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Old 02-25-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Diving mavericks?

Ive been on walks out on the beach by mavericks. When the tide is low, you can see the rocks and kelp by the beach. I was wondering if any body knew if the rocks continued away from the shore. I would think there would be good fishing out there on a calm day. If anybody has had any expierence out there, could you share your story?
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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Re: Diving mavericks?

When I worked out of HMB we used to fish quite a bit of that area. I've never seen it from the beach, but I would think as long as the entry/exit are is fine, you should be ok. The main problem up there, besides sharks, is the visibility is usually crap. It's been about 14 years since I worked up there so I'm going off of a fuzzy memory of the area. There are a few others that live up that way that will have more insight on the place. Good luck.
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Those rocks are just crawling with big fish, lobster, mermaids...


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Old 02-25-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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Ive been on walks out on the beach by mavericks. When the tide is low, you can see the rocks and kelp by the beach. I was wondering if any body knew if the rocks continued away from the shore. I would think there would be good fishing out there on a calm day. If anybody has had any expierence out there, could you share your story?
Dove it many times,,,,, a bunch on scuba before I switched to free only, but several times on breath hold.
Its a fish dream land! HUGE cracks, holes, boulders, drops from 20 to 60ft, ledges, its all there.
Problem is, vis is usually shit, usually decent current, and it is very sharky.
That said, I dove that coast from Pidgeon pt, which is shark land, all the way to pacifica for years, and never had any problems or sitings.
We had days there when the ling limits were 4 fish, that the big fish would swim in to see what all the ruckus was about from you spearing their partner, then you'd whack them! Biggest I knew of coming out of there was 48lbs, and that was a good friend of mine so no BS. It now falls under MLPA I believe, so its closed for fish. Theres also some great diving south of the entrance to the harbor, southeast reef. Same thing there, poor vis, current, rough water, big toothy ****ers, but when its going off its unreal.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #6
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Yup, double check the Montara smr and hmb smca boundaries, neither allow spearing and there's dfg and volunteers that monitor it. It's not all off limits though, if you wanna walk the line there is some open territory in the area.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #7
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #8
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I have seen the water crystal clear there where you could see the starfish on the bottom from the boat. Hit me up this summer if you want to hit some local spots
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Those rocks are just crawling with big fish, lobster, mermaids...
Lol - i was gonna post a similar pic... isn't that where Flea won $50k for surfing a 50 ft wave?
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:41 AM   #10
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The same bathymetric features that make for great big wave breaks can also make them great for spearing when it's flat. Cortes Bank is another great example

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:07 PM   #11
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I wasnt' sure if this was a troll post or not. I'd go by the old WYSIWYG rule.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:27 PM   #12
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Interesting link by a San Mateo County scuba shop about diving in that area. http://scubasanmateo.com/info.html

Speaking from my own fairly extensive experience surfing up and down the coast from SF to Santa Cruz, I've never seen it particularly clear, even on small days. I'm sure if you catch it flat and clear it'd be spectacular, since hardly anyone ever dives it.
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