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Forum: California Spearfishing 07-13-2018, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Bob Ballew
A Fish Report-Sort of...

...With the batteries showing full charge last week, disappointment was in store the morning of our departure. Seems corrosion had done it's job from the boat sitting too long over the winter while...
Forum: California Spearfishing 07-13-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Time to put in the Time Offshore!

Any fuel that sets for a long time will gum up carbs, whether boat or gen set...another issue is that all ethanol fuels collect water and will adversely effect any engine if it gets thru your...
Forum: California Spearfishing 07-13-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Ear infection questions

Update: hydrogen peroxide won't kill infections....the vinegar/alcohol mix will...the key is to get the moisture dried out asap....showering can cause infections with moisture trapped in the...
Forum: California Spearfishing 07-07-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Dive boat for sale: 2001 25 foot steigercraft pilot house

A fair price for all the goodies and maintenance upgrades....sidescan is on my bucket list!
Forum: California Spearfishing 07-07-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By Bob Ballew
Time to put in the Time Offshore!

...A massive school of bluefin is now just due south/southwest of San Clemente Island. It is good enough, that the long range boats from San Diego are coming up to hit it....Yft and first dorado...
Forum: California Spearfishing 07-05-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Tuna Trip 7/2-7/3

Once the moon goes down a little more and the tiny baitfish are harder to score, the tuna action should improve...fish are within 10 miles of SCI east end currently....go big on the lures, as tuna...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-26-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Another Breakwater Battle Tonight?...

Will probably need some tech help from the wife or daughter due to dinosaur extinction syndrome but, will give it a shot...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-22-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Lost carbon fiber fins

It is a bit of a long shot, but, you should call the Marina Department and Harbor Patrol to see if anyone turned them into found property...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-21-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bob Ballew
Another Breakwater Battle Tonight?...

...By now, you know of my one-man battle against the Surfrider Club to prevent them from using political clout to tear down the local breakwater to create "better surfing waves" off Long Beach. This...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-20-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: Woman poses next to a great white shark. It was science, not a 'selfie,'

well, when it comes to great whites, " better out, than in"!, as I always like to say......and, admit it guys,,,you know she will be looking good at 2 a.m. when the bars close....Followup: the case...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-19-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: The Bluefin have Arrived...

Have been out of the loop, working on boat and gear. As I understand it, the past month was just scattered bft offshore....But, according to the spotter pilots, the current arrivals are in a large...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-18-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By Bob Ballew
The Bluefin have Arrived...

...Currently, there is a good mass of bft stretching from 30 miles off San Clemente Island down as far as 200 miles south....Lots of sauries, red crab and finbait is making it tough for the hook and...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-10-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,325
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: SoCal spots and fish.

Wow, this is enough to make me put down my long gun and take up a polespear...However , I don't know if polespears will work well on the 12' bronze whalers swimming off New Zealand.....
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-05-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: First Catalina Trip/speargun length question

..Be sure you know the difference between the Offshore conservation area (game spearfishing allowed) and the Blue Cavern Onshore conservation area where no spearfishing is allowed. You can dive...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-04-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: 7 Gill Charge @LJ

...I am going to have to disagree on this one, although the theory sounds good. The dinner bell has long tolled the moment they pick up the blood trail from your fish. (Tests show they can follow a...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-04-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: 7 Gill Charge @LJ

...At this point in the game, I prefer the damage my 6" tri-edge sliptip can do, as I know it is reliable....one suggestion: if you can get a downward shot into the head, aim down the center, the...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-04-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: 7 Gill Charge @LJ

The problem with power heads is water leakage into the primer area, despite sealing with nail polish or a sealant...more than one diver has ended up mismatched when the powerhead didn't go off......I...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-03-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By Bob Ballew
Catalina Trivia....

...The Avalon fresh water supply was shut down off and on over the last few days due to a contractor breaking a water valve...current sewer smells on main drag, probably due to too many of Luau...
Forum: California Spearfishing 06-03-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: 7 Gill Charge @LJ

...Initially, pushing them off might be better than a strong jab, as several divers have lost hands after they poked sharks hard and the shark reacted by snapping around suddenly and biting the...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-29-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By Bob Ballew
LA/Orange Co. Grunion Run..

...The 28th thru June 1st is a scheduled grunion run. With near noon high tides and some calmer conditions, now is a good chance for a coastal halibut or wsb, both of which feed voraciously on...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-21-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By Bob Ballew
Re: The WSB are Larger this Year....

A combination of good bait the last 3 years (some squid, sardines and anchovie masses), along with no gill nets to catch all of them as they swim up the coast. This could be the year the 100 pound...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-21-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By Bob Ballew
The WSB are Larger this Year....

...Like the Bluefin, each year; the wsb are getting larger. With lots of bait showing locally, the tankers are getting fatter by the day. My son, Billy, went out on the "Options" charterboat with...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-17-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By Bob Ballew
Why you Should Join CCA or Similiar...

...Joining an organization gives political clout to your voice...I joined CCA at the Fred Hall show after learning a few life lessons about fighting the good fight. ...
...When Surfriders recently...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-16-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bob Ballew
Understanding the RPV Closed Areas

...After reading some of the posts herein, it is obvious some divers, particularly new guys, do not understand the Marine Protected Areas conservation rules. Here are a few clarification points: ...
Forum: California Spearfishing 05-01-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By Bob Ballew
Giving Away Two 9' Inflatables...

...Bought these two at auction for $250 each intending to rehab and resell. That was 2 years ago....Since I own 5, wife says divorce or get rid of three and finish the kitchen that is only a year...
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