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Old 06-01-2017, 09:52 PM   #1
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New Spearo in Houston!

Hey all, just got approved for the board and wanted to introduce myself. I'm fairly new to the sport, but super pumped to do more of it. I've done a guided spear trip out of Cabo a couple of times and made it out to the near rigs in Galveston a few weeks back and played around with sheepshead. Had opportunities at cobia, but decided I wasn't comfortable dealing with a fish that size yet. I've got my PADI open water done and a number of dives under my belt, but I've just been freediving while spearfishing so far.

I currently own a flats boat and do quite a bit of inshore fishing, but I have a Yamaha 200 4 stroke sitting in my garage waiting to hang on the back of an off shore boat that I'm going to check out this weekend. Hopefully will have that boat put together in the next couple of weeks and will have a solid ride to make it out to the rigs in. Just need this wind to finally die down and I'm going to be all over it. I have a very flexible schedule and will probably be doing a lot of mid-week trips with extra room in the boat. Definitely interested in meeting up with some more experienced guys and learning more about the sport. I'd also be down on chipping in for fuel if anybody else has room on board.

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Old 06-01-2017, 10:06 PM   #2
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:55 AM   #3
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Welcome. You are sure to have a new obsession soon enough.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:29 PM   #4
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Welcome!

All my fishing poles are covered in dust. It's just not the same after discovering spearfishing.

I get together with a small circle of guys in the Houston area to train in pools/freshwater, and go spearing offshore as often as we can manage. We're always happy to include new folks who are interested in learning. Send me a PM if you'd like to meet up sometime.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:34 PM   #5
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All my fishing poles are covered in dust. It's just not the same after discovering spearfishing.

I get together with a small circle of guys in the Houston area to train in pools/freshwater, and go spearing offshore as often as we can manage. We're always happy to include new folks who are interested in learning. Send me a PM if you'd like to meet up sometime.
Awesome, I'd definitely like to meet up! I'm on my way back from Baton Rouge right now toting my new war wagon. Will have it offshore ready soon!



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Old 06-04-2017, 12:37 PM   #6
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Congrats.. Just needs some blood on the deck now!
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:44 PM   #7
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Welcome! What lart of Texas do you live at? I assume around the Houston area. Myself along with Andy(geofri) ^^ are good spearfishing buddies and we are always looking for more people to go out with/ train with. We are always happy to help with expenses and help clean the boat after. Let us know if you are ever down for a drink and we can plan out the next trip over a beer or some good Mexican food or just talk spearfishing for a bit.

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Welcome, I haven't dove since moving to Galveston in January and am dying to shoot some fish. I've been fishing the bay and surf a lot and it's been really good. If you ever wanna fish or get something together to go offshore give me a ring. I'll PM you my number. The photo is my first bull red from a few weeks ago.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:39 AM   #9
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Welcome! What lart of Texas do you live at? I assume around the Houston area. Myself along with Andy(geofri) ^^ are good spearfishing buddies and we are always looking for more people to go out with/ train with. We are always happy to help with expenses and help clean the boat after. Let us know if you are ever down for a drink and we can plan out the next trip over a beer or some good Mexican food or just talk spearfishing for a bit.

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Awesome, I will for sure hit you up when I get closer to being water ready with the new rig. I got a bit of a setback with the new hull this week. I found a soft spot on the spash well, and after cutting it out to replace, I found water trapped in the sealed bulkheads..... I now have the entire floor cut out of the boat and have to do a rebuild that I wasn't planning on when I bought it. Once I got the floor cut out, I also found the fuel tank is in need of replacement as well! Thankfully one of my fishing partners knows how to do the fiberglass work, and I can TIG up a new aluminum tank, so I'm not out much money, just a lot of time and work.
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welcome and congrats on the boat! Im going to shoot you a PM.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:14 PM   #11
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Welcome wiznut,

With that new boat you are sure to make friends quickly around here.

Will be going from San Diego to Alaska over the next four months to do some kayak spearfishing but would love to get out on the water once back.

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Awesome, I will for sure hit you up when I get closer to being water ready with the new rig. I got a bit of a setback with the new hull this week. I found a soft spot on the spash well, and after cutting it out to replace, I found water trapped in the sealed bulkheads..... I now have the entire floor cut out of the boat and have to do a rebuild that I wasn't planning on when I bought it. Once I got the floor cut out, I also found the fuel tank is in need of replacement as well! Thankfully one of my fishing partners knows how to do the fiberglass work, and I can TIG up a new aluminum tank, so I'm not out much money, just a lot of time and work.
Sure thing. Good luck getting it done!
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:37 AM   #13
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Sure thing. Good luck getting it done!
Thanks, it's coming along. I decided to just repair the tank that I had since the bottom was still in great shape, so I cut the old top off and welded a new one on. Pressure tested fine, so it'll be back in the boat and floor going back on this week if all goes well. After that, it shouldn't take but a couple days to finish the rigging out. I'm hoping for a 2 week splash.



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Old 08-03-2017, 10:14 PM   #14
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Hi Wiznut, new here too. Can you spear fish Cobia?
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:37 AM   #15
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Hi Wiznut, new here too. Can you spear fish Cobia?
Don't quote me, but as long as you're in federal waters you can if I understand correctly.

Everything takes longer than I hope. Still haven't gotten the new boat offshore, but it's getting close. Couple of gremlins to fix after the first two water tests on Conroe. Waiting to get it back from the shop now.

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