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NorCal Underwater Hunters Discussion => SCUBA Dive Reports and Discussion => Topic started by: Rick W on July 12, 2014, 07:23:41 PM

Title: Monterey Report
Post by: Rick W on July 12, 2014, 07:23:41 PM
Went out out the Breakwater with Boogieboard Steve and Southernboy (Mississippi) to invite some fish home for dinner.

When we launched it was like a lake. Water temp was in the high 50's. We saw dolphin and mola mola on the way out.

First dive we hit great structure -- there was a school of blues over the anchor and lots of other species.

I shot a nice stringer of rock fish, cab and a smallish ling. Steve came in with a nice stringer of blues, including one monster. Mississippi came back with a nice stringer of cab and a beautiful opeleye. He lost his gun in a hole with a large cab and had to go back with his second tank.

On the second dive I got my ling and a 46" wolf eel, two nice greening (yummy) and more rockfish. Steve nailed more huge blues and got his lings and some cabs. Mississippi retrieved his gun and got a trophy cab and finished his ling limit (lingit?)

Fish tacos on Sunday!

(http://s14.postimg.org/nlejou1n1/Wolf_Eel_46_in_07122014.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nlejou1n1/)

(http://s21.postimg.org/42g8tu5ar/Spearfishing_07122014.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/42g8tu5ar/)
Title: Re: Monterey Report
Post by: natraps on July 12, 2014, 08:36:09 PM
That is a serious eel!!! Great Job Rick!!
Title: Re: Monterey Report
Post by: DWL707 on July 13, 2014, 08:01:27 AM
Wait not the breakwall MPA in monterey right?
Title: Re: Monterey Report
Post by: Luckydivah on July 13, 2014, 08:44:42 AM
Way to Slay Rick!!  Glad you guys had a great time.  Have to hook up sometime and do a tandem boat dive.

Wait not the breakwall MPA in monterey right?

I know Rick launches at Breakwater, not breakwall.  He hits multiple spots outside of the MPA's.  Boats launch from Breakwater, not fish.

Matt
Title: Re: Monterey Report
Post by: jjjjeremy on July 13, 2014, 08:45:59 AM
Nice job guys!!! That's the biggest wolf eel I've ever seen!!
Title: Re: Monterey Report
Post by: Deke Jacobsen on July 13, 2014, 12:41:38 PM
That is one big bad wolf! Congrats Rick!
Title: Re: Monterey Report
Post by: Rick W on July 13, 2014, 04:06:34 PM
Thanks all!

Just to clarify -- we put the boat in at Breakwater and only do sightseeing dives in the MPAs. I won't drop into an MPA if there is hunting gear on my boat.

Title: Re: Monterey Report
Post by: pclark on July 14, 2014, 09:40:21 AM
Great Haul!  That ell is huge!