View Full Version : Last spearfishing trip of year.. and good shooting and eating
11-16-2002, 07:51 AM
Well the water temp should put me out or reach for diving.. Im a wimp for water colder than 70 degrees.. Just cant enjoy diving when its cold water.. Here is a Pic of my last spearfishing trip.. Hey dave.. note the shooting here.. all head shots, and most brain shots.. LOL.. just picking on you about your big gag.. Nice fish by the way and the pic came out great... you need to go to the site for the St. Pete spearfishing club and check out the gag that won this years contest.. they said its 55 pounds and it looks about half as big as yours!!! the guy is holding it up over his head and the fish looks like maybe a 25 pounder or so.. check it out and let me know what you think about it...
11-16-2002, 08:01 AM
Here is the only fish I got over 50 pounds, and I cant Image trying to hold it up like the one in the st. pete open was help up without a problem... compare the pics of dave's gag, and mine and see if anyone thinks that the st. pete open gag is over 50 pounds.. just does not look it.. here they are, with mine first.
11-16-2002, 08:03 AM
Here is dave's sweet 51 pounder..
11-16-2002, 08:04 AM
I cant get this one to post.. but go to this site and its on the front page.. check it out.. just something to talk about..
11-16-2002, 08:13 AM
And a very nice one at that. Good job.
11-16-2002, 09:11 AM
hey jay.that is one fat fish.saw him on the other forum,is he a red.he looks like a red grouper.no i didnt get a kill shot on mine due to the current moving me around so much.i was off a little bit.hit him in the gill plate.definately the biggest grouper i,ll ever shoot...dave
11-16-2002, 01:02 PM
Dave, actually its a yellowfin grouper.. did you check out the st. pete open 55 pounder??? does not look like its that big to me, but I was not there during that part of the weigh in..
11-16-2002, 04:26 PM
hey jay i checked out that 55 pounder.no he doesent look that big to me but i guess they had to weigh him at the weigh in unless their scales are off.
11-17-2002, 05:24 AM
My guess is scale is off.. My hog fish weighed 2.9 pounds, and I thought it was at least 30 pounds!!!! LOL.. Oh well, maybe that scale is off when the fish are over 20 pounds.. dont know and cant prove it anyway... Dave.. I have to get with you and give you numbers, and get mine and pete's shaft back sometimes.. maybe we can meet half way somewhere and eat dinner with the wives!!! let me know when you can make it...thanks...
11-19-2002, 07:53 AM
That link to the grouper looks smaller but the guy is probably holding the tail straight out with his left hand and has the body and head laying way back towards his body to make it a finky perspective...
In any case, y'alls grouper look WAY bigger and fatter than that one. Must be the photoshop. ;)
11-19-2002, 01:22 PM
Damn I guess I'll take the credit for taking a great pic and putting you on MY fish.or was that Shooter Dan's fish (we both have chased it in past weeks).....If I can ever get my scanner to start responding I'll scan the remaining pics from that trip. ...Have to admit that pic gave the fish it's due justice....
Dubull Trouble/Dave, ESPN called and wanted to know if I would put one of their seasoned shooters on some of those ledges for their next show since you bailed on them. I explained their not seasoned until they have proved there worthy on the JR11 and D4B has approved them...... :D .....and if they really want to prove something spend the time on the Grounds Keeper..;)
11-19-2002, 01:52 PM
The Chicks from FISH ON called and they want to do a show on spearfishing and ask me to consult.
I get to hold their fins steady as they shoot. Anyone ever help a chick learn to surf knows the advantage of this view point.
I may need two others to assist. I mean, there are three chicks and I don't want to damage my shaft showing all three how to handle the Big Gun.
Looks as if the weather will suck this weekend on both coasts.
Anyone up for Shooting some clays this weekend?
11-19-2002, 02:18 PM
I hear you brother....can't take much more of the honey do's....bought an underwater video for are upcoming trips....we could always dive Egmont Channel between freighters or dive Tampa Bay artificial reefs.
PS... I got ya covered with Fish on girls, I'll cover the shaft placement and penatration topics..:rolleyes:
11-19-2002, 02:18 PM
Where do you shoot clays??
11-19-2002, 03:23 PM
I shoot Sporting Clays and Trap sometimes on Sat at the Eustis Gun Club. Pretty cheap for members (Trap is $3 round, Clays are $7). Anybody else shoot?
11-19-2002, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by richhermes
Where do you shoot clays??
Rich, you can shoot clays locally at the Silver Dollar Golf Club in Tampa.
It always seemed funny to me that they combined a clay shooting range with a golf course. Hitting long putts with the sound of gun shot in the background added to the challenge of my already poor putting skills.
11-19-2002, 06:35 PM
you guys are to funny.to hell with espn they only wanted to pay 50 grand.i,m worth atleast 100.yea the weather,s killin me not to mention the list.hey stalker how you gonna shoot fish and video at the same time.o yea forgot to mention i,m bringin an underwater scooter that does 2 mph.i,m just gonna cruise along and shoot fish with my automatic speargun.capt jim would probably leave all our asses at the dock
man-o-man is the shit getting deep. The weather must be pretty bad based on what I'm reading on this board.... and the winter is just getting started.
Get those honey do list done before I return in two weeks. :)
11-20-2002, 07:43 AM
Yeah, and this is supposed to be an El Nino winter. My experience is you can add at least 2 feet to whatever the forecast is on just about every day! Be careful. If you don't have an EPIRB-get one.
If not, leave a very good float plan.
11-20-2002, 12:16 PM
Silver Dollar or Tampa Sporting Clays. Silver Dollar is by Race track between Hillsborough CO and Pinellas CO.
Sporting clays is up off of Hwy 52 just north of Tampa.
It figures, My Honey's out of town this weekend and the weather forcast sucks!
I'm up for shooting some clays if anyone wants to go to silver dollar or sporting clays. If not, Keep me in mind when you want to.
Looks like I'll just kill a few snook and reds this weekend in the yak.
11-20-2002, 02:29 PM
Clay shooting sounds like fun. I could borrow my father's Remington 12 gauge and some shells.
I'm open early Sunday, since I have the Packers game in the afternoon.
I haven't shot clays since college.
Try shooting clays with a pistol grip Mossberg Cruiser. Didn't hit many. It was just fun to shoot. :D We occasionally loaded up a slug just to hear it wizz thru the air.
11-21-2002, 10:08 AM
I hope to dive with Mark & Dave if it works out. If not, I'll shoot with you on Sunday just as long as we are done in time for the Bucs game @ 4:15. If we go in the moring, weill have plenty of time to prepar for the game! Email me and I'll drop you me cell number. DanA (at) meltingpot.com
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