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  Women fishing / hunting
Posted by: Mikey - 07-23-2015 05:09 PM - No Replies

OK all you ladies.
Is looking to host a contest.
New design of tank tops.

Here is what the contest will consist of you (ladies only) with your best catch or kill. Fishing and/or hunting.

Now we really want to see the best photos. Preferably not of your boyfriend or husband. Haha

The winners will be chosen at random. Good luck.

Post here or on the site

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  Pacific bluefin tuna recreational fishing regulations
Posted by: Mikey - 07-23-2015 05:02 PM - No Replies

July 23, 2015
Good afternoon anglers,
This is an advance notice that NMFS will be issuing a final rule that will modify the existing Pacific bluefin tuna recreational fishing regulations.

The final rule reduces the daily bag limit from 10 fish per day to 2 fish per day in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off California, and establishes filleting-at-sea requirements for any tuna species in the U.S. EEZ south of Point Conception, Santa Barbara County. These regulations are issued under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

The final rule will be published in the U.S. Federal Register on July 28, 2015, and will become effective (enforceable) on July 30, 2015.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will be issuing conforming regulations covering state waters to ensure state and federal consistency.

The final rule and supporting documents will be posted on the NMFS West Coast Region Recreational Fisheries website (here) when the rule publishes on July 28.

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  BD yellowtail Shootout 2015
Posted by: Mikey - 06-23-2015 02:05 PM - Replies (2)

So its going to be a little be choppy out there:
Wind variable less than 10 kt...becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft and S 1 ft.
Fri Night
Wind NW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the evening. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening...becoming 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 1 ft.
Wind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less... becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 1 to 2 ft.
Sat Night
Wind NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 ft.
Wind NW 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 ft.

However not that bad, been in way worse conditions and with the water as warm i think we will be somewhere away from everyone.
prediction of winning weight will be over 100lbs and i think biggest fish somewhere 42-45 lbs
Good luck to all and lets see how this goes.

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  BD Shootout 2015
Posted by: Mikey - 06-17-2015 09:57 AM - Replies (1)

we are in and we are ready. if you are wanting to go fish and have a chance at some fun and money. sign up for the BD Yellowtail Shootout. it next weekend.

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  Fathers Day Win it!
Posted by: Mikey - 06-11-2015 10:35 AM - No Replies

Rules are you must hash tag the Instagram post with #ofboutdoors and post here. Winner will be at random drawn from the most has tags and traffic driven to the site.

UP FOR Grabs is 3/4 day fishing pass from Dana Wharf in Dana Point California.

Winner will receive the pass via US mail

Good Luck and Tight lines!

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  Ecstatic fisherman catches huge 552 pound fish
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Kayaker Catches a 552 pound 7ft Grouper in florida.

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  Fish Mexico Must Have PASSPORT
Posted by: Mikey - 05-28-2015 08:10 AM - Replies (2)

they went and did it!

i have read everything and if you cross that line you must, MUST have a passport! if your inside the 12 mile line from shore you must have FMM also and yes you need a Mexican fishing lic.

Be smart before you go, boats heading into mexico will not let on the boat with out it.

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  OFB outdoors to FISH the SeasonsSportfishing Boat
Posted by: Mikey - 05-27-2015 12:45 PM - Replies (2)

We are planning a trip to head out with Duane on the 25 parker SOON!
you can look up the boat and the details at Great group and awesome captian, they KILL FISH!!!!

Only things needed for this trip a group of fishermen or women. Food and Drinks.

All gear and bait will be supplied as well hoodies and T-Shirts for all that go and of course can koozies.

The cost of the boat is $1200.00 its a 5-5 trip so 12 hours on the water and it includes the fmm's and mexico permits.

Lets go looking for 3 to 4 people

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  Coast Guard Congressional committee endorses bill to change recreational boating sta
Posted by: Mikey - 05-21-2015 06:04 PM - No Replies

Talk amongst yourselves:

Congressional committee endorses bill to change recreational boating standards
posted: 5/21/2015

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By: Parimal M. Rohit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill proposed by federal legislators to modernize regulatory definitions for recreational boats cleared a congressional committee late last month.

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved House Resolution 1987 (HR 1987), which would, among other things, require the Coast Guard to update its definitions of how to determine a recreational vessel’s engine weight and model years.

In addition to updating definitions for recreational boats, HR 1987 also proposes to provide the Coast Guard with sufficient funding to pay for capital projects, monitor safety and respond to maritime emergencies.

“This legislation would provide budget stability for the Coast Guard, strengthening its ability to protect our nation and safeguard maritime commerce,” Rep. Eric Garamendi (D-California), one of the bill’s sponsors, said. “This bill would also authorize sufficient funding to help address the many unmet capital project needs of the Coast Guard.”

According to Garamendi’s office, HR 1987, which is also known as the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2015, would eliminate annual registrations for recreational vessels and promote “common sense regulations by revising outdated regulatory definitions to bring them in line with modern industry practice and to improve manufacturing efficiency and recreational vessel safety.”

Specifically, HR 1987 proposes to define a recreational boat’s model year between June 1 of the year it was manufactured and July 31 of the following year. Further, the Coast Guard would have to update its engine weight specifications to account for today’s heavier motors. According to reports, the Coast Guard has not updated its standards for recreational boat engines since 1984.

Updating engine weight specifications would allow the Coast Guard to better conduct floatation tests and better predict what conditions would force a boat to sink.

The Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2015 also proposed to make clear maritime liens cannot be imposed upon fishing permits and require passenger vessels to be properly equipped with innovative or novel safety designs to keep an individual’s body fully aboard the boat while ensuring safe and stable navigation.

Another element of HR 1987 proposes to direct the Coast Guard to establish a documentation program making it easier for recreational boaters to enter foreign ports. If HR 1987 passes, the Coast Guard could offer recreational boaters a five-year certificate of documentation, an upgrade over the current one-year program.

Marine casualty reporting could also be improved under HR 1987.

Other elements of HR 1987 call the Coast Guard to improve its National Vessel Documentation Center, recover any costs to create safety zones in waterways for fireworks or private events, certify local physicians for the sake of determining the medical fitness of merchant mariners, consolidate the expiration dates of multiple documents required to be aboard a vessel and reduce industry reporting requirements.

“For more than 100 years, the Coast Guard has kept our ports and waterways secure, protected our shores and communities, and responded to disasters or emergencies affecting our mariners, fishermen, and the general public,” Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) said. “Congress must ensure that the Coast Guard has the resources and assets necessary to accomplish its mission.”

The bill’s sponsors — Reps. Duncan Hunter (D-California), Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), Garamendi and DeFazio — requested $8.68 billion per year to fully fund the Coast Guard’s operations through 2017.

HR 1987 still needs to obtain support of the full House before moving on to the Senate. If the bill clears both houses, it will require the president’s signature to officially become law.

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