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I was a northerner back in the day... we used to dive year- round in LI sound getting lobsters, blackies and "doormats" Much easier prey than the Fl fishing... would love to here some stories of the catch up there.
01-01-2004, 11:43 AM
They all froze to death.
01-01-2004, 12:50 PM
Right now the temp gauge on my boat is reading 36 Deg....brrr
01-01-2004, 05:30 PM
36 deg, all I can say is you yankees have great big balls to dive that, at least until you get into that cold water and the shrink factor takes hold.
Last weekend we headed out to Nahant. Just off a point called 40 steps looking for bugs. Came up with nothing... So headed back around the headland for dive 2, a bed we always hit loaded with scollaps. Easily, 60 lbs combined came up. Shit we all used lift bags to surface them. The afternoon at the dock was designated to cleaning. End result : A freezer full of nice bay scollops ranging from 1 inch to 2 1/2 real sweet.
It was a great day- a good harvest. Dinner was the bomb!
Very nice... how cold?? where you diving?
Originally posted by Doc
Very nice... how cold?? where you diving?
Nahant is just north of Boston. 42dgrz.
Went out this AM - High tide was @8AM. Raining like a basterd. The entry to Cathedral Rocks in Rockport Ma is a good 100 feet of steep heavy bolders..... decided to abort and went back to bed.
01-03-2004, 06:09 PM
Nice catch! I should try that here. We have tons of oysters and scallops in my backyard. Did you have to get a shellfish permit from the town? How deep did you go?
Break---Doc, I'm saving my money to retire in FLA, so i can sell my drysuit!
I went diving yesterday here in the gulf, Bottom temp was 57 degrees... thats not much warmer than where you are at!!! I wish I still had my drysuit; I was diving in a 2 mil; pretty chilly but I got dinner.
01-26-2004, 08:35 AM
DOC! Mayday, mayday, mayday...my friggin pipes froze last week, there is ice in teh canal and I've had it! I have about ten to fifteen years before I retire, again...I want to move to Florida. What are you suggestions? I really like Key Largo and Tavernier, but maybe to expesive either way life will evolve around a dive shop...
01-27-2004, 02:23 AM
I wish we had 57 Deg on the bottom now..... I cant imagine how cold it is now. I know at the surface it is below freezing...How do I know that? Took a walk on the bay today....And more snow expected today....Ain't this great?....Not.... :mad:
See whats down there. Makes you apreciate the warmer weather.
Its also a blast swiming through the thermos.
01-28-2004, 12:25 AM
Gotta bring a shovel too....so far, 6 inches and still snowing HARD!! Almost white out conditions....This suxs...
01-28-2004, 11:04 AM
Well, 15 inches of snow later, I spent the whole morning digging out....at least I got some exercise....This is the view from my back door....pretty isnt it? :mad:
I think it may be time for a trip down south.....
01-28-2004, 11:10 AM
Yeah it's pretty. Pretty SCAREY!! Whew, no way no how can I handle that. Looks nice, but my butt likes warmth way too much. More power to you guys. I like the stories and recipes on scallops VIN.
01-28-2004, 11:17 AM
I'd rather have my skin flayed off with a cat 'o nine tails then EVER live that far North. I've got the utmost respect for you guys that live in that crap though, you're tougher than me 'cause I'd be on the next flight home to Dixie if I saw snow like that.
01-29-2004, 12:51 PM
Cozumel in MARCH!!!!
01-29-2004, 01:07 PM
If I ever lived that far north and saw something like that. Somebody would find a dead man with a smoking gun in his hand :D
Oh man, just when I miss the north and think im missing something; I see that bleak grey frozen nightmare... I used to call that snow home and go on winter camping adventures in the adirondaks; now I bitch when there is a slight nip in the air.
Where in Fl do you ask? anywhere is a good place to start. I love it where I live, and its good career wise for me, but I favor the areas on the gulf two hours north and two hours south of Tampa; its a bit more rural; but the diving is a bit more scenic and its easy to get to deep clear water on the east coast
Wow Wabostyle! nice diggs. Hell of a peice of realestate.
I live in the concrete jungle.
I'll be out either sat or sunday killing fish and picking up critters off the ocean floor!! Ocean is 36 or so... cold.
I too am ready for some warmth. I spent 6 months in the BWI!!!I have been diving dry for a while- but I'd rather be in a suit. This sucks. Hunting in a dry suit.... 1) not much to shoot 2) too much frigging gear. I am kind of a minimalist.... Wish me luck.
01-30-2004, 02:16 AM
Thanks Vin....Bet of luck to you. I am really lucky to have an awsome place to live here. It is less than an hour to the city by car or train and more importantly, only 5 Minutes to the Inlet....by boat that is!!! Everything is so frozen up here, I could walk there!!! :mad:
In all honesty, even though this nasty weather really bites the big one right now :eek:, this is truly a beautiful place to live. The variety of game for our sport and others is different, yet no less challenging (or fun) than anywhere else in the world. Plus, these harsh winters just make you apreciate and enjoy the spring, summer, and fall that much more. There is nothing like being able to jump on the boat after a long day for a sunset cruise (or dive), just clear your head.
02-06-2004, 12:43 PM
About the only diving here is in the pool for now...this photo is my daughter and me during Discover Scuba...she is a fish!
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