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Old 10-06-2014, 08:51 AM   #1906
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Thanks. Anyone dove Newport?
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:40 AM   #1907
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Dove Buzzards Bay on Saturday. Was very happy with the viz at 8 - 10 feet. Dive buddy took a trophy blackfish... just shy of 26" and FAT.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:55 AM   #1908
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Dove Buzzards Bay on Saturday. Was very happy with the viz at 8 - 10 feet. Dive buddy took a trophy blackfish... just shy of 26" and FAT.
Pic or it didn't happen.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:24 AM   #1909
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shit vis at beavertail this morning. couldn't see the tip of 90gun.
Also lost my weight belt on the west side so if someone could keep an eye out, I'd appreciate it. How about a Riffe knife for reward
I think it happened while I was trying to get a tog on my stringer. I can tell you exactly where it happened...
Tried to look for it but 7mm suit was too buoyant so it was hard to dive down, and vis was really bad so I just couldn't find it.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:52 AM   #1910
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Re: Daily Vis Report Thread

aight, here is the aforementioned big chinner from Sat 8/4

+25" big-black-wrasse

CORRECTION:

Female. It was not gravid, had a white chin, and a blunt brow.
No fun taking the more docile females and those that produce gobbs of row. Wouldn't have shot it if it weren't so androgynous.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:50 PM   #1911
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Nice fish, but it's a female. Look at the shape of the lips/head.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:05 AM   #1912
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In contrast to most labrids, tautog are not
protogynous hermaphrodites (Olla et al. 1981). They are
heterosexual, but two different morphological males are
thought to be present in the population. One type of male
is dimorphic with a more pronounced mandible than found
on the female, and the other type is nondimorphic and resembles
the female (Olla and Samet 1977.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:41 PM   #1913
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Schooled, son!
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:45 PM   #1914
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Has anyone thought about the idea of, If you shoot the males who is going to fertilize the eggs? Choosing from male and female does not make sense when you say that I would kill a male before a female because she has eggs. Do you guys realize that fertilization of the eggs happens in the water and the male's sperm has to be present. If you kill all males, how are the eggs going to be fertilized. I am not saying you should kill females, I am only suggesting that killing males for the sole reason of sustainability does not make much sense.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:22 PM   #1915
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Javier, one male can get multiple females prego while the converse is not true. That's why the love for shooting males over females
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #1916
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Well sort of except togs actually pair-bound if for very short periods. The "mating" happens in-water so it's possible that multiple males are involved. The more mating the better - all about the odds...

The dimorphic males exemplify this behavior...let a "dominate" male defend territory while the dimorphic males breed with multiple females.

Perhaps more importantly, fewer males results in lower genetic diversity generally considered a bad thing for any healthy population.

An abundance of males and females are important. Can't live with em can't live without em...

Do you need to shoot your limit today? What are you going to eat?

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Old 10-08-2014, 09:48 PM   #1917
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The Kinks have a song about fish like this...

Well I left home just a week before
And I'd never ever kissed a woman before
But Lola smiled and took me by the hand
And said dear boy I'm gonna make you a man

Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
And so is Lola
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

Also, some Cuttlefish use the same behavior. There are individuals that imp females or act submissive, then mate while the alpha males are fighting for dominance.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:24 PM   #1918
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NH this evening pond like surface conditions, Visibility 2-3' max

Kept hitting rocks with my gun, couldn't see a damn thing!
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:46 AM   #1919
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Ft. Wetherill this morning (7-9am) on incoming - viz 4-6', not the best visibility.
Freeze my balls on 45 air, water is still warm.
Pretty heavy current. A lot of tog around, got limit in 40 min.
Biggest fish - 23". Seen one scup also, that's it.
Nice short dive any way, refreshing
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:02 PM   #1920
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went to beavertail again to find my belt, it was near low tide and visibility wasn't good. 4-6 feet. Last time I went there were a lot of fish, but today not so much. It started to get choppy so I got out as soon as I found the belt
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