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09-14-2003, 06:55 AM
While doing a safety stop on the Thunderbolt. I saw my first Sailfish underwater. Three of them about four feet long. Makes the stop much more fun.
09-14-2003, 10:09 AM
We dove teh Thunderbolt many times and about all I every saw was the standard stuff you see on wrecks.
How was the current? I've been on it when it was ripping, and when it's been dead calm.
09-14-2003, 10:29 PM
Been seeing tons of ballayhoo here on my safety stops, but no sailfish or other pelagics.
09-14-2003, 10:52 PM
Quite a sight, isn't it? I've seen sailfish twice and marlins twice also....always awesome. Some guys invited me to go to Costa Rica, where it's legal to spear them, but I have mixed feelings about it. There's something about billfish, kind of majestic or something. Have you seen the short movie at IGFA (Fishing Museum) in Ft. Lauderdale? They have a really great scene of some guys catching a marlin. Cool museum if you ever come up this way.
Kite, I was out today, off Boca. You're right, those ballyhoo are all over the place! We got some hogs, couple nice muttons, got chased by a hammerhead a little bit. How about you?
09-14-2003, 11:03 PM
Got 8 lobster Friday morning, but no fish. Saturday was a nonevent from a fishing/spearfishing perspective. This morning got 4 lobster and saw 4 hogs 14" to 17" feeding together in the sand but didn't bother with my Riffe (too much trouble - would have enjoyed the quick fire-reload practice if I had had my SS freeshaft gun). All the lobster and hogs were 80' or deeper.
Museum is great! As I recall you just became an IGFA member shortly before we met.
Are we going to see you next weekend at the Southern Open?
09-15-2003, 06:33 AM
i was with Keysspearfisher on that dive....:mad:
i didn't see no stinkin' billfish!!!
maybe that was because i was holding on for dear life in the 4mph current!!!!
it was freaking crazy
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