Overview: 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. 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 5 raffle tickets for the super mega raffle prize at the 2019 Year End Meeting Rules: 1. Each diver must be a current MBT member 2. Each diver will earn 5 raffle tickets per species 3. A diver may only earn tickets “ONCE” for a specie entered 4. The only size requirements are DFG Regulations or specific Country Regulations 5. You may enter an unlimited amount of species 6. All fish must be taken by breath-hold diving with a speargun Special Note: 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 Rockfish: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/sp/rockfish.asp 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 Scorecard: A running list will be produced by the board to track all the fish, raffle tickets and other details throughout the year. It is available at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FwWoiy35Ck4MbxZhhwz3i3RH_jEDVRF_r2f4eOtGw6o/edit#gid=0 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!