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Old 10-12-2023, 10:24 PM   #16
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Many of the old divers are still at it. I am going buggin tonight and right back to work tomorrow morning. I am now 53 and have no intentions of giving it up! Aching knees and sleep deprived but happy as hell! Happiness is the best medicine for most all ailments. I especially love sharing the fare and stoke!!!
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Old 10-15-2023, 11:17 PM   #17
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...Well, in January, I turn 77...I'm still too young for sitting on a park bench and feeding the pigeons...
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Old 10-17-2023, 12:40 AM   #18
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Good Job Bob, im right there behind you at 71
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Old 11-17-2023, 11:45 AM   #19
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Lurking....in the shadows
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Old 12-09-2023, 09:36 AM   #20
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...Bah Humbug, the Good Wife still won't let me put a dive mask on our Santa Claus blowup....Merry Christmas everyone!
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Old 03-01-2024, 03:54 AM   #21
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How have you been? Hope your wife can get better so you can go out more often.

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Unfortunately, due to my wife's failing state of health, I cannot go out chasing fish too often (or at all) anymore, so there's not much for me to post or ask questions about...
I now practice the art of "diving & spearfishing by proxy," enjoying as much as I can entries made by the fortunate ones who can still do it.
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Old 03-01-2024, 03:58 AM   #22
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Just like many before, I too pretty much started my spearfishing career here. So many shared stories of trips to Catalina, Mexico, Palos Verdes, Laguna and Long Beach/LA areas. So many pictures shared and so many others enjoyed.
But most, so many amazing friendships that developed over the years. In fact, I am still here, diving just about every week, hunting lobsters, bass, halibut and everything in between.
Lets bring it back to life!

I pledge to share with the newbies and to all out ignore the drama.

and, start posting pictures and the story again!

I went to Catalina island with the usual suspects. We decided to dive the west end of the island because we believe it would be less crowded. That was the case and so we began diving. There was a lot of bait fish and calico bass in the water, but that was not the objective. We drove to the very end of the island and found a Lot of nice big sheep head. We took four and decided to try for the Yellowtail. As I dove a little deeper, I saw a small school of medium size yellowtail. They swam so quickly that all I could do was watch them swim away and strum the bands of my spear gun in hopes that they might turn around. Suddenly one monster yellowtail emerged from between the kelp and headed straight for me. He came within 6 feet of my gun, and as soon as he turned, I released the spear right into his spine. He looked twice as big as he actually was, but then, thats the way most big fish look when you shoot them. That was enough fish for the day and so I swim back to the boat happy as can be.

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