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The "Fisher"
07-23-2008, 11:57 PM
Hello there guys,
Well, i was reading "Last of the blue water hunters" when i came upon this amazing description on page 203. It describes a huge buoy ("as large as a two-car garage") 60 feet below the surface located 16 miles off the Kona shore. Does this still exist? Have any of you guys been to it? I can imagine what kind of fish it will hold if its still there. I was just curious about its existence.
Thank You

takowill
07-24-2008, 11:05 AM
Pick up the best of Hawaii skin diver 1 or 3. They have some Kona bluewater action on both. It's pretty sweet.

bluewatermafia
07-24-2008, 11:13 AM
newb question, what is a "F.A.D"? i have seen this acronym before but have never asked?

phil herranen
07-24-2008, 11:34 AM
fish agrigating device
there are lots of them in the islands i think just maui has around 30
phil

bluewatermafia
07-24-2008, 12:41 PM
so any type of structure in the water could be a FAD. like a floating refridgerator or tree trunk.
i love adding new acronyms to my arsenal.
thanks

ROBERTO REYES
07-24-2008, 02:11 PM
Google it...

http://www.hawaii.edu/HIMB/FADS/
http://www.wiomsa.org/mpatoolkit/Themesheets/I4_Fish_Aggregating_Devices.pdf

float 'n stalk
07-24-2008, 04:37 PM
so any type of structure in the water could be a FAD. like a floating refridgerator or tree trunk.
i love adding new acronyms to my arsenal.
thanks


The acronym F.A.D. is usually delegated to structures that are anchored to the bottom or somehow held in place. floating debris would be considered flotsam

bluewatermafia
07-24-2008, 09:31 PM
gotcha.
is it legal in florida to set your own FAD?

CurtyV22
09-15-2008, 10:33 AM
No, but you can sometimes find them floating around