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Scrixx 10-17-2013 03:36 PM

Dive Report La Jolla
 
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Hey everyone I'm still a bit new but thought I'd start posting and sharing!

I went to dive with a buddy I met on here, I don't want to point him out unless he's okay with it. We went to La Jolla and it was one of the most beautiful days and the clearest waters I've ever seen! Visibility was at least 20 feet probably even up to 30!

We saw loads of perch, opaleye, a bunch of undersized bass, rays / guitarfarish, a jelly fish. I even encountered a sea lion! Which by the way scared the crap out of me.

My buddy got a huge calico bass ( at least I think it was a calico, he's welcome to post here for clarification and the actual size ). I speared a sculpin which could be a cabezon ( If you guys can identify it then let me know! ). It's 16 inches so even if it was a cabezon he was legal.

Here's some pictures and an editted video less than 3 minutes long. I hope you enjoy it!

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theburb 10-17-2013 04:27 PM

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cab

PacificsEdge 10-17-2013 05:58 PM

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Love it

fooddiver 10-17-2013 07:25 PM

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Fairly positive what you think is a calico is an opaleye

pierreyaldo 10-17-2013 07:34 PM

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went out to the kelp from south casa yesterday and going again tomorrow, vis was 25+ in the kelp

619spearo 10-17-2013 07:43 PM

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conditions look awesome.. good video man

Scrixx 10-17-2013 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by fooddiver (Post 1889119)
Fairly positive what you think is a calico is an opaleye

I don't see how you got the impression that I think a calico bass is an opaleye; I have an opaleye properly labeled in the video. :scratch:

I didn't even shoot the bass my dive buddy did so I don't have any images of it!

Scrixx 10-17-2013 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by theburb (Post 1889054)
cab

I think it's a cabezon too. Well cabezons are part of the sculpin family anyways.. ( right? :confused: )

ACEVEDO 10-17-2013 08:18 PM

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WTG , thanks for posting !!

Zenon 10-17-2013 09:27 PM

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Very nice man. I bet you are on top of the world right now.
I haven't seen a cab in years. Great eating.

Slamson 10-18-2013 10:51 AM

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Cabezon are basically very large sculpin...and delicious

Scrixx 10-19-2013 02:10 AM

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So when I was cleaning the Cabezon I came across dozens of worms. Some were in the 10"+ range. Is that normal for a Cab? Are Cabs wormy fish in general or did I get a really infested one?

I pulled out over a dozen from each top shoulder area of the fish, the collar area. They're grouped up in a hole where the pectoral fin ends. It was weird pulling out large clumps. There was some in the gut area too but not as much as the pectoral fin areas though.

Look at that thing..
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cvbeam 10-19-2013 01:22 PM

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Nice work!

OXN939 10-19-2013 04:36 PM

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Pretty work and nice vid. How were the opaleye eating-wise?

landfish 10-19-2013 05:46 PM

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I hung out on top of an 18+ inch cab last week. Passed on him, and a handful of nice 15" scorpionfish. A few years ago I would have been stoked on them for some tacos.


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