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Offline NorCal DiverDave

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Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« on: April 21, 2016, 05:04:32 PM »
Me and Mike did 2 tanks out of his boat Wednesday 4-20 to take advantage of the nice conditions that we have not seen in months.
I was finally able to try out my new speargun I got from Mike N. "MAN Mid-handles".The gun has good range and accuracy. I was not used to the range and shot the shaft clean through many of the fish.
I saw over 10 legal lingcod. Shot 3, the best was 37”-14lb. Two reds 19”-6lb. And a few blues.
The highlight of the dive was when I shot a blue rockfish on the way up and let the fish drop down with the spear shaft through it, I felt a tug on the gun and I thought it was stuck in the rocks, I looked down to see a lingcod was holding on to it.
After dropping off the tanks and regulator's we went back to get a few abalone 8” to 9”
Weather and ocean conditions were nice, 5 foot visibility at 40 feet and 20 foot vis at 60 t0 70 feet. Mild swells and strong surface currants.





« Last Edit: April 21, 2016, 05:25:57 PM by NorCal DiverDave »

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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 05:15:55 PM »
That's a lot of fish.  Thanks for sharing.  I still won't shoot a fish on scuba.  I just like being able to look longer. Now I know I have to dive deeper to get better vis up here. 

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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 05:30:38 PM »
Ty for the report, nice fish. 

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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 06:34:19 PM »
That's like saying I wouldn't shoot a 45" ling on scuba.  Could be a real conflict in my brain and I may end up shooting it. I think you would go home with the red if you saw it. 

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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 06:41:40 PM »
Nice fish. Like to try it on scuba some day.
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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 08:15:48 PM »
Nice fish Dave, tell mike I say hi.
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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 09:38:22 PM »
YARRR< BLOW EM BUBBLES  !

Well played man!
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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 08:35:36 AM »
Nice fish! I would also like to plug Mike N's guns. I have an almost identical MAN Midhandle and it is as functional as it is a fine piece of art. Mike's work is superb and he's a great guy as well. 

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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 08:46:32 AM »
Nice fish and +1 on the MAN.

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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2016, 12:00:48 PM »
Awesome fish, Dave!  I hope this is the first of many heavy stringers for you and your new gun.

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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2016, 03:33:46 PM »
Good job Dave!  And thanks for posting the SCUBA report.  I might shoot fish more on scuba if it was easier.  Dispatching a fish, putting it on a stringer, and restringing an open muzzle gun while dealing with buoyancy and swell is no joke.

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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2016, 07:41:02 PM »
That's like saying I wouldn't shoot a 45" ling on scuba.  Could be a real conflict in my brain and I may end up shooting it. I think you would go home with the red if you saw it.

I think you'd take a good long look at it, then point your gun at it and do the right thing.
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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2016, 09:31:33 PM »
Im in suspense....

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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2016, 06:58:36 AM »
Still pondering.

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Re: Scuba dive report and ocean conditions, Sonoma.
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2016, 09:52:44 AM »
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