Rockfish bag limits 2019 increasing
CDFW just announced daily limit increases effective July 1, 2019, for recreational rockfish bag limits, lingcod from the old two fish restriction within the Rockfish Cabezon Greenlings Complex. The new daily bag limits are listed by CDFW as follows:
“ Within the statewide Rockfish Cabezon Greenlings Complex daily bag limit of 10 fish, the sub-bag limit for canary rockfish will increase from two to three fish, and the sub-bag limit for black rockfish will increase from three to four fish. The daily bag limit for lingcod will increase from one to two fish for areas south of 40°10’ N. lat (near Cape Mendocino), returning the statewide bag limit for lingcod to two fish. The changes are effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019.”
Restrictive limits on daily rockfish bag limits took effect in 2015 (2017 for lingcod) to protect the dangerously depleted stock of canary, black rockfish, lingcod. Harvest data indicated, however, that in 2017 and 2018 fewer of the endangered fish were caught than expected.
The positive effects of the strict limitations 2015 to 2017 justifies the resulting increase in recreational rockfish bag limits and lingcod bag limits for 2019. That’s good news for anglers and yet another distraction for big game and wild pig hunters.
But never mind, you can hunt boar all year long without bag limits or seasons. Right now, look for your wild pig in fresh growth of grass. There is plenty of new growth because of the heavy winter rains. Other native plants are also recovering and rebuilding their strength fast. So, food is not a problem for the boar right now. Shelter and protected areas in their old home ranges will take a little longer to rebuild.
But boar are fast moving game, great swimmers, and opportunistic in the use of food sources and with regard to shelter and protective plant growth.
Fish when the fishing is good and hunt boar in the off times between fishing, upland bird and waterfowl hunting. It will keep a hunter busy and happy.