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Forum: California Spearfishing Today, 12:25 AM
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Posted By Bob Ballew
Guessing it will be another Great Tuna Season!

...The bio-mass is there and moving north above Cedros island at present. Some schools are moving as fast as 40 miles in a day. No fish seen under 160 pounds with one group estimated at a half mile...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-11-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Part II: Me, Howard Hughes and Hot Chicks

...One of the ironic things about life is that if you are a fisherman and tell a lie, people believe it...if you are a free diver and tell the truth, people say, "That must be a lie...no one has that...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-09-2020, 06:29 PM
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Views: 1,196
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Part II: Me, Howard Hughes and Hot Chicks

I will try the government's approach if my wife reads my last post.....:(
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-09-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Part II: Me, Howard Hughes and Hot Chicks

...Important Trivia to know: Howard Hughes enjoyed hanging out with movie starlets. He financed a western movie titled, "The Outlaw," starring well-endowed actress Jane Russell. Not satisfied with...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-09-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bob Ballew
Part II: Me, Howard Hughes and Hot Chicks

...Around 1976, a Hollywood movie studio hired me and The Radon (boat) to work on the movie,"King Kong", starring Jessica Lang and Jeff Bridges. They were filming aboard a larger ship named...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-08-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Bob Ballew
Me, Howard Hughes and the CIA

..It was back in the early 70's. I had been commercial abalone diving all day and walked over from Cat Harbor on Catalina islands' backside to the Reef bar on the frontside. Stepping in the door, I...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-08-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: When your Boat is Broken...

been there, done that....learned that outboards are the best way to go...run them hard and fast to the islands, lots easier to work on and just bolt on a new one when things get too...
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-28-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By Bob Ballew
Two Events worth Attending...

...Every year, there are two events that help increase my knowledge about fish via some excellent seminars and I get to view new gear, the latest innovations in electronics, new boats, etc. It is the...
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-21-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Anybody notice an increase of sharks in PV?

Just do like people with cell phones in crosswalks... never look back and never look up...what you can't see, can't hurt you.....interesting that when looking down on soupfin, they look just like...
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-14-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Shark Migration

It is thought they congregate in this area to breed, although in past years, they also migrated south to Mexico while traveling about 1500' down...probably to feed on giant squid at that level...I...
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-13-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,958
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Shark attack at santa rosa

Basically, it is a choice of how many humans we are willing to sacrifice worldwide to save a shark population. Having been on the menu more than once and after the trauma of losing a good friend to...
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-13-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Donít Buy RTIC Coolers

...I buy Pelican brand...heavy duty...made in the USA...purchased locally to support local businesses...it has an extended rubber collar top seal inside with a raised ridge on the bottom that always...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-29-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Posted By Bob Ballew
New Year Seabass hints...

...One of the commercial boat captains called to say there are squid in 3 locations at Catalina currently. They loaded up in 3 hours and went home...
...West Cove, below Cat Harbor and still at the...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-28-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,958
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Shark attack at santa rosa

Ahhh, Lompoc actually has a sensitive side....But, in life, if you can dish it out to people you don't know, then, you should be able to take it....:) p.s. my freezer is full of lobster, some...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-27-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Looking for Boat Storage

Here are some Long Beach marina phone numbers for guys looking for info on slips: downtown Shoreline Marina: 562 570-4950; Alamitos Bay Marina: 562 570-3215; Rainbow Harbor by the Aquarium: 562...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-27-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,958
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Shark attack at santa rosa

Like Teddy Roosevelt said (or, was it another of my useless platitudes?): "When in the ocean, walk soft and carry a big stick"... Mine is 68" long and fires a five-foot long 3/8" heat treated...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-27-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,958
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Shark attack at santa rosa

Lompoc is a most amazing artiste'...This time, he managed to paint a river striper to look like a yellowtail....
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-24-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Looking for Boat Storage

….Part of the problem is ever increasing property taxes..our asshole Attorney General misleads the voters with "feel good" titles on every bond and new tax issue the Sacramento prostitutes want...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Looking for Boat Storage

..My first choice would be Sunset Aquatic Marina in Sunset Beach, 2901 Edinger, west of Bolsa Chica. 562 592-1853. Launching is included (200' away), $3.00 in quarters pay washdown if you don't want...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-24-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 764
Posted By Bob Ballew
The Fat Lady hasn't Sung Yet!

...For seabass and yellowtail hunters, the squid are showing at Catalina Island from the east end light up to Salta Verde; at San Clemente Island near Pyramid Head and on the coast from Torrance...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-22-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,958
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Shark attack at santa rosa

On Dec. 21, 2019, a surfer at Santa Rosa island was attacked by a shark; unknown species. A nearby boat picked him up and he was air lifted by the Coast Guard to the hospital. The bite was to his...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-21-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Which snorkel is better?

...Over the years, we found that diameter is more important than brand. The larger the diameter, the better...It makes for less work on your lungs to pull in air..
...As said, valves and gadgets...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-14-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Spearfishing Arizona

...Depends on the flow of water released from the dam if you are diving below the dam...probably best, is to have someone operate the boat behind you and just drift down from up toward the dam...off...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-13-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: One Positive Result from the Conception Disaster

...I would be willing to pay the cost if I know I am on a safe boat (as safe as boats get, anyway)...Their insurance coverage has probably doubled. Add in the cost of remodeling older boats to meet...
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-13-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By Bob Ballew
One Positive Result from the Conception Disaster

...Hindsight is better than no sight. It took the Conception fire to prod Congress into action to change outdated maritime safety laws. Contrary to popular belief, the Coast Guard cannot make new...
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