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Forum: California Spearfishing 06-22-2020, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Bob Ballew
Chasing Conditions rather than Fish..

...It is always risky making predictions where fish are involved. But, here is how I see the coming weeks where gamefish are concerned...With a full moon on June 5th, the next 10 days before the...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-11-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,168
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Some Thoughts on Financial Survival

Hey, whadadywant? I yam just a sad, little man who is probably senile...and, who is preparing to double-down on stocks tomorrow if things continue to go downhill...It's the American way! Rah, rah,...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-09-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Reports? Thing of the past?

about July, son, July.....:) Wind, south swell and green water along coast has limited choices...some yellows and wsb at Catalina in 64 to 66 degree water, but many still holding off on offshore...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-09-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,168
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Some Thoughts on Financial Survival

As all can see by now, there is little logic to what investors do...a little good news, they buy despite the increase in virus cases nationwide...it goes up, then, the day traders sell, taking a...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-05-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By Bob Ballew
New RPV Reef Systems taking Place: 6/5/20

...A new reef system is currently being built in front the Trump Golf course. The Coastal Commission has approved the construction of 25 modules of rock over a one-mile stretch of ocean. The first...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-22-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Morro Bay Salmon Video

Nice video..Makes me want to trailer the Parker northbound!...had the good fortune to see one once at the Long Beach breakwater, as it chased bait toward me..saved me a guilt-ridden shoot/don't shoot...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-18-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Catalina Island Moorings now Open:5/16/20

...The 3rd, and to me, most important issue is: Safety..Having been blown off anchorages in high winds and during storms, usually at 2 a.m., on pitch black nites, I put personal survival at the top...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-16-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bob Ballew
Catalina Island Moorings now Open:5/16/20

...The Island Company has opened the Isthmus/Cat Harbor moorings, along with smaller cove tieups. The sites include 4th of July cove, Whites Landing, Hen Rock, Emerald Bay, etc...At the Isthmus,...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-07-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,216
Posted By Bob Ballew
White Shark Sightings below Santa Barbara

.At least 8 separate sightings this week near Summerland, of great whites, both large and small near shore. Two by lifeguards and 6 or 7 by the Coast Guard. One female swimmer bit on foot while...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-04-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: S. CA. Halibut, Grunion & Red Tide

red tide or not...a 40 pound flattie was caught off Long Beach yesterday...they are on the move...I just post based on my own experiences and scientific reports I read....everyone is free to have...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-04-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: S. CA. Halibut, Grunion & Red Tide

...Well, fake news depends on which way you want to slant the argument...:) Eating shellfish that had a buildup of toxins is a path to sickness...true...my post is about eating halibut..they won't...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-03-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: S. CA. Halibut, Grunion & Red Tide

...The toxins depend on the type of red tide..whether it contains manure (bacteria) from land runoff and chemical use or is just common algae containing nitrogen. Not much runoff currently, so, I...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-02-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: S. CA. Halibut, Grunion & Red Tide

The Secret to Life is to ensure that your next step doesn't trip you into a grave...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-02-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,810
Posted By Bob Ballew
S. CA. Halibut, Grunion & Red Tide

...Another grunion run is set for May 7-10th and May 22-25th. No take, as grunion is closed in May. Still, it is a good time to chase halibut. Best is early am, preferably on a high tide when...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-28-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Lobster Report Card

Thanks for reminding us dinosaurs the end of the month is here...sent it out tonite...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-26-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,779
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Is the MX border closed?

...Not a good time to go down yet....Things are officially shut down until May 30...road blocks up at numerous locations, with some villages blocking the main road except for locals...pangas grounded...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-25-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,168
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Some Thoughts on Financial Survival

One last bit of advice: If you apply and get turned down..DO NOT GIVE UP...The last recession, we had to apply 3 times at different lenders before getting a refi, despite a good FICO score and...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-24-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: anyone know if PV coast is open again?

Try one of the "essential" services that fill air and oxygen tanks for emergency vehicles...just clarify the air is pumped thru filters and is for breathing use...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-24-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: A Fish Report: Sort of...

...One more consideration on anchoring in Cat Harbor...The best anchorage is toward the outside on the s/e side near the "yacht club"...Good rocks and deeper water to hold in but, north/northwest...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-24-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: A Fish Report: Sort of...

Catalina virus update: LA county continues to show 0 cases of the virus in Avalon. In fact, there were two and the good news is; both have fully recovered. In checking, it seems the county does...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-23-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: anyone know if PV coast is open again?

The closed trail issue existed long before the virus issues...When I was president of the Seaview Homeowners Association in RPV, I fought this issue with the city council. The problem is injuries...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-23-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By Bob Ballew
A Fish Report: Sort of...

...Between high winds and the lockdown, info is in short supply...But, there may be a new game in town. At least six reports of albacore in local waters this month makes for interesting speculation....
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-10-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,168
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Some Thoughts on Financial Survival

Well done, day trader Main!...For our family, the refi was the frosting on the cake and our best investment to date...lowered our interest rate from 3.87 to 3.25%, pays off a car payment and our...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-10-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: F&W Meeting Update: 4/9/20

Well, the Good Wife did ask me what I wanted to have for Easter? I said, "Bunny"..She said, "We don't eat bunnies in this house"...I said, "No, chocolate Easter Bunny"....

If our family had a coat...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-09-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Fishing Closures: Stay informed read the draft documents and submit public commen

Thanks for the contact info...wasn't sure which entity to send a comment to...
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