So the other day, I watched a long liner pulling gear at a well known rock pile near the north end of Montague. I think I know the answer, but I'll ask anyway... Why would one set gear on a jagged shallow rock pile knowing that a very large percentage of the catch will be rockfish, ling, and sublegal halibut? I am sure that gear loss must be substantial. This is not an "I hate long liners" post, just wondering what people think about this. For the record, I think sport boats are hitting the ling and rockfish a little hard too, as they are easier to find than halibut. I would support a one ling limit in more areas, if it was implemented for the right reasons.