View Full Version : Great day diving aboard Awesome Angler, and I hand fed a dolphin a hog also!!!
10-20-2002, 07:26 PM
Well we headed out of clearwater pass to what was calling for 1 to 2 footers, but once we got a few miles offshore I could tell that the weather man was smoking somthing other than cigarettes... We had a solid 2 to 3 footers until about noon, and then it slicked right off... We made 4 dives in 65 foot of water, and ended up with some nice fish.. I got a real nice 5 pound Mango, and 3 keepers Groupers spearing.. Also limit out on some real nice hogs up to 21 inches long.. Coy king ended up with a Nice 7 pound gag grouper, and several Nice hogs also.. The vis was right at 40 foot!!!! Very Nice, and still warm.. Now something happened to me that has not ever happened while I was diving.. Let me give you a back ground of my diving career.. I started diving in 1983, and have been diving everyweek end since that (weather permitting).. I have over 2000 dives in, and what I seen today was the Best expreience that ever happened to me.. I was coming up the anchor rope on my third dive and was on my safety stop at about 15 foot when I kept hearing some High pitch sounds.. I did not see anything, so I turned around and there right in front of me was a Hugh Dolphin!!! He was standing on his head and looking at my stringer of fish.. I mean less then a foot away from the fish!!! I was amazed, and could not resist taking a nice hog fish off my stringer and see if he would take it out of my hand.. Guess what.. He took it "right out of my hand"!!! then he looked right back at my stringer again for more.. But I knew He would eat all I would give him so I just stood there and he stayed upside down on his head looking at my for about another 2 or 3 minutes before he slowly swam away!!! What an experience for sure... I told my wife about and she sure wanted to be there, but could not make it today.. We have always wanted for this to happen, but the dolphin seem to take off once your in the water.. this one came to check me out, and I did the same with him... I put my hand out and he almost pushed it with his nose, but backed off about 3 inches from my hand... Oh well maybe another day this will happen again, and I hope my wife is there to experience it... Over all we ended up with about 60 pounds of fish.. not bad for clearwater diving I guess... Here are some pics from today.., enjoy.. Capt. Jay.. p.s. sounds like I am not the only one to hand feed a dolphin today.. that is great someone else got to experience that..
10-20-2002, 07:27 PM
Here is coy holding up nice stringers from our second dive
10-20-2002, 07:28 PM
cooler not looking bad for a half day trip... Diving and spearfishing is Awesome!!!
10-20-2002, 07:29 PM
With a sunrise like this, you just know its going to be a great day!!
10-20-2002, 07:31 PM
Here coy King is talking trash about how he was going to out spear me.. but smoke him I did,, like double the fish!!! he is simply bumping his gums!!!!
10-20-2002, 07:37 PM
funny. Great report. Dolphin are cool. I used to feed them coming back from offshore when I was a kid in Destin. They're all over the east pass. One time my buddy's dog jumped in the water and the dolphin kept pokin at her and stuff. Freaked her out. That dog never got by the water again. Anyway great report.
10-20-2002, 11:34 PM
Which ramp did you use Jay?? Me and my daughter went out of the Seminole ramp this morning.
10-21-2002, 03:01 AM
dlock,, I used the same ramp.. launched at 5:30 am and waited for the bait house to open,, left ramp at about 6:15 or so...what is the name of your boat??? I probally seen you if you were there at those times.. Capt. Jay
10-21-2002, 08:35 AM
we got to the ramp about 6:45. My boat is nameless, I've only had it about 5 or 6 months. It's a 1986 Bayliner 19' CC white with blue stripes w/ a 1975 Evinrude 85. It's got a couple dive flag stickers on it, one says "I love sharks"!!! Old but effective!!!:D
10-21-2002, 08:56 AM
I had a similar experience off of Tarpon springs Saturday around 11am. This dolphin hung around me during my safety stop. We stayed eye-to-eye 2 feet apart the whole time. I did have a decent stringer of fish. If I turned around, he would swim around in front of me like a puppy at the dinner table. After I got my gear off, I hopped overboard and he approached for the hand feeding. I tried to get him to pose on the surface, but he was only interested in a free hogfish. Very cool experience.
10-22-2002, 04:12 AM
Dan.. It might have been the same dolphin.. I was in 65 feet of water and was right at 21 miles out of tarpon springs on ledges... would'nt that be something if it was the same dolphin.. Im sure that this dolphin has seen divers before and got a free hand out.. Its what he wanted from me, and I repsonded without a problem.. Capt. Jay.. p.s. We need to get out together to sling some stainless... soon.. before the water gets bone chilling..
10-22-2002, 11:58 AM
Here is my biggest hog fish saturday,, several more were just about that size.. it was a all around great day diving experience..
