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Offline StinkyPete

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2014 Goals...where are you?
« on: May 09, 2014, 02:31:47 PM »
We're getting close to the halfway point for 2014 and thought maybe it's time for a little "check-up" to see how everyone is doing.  I guess I'll start:

2014 Goals:

1) Shoot a *&^%ing Monkey Face Eel...Haven't even seen one yet and it's killing me
2) 6 or more 10" abs on the card this year
3) Shoot a male sheepshead over 17 pounds
4) Shoot a Yellowtail
5) Shoot a WSB
6) Bring PR bottom time from 1:24 to 2 min
7) Shoot a PR for lingcod, so over 26 pounds

So far:
1) DONE; 27" MFE Taken
2) 6 10" abalone taken (3 of 6)
3) DONE (17.2 pound male sheepshead)
4) Incomplete...
5) Incomplete...
6) Incomplete...
7) Incomplete...

Crap, I thought I had done more, haha.  I guess I'll have to make the most of that Peace Boat Trip in September.
Carpe piscem

Offline Brandon Turknett

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 06:03:34 PM »
1. Shoot 20 pound ling (done)
2. Fill card with 10s (Have not pulled an ab yet)
3. Shoot a vermilion (not yet)
4. 11 inch ab
5. Quit smoking (kinda off topic but still a goal)
6. Increase bottom time (gotta quit smoking first lol)
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Offline Scallop shooter

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 06:10:40 PM »
10" ab got a 9 7/8" put it back.
Pb ling  30"
Yellow tail
Breath hold over 1:00
New kayak. Mines got a leak
17"red
30" Hali


Results:
1. Not yet
2.24"
3.??? So cal anyone?
4.yes but just at 1:00
5. Not yet
6.nope
7:nope
Be safe peeps
Chuck
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Offline Joshua R.

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 06:17:06 PM »
10" ab got a 9 7/8" put it back.

What exactly does this mean? 

Offline Rick W

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 06:36:55 PM »
My goals were/are:


1. Shoot fish freediving
2. Get an abalone
3. Shoot a MFE freediving
4. See a &^$#&@! halibut to shoot at
5. Dive with more NCUH members!

1. Got the sucker at Van Damme
2. Got 'em and they taste GOOD
3. Pending
4. Still have not seen a &^$#&@! 'but.
5. I have met a bunch of NCUH guys this year and it's been a blast!
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Offline gsharp

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 07:25:09 PM »
10" ab got a 9 7/8" put it back.

What exactly does this mean?

Isn't this illegal?
Glen Sharp

Offline underwater1

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 07:33:15 PM »
Pull my tenth ten - check
Pull a ten pound Ab - check
Shoot a mess of fish off my paddle board then surf in on a wave with my fish and spear gun without impailing myself - not yet

Offline Marco Mazza

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 07:51:05 PM »
Im pretty sure it's only legal to put back undersized (under 7") abalone. Anything you pry off a rock thats over 7" you have to keep.

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2014, 07:55:09 PM »
Im pretty sure it's only legal to put back undersized (under 7") abalone. Anything you pry off a rock thats over 7" you have to keep.

Bingo!


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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2014, 07:58:06 PM »
Josh wasn't actually asking, putting a 9-7/8" ab back after popping it is without doubt illegal, it's not a grey area, it's called high grading, it will get you in trouble, don't do it.
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Offline Joshua R.

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2014, 08:04:24 PM »
I'm asking if he means it how I'm reading it. I have a hard time believing that someone would post up and brag about high grading. I hope I'm wrong and I'm asking for clarification. If your putting back 9 7/8" abs I don't care if you ever pull a ten. You don't deserve it.

But I repeat, I hope I'm wrong about what you meant.

Offline jjjjeremy

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2014, 11:17:16 PM »
I don't think I did it earlier, but I'm making one for you, Pete, so you know what you'll be dealing with for the next 7.5 months! I don't care how humble or ambitious my goals are!

1. Another 10"
2. 11"
3. 12"
9. 13"
5. Sheep
6. Red
7. Grassy that I ID before I shoot
8. MFE that makes it to shore
4. Solid PBs for other fish
10. Being useful beyond 55ft.

Offline StinkyPete

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2014, 08:15:48 AM »
I don't think I did it earlier, but I'm making one for you, Pete, so you know what you'll be dealing with for the next 7.5 months! I don't care how humble or ambitious my goals are!

1. Another 10"
2. 11"
3. 12"
9. 13"
5. Sheep
6. Red
7. Grassy that I ID before I shoot
8. MFE that makes it to shore
4. Solid PBs for other fish
10. Being useful beyond 55ft.

10.  We need to make you useful before 55ft first....lol j/k.

You're on your own for 12" and 13" abs, but the rest of it is definitely doable.
Carpe piscem

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2014, 08:49:06 AM »
Burnnnnnn. Besides breaking a 20 year old record, #7 is going to be the hardest. My "shoot first, ask BigJim questions later" method hasn't been working.

Offline Scallop shooter

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Re: 2014 Goals...where are you?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2014, 11:19:45 AM »
I didn't pull the ab,just measured it short of 10"
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