View Full Version : I asked if you wanted to go....
12-09-2003, 08:31 PM
Went out today off the east coast of florida and freedove in 75 ft of water and shot the hell out of the fish for my last time out in Florida before i leave for Fiji and Australia. The two largest groupers were 30+ and the others weren't too far behind. Mangrove Snappers both 14 lbs. a cobia and then threw on some tanks and got a pile of lobsters with 4 over 8lbs for good measure (6ft visibility). We saw 3 manta rays and although they loved to come right on top of me every time i had a fish and was bolting to the surface out of breath they didn't have any cobia with them. Grouper never knew what hit them. Not too many guys hitting them in that depth of water obviously and they were stupid. Stoned the first big one right in front of a 600lb jewfish and then shot a snapper on the next dive down and had a Barracuda bite it while i was getting it in my hands. no fear the bastard, and i had to actually kick him to keep him from cutting my hands off. No Blackfin Tuna and no Mackerel but plenty of big Gags. Moved out deeper and had the crappy vis but plenty of big langostas to finish off the day. if you can get out there the fish are in. Saw another dozen mangoes around 15lbs but couldn't find the 18lbers today. have to let my cousins keep them in line until i get back in March. Cam
Note: With so many fisherman/woman in our family we have taken to weighing everything for accurate reports since the BS factor in our sport is so high and Rabideath is still determined to shoot something over 10 lbs.
12-09-2003, 08:33 PM
Fish Pictures are one of the only times i wish i was 5'3" instead of 6'3" I need to shoot some bigger fish.
12-09-2003, 08:35 PM
10 lbers and 30lbers
12-09-2003, 08:38 PM
Nice wetsuit :D
No really, great trip!
12-09-2003, 09:06 PM
Awesome trip blue.
12-09-2003, 09:21 PM
Man you east coast guys just kill me with those big ol' lobsters. 14 pound Mangoes? Hey now.
12-09-2003, 09:25 PM
Awesome pics. I want my location to be "Wherever the spearing is good." How do I sign up for that gig? Florida Lotto is about the only thing that comes to mind.
12-09-2003, 09:52 PM
I was on my way over until you said something about freediving 110'.........I need a little more practice before I tackle that one!
12-09-2003, 10:44 PM
Good shooting! Were you in the Jax area?
Good luck and dive safe in OZ.
12-10-2003, 07:07 AM
I hate that I missed the trip! Just a note, all of those fish were shot within cell phone range of shore. How do I know? Cam was kind enough to call me at 1100 to tell me about the trip while he was still sitting on my favorite spot! Let me tell what that did to my productivity and motivation for the rest of the day...
Awesome trip. Greg, we have to hit the ####### and ###### while he is gone.
12-10-2003, 10:48 AM
Way to go, Cam--I thought that I was pretty jealous yesterday when you called . . . now I know I'm jealous. Of course, it's tough to forego work when you've got to do it to save for a boat. What's a guy to do?
Blake, I'm like Milli Vanilli--when y'all hit those spots . . . "don't forget my numbah."
12-10-2003, 10:56 AM
I will give you a ring for a couple of trips out of Tampa around Christmas. One day Cam will understand what it feels like to work for "the Man." By then, we should have cellphones that we can call him from every spot with. Unfortunately, he has eluded the "the Man" for the time being and we have to deal with it. Wait.....Yes Sir, I will get right on that....I'm out.
12-10-2003, 10:57 AM
Looks like you guys did pretty good. I found some rod fisherman to go with me. We got a bunch of nice gags, hogs, and AJs on a wreck in 65 foot. Vis was 20 feet. I will have to get over there sometime to shoot some of those big mangoes.
12-11-2003, 05:09 PM
Yeah, Rabi, I hear you. Cam's just out of touch with the reality of the oppression that is rampant when one is squirming under that infamous jackbooted heel, stepping and fetching for the Man (tM). In fact, it was for precisely such reasons that I made the choice to exit the Big Green Machine (BGM)--so, with a thumbs up from the jumpmaster, chin to chest, right hand over rip-cord grip, left over protective flap, assuming a good tight body position, I exited that bird.
And oh, the exquisite joy of freedom. If it would only take a thousand words to paint the picture, I would . . . no more was tM ordering me around. No longer did a complete stanger wearing a different insignia on his collar cause me to stand up and salute. I am free!! I can do whatever I want, whenever I want to!! And that's why I didn't go out with Cam and Greg on Tuesday.
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