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Offline MATT MATTISON

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The 3rd recreational Urchin removal event scheduled for September 29-30, at Ocean Cove campground.

Facebook event page
https://www.facebook.com/events/1778975602197341/

September 29 – September 30
Sep 29 at 8 AM to Sep 30 at 1 PM

Ocean Cove Store & Campground
23125 Coast Highway One, Jenner, California 95450
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I'm new to the bay, and to freediving (0 xp in scuba), but half the reason I started all this was for the abalone! And now that I can't get any, I wish to help! Is there any way a noob like myself can assist in the operation? I'm hoping to get a kayak soon, but if not I'd like to do something.

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I'm new to the bay, and to freediving (0 xp in scuba), but half the reason I started all this was for the abalone! And now that I can't get any, I wish to help! Is there any way a noob like myself can assist in the operation? I'm hoping to get a kayak soon, but if not I'd like to do something.

Help is always needed and there will likely be a kayak for you to borrow. even free diving you can get urchins! def go to meet people, to dive, and to spearfish!
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I will be unavailable in September.

Offline fishbutt21

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My wife and I will be there with Kayaks Saturday morning
I am afraid after I am dead my wife will sell all my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it

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Help is always needed and there will likely be a kayak for you to borrow. even free diving you can get urchins! def go to meet people, to dive, and to spearfish!

Thanks a lot! Can't wait to help out and make new friends!

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Ocean Cove has approved a free group site for campers volunteering with the urchin removal project the weekend of September 29-30.  Space is limited so call the camp store and let them know you're coming for the event.  (707) 847-3422
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Unfortunately I'm on Dad duty that weekend. Is there anything we could do to help out of the water? Little dude is 3.

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Absolutely. 

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I’ll be there! What is the preferred removal method if your freediving?

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I’ll be there! What is the preferred removal method if your freediving?
Picking them up with my hands and putting them in a bag that I hang off my abalone float works well for me
I am afraid after I am dead my wife will sell all my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it

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I’ll be there! What is the preferred removal method if your freediving?
I have heard a small handheld garden rake works wonders.

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I’ll be there! What is the preferred removal method if your freediving?
I second just using your hand. Its probably the most productive method for free diving. No matter what you use you're going to need tweezers at the end of the day.
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I’ll be there! What is the preferred removal method if your freediving?
I second just using your hand. Its probably the most productive method for free diving. No matter what you use you're going to need tweezers at the end of the day.

+1. I tried the trowel for a while but the most efficient use is just thick gloves and sweeping several off the rock into a pile and loading that pile into the bag. You will need tweezers for sure.
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I’ll be there! What is the preferred removal method if your freediving?
I second just using your hand. Its probably the most productive method for free diving. No matter what you use you're going to need tweezers at the end of the day.

+1. I tried the trowel for a while but the most efficient use is just thick gloves and sweeping several off the rock into a pile and loading that pile into the bag. You will need tweezers for sure.
I went to Harbor Freight and bought some cheap canvas/leather gloves for the next dive just to try and cut down on tweezer time
I am afraid after I am dead my wife will sell all my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it

 

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