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Old 08-14-2015, 03:40 PM   #1
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Introduction

Hello Everybody,

Is great to finally join the community and read all your posts. I just wanted to make a formal introduction of myself before jumping into topics, posts, opinions, etc.

I was born in Venezuela (no Minnesota) and started spearing when I was 17 and had the privilege of training free diving with Carlos Coste (Venezuelan World Record) and Antonio Del Duca (Venezuelan international free diving athlete).

I recently started again to hit the water, mainly in the Tampa bay, near the Gandy Bridge (I know viz is awful but I have water fever).

I am looking forward to hear from you guys and learn more about this area and secure some good catches.

After all, I have a summer/winter kill list that I have to complete before the end of the year

nice to meet you all.

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Old 08-15-2015, 11:25 AM   #2
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Welcome to the board it sounds like you have more than enough credentials. You will find plenty of good spearing in the area mostly offshore stuff in the summer months due to the vis. But winter is a different story. Best of luck to you.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:37 PM   #3
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Buenas Juan.

I have family in Maracaibo and Caracas. You are free to join me on my boat whenever I go out. I dive off the Bradenton/Sarasota areas in 15-45ft. Work has me off on the weekends lately.

PM me your info.

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Old 08-18-2015, 08:33 AM   #4
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Thank you guys for your replies, this already looks like a great source to find spearing partners and get some good information.

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Old 08-18-2015, 12:21 PM   #5
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Thank you guys for your replies, this already looks like a great source to find spearing partners and get some good information.

Hey Juan. I usually have room in my boat when I go out during the week. Just sent you a PM with my contact info.

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Old 09-11-2015, 10:26 AM   #6
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welcome Juan. looking forward to shooting more fish this winter. Gandy bridge is one good spot but many better spots. Looking to get in the Gulf as well if anyone is interested. Always willing to help with expenses.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:44 PM   #7
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scubasteve311 great pic man!! I love Gandy because is just 9 mins from my house so is my swimming training spot by default.

The water has been pretty bad but I hope this weekend we get better viz. I am planning on going to the Gandy and stretch my legs .

Good spearing everybody and be safe.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:47 PM   #8
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scubasteve311 great pic man!! I love Gandy because is just 9 mins from my house so is my swimming training spot by default.

The water has been pretty bad but I hope this weekend we get better viz. I am planning on going to the Gandy and stretch my legs .

Good spearing everybody and be safe.
When was the last time you shoot at Gandy?
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:51 PM   #9
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Three weeks ago..
Just after the floods, the weather has been holding up so it might be better (meaning I can see more than 4 feet in front of me)

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Old 09-11-2015, 12:55 PM   #10
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Three weeks ago..
Just after the floods, the weather has been holding up so it might be better (meaning I can see more than 4 feet in front of me)

J
The viz two weeks ago was about 2' at best and this weekend is going to be about 6" send me some pics if you hit anything. Best of luck.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:21 PM   #11
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Went out this Sunday 20 miles out of Johns Pass. Viz was about 10'-12'
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:36 AM   #12
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I went out close to the Skyway... terrible viz not even 10 ft. Shot a couple of Snappers and left.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:10 AM   #13
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Yeah its all that rain we got.
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