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Looking for opinions from the eco minded. I fished this last Saturday, and with in the first two hours of fishing had limits for three on all nice models of starrie rock fish. This made me happy since I've only been getting out twice a year or so last year and this, and I love fish taco's. But when I cleaned the fish at the end of the day, I'd say 80% of the starries had tiny eggs in them, too small to tell they were prego when I caught them :x. My question is that I thought the closures were to let these guys go through their spawn cycles and reproduce. I always hate taking fish or lobster when they are pregnant. Are the fish off with their normal timing, or is this normal for this time of year. If it is normal, when is the spawn finished? For those wanting to know about the rest of the trip, I always stop for dabs for my wife, she loves them, and the dabs we caught were running 10"-12". biggest dabs I've ever caught. Used a few smaller ones for bait, but except for a couple very nice sculpin, the only thing that we could get to bite were starries no matter where I moved, no lings, no boccacio. Moved shallow and found nothing, saw very few boats, and only a handful of rigs sitting in the launch ramp parking. Maybe everyone is going to be buying sail boats soon :p. Sorry, no pic's
Take care,
Don
 

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Maybe not the best source of knowledge, but working as a deck hand I see way more staries with eggs in their bellies then any of the other cod. cleaning fish at the end of the day, there is always at least one with eggs. perhaps they are year round spawners?
 
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