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  1. DavePloessel

    Wahoo reportedly caught north of Santa Barbara island

    Marauders back in the trolling rotation!
  2. DavePloessel

    8/27/15 wahoo @ the 181-182 ridge

    Know of 3 verified 'hoo being shot and landed yesterday. It's ON!!!##
  3. DavePloessel

    Tax man video as promised

    Beautiful! The news lady was pretty too.
  4. DavePloessel

    Please Don't Drive Through the Kelp!!!

    This is my personal favorite: I hope your "wow" is directed at how effing stupid the average boater is and how little they respect dive flags... when I sit back and think about how little difference it makes, I say wow too. think about how many times I've been diving ever last 35 years when I...
  5. DavePloessel

    Please Don't Drive Through the Kelp!!!

    this is probably the most important point that any rod and reel guy has made. Of all the boats that have almost hit me, all but one were gofasts or big old yachts that obviously were not fishing. OTOH, Ive seen seal bombs, iron and assorted other sh#t chucked by fishermen
  6. DavePloessel

    Please Don't Drive Through the Kelp!!!

    1) I know you guys aren't serious... I get it. Rape jokes are funny to you as well, right? Besides, I also know nobody would actually do something stupid like huck a seal bomb at a diver, except for that one time I saw people doing it at MDR a few years back on opening night, but I'm sure...
  7. DavePloessel

    The tax man!!!!! N

    Wait, you mean thee are sharks in the ocean?!!??!?!?? That's it. I quit diving. Lol. Pretty animal. The OP should have hopped in and gotten some video.
  8. DavePloessel

    Please Don't Drive Through the Kelp!!!

    Stopped quoting after a page or two, but there are more... guys "joking" about tossing seal bombs at divers (thats A.D.W/attempted murder FYI).. ANYWAYS, 100 bucks says the same douchepickles quoted above wouldn't think it was funny if divers started "joking" about shooting rod and reel guys...
  9. DavePloessel

    Please Don't Drive Through the Kelp!!!

    I had a long discussion with the harbor patrol at Dana Point. I told him you don't need a flag to dive, they maintaind that I did. They could not find any law requiring a flag. later on, at the dock, they caught up to me and gave me an orange County Municipal Code stating a flag was required...
  10. DavePloessel

    people destroying kelps?

    I think you missed the point. People do that to enough kelps, wont be too many left pretty damn fast. Boats are fishing the same kelps day after day. You'd only be screwing yourself long term.
  11. DavePloessel

    Micro Bait on Paddies...Think Again

    This is normal. Every year late summer you start seeing the micro yt on kelps.
  12. DavePloessel

    people destroying kelps?

    Not a joke. Like I said, heard about it happening on both friday and saturday. Buddy's report from friday: "Slow day, nasty off shore. When we finally got to a paddy holding fish, a H&L guy got pissed jumped in a speared a yt. He then proceeded to grappling hook and eventually year the paddy...
  13. DavePloessel

    people destroying kelps?

    Heard two separate reports from the last couple days of guys pulling up to kelps, throwing out a grappling hook, and then chopping the kelp to pieces.... I'm not talking about "getting back" at divers either, in both cases both boats were rod and reel fisherman... I can understand how some...
  14. DavePloessel

    oside 8/20 182 181 209 267

    Yes, took some tuna and mahi. Both hook and line (on chunk) and spear. It really smoothed out in the afternoon so I was able to run farther faster. Can't do that kind of run in major slop. I strap extra cans of gas to the back of that thing to go that far. Best fish of the day was on a...
  15. DavePloessel

    oside 8/20 182 181 209 267

    Ran outta oside. Saw most of the sport fleet about 10 miles east of the 181. Ran further south and then hooked back north. Basically worked the big temp break that runs n/s from the 181/182 line all the way up to inside to the 209, then in towards the 267 and back down to oceanslime. Many...
  16. DavePloessel

    Oside daycare program Tuesday

    Hel.... err.. HECK ya!!! Next generation is looking STRONG! Fishing needs more of this.
  17. DavePloessel

    How to deal with divers

    Source for that info Aggro?
  18. DavePloessel

    How to deal with divers

    Oh, and as far as sharks, they are there anyways, so please DO dump all the blood out of your bilge on a kelp if there are divers on it. You are doing the divers a favor. All the scales and tuna blood bring up the fish like nothing else.
  19. DavePloessel

    How to deal with divers

    Fish will bite with a diver in the water. One of my favorite things to watch is a swarm of tuna coming up a chunk line and swallow a buddy's bait, keeping quiet and then watching the look on my buddy's face as he realizes he's bit. However, shoot a fish and tear off? Bite stops. Shoot a...
  20. DavePloessel

    Del mar dodos and paddie whompers

    Ya, i need to lighten up. Ok. Scroll down and look at the photo below of what happens when a prop hits a human and tell me if you think that kind of thing is funny.
  21. DavePloessel

    Del mar dodos and paddie whompers

    my guess was that it would have been at least 5 posts before some f****** idiot started talking about trying to kill the diver. Turns out it was only 3 (edit: 4).... not excusing them jumping in on your bite, but come on guys... talking about buzzing divers with a prop? Really? That's a...
  22. DavePloessel

    Sauerfish YT and Dodo limits.... And a Whale Shark...???

