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Old 04-25-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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CP BSB Report

Got to the Children Pool at 6:00 Am water was warm but dirty 5-8 on top
10-12 on the bottom I made two drops and on the second drop I
grabbed the base of a kelp stock and began to observe.
I had a small calico or two come to check me out, out front, nothing to the
left, as I turn to the right, there before me was a MASSIVE black sea bass.
I would say 200 pounds give or take. we just sat there and stared at one
another for a bit then he got bored and started to move off I followed him
as long as I could until I needed air. As I got to the surface I went to grab my snorkel but it was gone, and so ended my dive, after two drops.
So if any one finds a OMER zoom snorkel out there please let me know.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:23 AM   #2
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Cool...I remember last year around this time I saw a big BSB really shallow at big rock @ windnsea...its nice being surprised by one of those on a shoredive.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:27 AM   #3
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Re: CP BSB Report

I love running into those guys. Always a cool experience.

Were you using one of these?


I've never lost a snorkel while using those. Ever.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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Re: CP BSB Report

definitely one of the coolest things i've ever don't and can't wait to do it again.

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I am now.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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Re: CP BSB Report

Last year I had the same experience with a massive BSB. Came around some kelp about 15' down and came face to face with him. I was so happy because it took a split second to realize it wasn't going to eat me. After about 5 seconds it bolted and the sound was like a clap of thunder. Amazing.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #6
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thats awesum i hope i see one this year! sorry about your snorkel loss tho
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:02 PM   #7
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I saw three yesterday outside of Childrens pool. They were in shallow and hanging around the kelp. If one of them was a great white shark i would be toast snuck up on me real good.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:10 PM   #8
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its amazing how an animal that big can be 8 feet away with out you ever knowing.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:08 PM   #9
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How deep do u guys normally see them because I dive there allot and have never seen one ?
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:12 PM   #10
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I dive there allot to and that was the first time iv seen one. it was maybe 12-15 feet.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:22 PM   #11
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I hope I'm not alone on this, but those things have a tendency to scare the crap out of me. I typically don't expect to see them, but when I do, it's ALWAYS very early or late, in poor light, and at first in my peripheral vision. Last year, saw a good 200 pounder near little harbor and it felt like my heart stopped for abooouuut... 3 minutes.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #12
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Its strange, but I've been diving some spots where we are guaranteed to see several BSB every time, and not a one of us has seen even one.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #13
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I wonder what their seasonal pattern is? Seems like there are a lot more of them around in the summer. Wonder if they go to deeper water, or go south?
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Today... I saw four, 80-100lbs in an area I never see them, which is shallow @ 20-30 feet. Very nice surprise, sounds like for whatever reason they are in tight right now.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:57 AM   #15
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Re: CP BSB Report

It seems to me that black sea bass and groupers have a taste for lobster.
I think they come in to get all the females fighting to get the best spots to
get there eggs fresh oxygenated water. I have seen lots of lobster fighting outside
there holes and on the crawl in the day time my last few dives.
just an observation, what do you guys think.
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