Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

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Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mtitch » September 7th, 2017, 3:21 pm

Just finished putting together some of my best footage from last year's lobster season. Check it out! :greetings-clappingorange:
Link: https://youtu.be/1x5ayi2ZIyE
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby dam » September 7th, 2017, 8:35 pm

First off, cool vid! How did you get the first lobster to come out like that? I've had a couple of instances where they get curious, but shy away as soon as they get too close. You must be baiting them! :rofl:

@2:10 you got snaked! :bowrofl: . Lastly, judging by how much you love double fisting, you'll fit in here just fine. :D
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mtitch » September 8th, 2017, 8:28 am

dam wrote:First off, cool vid! How did you get the first lobster to come out like that? I've had a couple of instances where they get curious, but shy away as soon as they get too close. You must be baiting them! :rofl:

@2:10 you got snaked! :bowrofl: . Lastly, judging by how much you love double fisting, you'll fit in here just fine. :D


Thanks! I had a lot of fun putting it together and figured I had to get it done before this year's season starts.

No bait haha. Normally they aren't that curious, but I just stayed very still outside his hole and he crawled all the way out! Surprised me as much as you :rofl: That clip was from the islands (the only one) so maybe the lobsters out there are more curious.

@2:10 Haha I know! That was my buddy and I was actually showing him the crack I had just found that was packed with lobster (normally I would take a few more dives before giving up the spot but it was his first time so I wanted him to get one). While I was waiting for him to dive down to me, I spotted that one out in the open, and apparently he did too! :rofl:
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby CDMdeepbreather » September 8th, 2017, 9:09 am

Thanks for posting this mtitch, enjoyed the vid, got me amped for bug season! Must say...I wouldn't want to be in a duel with you...quick hands man!! Am curious; of the bugs that you grabbed, what % of them were legal?
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mtitch » September 8th, 2017, 10:10 am

CDMdeepbreather wrote:Thanks for posting this mtitch, enjoyed the vid, got me amped for bug season! Must say...I wouldn't want to be in a duel with you...quick hands man!! Am curious; of the bugs that you grabbed, what % of them were legal?


Thanks! I did include footage of some grabs of bugs that I ended up having to release because they were undersized, purely because they were good clips where you could see the action. Of the ones in this video, ~90% were keepers and the rest were close (I could go through the footage and figure out which specific ones were undersized but that would take too much time haha). Having said that, there were a lot of keepers that I didn't include in the video because you couldn't see what was going on in the video (e.g. my face and camera are facing the surface while I'm up to my shoulder reaching in a cave/crack).
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mikeme » September 8th, 2017, 11:35 am

Great video. I wish I was that good at grabbing them.
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby CDMdeepbreather » September 8th, 2017, 1:27 pm

mtitch wrote:
CDMdeepbreather wrote:Thanks for posting this mtitch, enjoyed the vid, got me amped for bug season! Must say...I wouldn't want to be in a duel with you...quick hands man!! Am curious; of the bugs that you grabbed, what % of them were legal?


Thanks! I did include footage of some grabs of bugs that I ended up having to release because they were undersized, purely because they were good clips where you could see the action. Of the ones in this video, ~90% were keepers and the rest were close (I could go through the footage and figure out which specific ones were undersized but that would take too much time haha). Having said that, there were a lot of keepers that I didn't include in the video because you couldn't see what was going on in the video (e.g. my face and camera are facing the surface while I'm up to my shoulder reaching in a cave/crack).


Gotcha, thanks for posting, looking forward to this seasons vid :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby SAGEN » September 9th, 2017, 7:33 am

Rad video....got me fired up for the season
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mtitch » September 10th, 2017, 6:33 am

CDMdeepbreather wrote:
mtitch wrote:
CDMdeepbreather wrote:Thanks for posting this mtitch, enjoyed the vid, got me amped for bug season! Must say...I wouldn't want to be in a duel with you...quick hands man!! Am curious; of the bugs that you grabbed, what % of them were legal?


Thanks! I did include footage of some grabs of bugs that I ended up having to release because they were undersized, purely because they were good clips where you could see the action. Of the ones in this video, ~90% were keepers and the rest were close (I could go through the footage and figure out which specific ones were undersized but that would take too much time haha). Having said that, there were a lot of keepers that I didn't include in the video because you couldn't see what was going on in the video (e.g. my face and camera are facing the surface while I'm up to my shoulder reaching in a cave/crack).


Gotcha, thanks for posting, looking forward to this seasons vid :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Yeah hopefully i get down to socal as often as last year!
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mtitch » September 10th, 2017, 6:35 am

SAGEN wrote:Rad video....got me fired up for the season


Yeah me too! That's why I forced myself to finish editing.
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby db1 » September 10th, 2017, 7:02 pm

Dude, you are a beast. Dang. First off you've got some great spots... I never see it like that... and then you are ridiculous with the grabs! Like, do you ever miss? Holy moly. Nice!
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby chris oak » September 11th, 2017, 7:11 am

Nice vid Matt, can't wait to get out there in a few weeks!
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby 32juan » September 11th, 2017, 7:32 am

Great video, and fantastic bug grabbing skillz! I want to be like you when I grow up :) (seriously, I suck at daytime bug grabbing)
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby peter culp » September 12th, 2017, 12:55 pm

thanks for the video. got me amped.
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mtitch » September 12th, 2017, 5:39 pm

mikeme wrote:Great video. I wish I was that good at grabbing them.


Thanks! I left out all my failed grabs :rofl:
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mtitch » September 12th, 2017, 5:44 pm

db1 wrote:Dude, you are a beast. Dang. First off you've got some great spots... I never see it like that... and then you are ridiculous with the grabs! Like, do you ever miss? Holy moly. Nice!


Appreciate it man! A ton of exploration and luck went in to finding all these spots on my own, hopefully I can find them again this year :rofl:

Definitely do miss a lot haha, but I get a lot better as the season goes on. I usually start out pretty rusty and get really frustrated.
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mtitch » September 12th, 2017, 5:44 pm

chris oak wrote:Nice vid Matt, can't wait to get out there in a few weeks!


Thanks! Me too! Stoked they changed the start time to 6 am instead of midnight. That killed me last year...
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mtitch » September 12th, 2017, 5:46 pm

32juan wrote:Great video, and fantastic bug grabbing skillz! I want to be like you when I grow up :) (seriously, I suck at daytime bug grabbing)


Haha thanks! Learned out of necessity! My buddies don't like night dives.
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Re: Bug Diving Edit from Last Season

Postby mtitch » September 12th, 2017, 5:47 pm

peter culp wrote:thanks for the video. got me amped.


For sure Peter! Got me amped making it. Can't wait for the season!
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