    Please tell me you jumped in and swam with it! Once in a lifetime opportunity there
  23. DavePloessel

    7/28. little S. little W. lotta Fish

    Some bait fish after knockdowns as well. Pretty much the only thing that didn't work was iron.
  24. DavePloessel

    7/28. little S. little W. lotta Fish

    Good luck guys. Guess people crushed it west of there too!!! I can't wrap my head around this season it's so good. Get some!
  25. DavePloessel

    7/28. little S. little W. lotta Fish

    Got sick of the crowds in Oside and went sw outta SI instead. Plan was to head further South but found all we needed about 6 miles straight east of the 302. YFT, Mahi, and YT. Plugged the kill bag in just a few hours. Breaking fish, patties, troll fish. Everything worked. Hot lures were...
  26. DavePloessel

    Oceanside 7/8

    I'll be out there tomorrow too. Thanks for the intel. If you see a dood on a jetski, roll over and say hi
  27. DavePloessel

    Prowler a BUST 10-18-14

    I've been on the prowler a number of times and every single time they fished HARD for every minute we were out there, burned extra fuel and went long if needed, and the deckies were great, if a bit coarse.... I wonder if it was Buzz or the second on your trip??? Granted, I haven't fished the...
  28. DavePloessel

    DFG - WAHOO Filing

    ok. before this guy shot his 50#, i had shot mine.. at that time i had the only one ever shot in ca waters, which made it a record by default, AND I DID NOT BOTHER TO SUBMIT IT BECAUSE OF THE PAPERWORK.. Some people just don't care about records.
  29. DavePloessel

    DFG - WAHOO Filing

    I didn't bother submitting mine because too much paperwork involved. I'm happy enough having the first one shot in cali waters. hell, i'm happy enough just SHOOTING one period... but then, I don't really care much about records anyways. Based on my day yesterday I think there will be a lot...
  30. DavePloessel

    ONO you Didn't!

    hell to the F yeah!!!!
  31. DavePloessel

    Today.

    some of the dishes made with the ono, and the chef
  32. DavePloessel

    Today.

    couple more pics. fish was shot with my go to gun: a JBL midhandle elite with a jbl "warhead" sliptip. I was set up for tuna and (hoping for) marlin with the gun set as a breakaway linked to a 100' bungee floatline (1800# spectra core and a lot of stretch in the casing) and a zepplin float...
  33. DavePloessel

    Today.

    Turn bull shot his by the 302 - Mexican waters. Mine was in us waters. Splitting hairs, I know. I'm just stoked to have had the opportunity
  34. DavePloessel

    Today.

    oceanside ramp was closed. looked like they were repaving the parking lot. thanks for all the kudos everyone. just sitting down to ono poke and some sake/soy/ginger grilled wahoo with pineapple fried rice (my lady knows hiw to COOK!!!!)
  35. DavePloessel

    Today.

    I wasnt even supposed to be there. plan had been to run to the mackeral bank and hunt yft but the o-side ramp was closed so I ran down to mission and punched out straight west. this was the first kelp i stopped on and i could see them from the surface when i putted up. was tough to get close...
  36. DavePloessel

    Today.

    I know it's hardly the first 'hoo of the season, and not even the first caught in Ca waters, but as far as I know it's the first one speared in Ca waters. Certainly the first I've ever shot here.
  37. DavePloessel

    I know most of you hate divers but....

    what about shore divers? cant drag a flag through the kelp without risking entanglement/drowning. i guess people who cant afford a boat just dont deserve to fish? stupid poor people getting in your way.
  38. DavePloessel

    I know most of you hate divers but....

    you don't happen to spend time pierfishing in the la area do you? attitudes like yours sure worked out well with a ban on fishing, huh?
  39. DavePloessel

    big patty

    and FWIW, I wouldnt believe me either. only a complete idiot would be out that far solo on a ski without a radio, spot, etc
  40. DavePloessel

    big patty

    i wouldnt go out that far in a '15 valco. if i flip my ski, i flip it back up and go. can't do that with a boat. weather turns to shit? i can outrun it (my back pays for it tho).... even swamped and dead it wont sink (foam filled). lotsa plusses to a ski as a diver:mpg, 55 mph, easy to...
  41. DavePloessel

    Paddy issues solved

    haha good story! i've been in that situation too. I always have the same response when people ask me if I'm scared of sharks: I'm way more scared to drive home on the freeway these days! of course, I did almost crap my wetsuit a few weeks back when I hopped in without a gun to take a look at...
  42. DavePloessel

    big patty

    basic setup. if you see me out there, say hi. I also am always happy if someone wants to hand off a beer. mine always get shaken up.
  43. DavePloessel

    big patty

    19 miles wsw of oceanside. used to carry a radio. dont anymore.
  44. DavePloessel

    Paddy issues solved

    sickcat, i think whet he was trying to convey is that giving divers space is a safety issue... just like anyone who isn't mentally tiny gives pedestrians space. besides, running over a diver is a good way to get a floatline tangled in your outdrive... and we all know 99% of the r&r guys are...
  45. DavePloessel

    Paddy issues solved

    bahhhhh haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaa! methinks someone might be a little scared of getting in the water. i don't mind if people pull up and fish pattys I'm diving. what I do mind is when the fifth or six boat pulls up and starts crying like a 11 year old girl about divers ruining the bite when I had...
  46. DavePloessel

    big patty

    gofast. that was me last summer on the 302! thanks for letting me hop in! for the rest of the questions: yes i was on a ski. yes i was offshore (look in the mirror on the ski.. no land in sight) yes i have numbers. be happy to share them but this was from monday so who knows how far the...
  47. DavePloessel

    big patty

    thought this was noteworthy. Far and away the biggest one I've ever seen. had it to myself 'till I got tired of shooting fish and bailed.
  48. DavePloessel

