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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-29-2021, 05:12 PM
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Posted By heybuddies
Re: St. Pete late July

Fishing is great here and diving/shooting fish is great as well. But you wonít likely find lobsters here with your family as mentioned above. There are a few shallow reefs in 20-25í out of treasure...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-11-2021, 10:03 PM
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Views: 1,098,351
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Out SW of Clearwater pass this afternoon to dive in 45 fsw. Seas were very calm all day. Dead fish floating from the inside of Clearwater pass until 5 miles W of the beaches from the red tide (thanks...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 06-08-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,520
Posted By heybuddies
Re: Mini season visitors

Best bet is the keys. Iíve lived in FL my entire lifeÖ havenít been diving for lobster in a long time but would recommend Marathon, FL. Hang out at the ramp and ask for a ride and offer generously...
Forum: Miami and The Florida Keys 06-08-2021, 09:00 PM
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Views: 1,310
Posted By heybuddies
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-13-2021, 06:54 AM
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Views: 1,098,351
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Yep. See my post above. We can thank Piney Point, our state and local government and Wall Street for f***king up our water ways by leaking and now dumping phosphate and mining byproducts, i.e....
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-09-2021, 07:53 PM
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Posted By heybuddies
Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Out of Clearwater pass -red tide everywhere from 3-12 miles out thanks to Piney Point (which has claimed doesn’t impact the gulf water at all). Moved from Indian shores reef to the Sheridan. Surface...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-08-2021, 07:35 PM
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Posted By heybuddies
Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Sorry just saw this. Was 74į surface. I Freedive and watch doesnít have temp on it so note sure about bottom. Might go out tomorrow afternoon if seas maybe down for AJ. Will report back if so.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 04-25-2021, 04:58 PM
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Out looking for cobia on Friday at a few artificials. Almost no bait on any wrecks, and even cudaa were a rare sighting. Anyone else see something like this? Iíve never been diving a wreck this time...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 04-19-2021, 11:59 AM
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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-30-2020, 06:33 PM
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Out Monday 12/28 N of Egmont Channel. Temp was 57 degrees. Hit 30' first, viz was less than 10' and not very fishy. Headed out to 55.' Viz improved to 15-20 but damn, that water was too cold for my...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-17-2020, 04:51 PM
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Views: 4,515
Posted By heybuddies
Re: Moving to Sarasota from Southern California

I sent you a PM. I live in Saint Pete and my boat is in Clearwater. I freedive as much as I can. In the summer we dive a good bit deeper than 50’ but this time of year we dive pretty shallow.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-12-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,515
Posted By heybuddies
Re: Moving to Sarasota from Southern California

Welcome to FL. What depths are you comfortable freediving?
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 10-17-2020, 06:51 PM
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Posted By heybuddies
Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Headed out N and S of the Egmont channel yesterday 10/16. Morning was nice, 1-2’ seas. Viz was not ideal - hazy 12’ horizontal in 60fsw in the bottom. Lots of large particulate in the water. Vertical...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-10-2020, 08:38 PM
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Views: 2,304
Posted By heybuddies
Re: Spearfishing Clubs Near Orlando??

Both coasts are good spearing. Providing more info will help you get better responses in return.

Are you a scuba or freediver? Your won’t freedive much on the bottom East of if Orlando as it gets...
Forum: Member Items 08-09-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,734
Posted By heybuddies
Re: WTB Freediver recovery vest

I found one a few months ago by posting in other diving/spearing boards. There are some for Midwest and California. I can't remember them offhand but you can find via Google. Cast a wide net.
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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-08-2020, 10:07 PM
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Out yesterday and today... worked our way from GunSmoke to north of the ditch to the Sheridan and a bunch of ledges in between. Viz was quit good. TTB in 55í once we were in the water today. Not bad...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-08-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,620
Posted By heybuddies
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-07-2020, 09:39 PM
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Views: 2,620
Posted By heybuddies
Lost speargun N of Egmont ditch

Had a mishap today about 10 miles W of Egmont, just N of the channel. Long story short, my shooting line was unclipped from my gun to get a gag off the shaft. My gun was was still floating in the...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-04-2020, 06:40 PM
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Posted By heybuddies
Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Out of Johnís Pass, 7/3. Viz less than 20í in 50í. Turned out to be very rough waters. Had fun taking to boat for a cruise on my day off nonetheless.
Forum: General Freediving Area 06-13-2020, 11:01 AM
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Views: 10,034
Posted By heybuddies
Anyone selling their freedivers recovery vest?

Does anyone have a FRV (freedivers recovery vest) that they are willing to sell? I have two little ones at home and hoping to save a few bucks on a used one.
Forum: General Freediving Area 06-13-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 165,954
Posted By heybuddies
Re: The freediver's safety vest--IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Does anyone have a FRV (freedivers recovery vest) that they are willing to sell? I have two little ones at home and hoping to save a few bucks on a used one. Please PM me if so.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-29-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,722
Posted By heybuddies
Re: Spanish macks

Good point, Alec. I forgot to mention that part!
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-28-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,722
Posted By heybuddies
Re: Spanish macks

Yes, many times. Kings are often mixed in too, depending on time of year. They usually hang off to the outside of the bait and Spanish Mackerel feast-fest and come in when they see a good target.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-23-2020, 07:47 PM
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Posted By heybuddies
Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Headed out for hook and line with a little diving out of Fort DeSoto at 7am today. Worked ledges on both sides of the ditch. Everything south of the channel in 50-60í was full of snot with red tide...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-22-2020, 05:23 PM
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Views: 1,098,351
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