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Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby BigJim » February 5th, 2018, 11:25 am

Whenever I tell Ana I am diving with fuzz she says "oh you mean he is not gonna show up and you are gonna dive alone?" :rofl:

I told Harold this and he said that whenever he tells Jazmin that he is diving with me she says "oh you mean you are gonna sleep in and not go diving?"

:laughing-rollingred:

Well on Saturday he actually got out of bed and showed up!!

We went to check a hole where I have seen some big Lings recently....





Unfortunately no one was home... :'(

Swam over to a nice looking area that we haven't really explored before and found some nice fishy looking structure and I spotted a nice looking Ling head in a hole...

Told fuzz to go take it and when he went down he saw it had come out and was laying out in the open...I told him to get it and dropped down and watched him nail it with a perfect head shot.

Not very long at ~29 inches, but nice and meaty and beautiful golden color.





We then moved to another spot and I came across a nice group of good sized blacks...I took two and told Fuzz to take some but he declined...I dropped down just to point some of the nicer ones out to him and then I saw a FAT toad of a black and couldn't resist myself and took her. ;)

We were both impressed with what a nice specimen she was, especially for Monterey County and at 21.5 inches is my PB.





Then we headed to some deeper water to look for Reds...in no time at all fuzz calls me over and tells me has shot a nice one in a hole and a Ling is trying to eat it.

I drop down to look and see a MONSTER Red on the end of his shaft floating in front of the hole...hole is all stirred up though so go back up and take some footage of fuzz with the Red.

Red taped out to 23.25 inches and is an absolutely beautiful fish...got some cool screen grabs from the GoPro as well. Nice to be able to get some pics of fuzz cuz he has taken a lot of pics of me in the past.









Drop down again and the hole has cleared up and see the Ling hiding in the back and take him...nice meaty twin of the previous one.

Start heading in and while swimming I come across a pinnacle with a crack where I took a nice Ling recently...I go down and am looking in the crack and hear fuzz' gun fire...he has taken another Red...surprise surprise. :rolls:

We dive around a little more and he sees another Red and calls me over but I can't find it and we both decide we are tired and call it quits and head in.

Hike back out kinda sux cuz I'm out of shape, but we made it back to the car and the cold beer without any mishaps.

Super fun day diving with a good friend...already looking forward to the next time!

Here's a little vid I threw together...pretty nice viz for up here!

https://youtu.be/bZ-8qWLUm8c

:greetings-wavingyellow:

Sincerely,

Jim
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby BigJim » February 5th, 2018, 11:30 am

Few more pics of the fishies and of meeting up at the local brewery after to get some prints from Amadeo and plaques from my buddy Sean and some VHFs from Dave Grigsby at Kayak Connection. Prints/plaques/prizes for our Angler and Diver of the Year Awards ceremony we have coming up on Saturday.

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:greetings-wavingyellow:

Sincerely,

Jim
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby castronova » February 5th, 2018, 12:09 pm

Nice diving, beautiful fish. I am always envious of the diving community you all have over there and the simple camaraderie.

Nothing better than shooting fish and drinking beer.
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby Trace » February 5th, 2018, 4:41 pm

Great video Sir!! You guys always do a great job.
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Postby John Hughes » February 6th, 2018, 4:54 am

Love your reports Jim and love the pics and screen grabs you share with us. Really gives us an idea of the total picture. Another great day on the books for you!
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby Adam Sachs » February 6th, 2018, 8:35 am

That red is a toad. Nice work, guys.
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby dam » February 6th, 2018, 9:36 am

That's nice of you to teach Fuzz how to dive again, Jim. It's no easy task.
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Postby Bill McIntyre » February 6th, 2018, 10:56 am

Fuzz was on my boat back in 2008. The rest of us decided the water was too cold and dirty and got out, but he kept at it and speared a 45 pounder. Prick!

As I recall he shot fish at PeeVee and in San Diego during that trip before we finally ran him back north.

That was the first time I saw a Sea Sniper with the ballast tubes.
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby fuzz » February 6th, 2018, 7:31 pm

dam wrote:That's nice of you to teach Fuzz how to dive again, Jim. It's no easy task.



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Next time I dive, low tide only... save a few feet off those drops. :D
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby fuzz » February 6th, 2018, 7:32 pm

Bill McIntyre wrote:Fuzz was on my boat back in 2008. The rest of us decided the water was too cold and dirty and got out, but he kept at it and speared a 45 pounder. Prick!

As I recall he shot fish at PeeVee and in San Diego during that trip before we finally ran him back north.

That was the first time I saw a Sea Sniper with the ballast tubes.



That was 10 years ago??!!!

Appreciate your hospitality Bill... and especially that warm pilot house. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby dam » February 7th, 2018, 10:24 am

fuzz wrote:
dam wrote:That's nice of you to teach Fuzz how to dive again, Jim. It's no easy task.



:angry-cussingblack:

Next time I dive, low tide only... save a few feet off those drops. :D

:bowrofl:

I remember reading about it on spearboard, Bill. I think he shot something like 5 in 5 days. What I took away from that story is don't dive with Fuzz. He shoots all the fish and you'll go home empty handed.
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby BigJim » February 7th, 2018, 11:17 am

Thanks guys!!

LOL @ the fuzz comments/stories.

Yeah, he found three Reds on Saturday and even though we were diving the same area the only ones I saw were on the end of his spear. :ugh: :rofl:

Was great to see him come out and dive though...I know how becoming a daddy can cut into water time. :rolls:

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Jim
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby chris oak » February 7th, 2018, 11:45 am

Man I haven't seen fuzz around in ages, Im glad to see that he's still diving!! I had heard that he had a kid, hopefully he'll be able to sneak out a little more as the kid grows up :)
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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby BigJim » February 7th, 2018, 12:12 pm

chris oak wrote:Man I haven't seen fuzz around in ages, Im glad to see that he's still diving!! I had heard that he had a kid, hopefully he'll be able to sneak out a little more as the kid grows up :)


His daughter is super cute...definitely got Mom's genes.

;) :rofl:

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Re: Fuzz comes out to play...

Postby mike n » February 13th, 2018, 6:17 pm

:-)

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