Link to Submission Page (Be sure to read submission formatting instructions!):
The “Fishy Triton” is all about challenging yourself to hunt different species . . . . World Wide!!
It is a simple format:
Step 1: Go out and spear a fish (edible marine invertebrates count as well... like scallops, lobster, limpets, etc).
Step 2: Take a photo with your fish. It can be a selfie, a super cool setup, or even a photo with you and your dive buddy. Anything works, as long as we can see and ID your fish!
Step 3: Post the picture and include a short story about the fish or your dive in the thread at: https://www.montereybaytritons.org/forum/fishy-triton-2019/fishy-triton-submit-your-fish-here
Step 4: Be rewarded with raffle tickets for the super mega raffle prize at the 2019 Year-End Meeting
1. Each diver must be a current MBT member.
2. Each diver will earn 1 raffle ticket per species.
3. A diver may only earn tickets once per species entered (You cannot submit the same species multiple times for more raffle tickets).
4. The only size requirements are DFG Regulations or applicable State/Country Regulations for species taken outside of California. All species must be in accordance with regulations where they were harvested.
5. You may enter an unlimited amount of species.
6. You may enter a species that does not currently show up on the species list. Just submit it, and we will add it to the list!
7. All fish must be taken by breath-hold diving with a speargun (invertebrates must be collected according to applicable regulations... for example, in California you may collect scallops using your hands, a dive knife, or an abalone iron).
1. Kelpy & Grass Rockfish tend to be miss identified. If you are submitting a Grass Rockfish, please include a decent picture of the gill rakers for review by the board. Do this by opening up the cheek so all the gills can be seen. Without this, we may not be able to verify a kelpy/grass submission. Sample:
2. Canary & Vermilion tend to be miss identified. If you are submitting a Canary Rockfish, you must include a full body, close up shot of the lateral line for review by the board.
3. Black & Blue Rockfish tend to be miss identified. If you are submitting a Black Rockfish, make sure the board can see the side profile of the fish, specifically its cheek.
4. When traveling abroad, get a good side profile shot of your catch for board review.
Some useful species identification resources:
Various species (most Northern Pacific recreational ocean fish): https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/species
DOTY tournament species: http://doty.norcalkayakanglers.com/targets
CA Marine Sportfish (pictures often poor): https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Ocean/Fish-ID/Sportfish
Various species: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/fish-sharks
Now get out there, have some fun, pick and choose your days to hunt, travel a little this year and of course . . . . Happy Hunting and Eating!