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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-22-2020, 11:41 AM
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Views: 1,274
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Anclote 6/20

Nice haul. The last carbo I've shot (or seen) was maybe 10years ago. We did an easy limit of hogs Saturday, they seemed way more plentiful than the last couple of years.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-21-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By Butchbal
Homosassa spear trip 6-20-20

Barbara and I got together with our neighbor Eric to do some diving and spearfishing today.

Noaa report was accurate, seas were mostly 1ft or less. Water temp 84. Mild current and 30' visibility....
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-28-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Spanish macks

I have done that many times when I was teaching my son to spearfish. They don't spook to easily. Good target practice. Gotta be extra careful if your in the water with someone else, macks are always...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-23-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,669
Posted By Butchbal
Re: converting Garmin 32 bit data card to the new format SD cards

Email me: butch@dggus.com. I can probably help you. I have a couple of old but functional garmin units that I can interface with an old laptop.

regards,

Butch Balingit
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-16-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By Butchbal
Re: MG Buoy

Thanks for the info, this is a great resource
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-21-2019, 03:33 PM
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Views: 936
Posted By Butchbal
Homosassa diving Saturday May 18 2019

Here are links to the pictures and video from our dive Saturday.

Seas were less than 2 foot, water temp 79, visibility TTB and 40 foot horiz. 37 fsw. Tons of gags. Ended up with 10 mangos up to 4...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 09-24-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,457
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Anclote 9/23

Now that's a good day!
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 09-24-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,853
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Interesting Finds

Here are a couple of photos of an old porthole I found on a wreck in the gulf. I was pursuing a gag that had hightailed away from the wreck and saw a sliver of something green sticking out of the...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-28-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Out of Homosassa Saturday 8-25-18

Your day is coming soon Grey, looking at my calendar now to plan dive trips for the rest of the warm weather. Maybe into early Nov.

I know I owe you a trip and a ride on a cat boat.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-27-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Out of Homosassa Saturday 8-25-18

My wife's camera has a good strobe setup that brings out the natural colors. The camera also "sees" much more than the human eye.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-27-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By Butchbal
Out of Homosassa Saturday 8-25-18

Shawn and Amie Jeffords joined Barb and I for a dive outing today. We had intended to get out to 50' to 60' feet but it was a little bumpy so we stopped a bit shallower on some reefs I have been...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-24-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,108
Posted By Butchbal
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-22-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,108
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Anyone have a newer World Cat 23cc in the area?

Hey Eric,

Call me, I can get you a ride on a 25' WC and maybe get a dive in as well.

Butch
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-13-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,882
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Looking to buy used Steel 100+ HP tanks

Eric, I went to HP 100s last year. Love them, longer bottom time and you can ditch 7 lbs of weight.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-29-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,818
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Friday June 1 roll call

Plans made, gear ready. Scouted out 3 places in 30' to 40' before the storm came, insane amount of gags. Just need good seas and vis for Friday.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-07-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,946
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Surprise at Dunedin Reef!!!

My friend caught one in 30' out side Homosassa 6 or 7 years ago. It hit a flat line with a dead threadfin on it.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-28-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,274
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Looking for a new anchor- suggestions?

My wife is our dive photographer and anchor salvage champion. She likes to remind us that she is doing environmentally beneficial things while we are murdering fish =)
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-28-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,274
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Looking for a new anchor- suggestions?

A wreck anchor is basically just a grappling hook with 4 or more tines. The stem is commonly made from a piece of 2 " pipe or sometimes solid bar stock with #4 rebar hooks welded on. The #4 rebar is...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-27-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,274
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Looking for a new anchor- suggestions?

I have used several different anchors on my 25' cuddy. These include danforth, fortress, CQR, and claw anchors. Last year I purchased a Mantus anchor on the recommendation of a friend and have been...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-17-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,551
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

Not a charter, this was a private run with friends. We all just pitched in on the gas. Off The Wall is not doing dive or fishing charters right now, but check with me from time to time we may have...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-14-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,551
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

Eric, thanks for pointing the problem out. We need to get together for a dive soon.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-14-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,551
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

Thanks, I'll check them out.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-14-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,551
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

Thanks much for the picture posting instruction!. I'm going to ditch photobucket. Posting pics should be as easy as selecting a group of photos, but every web forum software seems to have different...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-14-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,551
Posted By Butchbal
Re: Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

Crap! This looked fine when I posted. I'll fix it when I get a minute. Is there a way to post images directly? All see is the link reference request when I hit the insert image button.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-13-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,551
Posted By Butchbal
Middle grounds Friday 8-11-2017

We left around 5:30 am for a one day round trip to the Florida middle grounds. We planned to dive the central section
of the grounds which is a distance of 110 miles from home port in Tierra Verde...
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