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Forum: California Spearfishing 09-24-2022, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Bob Ballew
Fall Tri-fecta?: Yellowfin at the Islands 9/24/22

...With Bluefin and Dorado in local waters, Yellowfin (499 area) are now, also in play. Dive ahead of the porpoise/dolphin pods for a chance at landing Yellowfin; then, chase tuna/Dorado the rest of...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-15-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bob Ballew
Dorado, Si...Tuna...Nyet..9/14-15/22

...Took the Good Wife and HMS Balluga out to burn up some aging fuel...Wind chop and cross swell made it a little rough off Long Beach but, smoothed out some as I moved westward...I kept going,...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-12-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: looking for spots near mdr

...You aren't getting a response because it appears you are looking for an easy, no effort on your part solution. No putdown intended, but, most of us spent (still spend) a lot of time exploring for...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-07-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Dive now: Bad Weather coming for 9-10-22

...It is good to hear some positive regarding the two sides....I have had both, positive and negative experiences with charter boats...One pulled up near me on a kelp bed and let the rod guys cast...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-06-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: First Dorado

..With that kind of inspiration, next, you and the kids need to head down toward the west end of SCI for a try at one of those jumbo Bluefin or Yellowfin! There are currently Bluefin on the Snail,...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-06-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Post Dive Dizzyness - vertigo?

You may have a tiny pinhole rupture if failing to equalize properly at 40'...if so, it should go away in a week or so...may need an anti-biotic to ensure no ear infection...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-05-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By Bob Ballew
Dive now: Bad Weather coming for 9-10-22

...The swell and wind will build by Friday, going up to 7-10 feet along the southern CA coastline and offshore. Probably remnants of the Class 2 hurricane currently moving north off the Baja coast...
Forum: California Spearfishing 08-29-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,916
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Use Caution diving the 9...8/25/22

With only 81 posts in 7 years, I don't see where you are qualified to call anyone out, claiming fake news...Exactly what part is fake? My confirmed info or, your bogus attention seeking post?
Forum: California Spearfishing 08-26-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,916
Posted By Bob Ballew
Use Caution diving the 9...8/25/22

...There are Bluefin on the 9 but, yesterday and today, there was an 18' great white also staking out the spot...observed by one of the spotter plane pilots who know their sizes. Two commercial...
Forum: California Spearfishing 08-21-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,621
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Every Dive is not always WONDERFUL

Time for your Catalina vacation....70 degree plus water and lots of dorado just south and southeast of the east end.....big yellows on the bait and squid off Silver Canyon. Probably halibut up in...
Forum: California Spearfishing 08-17-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By Bob Ballew
Giant Bluefin West of SCI

...Just returned from 2 days up at the Wrigley mansion above Avalon. Great views from our 2nd story window of bait schools getting hit by tuna and yellowtail. This despite all the boat traffic...
Forum: California Spearfishing 08-09-2022, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 832
Posted By Bob Ballew
Bluefin in Avalon Harbor: 8/7/22

...A large school of Bluefin surfaced in front of Avalon Harbor. One fellow on a skiff hurried out and trolled a MadMac lure (the hot tuna lure this month) thru the school and hooked up with a 104...
Forum: California Spearfishing 08-09-2022, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Halibut Spawn plus Grunion Run: 7-28-22

Nice catch....a profitable day, with halibut at $20 a pound in the stores...Now, it is time to hit the channel kelp paddies for a dorado or two!
Forum: California Spearfishing 07-26-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By Bob Ballew
Halibut Spawn plus Grunion Run: 7-28-22

July 28-31 is a scheduled grunion run....July is also a spawning month, so, there may be flatties laying up shallow...With a late morning incoming tide in the 3 foot range, hitting the beach at early...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-07-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,183
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Not this AGAIN?

...Son, this type of logic escapes me....Large bugs lay thousands of eggs more than barely legals or undersize immature lobster....also, when the majority of animals are small, it shows that possibly...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-02-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 40,673
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Palapas Ventana Flop

Mr. C....The halibut are in...and....I am out of popcorn....:(
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-30-2022, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,183
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Not this AGAIN?

...I can certainly sympathize with your position. All I am saying is what I am seeing occur when I go out for lobster each year. Most of my catch comes from the inside of Catalina island where no...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-28-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,183
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Not this AGAIN?

I don't know what others are seeing, but, from my perspective, each year there seem to be an increasing number of barely legals and fewer larger sizes....The Alaska halibut fishery has slot sizes and...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-02-2022, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,131
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Amazing Scene in Santa Monica Bay

Usually, you see the big schools in mid-channel. It is a real treat to watch the babies jumping alongside the mother. Times like this is why we love going out on the ocean!..
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-24-2022, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,398
Posted By Bob Ballew
Your dive boat has new fire Extinguisher Regs..

...Survival 101: New regs effective Aprll 20, 2022, require boat owners to replace all fire extinguishers over 12 years old from date of manufacture. It is required on all boats with permanently...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-23-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,315
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Magnet in barrel of open muzzle gun

...In reply to Jame's question...I build all my own guns in my garage...I hand carve the grips to fit my hand using teak or mahogany that has seasoned a year.. The handle is located about 1/4...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-22-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,315
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Magnet in barrel of open muzzle gun

...One of the problems with closed muzzles is that unless the opening is tight, the slings can catch in the back of the muzzle and rip the muzzle loose...which is why we went to open muzzles ...there...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-22-2022, 12:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,315
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Magnet in barrel of open muzzle gun

All my wood guns use a sliding ring on the shaft with line attached to the ring...wood is notched on bottom of muzzle..when you lay the line in the notch and pull it tight, with two or three wraps of...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-07-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,795
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Catalina @ $6.34 a gallon

There is squid on the west end at Starlight near Johnsons. You were in the right area...Also squid from the east end to Salta Verde on the backside...Me...I would hit the the Silver Canyon area for...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-28-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,458
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Some Might Need to Know

...One old timer final opinion: How you measure is very important if you take barely legal-size bugs...hook the measuring device in the crevice between the eyes first, making sure it goes all the...
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