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Old 03-31-2021, 08:45 PM   #1
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Nice Hogfish

I did a lot of diving in 2020. Over 140 dives. More diving that I have ever done in a year. Shot a lot of fish too. Two black grouper. Lots of big gags, some nice American Reds, some big red grouper, and of course mangos and hogs. But looking back, I cannot recall any big Hogs, not since 2019 in December. I'm not deep diving that often, but more often than many I'm sure. So when I saw this big guy from a ways off, I was glad to have my CF fins and go after him. Big Hogs are harder to come by, so elation NOT edited out.

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Old 03-31-2021, 08:52 PM   #2
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Re: Nice Hogfish

Love it, man. And that's a nice hog.
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Old 03-31-2021, 09:00 PM   #3
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Thanks Cuzza!
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Old 04-01-2021, 06:50 AM   #4
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Great shot on that big Hog DB. Very exciting when you shoot from that distance and stone em! Congrats!
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:05 AM   #5
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Thank you KB!
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Old 04-02-2021, 04:36 AM   #6
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Nice hog there, Dave!
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Old 04-02-2021, 05:53 AM   #7
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Sweet, plus a two-fer on the mangroves
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Old 04-02-2021, 06:22 AM   #8
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Re: Nice Hogfish

Very nice that is quality for sure, hope to get out diving with you this season sat out most of last due to various reasons.

Question was that dive this March 21st or a previous year? Just asking because at 5:17 water temp shows 77 degrees. Did not think the water has warmed up that much yet.

Either way awesome
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Old 04-02-2021, 07:41 PM   #9
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Thanks Tyson and DKay!
Sorry that you weren't out much Grock. Last year was definitely the first of its kind for any us. And quite a bit different for those of us that are medical like you and me. That dive was from March 28, 2021. Temp that day on dive log was 67-69 degrees. Good eye there on the computer. Not sure why it said 77. I'd been down for a little bit, so not sure how quickly it samples. Newer computer for me, so still getting used to it. Like how to silence some of the alarms!
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Old 04-03-2021, 07:10 AM   #10
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Still cool I usually jump in at 74 degrees. I just installed a new Cummins diesel generator on my boat and put hot water on the rigging station so with a waiting hot shower between dives I May brave it earlier.

I get the annoying alarms. I dive a Scubapro Galileo air integrated computer so I can see the display and love it. Have the alarms dialed in, all except the ascending too fast which I think you have to have. It helps slow me down.
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Nice shot and video Dbrown. Have you ever dove the towers in the sw gulf?
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:49 PM   #12
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Thank you.
I have never dove that far South. Those towers do look cool and I have read they can hold a lot of fish.
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Old 05-29-2021, 06:52 PM   #13
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nice fish.. great shot for sure.. and on camera.. no one can call BS on that one.
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:06 AM   #14
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Re: Nice Hogfish

Where did you get the "half-moon" spare shaft holders? They look like the ones TinMan made for me many years ago.
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Old 05-30-2021, 12:14 PM   #15
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Thanks shootin-blanks.
Hi there Gary. Kevin Bruington of Spearfishing Specialties in Largo Fl distributes those spare shaft holder clips. Thought behind the modification was the semi-lunar design would prevent any line entanglement if the shooter was using their shooting line. Works well.
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