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Old 08-12-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default Spearfishing in the Outback...

With the Wx report Scaly Neck I and moved the weekend up a day - I got the yak/spear thing down the other day and so I figured let's step it up a notch.

So loaded 2 Steel 95's and the spearfishing gear just to see if the outback could take it. NOTE: Split the tanks forward and aft next time the waterline was just above the rudder cords and it sucked about a quart in.

also brought along the poles to extend the surface interval - it worked but not much was biting.

First dive was on a tank - a mess of smallish triggers and 2 big stoopid red snappers I chased around the turret about 10 times. One shooter scamp but .. I missed

Up and after a 2 hour interval down in some old bridge rubble. Lots of red snappers and vis about 20' max - found a couple holes and they were loaded with SKITTISH black snapper - as I was checking the ends for one to shoot a decent flounder tried to get away... not quite quick enough and so he's on the stringer - reload - break on band.. so shooting with two and decent 3-4 # black snapper comes out - on the stringer as well.

come up and see A LOT of angry clouds in the near distance Dean and I agree to hot foot it (that's a hobie kayak pun) in an just 5 mins later lightening is poping in close and getting closer - we get to beach just before it rolled over us - Whew!

... That was right before we ran up the beach and left our yaks in the rain! A great day learning some good tricks on diving the Hobie. Ordered the GoPro so next trip there maybe some video...

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Nice report bob I'll have a awesome report posted tomorrow it was a hell of a day in pcola today!

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:02 AM   #3
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Nice report Bob -
How big were the ARS you saw - any monsters?
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What size anchor were you guys using? I have been wanting to try this, but was afraid to pop up and see that my kayak was headed to the cayman islands.....
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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good stuff!
AU: girlfriend and i took our paddleboards out to the Park East reef a few weeks ago with an anchor system i designed to hold both of our yaks or SUPs in tandem on one 5lb. worked like a champ. a couple paddled over in their yaks while we were in the water. i overheard them say that they were going to have to paddle the boats back in and then swim out to reef...i told them they were more than welcome to tie on to my rode. 5lb anchor:2 SUPs and 2 yaks
i think youll be alright...
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:07 PM   #6
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What an awesome report Bob! I'd love to get out there sometime or maybe you could come over and dive some of the stuff I'm fishing and give me a first hand report! I'd love to take some video of you guys getting in and out of the hobies! Be sure and check out my video I posted from yesterdays trip - insane redfish!
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