Interpretation of rules

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cybereagle
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Well just think about it if a FWC officer comes by and ask you to pick up your line and you have a legal size fish, and you are using it as bait. He is not going to care, he will consider this fish as a part of your KEPT.
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Yes, it definitely counts toward your limit.
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Yes...as stated...it is part of your limit. Here's an even stranger question. What if you are using a whole 14" Blue for shark bait? While fishing, you get a strike, loose the shark, and pull in just the head. FWC is there and sees the head...UNDERSIZED! No way to prove it was a legally kept Blue. Makes me wonder about using just the head as bait also.
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With the head or cut pieces of a regulated species you just hope the FWC officer has some common sense.
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True. Keep in mind that alot of regulations are left to the common sense of the officer. Hopefully you get a good one and he is ok with it. I don't know how many times I've seen people fishing with fish that are undersize and they just dont care. :x
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sprtsracer wrote:Yes...as stated...it is part of your limit. Here's an even stranger question. What if you are using a whole 14" Blue for shark bait? While fishing, you get a strike, loose the shark, and pull in just the head. FWC is there and sees the head...UNDERSIZED! No way to prove it was a legally kept Blue. Makes me wonder about using just the head as bait also.
FWC should ticket you for losing that shark. Stinger hook mister. :D
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bolo wrote:
sprtsracer wrote:Yes...as stated...it is part of your limit. Here's an even stranger question. What if you are using a whole 14" Blue for shark bait? While fishing, you get a strike, loose the shark, and pull in just the head. FWC is there and sees the head...UNDERSIZED! No way to prove it was a legally kept Blue. Makes me wonder about using just the head as bait also.
FWC should ticket you for losing that shark. Stinger hook mister. :D
Trust me, I ALWAYS have a stinger hook or some sort of "double hook" rig, even when I'm fishing for blues with mullet! :happyfisherman:
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