Home Tournaments Calendar Weather Merchandise Sponsors

Go Back   Spearboard.com - The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Boating Social Media Forum > United States Geographical Locations > California Spearfishing

California Spearfishing Talk here about spearfishing on California's Pacific Coast, and post those reports and photos!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-28-2010, 01:06 AM   #1
SDspearo09
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: La Jolla, CA
Posts: 143
Angry AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

Today I was spearfishing in SoCal and came across a halibut. Of course I could only see its face. It look like about a 15 incher, way to short to keep. I then took my speargun (with the safety on) and poked it to watch it swim off. As it shook the sand off of itself I realized that it was actually wayyyy legal. I tried to get the safety off as fast as possible but it was gone. I will you you one day you dirty bastard!!!
SDspearo09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 01:15 AM   #2
Everdai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 875
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

PM Michael ('o Cino). He has techniques for solid estimates on buried hali size.
EDIT:
Not to mention an endless supply of other invaluable pieces of spearing knowledge, you should ask him what his favorite brew is, how he likes his lawn maintained and boat cleaned while you're at it... You never know what you may learn!
Everdai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 01:26 AM   #3
Seaholic
To blend with the blue
 
Seaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Santa ana,Ca
Age: 41
Posts: 1,723
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

First step is take your safety off so that way you never have to rely on something that can fail
__________________
Clint, you are my best dive buddy, now you are also my sea angel. Dive in the most beautiful waters.
R.I.P Brother.

Richard Balta

Spear America
Seaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 01:32 AM   #4
SDspearo09
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: La Jolla, CA
Posts: 143
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

everdai: who should I pm?
SDspearo09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 01:34 AM   #5
Everdai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 875
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDspearo09 View Post
everdai: who should I pm?
'o Cino
Everdai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 02:05 AM   #6
Ethan kills
OG Troll
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: With the seals at the Children's Pool
Age: 35
Posts: 5,376
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

The more you see them, the more you will be able to gauge size by the jawline, space between the eye's, tail size etc. I like to look at the tail if I can see it.
Ethan kills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 02:06 AM   #7
zeN
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central valley Ca
Posts: 772
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

Sorry,
I have to disagree on the safety,
If your safety isn't working then your gun is not operational,
I'm not big on safeties on weapons (as today we are safety maniacs in everything in society), but pertaining to spearguns with other people in the water, all the multitasking, and the environment (water, lack of control/orientation at times, snagged in lines, and the exponential danger of an injury while in the water) the only reason a safety should be off is when you are ready to shoot or in imminent danger
zeN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 02:08 AM   #8
SDspearo09
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: La Jolla, CA
Posts: 143
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

everdai can you send me a link to his page or something, I can't find him. thanks
SDspearo09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 02:30 AM   #9
Mobius1
ADCI Diver
 
Mobius1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Point loma california/ Santa Barbra
Age: 31
Posts: 987
Send a message via AIM to Mobius1 Send a message via Yahoo to Mobius1
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by zeN View Post
Sorry,
I have to disagree on the safety,
If your safety isn't working then your gun is not operational,
I'm not big on safeties on weapons (as today we are safety maniacs in everything in society), but pertaining to spearguns with other people in the water, all the multitasking, and the environment (water, lack of control/orientation at times, snagged in lines, and the exponential danger of an injury while in the water) the only reason a safety should be off is when you are ready to shoot or in imminent danger

yeah i never use safeties ever since i had a fire arm where when you turned the safety off the firearm would discharge

the only safety you can trust is your trigger finger just keep that finger off the trigger outside the trigger guard unless you intend to kill whatever the gun is pointing at.. rough conditions are no excuse to get sloppy with how one handles their weapon if somone cant control their firearm they have no business being in the water while the conditions are too rough for them to be in control.

im not trying to be a douche just relaying my experiences
__________________
"oh and by the way im going to need you to come in on Saturday!"
Mobius1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 02:34 AM   #10
Spearforfun
Registered User
 
Spearforfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: El Cajon, CA
Posts: 1,764
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDspearo09 View Post
everdai can you send me a link to his page or something, I can't find him. thanks
Check out the San Diego Freedivers BWM thread near the top of the page. Look for 'O Cino a couple posts down and click on the name to send PM.
Spearforfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 02:41 AM   #11
Spearforfun
Registered User
 
Spearforfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: El Cajon, CA
Posts: 1,764
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mobius1 View Post
yeah i never use safeties ever since i had a fire arm where when you turned the safety off the firearm would discharge

the only safety you can trust is your trigger finger just keep that finger off the trigger outside the trigger guard unless you intend to kill whatever the gun is pointing at.. rough conditions are no excuse to get sloppy with how one handles their weapon if somone cant control their firearm they have no business being in the water while the conditions are too rough for them to be in control.

im not trying to be a douche just relaying my experiences
I agree about not relying on safeties and everything else you said. Gun safety in the water is just as important (if not more) than on land. However, as a secondary safety feature, I use mine right up until I am on a fish. That said..... it is just an additional safety net and should not be relied on in any way nor should it be considered as anything more than an additional backup. As you said: "the only safety you can trust is your trigger finger". just my two cents....
Spearforfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 02:44 AM   #12
diver pat
Registered User
 
diver pat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 112
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

I NEVER have an operational safety on any of my guns - my first task with a new gun is to disable or remove the safety. The only safe speargun is an unloaded one. There is nothing worse than shooting undersized fish, but even experienced divers do it from time to time.
diver pat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 02:46 AM   #13
Mobius1
ADCI Diver
 
Mobius1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Point loma california/ Santa Barbra
Age: 31
Posts: 987
Send a message via AIM to Mobius1 Send a message via Yahoo to Mobius1
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

yeah i hate mine because its so loud and cumbersome to disengauge its one of the riffe ones where its a pin you have to shove between the push rod and the actual mechanism . i lost several fish untill i figured out to just leave it alone. heh

atleast if you bag an undersize one you have just been given the chance to feed the lobsters.
__________________
"oh and by the way im going to need you to come in on Saturday!"
Mobius1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 02:59 AM   #14
Seaholic
To blend with the blue
 
Seaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Santa ana,Ca
Age: 41
Posts: 1,723
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

OOOOOPs, sorry I forgot. If you are a hunter that don't know your weapons yet, and how to control and operate them, then keep your safeties on at all time.
__________________
Clint, you are my best dive buddy, now you are also my sea angel. Dive in the most beautiful waters.
R.I.P Brother.

Richard Balta

Spear America
Seaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2010, 03:27 AM   #15
SaltyBalls
Garrick Hyder
 
SaltyBalls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Santa Barbara
Posts: 231
Re: AHH!! How do I know how big a Halibut is when it's burried!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaholic View Post
OOOOOPs, sorry I forgot. If you are a hunter that don't know your weapons yet, and how to control and operate them, then keep your safeties on at all time.
thats pretty much what I was thinking, i've had probably three guns with safeties none of which have EVER been used.
SaltyBalls is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
angry, halibut, legal, size

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:44 AM.


The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Social Media Forum Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2014 Spearboard.com