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Old 11-05-2019, 08:46 PM   #3391
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:49 PM   #3392
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Spotted eagle rays are always so cool to see. Especially if big cobia swim with em!
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:32 PM   #3393
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Out with DKay and his wife today on the Bluewater. I don't think we left state waters and dove spots a mile off the beach. I tried my hand at freedive spearfishing and by the end of the morning I was wanting more. Of course I've done it without hunting before, but it's a different dynamic with a gun in your hand. I did not have success finding fish as apparently the last blow moved the fish from the spots or they are rocked up. Alyssa and I did drop on a big 19"+ hog, biggest of the day in 20 ft. and she beat me to the shot scoring her first fish breath holding. Anyway, probably a good thing as I'd come on here and tell everyone scuba spearfishing is for pussies. Perhaps a freedive class next year.

Anyway, we put on the tanks and got busy. Seas were calm off Anclote, no current and viz was about 20 ft. horizontal and 20 ft. vertical in 30ft. We got our limit of hogs and everyone went home with a gag. This one came in runner up at 18"+. Nothing to write home about, but we could have shot a hell of a lot more and so it seems the inshore hog population is doing really well. It's been a weird year, it seems everything has remained shallow, hanging in the no viz zone.

Thanks again Dkay! Fun day.

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Old 11-24-2019, 09:46 PM   #3394
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Went out of Jp’s and had a good day. 80’ and it was green, but plenty of hogs. Dropped again in 75’ and hit some larger mangs and a couple of grouper. Went into 65 and 15’ of viz, the tide could have caught up but, overall a great day with 12 Hogs, 2 grouper, and 4 large mangs. By the looks of the board should have gone north.

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Out of Bayport yesterday. Beautiful day, water was around 70 degrees with 10ft horizontal viz in 25ft of water. Hit some artificials that were rumored to be very good. Plenty of fish but VERY skittish (even hogs & sherpa). One mango, two hogs, and 7 or 8 sherpa between three people. Not a great haul but we had a good time and the weather was excellent.
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