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Snook survey/poll

Postby jighead » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:18 pm

Hey guys and gals. This link will put you on to the survey.EDIT(the link was removed the survey is over) On the righthand side of the page you will see "snook workshops" click on "survey" it takes less then a minute to complete. thanks for your participation. Regards David.
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Postby cudaman » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:55 pm

Thanks man....lots of good reading right now.... :toast:
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Postby cudaman » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:00 pm

Done with the survey it was quick... :toast:
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Postby CubanExpress » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:58 pm

Slot width = 28-32in, bag limit = 1, open season = Mar, Apr, Sept, & Oct, median SPR= 56%, SPR outcomes exceeding 40% = 1000

28 to 32 inches.. should be slot..according to the article this will only give the fish 1.5 years on the atlantic coast of being legal and more of a chance to become a reproductive female..Snook are hermaphrodites.. Males turn into females.. All over slot (current slot) size snook become females and should always be relased with out most care for survival.. With the smaller window slot size this will also help with reproductive smaller males only 1.5 years of vulnerabilty. This will give them a good chance to get into the 33 inch overslot size and are a outlaw for kill..

$13.00-15.00 Snook Stamp

Nobody should complain when the price becomes this high..It should have
been set at this price years ago...The price increase will make payroll
for more fwc officers...For everyone that is complaining about not having enough enforcement including me..here is your answer..this will solve that problem... Even if a combination salt/fresh/snook tag cost $55 consider
it fair.. 365 days divided by $55 = pocket change... In the short run this
will be very effective to bring enforcement up to par..

Many other things take effect on Snook Conservation...But For those who were complaining about enforcement..Enforcemnt will Prob account for 15% of the problem..but 15% is 15%...

The Methods of Releasing Snook in my opinion would account for the highest percentage... Even if when you release a snook and it swims away.. Many will die... and some will live... The only way around this is
to not exuast the fish on the fight... This way the Snook has plenty of energy to escape predators... Big Snook = Big Tackle

Dont BS with 2500 sized spinning tackle on 33+ inch fish... You might as well take the half dead snook lay him on the side of a bridge/seawall/pier/sand and cut him in half with a dull fillet knife..
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Postby jighead » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:38 am

Hey Guys, It's zero day if you have any of the surveys that are complete please PM me and I'll give you the address to mail them to Thanks for all the help and support,David.
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Postby jighead » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:07 pm

Hey gang thanks for participating in the survey. Much graditude goes to a bunch of great guys. Boatless,Bridgefisher,Cuban Express,Cudaman,Linesider and Phillybass. Thanks for your time money. The survey ends in about five(5) hours. I overnighted the surveys that were collected. THANK YOU Gentlemen! Regards David.
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Postby krash » Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:57 pm

Results are in, finall meeting in Melborne...

FWC changes snook rules

June 14, 2007
Contact: Lee Schlesinger, (850) 487-0554

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to snook bag and size limits and harvest seasons during its meeting in Melbourne Thursday.

New rules reduce the snook daily recreational bag limit from two fish per person to one on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, which means a one-fish daily limit on snook will apply statewide.

Rules also change the 27-34 inches total length snook slot limit to 28-32 inches in Atlantic waters and 28-33 inches in Florida’s Gulf, Everglades National Park and Monroe County waters.

In addition, the rules add the first half of December and the month of February to the Dec. 15 – Jan. 31 and May – August closed harvest seasons for snook in the Gulf, Everglades and Monroe County. However, the Dec. 15 – Jan. 31 and June – August closed harvest seasons in Atlantic waters remain unchanged.

The rules also allow anglers to carry more than one cast net aboard a vessel while fishing for snook.

“These rule changes are intended to provide additional protection for Florida’s valuable snook populations, which are considered to be fairly healthy on the state’s Atlantic and Gulf coasts,” said FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto. “However, the FWC believes a reduction in harvest is necessary to help achieve the Commission’s management goal for snook and sustain and improve the fishery for the future.”

The latest FWC snook stock assessment concluded the management goal of a 40-percent spawning potential ratio for this fishery is not being met, and increasing fishing effort and habitat loss are contributing to the decline. Spawning potential ratio is the ratio of the egg production of mature fish in a fished population to the egg production that would exist if the population were not fished.

The new snook rules take effect in July and will be implemented when the snook harvest season reopens on Sept. 1

http://myfwc.com/whatsnew/07/statewide/snookrulechange.html
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Postby jighead » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:16 pm

Thanks Krash. Thanks for taking the time to make all aware. I've been on the DL,other pressing issues at hand. Wanted to go to the commsion meeting but couldn't make it. Tight lines!
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