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Old 06-08-2014, 02:01 PM   #31
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i dove in the madness opening weekend on a couple wrecks near the liberty ship. nobody fishing near us seemed to have any problems catching fish before we got in the water. we left my buddy's girlfriend on the boat to bubble watch. i told her to pay attention to all the fishermen while we were down because they like to accuse of us killing the bite. she said they continued to catch fish the entire time we were down there.

i could see a couple of lines while i was there (and the fish picking them clean). someone was using some braid that was easily visible. the mono was more difficult to see until i was right on top of it (no big deal - just swim around it), and some of it i didn't see at all. on our ascent, my dive buddy pulled a hook out of my regulator hoses!

i've been on trips where our one bubble watcher put more fish in the boat than 3 divers!

there are some a-holes out there but another thing to consider is that we typically do not have the flexibility in locations that the rod and reel guys have. yall can drop lines on anything. we can't necessarily just pick from any spot out there. a lot of us dive nitrox which, to summarize, means the mix of air in our tank becomes toxic beyond its maximum operating depth. as many have already said, i don't want to swim where you're fishing...most wrecks are plenty big for all of us...and if not then i will move on whenever possible.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:44 PM   #32
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I would not want to get hooked by a 10/0 circle hook in salt water. It would probably burn a little bit. Plus it would probably get infected because of the nasty bait that is on the hook.
Infection city.

The bucket of bright red water is probably the best idea I've heard of. And it's environmentally friendly and safe for both parties.
I don't know why people on here assume they are going to mistakenly hook a diver...that is just not going to happen unless the diver is braindead. Like firefish said we can clearly see your bait and hooks down there and its not hard to steer clear of them.
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