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Old 08-11-2009, 09:09 AM   #16
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Re: Bouncing

Anyway, it was a great trip...thanks to the guys for all their last minute hard work getting this trip off. I usually don't like being way out on a multi-dayer in August due to tropical issues, but we caught a good weather window and it worked out.

Hope you enjoy the pics,

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Old 08-11-2009, 09:24 AM   #17
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Hhhhmmmnnnn...think theres any big fish on this spot? Looks like a spot where the 100 pounders get swallowed on the way up. I could probably write a book on this spot.
Well I would have to say if all the above fish came off that spot your book is starting to look really good already.

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Old 08-11-2009, 10:01 AM   #18
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Dan - You da Man! That is a dream trip with some dream fish! I hope oneday I have the privilege to dive with you! "You ROCK"!!!!!
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:47 AM   #19
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Dan, I guess you left the "really big ones" for the SPO to shoot. I was on Double-Guns boat sunday in the MG. David got a nice mutton too. But, not near the size you guys got. Kind of wierd with the little chop and rollers out there. We ended up coming most of the way in around 25mph instead of the usual 38-40 mph. We been seeing more sharks than usual out there lately. Take care and great pics.

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Old 08-11-2009, 12:52 PM   #20
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WOW, what else can you say?
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:05 PM   #21
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Was there any crackers for Kenny?
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:56 PM   #22
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damn. nice fish
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:34 PM   #23
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Schweeeeeet! Nice fish. Think you guys can smile any bigger?
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:01 PM   #24
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wow...sick haul boys.


i wonder how much sounds like those effect the marine creatures with sonar...have to be pretty loud to them?
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:10 PM   #25
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Wow I think I might sign up for scuba lessons now....those fish are amazing!!!!
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:25 PM   #26
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As usual...................Absolutely amazing! That was their first trip with new guns they had never used before. Can't wait to see what happens once they use them a few more trips and really get em' dialed in.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:43 PM   #27
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WOW!! All I can say is WOW!!
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:16 PM   #28
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Heres an interesting story. It's about 1:00 in the afternoon and the Moose and I are are preparing to dive. I had noticed a big shrimp boat maybe 3-4 miles away and a large ship behind him another few miles. No issue.....splash, we roll in and I'm maybe 60 feet down when the LOUDEST noise I've heard in the water Smashes into me......I'm like WTF was that?

All systems are functioning properly and I'm still falling and Kenny looks fine so on down we go......BONG..it smashes us again. Good Lord what is going on? One of the last things you want on a deep water dive is anything that you can't explain or understand. BONG..it crashes into us again...I'm almost to the bottom by now and can see fish clearly. BONG...fish are scattering every time the sounds hits....great.

I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer but I ain't the butter knife either....I figure it's obviously man made and it hasn't killed me yet so i might as well do some spearfishing..right?

We do some shooting and "enjoy" the every 10 second sound blast during the ascent and deco. Finally get on the boat and describe the noise to the other two guys...Kenny described it as being inside an empty oil tanker with a crane swinging a wrecking ball against the inside walls. Seroiusly, it was that kind of noise.

Ricky and Rich dropped on a nearby spot and also enjoyed the noise. We speculated that maybe it was some kind of navy defense sonar(although it was deep sound, not high) or maybe oil exploration sound imaging?

The shrimper turned out to be a "Guard Dog" vessel for the big ship which was indeed an oil exploration ship conducting surveys. That was a real interesting conversation I had with the guy in charge on that ship.

"You guys are diving out here" ? Yep, sure are. AH...did you hear any noise?
Yep...sure did. UH, everything OK over there? (gawd was I tempted to say that I had 2 divers convulsing on the deck with blood squirting out their ears...bet you could have heard a pin drop then, but of course I never would do that, but it was a funny thought) I assured them we were fine and he explained what they were doing and to expect to see alot of this activity on the Shelf in the future. Starting to look like we'll have rigs out here some day.

Anyway, heres a pic of the pulled drone supporting the mapping head on a 6 mile long cable. It was being pilled at 4K and would smash a boat or diver with ease. We maintained a safe distance and I took a couple of pics.

You just never know out there...


Seizmograph Boat, we have them all the time over here. They always make the fish scatter. And yes, they are trying to detect oil under the ocean floor.

BTW, nice fish.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:25 PM   #29
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Great fish Dan!
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:34 PM   #30
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Awesome fish, guys! Ya'all are my heroes!
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