    Paddy Poaching

    a bunch of boats on the horizon may mean dolphin too tho... or crashing fish...
  49. DavePloessel

    Paddy Poaching

    simple method i prefer: if you find a boat on a large kelp you want to fish, troll circles around it a quarter to half mile out. most people fish way too close and you might just pick up some fish cruising the area, or better yet, a satellite patty. once they bail go in, fish, dive, whatever...
  50. DavePloessel

    Report Tagged Lobsters

    Tommy, do you still back this program?
  51. DavePloessel

    Dana Point 8 24 12 - Paddy holding dorado 5 miles

    give me an effing break. it's hardly a rare thing for rod n reel guys to roll up on a patty that already has divers on it, and hurl iron, insults, seal bombs, even try and 1 over the divers eithier. look at the knob joking about throwing seal bombs, do you slam him? No. what the f...
  52. DavePloessel

    Dana Point 8 24 12 - Paddy holding dorado 5 miles

    quoted so the police can use it in the case against you "next time". that would be so awesome if you threw seal bomb at someone.. i mean, hey, potentially killing someone is so funny! :_diarrhea_:
  53. DavePloessel

    surfrider and laguna bluebelt

    who is the guy from surfrider you are you emailing with? any chance you could forward some of the emails to me via pm or my email?
  54. DavePloessel

    Just because you don`t like the MLPA..

    the state did not spend the money to create these closures. the process was paid for by a private non governmental organization... an organization with an antifishing agenda. that's why this thing is such a joke. it's no different than if the government let the klu klux klan fund a process...
  55. DavePloessel

    enough to worry

    yeah, except the s m c a in laguna is a "no take smca".. see, they wanted to grab more land to make a larger smr, but couldn't because of the sewage outfall at aliso so they came up with the no take smca idea to get around it. all it is is an smr called another name. the regs vary...
  56. DavePloessel

    Mexican Visa News Released

    hey smart guy, there isnt a single overfished species in ca waters per the dfg. the closures here were about factory fish farmers shutting down commercial fishing competitors, but thanks for playing. please do yourself a favor and stay in az if you really think ca is "polluted and...
  57. DavePloessel

    sheep herding

    nice goat! Where (general area, not exact spot) were you fishing?
  58. DavePloessel

    Yes, I Support the MLPA

    Naw, He doesn't fish, but he does like to bash (men's) assholes tho.:_diarrhea_:
  59. DavePloessel

    Yes, I Support the MLPA

    Ya, you support MPAs But then, you also support men's balls with your nose.:finger: As far as "Science proves it", There are some doctors who worked for marlboro who said smoking is good for you. I think you should start smoking 3 packs a day for your health there dumbass. By the...
  60. DavePloessel

    South Coast closures to go into effect Jan. 1

    Um. Channel islands. Yes, there are bigger fish inside the reserves. Keyword is inside. Outside of the reserves, the biomass has Decreased because fishing pressure is no more concentrated. Anybody who dives knows this. Thats in in area with far less population then it down here in...
  61. DavePloessel

    Commercial squid boats

    So you are saying wardens would rip me a new one for... Wait fot it....not breaking the law? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Maybe you should stop pretending to know wardens. wardens in southern california are way to professional, and way smarter than to waste their time doing something...
  62. DavePloessel

    Commercial squid boats

    Hey FN stupid guy, it's legal to have a spear gun with you when you are lobster diving as long as you don't use the spear gun to get lobster. Ask a warden. You know what's really f ing stupid? Calling someone f ing stupid when they were Not breaking the law. Maybe if you actually knew...
  63. DavePloessel

    22" halibut needed for Rocky

    Hell ya! beauty of halis is you can lay the gun on the bottom next to em and measure before you shoot. Oh, and the little ones taste like halibut bacon
  64. DavePloessel

    GIANT LOBSTER ATTACKS!!

    good advice on all counts.. for bugs over 10 a couple great ways to prepare them is to pull the meat out of the tail uncooked, slice some for sashimi, then cut some into chunks that you tempura and fry. Mix up a bunch of different asian/fusion dipping sauces (eel sauce, hoisin, fish sauce...
  65. DavePloessel

    Commercial squid boats

    Marine Life Management Act. govmt program that will be hitting us the next few years .. http://www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/mlma/ See, the MLPA was never supposed to be about fisheries management "it was about protecting the environment". The MLMA is directly about fisheries management, and the...
  66. DavePloessel

    22" halibut needed for Rocky

    would he want one with a hole in it? just sayin...
  67. DavePloessel

    GIANT LOBSTER ATTACKS!!

