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 Posted: Thu May 7th, 2009 03:51 am
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Vince. Thanks for the reply. As soon as I know when we are going I will let you know. At what depth did you get those Yellow tail at? Love to hear about it. I am not set up for blue watet but I would love to watch.  I got a really nice Cabrilla at about 50 ft at window rock. WOW it was good! Well thanks for the help guys. I would love to go out when I get there.

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 Posted: Thu May 7th, 2009 05:04 pm
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The yellow tail were shallow that day, around 25 feet, had the whole place to myself it was one of those sea of cortez moments!

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 Posted: Thu May 7th, 2009 06:56 pm
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I know the type of mements you're speaking of, the type that keep you coming back.

I went through and almost 18 month period, where it seemed like every trip I was blown out and you might recall, I even thought of getting back into sailing.

However, since last Nov, I've had 6 trips down, in a row, with almost perfact condition and lots of fish.

I'll stop there, so I don't jinx myself.

 

Seamus

 

 

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 Posted: Thu May 7th, 2009 10:19 pm
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Six great trips in a row was the pay back for the crappy ones, the old yin & yang at work, if there were never any crappy days there would never be any memorable ones!!

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Vince, we will be there monday thru Friday of the last week of may. We would love to go out with you and enjoy some great spearfishing. Let me know how your schedule is. We don't have a schedule while were there so whatever works best for you. If you want to email me you can at polarosoman@yahoo.com
THANKS,
Jared

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Myself and son tried spearfishing while snorkeling last June for the first time at Honeymoon island.  We had fun scaring the trigger fish, but did not catch one, and would not know what to do with it, once we catch one.

We only did it because we found a pair of Hawaiian slings in my parent's house that I recently inherited.

We are coming down again this June for 2 weeks and would like to learn how to do it for "real" 

We have a 12' Zodiac w/motor.  Our house is on the beach, just across from Honeymoon Island.

any suggestions would be appriciated.

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one respectful suggestion:  probably a good idea to learn what to do with it before you succeed in spearing it....catch & release of speared fish has notoriously poor survival rates   ;)

FWIW, triggers are great eating.  you clean em sorta like opening a letter, slip knife point in bunghole and slit from the inside...otherwise, you'll never get through the skin.  we just toss em on hibachi skin and all, and skin then comes away intact, leaving nice white meat that tastes a little like lobster  

 

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Firstly, get a fishing license, although unlikely you'll ever get checked in SC, it is the law. Not sure if your son needs one, not sure of age limits and how old he is.

Where do you live, I may be able to refer you to somewhere that conducts spearfishing classes.

Otherwise, contact Vince Radice, Sonora Sports Center, have him take you out a few times, show you some spots, give you some pointers, then have at it with your kid, using your own boat.

Would be worth the investment.

Vince is also a dealer for a few different speargun companies and can outfit you, should you decide to step up from your HI slings.

I have a 10 year old, he loves it, think it's great you're getting your kid into it.

Young or old, nothing more satisfying than going out diving, shooting a fish, bringing it home, prepping and eating it.

Trigger fish are a popular fish for civeche.

Good luck!

Seamus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10-4, thanks

I will make the contact Vince as advised prior to arriving in SC to insure that we can schedule a few sessions.

I am a firm believer in hiring a professional instructor for learning a new skill.

It will be a good investment, as I plan on retiring in SC in a few years and will need a hobby, as well as sport that I share my son.

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 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2009 04:20 am
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Maybe I could head back to san carlos in June and join you guys. I would love to go out with you guys to spear some good dinner. YUM! My brother and I always go out to some spots on the Jets Ski, anchor it and have a great time. And very selective on fish, if no good ones then just enjoy the scenery. I got a cheap spear gun, its just a JBL Sawed Off Magnum. It does pretty good though. I just got some new RIFFE free diving fins, snorkel and mask. Maybe if I went more often I would love to upgrade on the spear gun. I always used to use a HI sling too. Still use them here in the lakes for trout in the mountains and bass in the reservoirs.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 7th, 2009 07:42 pm
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Well, It´s August.  A little warm, I´ve heard, for the big game fish.  I´m hoping there will be plenty of good-eating fish though.  From what I´ve read, Triggers and Pargo are my best bet for now.  Does anyone have any good suggestions for renting a kayak?  I was planning on kayaking out to a few spots and trying to catch dinner.  I also need a new line for my speargun as it´s a little short for around here.  I can´t wait to get in the water.  The last few days have been spent in the dentists chair getting root canals, but the doctor gave me the go-ahead for bucear y pescar con arpon.  If anyone wants to show me around, would also be awesome.  I´ll be heading out early Saturday and Sunday.

 

Cheers,

Galen and Katie

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 Posted: Fri Aug 7th, 2009 07:44 pm
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Damn I am going on vacation for a week starting Sunday, will be back next monday if you are still around stop by.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 7th, 2009 09:14 pm
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Galen--

i was going to suggest Vince or Bryan Repogle (Repsilon on this board) but it sounds like Vince is out by default.  both are great guys, know the area well, and can give you input on where/how to fish as well as rent you a yak.

man, talk about doing your penance and now ready to enjoy some fishin......;)   good luck!

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Need a kayak?

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thanks,  Bryan

 

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As we have some of the Mexico contingent on this thread, that participate in the Annual Yellowtail Tourney, thought I'd share that the tentative sate for the 2010 meet, is Sat, March 13th.

I will post all the info, web site amendments, applications etc, once it is set for sure and we have made the flyers.

You can also monitor the web site, but is not current yet.

http://yellowtailopen.com

 

Regards

Seamus

 

 

 

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Thanks for all the good info guys.  I had fun, and even got in the water some.  I rented a kayak and dove from it for an hour and a half or so (40-50ft) around the island at Martini Cove.  No fish to pull a trigger at, and no time to go find other dive spots.  Wind kicked up pretty bad last weekend as well. 

For all others wishing to travel down and spearfish, I would suggest chartering a boat and guide for your first trip.  In retrospect, it would have been worth it, and it would have saved a lot of hassle.  Talk to Vince or (Repsilon) Bryan if you want a kayak, because the other kayak rentals do not want you diving from them.

 

And many thanks to Vince at Sonora Sports Center.  He was very helpful and very friendly.

 

Cheers all, until next time--

 

Galen

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