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Old 05-15-2019, 07:24 AM   #3256
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I look forward to diving the left coast one day, but I'm glad we don't have to deal with the kelp here.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:29 AM   #3257
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Thanks, Dave. Toughest part about putting these videos together is finding good music to go with them.
The problem is all the well known music we all like will have a copyright claim so you can't monitize your videos. And in some cases the claimant will outright deny using the song and so you end up with a video without sound. So, I just search no copyright music, most of which is digital, and just try to find something halfway decent.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:32 AM   #3258
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Thanks, Dave. Toughest part about putting these videos together is finding good music to go with them.


1980s porn soundtracks seem to edit well with spearfishing.


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Old 05-15-2019, 09:27 PM   #3259
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Have you tried SoundCloud Cuzza? Take a look if u haven't. Not that I have. Just going off what my 17 year old says.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:15 AM   #3260
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Out of JP Yesterday’s catch of the day doings some search and recovery diving for a friend who lost a wheel (prop) two weeks ago broke away from his sportfish in the gulf

The worst case scenarios 17' deep with 6' horizontal 3' vertical visibility. On today's ripping full moon current
Lots of Hail Marys I burned on that mission

Oh and I speared 3 hogfish and 3 nice mangos
Out deeper in 60' of course

Lots of current top to bottom viz 30’ horizontal in 60 fsw lots of big mangos, gags triggerfish- all the usual suspects

Small hogfish only 4 brown snouts seen
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:33 PM   #3261
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Dove Veterans this afternoon. Vis was top to bottom, with a bit of particulate. Not remotely fishy today, but enjoyable diving in such good conditions. Temp was perfect for a 1mm by my standards, but one of the divers on my boat was comfortable freediving in a rash guard.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:24 AM   #3262
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Out of JP Yesterday’s catch of the day doings some search and recovery diving for a friend who lost a wheel (prop) two weeks ago broke away from his sportfish in the gulf

The worst case scenarios 17' deep with 6' horizontal 3' vertical visibility. On today's ripping full moon current
Lots of Hail Marys I burned on that mission

Oh and I speared 3 hogfish and 3 nice mangos
Out deeper in 60' of course

Lots of current top to bottom viz 30’ horizontal in 60 fsw lots of big mangos, gags triggerfish- all the usual suspects

Small hogfish only 4 brown snouts seen
Good haul!!! Your friend is stoked.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:16 PM   #3263
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Pretty good vis out scouting this weekend. Got some nice mangoes, hogs and a cobra.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:48 PM   #3264
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Dang Moose, that’s a fishy spot for sure!
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:46 PM   #3265
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Did my first trip to the Elbow on Sat May 18, 2019. Seas 3-5' on way out of Clw pass. First dive about 7:30am. Viz was top to thermocline which was about 65'. Under the thermocline viz was about 50'. Temp was 72 down there to start the day. Got up to 75 as day went on. Did 4 drops out there, 3 at 166' and one at 145, so my deepest diving to date. Current started ripping by afternoon with the full moon. Headed in to the pipeline after that and did our shallow dive at 140'

I picked up a 16" Hog there and my buddy whacked a 10# male Hog. Megan got a Hog too. I got my biggest Hog on dive one. 25.5" and 12.76#. So really cool stuff. Alex saw a huge Carbo that was trucking and not getting shot he said. He said he also saw a gag pushing 70#. I saw a mango that was pushing 20#, but he wasn't getting shot either. I took a long shot on a mutton, but he wouldn't turn and he got off the shaft after being hit in the head. The other 3 guys got one Mutton each. School of Mahi on some floating debris was fun to see. Little tripletails too.

Pretty epic stuff. Much thanks to the Hillen's. Unique opportunity to be able to dive that place, and log another personal best on his boat. Oh, and I fell overboard trying to put the ladder back in place, so I was laughed at for that nimble move.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:25 AM   #3266
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Did my first trip to the Elbow on Sat May 18, 2019. Seas 3-5' on way out of Clw pass. First dive about 7:30am. Viz was top to thermocline which was about 65'. Under the thermocline viz was about 50'. Temp was 72 down there to start the day. Got up to 75 as day went on. Did 4 drops out there, 3 at 166' and one at 145, so my deepest diving to date. Current started ripping by afternoon with the full moon. Headed in to the pipeline after that and did our shallow dive at 140'

I picked up a 16" Hog there and my buddy whacked a 10# male Hog. Megan got a Hog too. I got my biggest Hog on dive one. 25.5" and 12.76#. So really cool stuff. Alex saw a huge Carbo that was trucking and not getting shot he said. He said he also saw a gag pushing 70#. I saw a mango that was pushing 20#, but he wasn't getting shot either. I took a long shot on a mutton, but he wouldn't turn and he got off the shaft after being hit in the head. The other 3 guys got one Mutton each. School of Mahi on some floating debris was fun to see. Little tripletails too.

Pretty epic stuff. Much thanks to the Hillen's. Unique opportunity to be able to dive that place, and log another personal best on his boat. Oh, and I fell overboard trying to put the ladder back in place, so I was laughed at for that nimble move.
Sweet baby Jesus! Great fish there. Too deep for my tastes, though

Hope you aren't expecting that kind of haul when you come out on the Pelican, though
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:49 AM   #3267
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Did my first trip to the Elbow on Sat May 18, 2019. Seas 3-5' on way out of Clw pass. First dive about 7:30am. Viz was top to thermocline which was about 65'. Under the thermocline viz was about 50'. Temp was 72 down there to start the day. Got up to 75 as day went on. Did 4 drops out there, 3 at 166' and one at 145, so my deepest diving to date. Current started ripping by afternoon with the full moon. Headed in to the pipeline after that and did our shallow dive at 140'

I picked up a 16" Hog there and my buddy whacked a 10# male Hog. Megan got a Hog too. I got my biggest Hog on dive one. 25.5" and 12.76#. So really cool stuff. Alex saw a huge Carbo that was trucking and not getting shot he said. He said he also saw a gag pushing 70#. I saw a mango that was pushing 20#, but he wasn't getting shot either. I took a long shot on a mutton, but he wouldn't turn and he got off the shaft after being hit in the head. The other 3 guys got one Mutton each. School of Mahi on some floating debris was fun to see. Little tripletails too.

Pretty epic stuff. Much thanks to the Hillen's. Unique opportunity to be able to dive that place, and log another personal best on his boat. Oh, and I fell overboard trying to put the ladder back in place, so I was laughed at for that nimble move.
Glad you got out to dive the Elbow and congrats on a personal best! I have seen some crazy stuff there.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:51 AM   #3268
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Dang Moose, that’s a fishy spot for sure!
Yeah, it’s a nice small spot. I was able to take some nice mangos off it up to 10 lbs.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:38 PM   #3269
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Thanks Moose! Nice mango's. Wow!
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:20 PM   #3270
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After spending the last 23 years diving out of John’s Pass, I’ve put the boat in a high and dry in Largo. Went out of Clearwater pass today to find some new numbers in the area. Could just make out the contrast between ledges/hard bottom and sand from the surface at 45’. Horizontal viz was around 30’. Located some structure holding decent sized gags. Will see if they stick around come 6/1.

Surface temp - 82. Not much thermocline. Shot some mangos etc. Great day to be in the water.
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