10-22-2002, 12:54 PM
Photoshop, photoshop. You can't see Cap'n Jays hand, the fishes eyes are to big and there is some strange crap coming out of the fishes butt.
10-22-2002, 01:17 PM
Brad thats ****ING PHOTO SHOPor FUK-IN PHOTO SHOP or
****-N PHOTO SHOP well you get the idea.
10-22-2002, 02:12 PM
The stomach is coming out because lots of hogs do that when you bring them up from the pressure change.. the eyes are hanging out because that is where I string them up, through the eyes.. trust me, this is not a photo chop.. I would try to make it look bigger than that..It weighed 5.9 pounds on my digital scale... My fingers are on the back side in the gills, that is why you cant see them... Capt. JaY
10-22-2002, 02:19 PM
It was a joke Jay :rolleyes:
10-22-2002, 02:36 PM
It's still photoshop.
(Hell, I have yet to figure photoshop out!!)
10-22-2002, 02:38 PM
Capt. Jay With all do respect Sir it was A ****ING JOKE .
You post some of the BEST reports we have here my hat is off to you Capt.
10-22-2002, 02:54 PM
It must cost Jay a fortune to bring a designated photographer along on every trip.....:rolleyes: :D
10-22-2002, 02:57 PM
Hell Reef Raider, I would have thought that after spending three days in the Middle Grounds with ya it might of occured to you that this was in jest.Cap.Jay I will also apologize to you if you really thought I was serious. I never considered how screwed up the bull shit on the FS forum might have made our thinking.I attempted to make a play on a thread that ripped D4B for a photo of a hog he placed on the FS forum. I promise to never again try to interject humor on this board again. Signed Genesis II.
10-22-2002, 03:07 PM
YO DUDE I was just trying to play along with you becouse we can say **** here all we want and **** is my favorite ****ING word SO ****ING relax all ****ING ready.
PS you were the best mate on that trip and unless some one here takes my seat so I can do the BUCS thing then I will see you on NOV. 1st brother!!!!!!!!
10-22-2002, 03:10 PM
****ITY **** **** ****
10-22-2002, 03:16 PM
HAY I just learned a new word ****ITY I love it!!!!!!!!
10-22-2002, 03:27 PM
10-22-2002, 03:29 PM
YO REEF RAIDER, Your Chicago colors are shining bright. Just because we can doesn't mean you have to abuse your ****ing privilege. I'll by you a drink next Wednesday.
Capt. Jay, You know these guys are jerking your chain. I know that was the same flipper. He had a small notch on the lower end of his dorsal fin. We were diving in the same area.
Show these photo shop guys you care by extending your virtual middle finger in a "you da man" salute.
I'm sure I'll be diving in the cold stuff all winter. I'm sure we'll have a chance to sling soon.
I've got a technical Nitrox class coming up if anyone is interested. James at Depth perception is teaching it and we are shooting for some time in December. Two classroom nights and two days of diving deep sinks (4 dives total).
10-22-2002, 03:36 PM
****ING looks like I'am not the only one. Have you ever been to THE WINDY CITY????????
10-22-2002, 04:34 PM
I wish I knew how to photoshop.. I would change most of my ****ing pics.. Hey this is fun!!!!
10-22-2002, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by Capt. Jay
I would change most of my ****ing pics.. Hey this is fun!!!!
Now you guys have done it! You've corrupted Capt. Jay!
10-22-2002, 04:40 PM
Some how I knew you would like it !!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe it was the shorts you had on?
No it was the carnage on the deck of your boat!!!!!!!!!! THATS IT
10-22-2002, 04:44 PM
Hey all, this is a good site, and we all have the same thing in common.. we love to fish, we love to dive, and love the offshore adventures we take,, and as long as I can go offshore, and have the energy to wake up and load the boat Im going "****ing" offshore... Yeah baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!that is two!!!!
10-22-2002, 04:47 PM
Shooter what have I done?????????????
Dave call me I lost your ####ers
10-22-2002, 05:26 PM
Not to worry reef raider.. Im back to normal now.. just got a little piss out of my blood stream... Look for my regular posts this weekend,, I have a full day Rod and reel trip.. hope to limit out on those Fat boy Gag's... Capt. Jay
10-22-2002, 05:38 PM
I need to get out on sunday would you or anyone else have room ?????
Whos got daves ph##?????????He wants me to call him
HAY Scott or Rich why is the e-mail off????
10-22-2002, 07:11 PM
Each person has the capability to shut off private messages in your profile.
Is this what you mean??
10-23-2002, 11:08 AM
I think so I tryed to send some E-MAILS not the personal ones it said that it was disabled .This computer shit is all new to me .
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