If you missed the Long Beach Fred Hall Fishing Tackle & Boat Show you can attend the same show on March 23-26 in San Diego at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This is a premier outdoor recreation show featuring the largest selection of the nation’s leading equipment manufacturers. Passionate outdoor enthusiasts make this show their annual celebration of the great outdoors and the kickoff of the new season. Fishing tackle, boats, marine accessories, diving, shooting and hunting products and camping gear combine with hundreds of resorts, landings, lodges and outfitters that are ready to book your next outdoor adventure. 

Last chance as Recreational Lobster season continues until March 22, 2017. Go get some of those tasty bugs.  Make sure you read the regulations. Your Spiny Lobster Report Card must be returned by April 30, 2017 following the close of the season. A $20 non-return fee will be charged when purchasing next seasons lobster report card if you do not return by the deadline. 

 Rockfish season opened March 1st in our US waters. These species may only be taken or possessed in waters less than 360 feet (60 fathoms) deep. The daily bag and possession limit is 10 fish in combination of all species per person.  

Starting in 2017, anglers will be allowed to retain canary rockfish for the first time in more than a decade. Canary rockfish was declared overfished in 2000, but the population rebuilt to healthy levels quicker than anticipated based on a combination of conservation efforts and restrictive management. Be sure to check the ocean fishing regulations for the details.

Submitted by Vic Jedlicka, SCYA & DRYC Angler Chair..... .vicjed@aol.com

March 2017 Anglers Report