Starts later up north, May 15th I believe. They upped the Lingcod limit to 3 per day (22" min. length). The rockfish limit is still 10 per day but only 5 of those can be black snapper. That's going to hurt up here because that's the most abundant species. It's actually kind of stupid because people will get 5 blacks, keep fishing to get a limit, and end up releasing a bunch of blacks. Some of which will die.
I've been Red Tail Perch fishing off the beach lately. I've had a few good days and they are super table fare. My buddy got a limit (10) this morning and I couldn't go. Dang! The season won't peak until next month so still plenty of time.
Good luck to you guys down south!
It's written in the good Book that we'll never be asked to take more than we can. Sounds like a good plan, so bring it on!