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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-24-2018, 12:13 PM
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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-22-2018, 06:54 AM
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Views: 1,487
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Anyone have a newer World Cat 23cc in the area?

Hey Eric,

Call me, I can get you a ride on a 25' WC and maybe get a dive in as well.

Butch
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-13-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Looking to buy used Steel 100+ HP tanks

Eric, I went to HP 100s last year. Love them, longer bottom time and you can ditch 7 lbs of weight.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-29-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,745
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Friday June 1 roll call

Plans made, gear ready. Scouted out 3 places in 30' to 40' before the storm came, insane amount of gags. Just need good seas and vis for Friday.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-07-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Surprise at Dunedin Reef!!!

My friend caught one in 30' out side Homosassa 6 or 7 years ago. It hit a flat line with a dead threadfin on it.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-28-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,027
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Looking for a new anchor- suggestions?

My wife is our dive photographer and anchor salvage champion. She likes to remind us that she is doing environmentally beneficial things while we are murdering fish =)
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-28-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,027
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Looking for a new anchor- suggestions?

A wreck anchor is basically just a grappling hook with 4 or more tines. The stem is commonly made from a piece of 2 " pipe or sometimes solid bar stock with #4 rebar hooks welded on. The #4 rebar is...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-27-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,027
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Looking for a new anchor- suggestions?

I have used several different anchors on my 25' cuddy. These include danforth, fortress, CQR, and claw anchors. Last year I purchased a Mantus anchor on the recommendation of a friend and have been...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-17-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,818
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

Not a charter, this was a private run with friends. We all just pitched in on the gas. Off The Wall is not doing dive or fishing charters right now, but check with me from time to time we may have...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-14-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,818
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

Eric, thanks for pointing the problem out. We need to get together for a dive soon.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-14-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,818
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

Thanks, I'll check them out.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-14-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,818
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

Thanks much for the picture posting instruction!. I'm going to ditch photobucket. Posting pics should be as easy as selecting a group of photos, but every web forum software seems to have different...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-14-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,818
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

Crap! This looked fine when I posted. I'll fix it when I get a minute. Is there a way to post images directly? All see is the link reference request when I hit the insert image button.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-13-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,818
Posted By Butchbal
Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

We left around 5:30 am for a one day round trip to the Florida middle grounds. We planned to dive the central section
of the grounds which is a distance of 110 miles from home port in Tierra Verde...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-10-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,194
Posted By Butchbal
Re: The Ray Odor Tribute Thread

I haven't seen him since 2015, I wish him the best!
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-12-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,091
Posted By Butchbal
Diving Homosassa 6-10-17

Here's a link to my FB post and pictures from Saturday's dive.

Dr. Lee Weber joined Barbara and I for for an offshore dive excursion. Barb was the expedition photographer. These photos were taken...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-10-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Meeting Ray Odor

Ray really is a unique and charming man, I have had the "tour" of his house several times when picking up shafts or powerheads. Great guy!
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-01-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By Butchbal
Re: New dive buds

You freedive or scuba?
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-26-2016, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Butchbal
Spearfishing the Big bend

Barb and I along with our friend Rick took advantage of the calm seas Saturday to run offshore for some diving/spearfishing. Took off around 9:00 and headed into 1' or less seas. It stayed that way...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-25-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 764
Posted By Butchbal
New Sealife dive camera

If interest please check this Craigslist link:

http://lakeland.craigslist.org/spo/5646082880.html
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-06-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,990
Views: 691,617
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Went to 35 fsw out of Homosassa 7-4-2016, planned on 60' but it was way rougher than the 2 foot that NOAA predicted. We dove on some structure with 6' to 7' relief. Very fishy but horrible viz. No...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-01-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Boating on Holiday weekends?

Your'e right. I have a weekend place in Homosassa. The 3 worst weekends are 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. If I want to go during those weekends I leave early, before 8:00 a.m. and...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-20-2016, 07:25 AM
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Views: 815
Posted By Butchbal
Testing new camera

It was too rough to go out to any depth so Barb and I went to scout for scallops and to test out her new dive camera. I bought her a Sony RX100 IV and a Meikon 60 meter dive case. The camera performs...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-10-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2,990
Views: 691,617
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Nice batch-o-fish there, the snapper population has improved steadily over the last 2 years. We're starting to see some really nice ones in places that had none a few years ago.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-02-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,990
Views: 691,617
Posted By Butchbal
Out of Homosassa 4-30-2016

Ran out Saturday, had time for 1 drop in 37'. Lots of gags, some really nice ones, some hogs, little bait. Shot 3 hogs for dinner. Temp on top 77, on bottom 72. Seas 1 to 2 but confused. Viz top to...
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