    I call bullshit without pics. And I am jealous as hell. I've been trying to break 15 pounds for over 30 years, seen maybe 2 that big in my life... 17 pounds? That's just retarded.
  68. DavePloessel

    Commercial squid boats

    I wish that was the case, but the difference is that there are hundreds of bored houswives in OC who think they are saving the world by keeping "those evil fishermen" out of their ocean. (think about the OP here... imagine a hundred of him, only without his background in fishing) Add in...
  69. DavePloessel

    Commercial squid boats

    That's a difficult question, but I think if the MLPA process showed us anything, it's that is doesn't matter one bit if people are catching limits... the people who want to shut us down will be trying to shut us down regardless, and when we rail against guys like Raul, we only shoot ourselves...
  70. DavePloessel

    Commercial squid boats

    I cut most of your response out because it boils down to this one question.. Let me preface my reply by saying that you make reasonable arguements about your local fisheries up in central and northern ca, however, your ignorance of southern Ca fisheries is faily blatant. What fisheries are...
  71. DavePloessel

    Commercial squid boats

    Unfortunately, your grandkids WILL NOT be able to enjoy the ocean by fishing, not because it will be fished out, but because sustainable fisheries, be it recreational, or commercial like the squid guys you are complaining about, will ALL have been taken away/shut down by enviro...
  72. DavePloessel

    LONG BEACH ON FIRE 11-15-11

    Now don't go getting crazy... Tell you what, I'll be happy to eat any of that ling or YT you don't want. I ran out of YT a few weeks ago and freediving for lings in 100'+ of water sucks. Hell, I'll give you a bunch of lobster if you want some. Oh, and great catch Raul! keep killing 'em...
  73. DavePloessel

    Commercial squid boats

    Win! Enviros are laughing at us. Turn the bass hippies against the consumptives, recreationals against commercials, hoopers against divers, etc. Curtis needs "sucker" tattooed on his his forehead.
  74. DavePloessel

    Poll: Slots or no slots for SW Bass

    Great post! I hope that the younger guys on here who are arguing for closures and slot limit can understand that as an angler with more than 40 years of experience, you are the living proof of how the bass fish re is not only doing well but absolutely thriving with the current regulations...
  75. DavePloessel

    Poll: Slots or no slots for SW Bass

    I'm sorry dude but there is so much crap in this reply I can't even cover it all. First of all, I haven't been a deckhand, but I have been poor, and I go 1 half day boats. Second, I've been in a wide open bust buy on big old grumpy calicos, but that's really besides the point. You say that...
  76. DavePloessel

    Poll: Slots or no slots for SW Bass

    problem is that the people pushing MLPA closures will use anglers pushing for C&R against us - it's basic bargaining. If you want a 5 fish limit with a slot size as 14-18 inches, you don't start with that as your initial offer.... it's bargaining 101. Remember, their "initial offer" is...
  77. DavePloessel

    Poll: Slots or no slots for SW Bass

    Sport Boats live and die by fish counts. More fish in the counts = more paying customers. Also, if the people who can't afford their own boats know that instead of being able to take home 10 fish that may be up to and over 5# for their 40 dollar (or $75) ticket, and can only keep 5 14" fish...
  78. DavePloessel

    Poll: Slots or no slots for SW Bass

    This is a great discussion. As rodngun mentioned.. the slot limit may be great for some groups (rod and reel, tournament fishers), but would place an unfair burden on other groups namely spearos and sportboats. Just for a little different perspective, for those of you who have never...
  79. DavePloessel

    A true story about marine science

    don't be to hard on yourself. A lot of us got duped into helping the other side. That's the thing with the closurepheliacs, they don't have any problem lying and abusing the good faith efforts of honest, decent people like you. The tricked many a fisherman into thinking that if the fishing...
  80. DavePloessel

    Decent Daytime Limit +tip for hoopnetters from a diver

    Interesting. Never been hassled for it and the LGs and harbor patrol roll by me all the time. Maybe they don't mind divers tight on the rocks where a boat would have to be aground to even come close to hitting them. I don't know though. I got the bugs on the end and outer side of the wall...
  81. DavePloessel

    LONG BEACH PRODUCES 11`1`11

    You were way off. See, if you'd actually been at the MLPA meetings, you would recall that the environazis were NOT throwing up pics of our big catches. Why? Because it would show that there are in fact plenty of big fish out there and the fisheries were healthy, not in collapse and in need...
  82. DavePloessel

    LONG BEACH PRODUCES 11`1`11

    100% agree. there's enough treehugging idiots out there trying to take our fishing away without hypocrite fishermen helping them. Those people should be ashamed. It's a sustainable,perfectly healthy fishery that can handle the limits, which is why the limits are set where they are. F the...
  83. DavePloessel

    Decent Daytime Limit +tip for hoopnetters from a diver

    It's raining.. figured I'd try and help some hoopers out. First off: Dove Mission jetty yesterday afternoon. Pulled a decent limit. Biggest was 6 or so pounds, with a 5er, a couple 4s and mixed down to a just barely legal. On to the main point of this post... A hoopnet costs, what...
  84. DavePloessel

    WTF

    Ya, attempted murder is so freaking funny:confused: good to know your business supports that. :_diarrhea_:
  85. DavePloessel

    WTF

    read my above post. There are already fewer spots than people who want to fish. after the MLPA implementation on jan 1, we will lose the vast majority od spots and there will be far more than twice as many people. You'll have to choose between sharing or not fishing... "moving on" will not be an...
  86. DavePloessel

    WTF

    might as well get used to it. except instead of 60 hoops and 1 diver, it'll be 200-300 hoops and 5-10 divers. Why? After Jan 1 the MLPA goes into effect in socal and we will be losing 60-70-maybe even 90 percent of the diveable spots in southern ca. Post MLPA implementation Diver traffic...
  87. DavePloessel

    Freedom for Sheep

    mmmmm That is an epic pile of: Steamed with soy Sheepie Cakes (better than crab cakes IMO) Ceviche and Battered fish tacos (lingers) Epic haul!:hali_olutta:
  88. DavePloessel

    Big Mako

    You know what, are used to believe that as well. Now I know it's b*******. Think about it: 20 years of fishermen pushing ethical fishing slogans like slow to grow so let it go for calicos and such, the inshore gillnet ban was pushed through by fisherman back in the eighty's, and on and on...
  89. DavePloessel

    One very proud son.

