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Trigger Fish size limit

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Read report of 50 trigger fish but small. Many don't realize that there is a 14'inch fork length size limit on trigger's. This is a good sized trigger. I'm not saying his were illegal but I haven't talked to any of my fishing buddies that knew this. Also there is a limit. It is part of the 20 reef fish limit therefore it depends on what other reef fish you have in the box as to how many triggers you can have. This is one of my favorite fish to eat and I now say I go trigger fishing and catch my snapper limit incidental to trigger fishing. All of these rules have made fishing complicated and can lead to innocent rule violations. To make it easier for those with smart phones the feds actually have a free app you can download to your iphone. I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the last weekend of red snapper season. Good fishing....
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too much big brother
Excellent advice. I'm not sure what it will take for this country to realize we have too much Big Brother. Unnecessary and complicated fishing regulations are just the tip of the iceberg.
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App
What is the name of this app u speak of.
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iphone app
go to this link http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gulf-fisheries-management/id426286698?mt=8&ls=1. If this doesn't work, go to Gulf of Mexico Marine Fisheries Council and there is a link.
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Distance
How far out were you from the islands?
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Ship Shoal 198
We were at Ship Shoal 198. I think we were 41 miles from Pelican Pass.
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Better Instructions
Here are insthttp://www.gulfcouncil.org/news_resources/Press%20Releases/APPAnnouncement.pdfructions to get the app.
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