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Bill McIntyre wrote:I usually don't care much for paddy hopping, and I don't care much for eating yellowtail, so if I shoot one, I give it away.
But from what some of the threads say, if you fall off the boat, you'll probably land in a school of yellowtail. Well, maybe that is an slight exaggeration, but it does sound pretty good. And people seem to be getting tuna. Its not clear that they are spearing them though. I’ve caught tuna, but I am not interested in catching more of them on rod and reel. I'd like to spear one, but I don't think that is very easy. And about three years ago, after a lifetime of rod and reel fishing, I gave away all my fishing tackle. I've caught tarpon, marlin, tuna, and you name it, but for some reason that doesn't interest me anymore. But even though I don't particularly like paddy hopping, I've had some success when forced to do it.
Why should you care? If I did decide to try the paddy thing and you went with me, it would be strictly spearfishing.
So let me cut to the chase. Tomorrow I go in for a wound check on surgery I had a week ago. They said I'd have to stay out of the water for four weeks, but sometimes I cheat. Maybe I'll know more after tomorrow. They also said I couldn't lift anything over 10 pounds for 6 weeks, but that is fucking ridiculous. My main concern is that the incision is in my chest so muscling onto the swim step might tear it open, but maybe I could figure out a way to use a line and flop onto the on swim step. I just couldn't do that many times.
So where was I? Its really bugging me that I can't go diving while everyone seems to be shooting fish in barrels. If I decide that I'm marginally fit to dive (or at least to go boating), I'll be looking for crew. If you are interested in diving without the rod and reel option, let me know the days that you are available. And if I've never heard of you, let me know that you know the bow from the stern of a boat.
Surfair72 wrote:Looks like I am a year or two late on this thread but I have a boat in Oceanside and a schedule that varies alot. New to the sight but not new to diving.
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