    Please check my dad's report: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/offshore-reports-southern-california/341702-searcher-1-5-day-trip-report-july-5-7-trip-life-time-opah-bft.html My dad hasn't posted it, so I'm going to... He got off a 1.5 day on the searcher this am. Not only did he get the...
  90. DavePloessel

    rookie needs some help

    + one on the children's pool. If you go down there any weekend there will be some spearfishers on the beach who will be happy to help you out.
  91. DavePloessel

    VOTE NO on Prop 21

    bump.. NO ON21 IF YOU CARE ABOUT FISHING IN CA. Please, ask everyone you know to vote NO on 21. This is very important
  92. DavePloessel

    Found: Bass rod and reel at Cat

    Found a bass setup on the bottom at cat last weekend. Rod was broken so I tossed it in the trash. Reel was still in great shape so it can't have been on the bottom for more than a week or so. Anyone lose some gear overboard recently? ID it and it's yours.
  93. DavePloessel

    9/1 YFT getting closer

    Slow pick on YFT under the ponies today in 67.8 degree water above the upper 500. Not WFO by any means, but biting and closer. Nice grade YT on paddies, occ dodo too sorry for the short report- tired as hell. Good luck
  94. DavePloessel

    GETTING CLOSER

    Diver's perspetive on the BFT down there right now the average fish in the schools run about 20 pounds, with some 30 pounders mixed in. sometimes 1 or 2 larger models (>50#) in there too A lot of the schools are literally thousands of fish
  95. DavePloessel

    Bow hunting Leopard Shark

    WTF is wrong with you? Rational posts backed up with facts and logic have no place here
  96. DavePloessel

    16 LB SHEEPHEAD La Jolla 8-8-10

    Nice goat!! 45 degrees???? Burrrrrrrr
  97. DavePloessel

    Daryl Wong Speargun - Custom BD Editiion - I'm not worthy...

    Beauty of a gun! You screaming like a girl in the video is pretty awesome too. One tip though - never, ever, ever ever hold a loaded gun up like that out of the water. ALL trigger mechs fail from time to time, and the kick back from it when it does can hurt you IN the water, OUT of the...
  98. DavePloessel

    2010 GAT-KU kegger/polespear comp July 17th

    the event was AWESOME!!! It was great to see a bunch of the competitors from last year plus a slew of new ones! Thanks for putting on a great event for a great cause Dustin!
  99. DavePloessel

    The Success Rocks!

    I hear they fish grouper on that trip... funny that, considering...
  100. DavePloessel

    Advise on buying some fins

    Picasso Black Teams. Check hanapaa hawaii online - usually pretty good prices on them.
  101. DavePloessel

    New to the sport

    WRONG. The children's pool is NOT areserve, nor has it ever been. There are a bunch of racist, antisemite, lying econazis on top of the stairs there who will tell you it's a reserve, but it is open to fishing. It's also a great spot for beginners. It's well protected and a safe sandy spot...
  102. DavePloessel

    Thresher 5/14/2010

    I've been diving since the 70s and all I remember form then is shor calicos, no many halis or forkies, and NO wsb.... As for yellows being up.. they are... WAY WAY up. More and bigger than I have ever seen... I think Hubbs has helped, as have better management... bu the biggest thing has...
  103. DavePloessel

    wetsuits

    Not much you could get for 150 that would work well in the kelp for bigger fish. If you go onto spearboard and look in the used gear section you could probably find a decent used 110 or 120 cm euro for around 150 bucks
  104. DavePloessel

    Thresher 5/14/2010

    Really? Which populations are you referring to? Last I checked, WSB are way up, calicos are way up, halibut are way up, YT are way up..... the list goes on in fact, just about any scientist NOT being bought by the lying environazis will tell you that with very few exceptions the fish...
  105. DavePloessel

    wetsuits

    Your surf sui will be fine for the summer - just buy a hood or hooded vest and wear that with the surf suit and it'll make an incredible difference. If you decide you like diving/spearfishing and are going to stick with it, then drop the dough ang get a 5 or 7 mil 2 piece freediving specific...
  106. DavePloessel

    what gun to get

    he JBL factory is in Oceanside, or you can check ou one of mine nex week - I'm gonna dive Laguna someime nex week. We can meet up and you can go out and shoot it to see if you like it.
  107. DavePloessel

    what gun to get

    You could also save 300-400 bucks and just get one of the new JBL elite series wood guns. They have a better trigger mech than the riffes, are just as quiet and more accurate right out of the box and only cost about 300 bucks brand new for the biggest model. the 65 inch woody magnum elie would...
  108. DavePloessel

    New to the sport

    CHILDREN'S POOL
  109. DavePloessel

    Please help SIO grad student find missing equipment moorings

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't SIO support external C/prop 3 in the MLPA, which would close nearly all fishing in La Jolla, as well as all fishing in PV and Pt Dume? What's your stance on that Sharkbait? Ya Ya Ya I'm a dick, but there is no way in hell I as a fisherman and true...
  110. DavePloessel

    5/5 La Jolla

    hell ya! nice haul
  111. DavePloessel

    wsb yak style! 4/16

    That's a SLUG!!!! Congrats on monster!
  112. DavePloessel

    Anybody lose a rod and reel in the Laguna area?

