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Offline livesinhumboldt

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13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« on: May 23, 2011, 08:32:17 PM »
This is a post from a fishing board that I follow. It was posted in 2008 and I found it while reading old posts about halibut fishing. Figured I'd re-post it here for you all to ponder.


In the 60's I dove from Fort Ross north to Van Damme, sticking fish and poping abs and rock scallops.  Abs were freediving only, 5 per day then.  I have a 13-1/8" ab on the shelf above my computer now that I harvested where Sea Ranch is now and I misplaced a bigger one I got a few miles north of Albion.  I dove mostly around Albion and Saltpoint Ranch, before and after the state bought it.  The anchor at Saltpoint park entrance was salvaged by us and confiscated at the high water line by the state.  We found the anchor in 90' of water a mile or so miles south of Saltpoint Cove, 300 yds off the large rock off of the south cove.  It took us two days to get it from 6' to the highwater line on the beach, the state was watching us from the bluff the whole time.  Ever try to manually move a 900lbs anchor up a rocky beach?  If the wanted the anchor we would have donated it but it would have been nice if they brought in a crane and picked it off the beach for us.
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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 08:46:36 PM »
more details please brian ? is there any way to get a name of this person ?
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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 08:52:56 PM »
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Here is his info on the forum. I sent him a pm so we will have to wait and see if he still checks that email account. Notice he hasn't been active on the site for around a year.
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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 08:56:29 PM »
can you try and message him on that site, this is worth researching that would be a world record if it could be verified.
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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 08:56:56 PM »
a link to the topic I was reading   http://humboldttuna.com/smf/index.php?topic=134.0

I don't think you have to be a member to read it ... let me know.
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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 08:59:37 PM »
Think I would I get the credit for finding the guy who found the record red abalone?  :laughing7:

I bet John Pepper would put me at the top of his sh!t list!!!
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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 09:00:07 PM »
John Pepper look out....13INCHES!!!!! Damn!!!

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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 09:22:34 PM »
I do not se why not Brian. But more than likely not true I have had people call me  and said they have found a 14inch ab down in socal all fish tales till verified
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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2011, 03:27:13 PM »
Pics or it didnt happen

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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2011, 03:34:40 PM »
Julian Brian is working on that. I believe he is trying to get a hold of the guy and set up a meeting if he does and we get the ok from the dude we will be making a road trip to verify the shell in question !!!
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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2011, 03:45:58 PM »
I believe it! Old timers telling fish stories about fifty years ago never exaggerate! :laughing7:


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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2011, 05:51:05 PM »
The part that makes me call BS is that he has a pesky little 13" over his computer but misplaced a larger one.  If I had a large ab shell I would know where it was. 
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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2011, 07:08:00 PM »
I think it would be cool if it does end up being true.

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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2011, 07:22:02 PM »
I think it would be cool if it does end up being true.

Me too! Once this guy sufaces maybe he'll let me display it in the shop...right :laughing7:

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Re: 13"er from Sea Ranch ???
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2011, 07:39:23 PM »
The part that makes me call BS is that he has a pesky little 13" over his computer but misplaced a larger one.  If I had a large ab shell I would know where it was.

I have pulled one ten incher,and i dont have a clue where the shell is ,wasnt a big deal to me back then either,BUT now ill be lookign for them,im not so much wanting a ten ,but one of those snails that weigh ten   LBS.

 

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