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Old 05-17-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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One day late dive report

Since it seems like it's a bad idea to give out locations I won't do so right now. But where I dove (should be fairly easy to figure from the pic) had excellant conditions yesterday. I dove for 3.5 hours in the afternoon, ventured far and wide and saw very little sign of "the ghost". Heard one or two croaks, and one possible sighting (flash of silver combined with wishfull thinking), although I think it was a barracuda. My dive buddy shot a nice calico, and so I decided to shoot one as well. It's a new personal best for me, and I estimated him to be around 7lbs. If you guys decide to go, good luck!

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Old 05-17-2007, 06:06 PM   #2
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Nice calico Steve!
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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ya ive seen some barracuda out there recently
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:43 PM   #4
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nice ^^◘
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:54 PM   #5
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Re: One day late dive report

That spot is no secret. And with the amount of people that have been hitting it recently. I doubt any info would make a difference.

Nice fish!
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:21 PM   #6
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Not too bad for a beginer!!!
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:42 PM   #7
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nice 4# calico
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:53 PM   #8
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nice 4# calico
Ah common it was bigger than that! I know it looks small in the pic, and I didn't have an accurate scale to weigh it on. It was 23" long and fat! Eaither way it doesn't really matter, still gave me enough filet meat to eat off of for a couple weeks .
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:57 PM   #9
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Ah common it was bigger than that! I know it looks small in the pic, and I didn't have an accurate scale to weigh it on. It was 23" long and fat! Eaither way it doesn't really matter, still gave me enough filet meat to eat off of for a couple weeks .
still nice! Yeah i thought I shot a 8lb'er once and it turned out to be 4.3lbs
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:12 PM   #10
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Steve,

I hope this helps put some perspective on a nice catch.

The trick to making the most of the shot is to keep the object behind the fish, usually you, small in comparison to the object in front of it.

I was teasing Austin about the WSB in his Avatar as well. Had he held it horizontally instead of vertically and cropped out his lower body, the fish would appear much larger in realtion to the object behind it.

Nice Calico!
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:24 PM   #11
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Steve,

I hope this helps put some perspective on a nice catch.

The trick to making the most of the shot is to keep the object behind the fish, usually you, small in comparison to the object in front of it.

I was teasing Austin about the WSB in his Avatar as well. Had he held it horizontally instead of vertically and cropped out his lower body, the fish would appear much larger in realtion to the object behind it.

Nice Calico!
hmmm, richie told me the opposite way to hold it.

damn kayakers cant take a decent photo!
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:31 PM   #12
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the secret is to tense up your face, bulge the muscles and shove the fish out toward the camera even when it weighs 2 pounds.... all my calico pics require two hands to hold up the fish.....
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:52 PM   #13
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Nice fish, fresh calico bass is delish. Word to the wise: don't post a weight unless you have a scale or your estimate is way lower than what the fish appears to weigh.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:05 PM   #14
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Did I do it right? I think I have the cheesy smile down pretty good. This was taken today at my "secret spot" near by your "secret spot". It was 4.3 lbs, 20 inches long. So I would bet that yours is a little bit heavier than Austin gives you credit for. .
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Sorry for the thread jack Steve...I started a new thread... I swear

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