    It's a torium packed with spectra on a nice jig stick. Next step is send it into shimano for service and see if there is a serial number that had been regged for it or anything like that. If not and nobody claims it, I'm keeping it, or maybe giving it to one of my friends.
  113. DavePloessel

    Anybody lose a rod and reel in the Laguna area?

    Getting lobster so I could get into someplace warm:boobies: that evening Actually, even thought the water was cold, it was a pretty epic day. After I dove a bunch of us met up for a beach BBQ.... catching fish is fun, but sitting down to eat it with friends and family on the beach is...
  114. DavePloessel

    Anybody lose a rod and reel in the Laguna area?

    So, I was diving in Laguna yesterday and found a rod and reel in about 50' of water off N. Laguna. It's still in pretty good working order... If you've lost a setup recently and want it back, PM me with a description and it's yours. The reel will probably need service to be 100%, but I...
  115. DavePloessel

    This may SAVE YOUR LIFE!

    Scary scary story. Nightmarish. Incredible and beautiful that everyone came out of it alive. Sometimes there is justice in this world is all I can say. Thank you for posting - stories like this, with details and insight like you provided, SAVE LIVES.
  116. DavePloessel

    Why California passed the "right to fish" Constitutional Amendment in 1910

    the constitutional angle would be a stretch. i thik there is a better chance on overturning this agenda driven bullshit if we go with the ADA/elderly access issue. There is existing case law in other states that sets precedent. JMHO
  117. DavePloessel

    DANA POINT BLOCK PARTY!!!

    I like it. Remember how at every single MLPA meeting, there was a hispanic girl who kept saying she spoke for all the pier fishermen in LA and that they wanted fishing closed, but couldn't say so because they didn't speak english? It would be pretty easy to go down to piers in San Clemente...
  118. DavePloessel

    La Jolla is still not safe

    EXACTLY! That's why we currently have weepy old crazy ladies from Laguna getting up in front of the BRTF (and soon the DFG commission) and crying about how there have been a record number of starving sea lion pups washing up on the beach. Basic wildlife management is that if there is an...
  119. DavePloessel

    La Jolla is still not safe

    The seal psychos already tried blocking access to the beaches on eithier side of the children's pool last year when some of the seals began to "overflow" onto surrounding beaches. I had to call the police when that Marjane AAlam lady wouldn't stop chasing me arouund and screaming at me as I was...
  120. DavePloessel

    La Jolla is still not safe

    I dove the childrn's pool yesterday. The anti-human, anti-access, anti-fishing seal freaks down there are hard at it. They had several sweet looking older ladies down there gathering signatures on an all new petition asking the DFG commission who will be drawing the final lines, and the SD...
  121. DavePloessel

    Laguna Mayor Nominated to Coastal Commission

    Unfortunaltly, supporting surfrider is a no-go. Meg Caldwell is on the board of directors for surfrider. Any organization that would elect someone like her to it's board of dierctors should get no support whatsoever form consumptives. Arnold has been a bastard in this whole thing too. I'd...
  122. DavePloessel

    This is it! Watch the final MLPA meeting!

    Which uberenvirobitch? There were like 10 of those psychotic *******s there. No matter which one it was, Maggie RULES!!!!
  123. DavePloessel

    Unreasonable MPAs. Will you comply?

    It's funny, you called me out for making a statement about you without knowing you, yet you just did the same thing to me. HIPPOCRIT MUCH PESKA? Anyways, if you knew the slightest bit about me, you would know that I have been one of those people that has always pushed and pushed and pushed...
  124. DavePloessel

    I'm Confused

    If even that long. Ironic how Steve Benividos has no problem saying wen need to sacrifice 95% of the best fishing grounds "for the greater good" but can't tolerate giving up less than 1% of the best dive spots in order to protect the enviornment. Do a google search of "anchor, coral...
  125. DavePloessel

    I'm Confused

    No way, Steve is all about selflessly protecting the enviornment. There is no way he would let his incredibl antifishing bias blind him to the truth or be dishonest. I'm sure it's just an oversight on his part :rolleyes:
  126. DavePloessel

    Unreasonable MPAs. Will you comply?

    Good Luck. I've called caltip probably20 times in the past couple years. Nearly all of the time you just get voicemail. If they actually ever do get around to calling you back, the poachers have been long, long gone for quite some time. I really dounbt now that they have gotten the coast...
  127. DavePloessel

    Unreasonable MPAs. Will you comply?

    Dude, I'm an overinflated peacock - says so right under my name- of course I'm arrogent.:idiot: Lemme guess, you retired to nevada to get away from the overtaxation here? The absurd, rampant enviornmental mania, and overregulation of everything? To escape to a state that doesn't take away...
  128. DavePloessel

    Unreasonable MPAs. Will you comply?

