There are definitely lots of regs about species and sizes. Those red ones are a mini species of snapper. Can’t remember the name he said, I’ll edit when I figure it out. We did throw back a lot of fish that were undersized. The 4 in the middle are Amber Jack. The two on the sides of those are Trigger fish, the one on the right is a little longer than the required minimum length.
We had a fish ruler on the floor of the boat and a measuring tape as a second check to make sure they were all legal.
Edit: Vermilion Snapper. Unlike me, they have to be 10 inches/25.4 centimeters.
I know some species have a length limit, some have a weight limit, there are max quantity limits, as well as some species have different times of the year that you’re allowed to catch them.
I’m gonna be eating fish for a while, my grandparents don’t want any, and my dad doesn’t like fish. He’s taking a couple fillets, we left 2 handfuls with the captain and mate of the fishing boat, and I’m taking the rest lol
Here’s just of a half of the fillets XD
Yeah, but unless you are on a flat and stable surface, aka ashore, you are not going to get an accurate measurement, so if it’s not accurate, why bother?
Close enough is not good enough when it comes to fisheries (wildlife fish and game)
and its obviously even less accurate when it’s flopping around,
you can test that yourself, hop on some scales on a boat…
I’m assuming this is for fresh water with you being in the MidWest, and you don’t need a fishing license for saltwater fishing?
Digiwell is such a strange site…
I mean, yeah, it’s a cheaper way to get DT stuff without all the shipping fees and all, and we all know the quality of DT is fine, but Digiwell itself looks soooo shady! Most of the page is trying to sell some snake oil or other stuff that is a) overpriced or b) useless or c) both