YFTs... & Thats a sweet filet job there boy- Thanks for the report!
  14. Always sux loosing nice fish.. Thanks for the report.. Sounds like OI is slowing down a bit....