    I notice you somehow missed the part where I wrote "DO NOT WRITE THE ANWSER TO THIS QUESTION - JUST ANWSER IT IN THE POLL!!" I know, I know, I only wrote it in all caps - I think they call that internet shouting, and it would be silly to expect you toread beyond the single line you put in bold...
  129. DavePloessel

    I'm Confused

    Something one of the RSG memers said at the last meeting struck me as a bit funny. That douche Steve Benividos got on the mic and started whining like a little girl about how having to put in a mooring/not allowing anchoring at farnsworth to protect the rare deepwater corals is unreasonable...
  130. DavePloessel

    Unreasonable MPAs. Will you comply?

    Yeah, you're in Nevada. I really don't need to say more.
  131. DavePloessel

    Unreasonable MPAs. Will you comply?

    I wasn't asking anybody to post about intent to poach, rather to illustrate a point about compliance and how the current proposed IPA is beyond the size the community will accept. Without compliance, the MLPA is not going to work, rather it will actually go in the opposite direction, with...
  132. DavePloessel

    Unreasonable MPAs. Will you comply?

    Might want to wait until they actually go into effect.:urno1: Soak hooks on saturday!!! I'm headed to laguna in 10 minutes and I'm going to take a limit of slow growing reef fish:2gunsfiring_v1:
  133. DavePloessel

    Unreasonable MPAs. Will you comply?

    Public compliance is probably the biggest issue with the proposed MPA network. If the environazi fickfaces make them too big, the public will eventually reach a point where they will finally just say "Fuck it. I'm just going to poach." 2 questions for you, Bloodydeckers: 1) DO you think the...
  134. DavePloessel

    Lobster Diving w/ Speargun?

    Letter of the law is NO hooked device may be in your posession. Of course, a SNORKEL is a hooked device. I've asked at least 5 wardens and they all say "it depends" Technically it is CURRENTLY legal as long as it is not a hooked device (slip tip or 3 pronger with no barbs), but if you come...
  135. DavePloessel

    Does anyone know Dominic Ferrigno?

    :imdumb: well, i was just gonna steal it, cause that's what divers do, steal from hoopers...:fighting0061: he's using flat nets btw
  136. DavePloessel

    Does anyone know Dominic Ferrigno?

    Because he left his Lobster report card lying on the ramp at shelter Island last night. I found it when launching this morning. Looks like he's having a good season too. If anyone knows him, PM me his address (it's too messy to read on the card) and I'll mail it to him...
  137. DavePloessel

    AB Biller vs JBL

    you can often find spearguns used for cheap on spearboard.
  138. DavePloessel

    help

    ???
  139. DavePloessel

    Dive Fins

    those cressis are good fins. Personally I prefer the picasso Black teams because they fit wider feet like mine better. Both are good fins thouhg.
  140. DavePloessel

    Hammer Head Evolution 110 cm Spear Gun

    I'll give you 50 bucks for it.... Really though, you ought to hang on to it. A 110 is a great all around gun for socal
  141. DavePloessel

    All hands on deck, again

    Tommy - You weren't late! I appreciate the incrediblw amount of UNPAID work you put in. I know everybody here does. It's pretty amazing what a few dedicated fiashermen have done against all these paid environazi clones funded by rich fishing haters from Laguna, Malibu, packard and the RLFF...
  142. DavePloessel

    All hands on deck, again

    Tommy, I hate to rain on the parade, but a lot of people heard about this a week or more ago, and if people on our side heard about it under the table, you can bet the other side did too - probably thanks to certain traitors in our midst who have been on the other team all along (See my sig...
  143. DavePloessel

    how is fishing out of shelter island

    Can't say if they're biting or not, but there have been a lot of halibut in shallow on the high tide the last couple days. I've seen a bunch under schools ogrunion, dines and smelt in the 5-15' depth range...
  144. DavePloessel

    Fishing in Laguna 10/26

    Glad you enjoyed it while it's opening. Thanks to coastkeeper, Meg Caldwell, and Liars in the REG, due to the MLPA, all those areas you caught fish will be closed forever to fishing in early 2011.
  145. DavePloessel

    10/24 ON BOARD THE LEGEND

    Thanks for the report. The problem you listed as #2 bugs me the most. Not having bait in the well when trolling is inexcusable. On pick bites seems like getting a bait in on the slide is critical. Up until this year I've heard nothing but good about the legend, then this year almost all...
  146. DavePloessel

    Long Beach 10/21/09 Video Highlights

    Kevin Costner and Tiger woods both spearfish. To bad they were a couple limp dicks when it came to the MLPA. We don't need them when we got stars like Noah and Otto. Noah isn't just a great speaker, he's already a better diver at 10 than a lot of guys 3 times his age.
  147. DavePloessel

    Spear fishing in the kelp?

    Check out spearboard.com too You may want to wait on making your own spear for a bit and learn how to dive/spear first with store bought gear. Also going to a San DIego Freedivers meeting (there's one this monday oct 25) and you will get some good info.
  148. DavePloessel

    AB Biller vs JBL

    +1 One thing to reccomend for the JBL is that the company is local and does have excellent customer service. I have a JBL that I use to shoot halibut because I don't like to shoot my "good" gun into the bottom. As a single purpose gun, the JBL is good, but as a beginner that want's to target a...
  149. DavePloessel

    MLPA disappointed with UASC response

    Actually the shore fishermen arguement is a HUGE arguement, and a great deal. Think about it. If you don't want to disenfranchise the poor, minorities, elderly, etc. You cannot take away huge long sections of coast because it discriminates against those groups. Basically, the shore based...
  150. DavePloessel

    MLPA UPDATE

    My favorite "Cress street is difficult to enforce because it is just a line in the sand. It isn't a point" Never mind there IS a point, and a series of boilers jutting out almost 1/3 mile that is probably the easiest line to enforce within about 4 miles in eithier direction. Second favorite...
  151. DavePloessel

    MLPA UPDATE

    Agree 100% I could walk around all day telling everyone I see that Mag Cladwell is a saint and her poop smells just like rose petals and she'd still be breaking every rule in the book to push through massive, discriminatory, economy crippling closures. No matter what we say, people like her...
  152. DavePloessel

    Does anyone know this boat, because you owe me one!

