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Forum: California Spearfishing 01-24-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 125,038
Posted By bigjim
Re: Spearfishing Video Thread

Thanks guys.

Marco, 7mm is standard for here in Northern California...anything less and would get cold real quick. :(

Sincerely,

Jim
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-22-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 125,038
Posted By bigjim
Re: Spearfishing Video Thread

2019 Highlight Vid and a few pics:

https://youtu.be/Yb-hWrI3neQ

Pretty fun year, and looking forward to seeing what 2020 brings.

:)

Sincerely,
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-31-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 125,038
Posted By bigjim
Re: Spearfishing Video Thread

Up here in the Monterey Bay...quite a few triggerfish seen and taken up here recently...

Sincerely,

Jim
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-11-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 125,038
Posted By bigjim
Re: Spearfishing Video Thread

Mostly Monterey Bay with some Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rigs and a BFT from SoCal.

https://youtu.be/efvCCelAojU

:toast:

Sincerely,

Jim
Forum: California Spearfishing 11-27-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,329
Posted By bigjim
Re: Striped Bass

Nice fish!

I shot several in 2016 off local beaches...mostly on smaller side but a few nice ones up to 31 pounds, 43+ inches...

Last two years I saw some but nowhere near the numbers or luck of...
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-04-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,221
Posted By bigjim
Re: Recent Trip Reports???

My last few dives of 2017 were pretty fun.

:)
Forum: California Spearfishing 01-02-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 125,038
Posted By bigjim
Re: Spearfishing Video Thread

Obligatory 2017 compilation vid.

;)

All footage taken between BigSur and Humboldt.

https://youtu.be/_BO8O1hcP_4

Sincerely,
Forum: California Spearfishing 12-27-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,946
Posted By bigjim
Re: Big Sur Conditions (12/29 - 1/2)?

Look at the MSW forecast for Sand Dollar beach...

If I had a crystal ball I would say the 29th and 31st look best as of right now, but once you are down there you will be able to see how the...
Forum: California Spearfishing 09-06-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,477
Posted By bigjim
Re: Users of the freedivers recovery vest—what they say

Great stuff Terry.

Just reaffirms my decision to recently get one.

Like everyone else has said, I have been very impressed with the vest and the ease of set up and use and cleaning, and look...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-27-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,439
Posted By bigjim
Re: Gopro mounting options

I just wear it on a headstrap under my hood...works fine for a bunch of different kinds of diving/spearing...

https://youtu.be/GpmpBe0d7pU

Sincerely,

Jim
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-19-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,918
Posted By bigjim
Re: Triton Open, May 6th

You Tritons need to do a better job promoting this really cool event.

;)

Besides the great folks (all the Tritons I have met have been super friendly and welcoming), killer prizes and world...
Forum: Member Items 04-08-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,475
Posted By bigjim
Re: super-world-class dive board

LOL!!!

Love it!!

:thumps:

Sincerely,

Jim
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-08-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,918
Posted By bigjim
Re: Triton Open, May 6th

It was 38 inches and 20 pounds...spawned out and empty belly, but plenty meaty.

http://doty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/1632

Last drop of the day...was so stoked!

:thumps:

Ate the hell...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-08-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,346
Posted By bigjim
Re: transplant to CA, spearfishing questions

Nah, illegal to spear salmon...hook and line season just opened up on 4/1:

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20170406/SPORTS/170409772

Sharks? Uhhmm....yeah....they are there...I've...
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-07-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,918
Posted By bigjim
Re: Triton Open, May 6th

Will do my very best to be there., been too long...will all depend on work/family.

I want another big ling like I got at the Triton Open in 2015!!

:toast:

Sincerely,

Jim
Forum: California Spearfishing 04-07-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,346
Posted By bigjim
Re: transplant to CA, spearfishing questions

Great advice from Andrew and Carter!

Wife/kids/work/$ keep me pretty much just in Monterey area but there is a ton of fun diving to be had if you put in the time...

In addition to the 7mm, a...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-28-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,690
Posted By bigjim
Re: Radioactive isotope chart from Fukushima spreading

:lol::lol:

LMFAO!!!

I hear the Fukushima radiation is sooo bad that it is turning some fish blue!??!!

Shocking!!
...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-28-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,980
Posted By bigjim
Re: Stillwater Cove???

This weekend is hook and line RCG opener. SWS will be a zoo.

I would recommend diving somewhere else...

This pic was from two weekends ago...my fish, pic with visiting Canadian freediver. She...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-23-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,540
Posted By bigjim
Re: Gut Nuggets

Yeah, all bony fish have them to help with orientation in water column (fish that lay on bottom like Lings have much smaller ones than fish that suspend like WSB, Stripers, Verms etc) and they are in...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-23-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,540
Posted By bigjim
Re: Gut Nuggets

That's awesome Ryan!!! Nice fish too dude!! :toast:

Off topic side story: Couple years ago I was diving with fuzz and a young friend...towards the end of the day I found a nice 35+ inch Ling holed...
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-22-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,540
Posted By bigjim
Re: Gut Nuggets

Thanks Benny!

Hope you are doing well!

:toast:

Sincerely,

Jim
Forum: California Spearfishing 03-22-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,540
Posted By bigjim
Re: Gut Nuggets

Shot my PB Verm over the weekend, 23.5 inches and 8.76 pounds.

https://youtu.be/7meoN6DmRh8

Had a whole Blue Rockfish in her belly.

Piggy!!

:)
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-27-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,080
Posted By bigjim
Re: Monterey Beach Closures this weekend 2-25-17

Thanks Ron.

I'm still not 100% from a knee injury I got back in October but feel like I am getting a little back of strength back each time I get out there.

Felt great to be paddling and diving...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-27-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,080
Posted By bigjim
Re: Monterey Beach Closures this weekend 2-25-17

I was out there Saturday AM and was stoked to take a nice bright blue Ling and some random RF home for dinner.

https://youtu.be/xuyDpUIPBIE

Vis was up to ~20 at high tide offshore, but dropped...
Forum: California Spearfishing 02-08-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,994
Posted By bigjim
New DFW Regs effective now

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/anglers-can-retain-canary-rockfish-in-2017/

NOTE:
-Can take two Lings instead of three
-Can take three Blacks instead of five
-Can take one Canary
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