    Only problem is that would rule out 50% (or more) of the people who currently own boats. Common sense aint so common. Glad nobody got killed
  153. DavePloessel

    So who's NOT in Long Beach Right Now?

    Similar scare tactice, only unlike the environazis, mine are based in truth. If we don't make ourselves heard, prop 3 WILL shut down fishing, cost 2200 fishing jobs and cost the state almost 400 million a year (that's 320 milion in lost income, 35 million lost tax revenue, and 40 million for...
  154. DavePloessel

    So who's NOT in Long Beach Right Now?

    If you're stuck at work, OK, but if you're reading this at home. I hope you don't like fishing because we are gonna lose our ability to fish point Loma, La Jolla, Swamis, from Dana Point to Newpoer beach, Palos verdes, Malibu, and Santa barbara at a loss of over 2000 fishing jobs, and 350...
  155. DavePloessel

    Back when there were fish

    Back when there were fish? You mean like in August? Or september? I haven't had any days like that in October this year, but we've had 2 1/2 hour stops from 7-9 AM where we caught over 50 tuna for 4 guys on a PB (released a bunch) this season. You just need to hit the right day. Or are you...
  156. DavePloessel

    need advise

    zuniga seems popular. Don't put your gear in the main channel. It'll be a nav hazard and get swept out to sea.
  157. DavePloessel

    Dove Oceanside Harbor

    If it had a yellow float, it was still there yestrerday at sunset, and tangled as hell in the rocks. I was R&R fishing so I couldn't dive in to free it, but if you bring a wetsuit you can probably still get it today....
  158. DavePloessel

    Point Loma-Whistler's Bouy 10-10-09

    Those smiles tell the whole story! Good job to dad! were all the fish on bait?
  159. DavePloessel

    lobster pirates in dana point

    I call bullshit. All hoopers know only divers steal from hoops:madfire:. To the OP, thanks for the heads up and good looking out for everyone else. I know you don't want to hear it, but you wouldn't have had the problem if you closely tended your nets like the LAW requires. It sucks...
  160. DavePloessel

    Cat 10-6 lobsters and two lost nets.

    Slight derail: I find a lot of lost nets with sawed off/cut ropes out there. Usually I sell them as I find them, but the idea of getting them back to their owner is appealing form a karmic standpoint (even though karma is really just guilt for people who aren't catholic). I always call if there...
  161. DavePloessel

    Look what I found in regards to MLPA presentation to SD City Council!

    Will someone be bringing this to the SD council meeting today? also, maybe contact a few news organizations. Corrupt politicians make good stories.
  162. DavePloessel

    Lobster Opener

    So a diver who is minding his own buisness swimming along the bottom, who doesn't even see your net, let alone intend to steal from it, is just as responsible for an injury as the PIECE OF SHIT (you in this case) who ties on an iron or throws a seal bomb with the express intent of injuring the...
  163. DavePloessel

    IS THE LOBSTER POPULATION PROTECTED BY REGULATIONS ALREADY IN PLACE?

    Back when my grandfather started diving, they didn't hve wetsuits. I don't know how they pulled that off in the winter, but they did. I wouldn't have been able too. Guess people were just tougher then.
  164. DavePloessel

    IS THE LOBSTER POPULATION PROTECTED BY REGULATIONS ALREADY IN PLACE?

    I thought about it - and you're right - the last few years I've seen as many as 2 or 3 times as many divers on the spots I regularly hit some nights where it used to always be just me. The thing is, I used to see 1 or maybe 2 boats hooping. On opening night I saw about 30 or 40 - no...
  165. DavePloessel

    IS THE LOBSTER POPULATION PROTECTED BY REGULATIONS ALREADY IN PLACE?

    My opinion only: Diving 1980 to 2000, lob population had small variances, but steady Diving 2000 to 2009, lob population in a slight, but consistent and steady decline - almost directly in proportion with the increase in hoopnetters out there. NO I AM NOT SAYING ANYTHING AGAINST HOOPERS...
  166. DavePloessel

    Lobster Opener

    And this is the exact opposite of Stubbs post: well reasoned, thought out, and intelligent.
  167. DavePloessel

    Lobster Opener

    So, uh, DIVERS shouldn't be around BOATS? OK, you win. That is the DUMBEST POST I HAVE EVER READ. And I read a lot of stupid posts. What's next Stiubbs? Pedestrians should just stay off the sidewalk if they don't want to get hit by cars? Ever seen those strange flags - red, with a white...
  168. DavePloessel

    Here's the first net's tally

    Limits for three opening night. Some big ones mixed in. Conditions were beautiful. No DFG sighted which was too bad. On opening night got yelled at by some hoopers for poaching their nets even though we weren't in the water and were just putting by on our way to our dive spot. They were...
  169. DavePloessel

    Lobster Hoopin Virgin I cant be the only 1

    1. DON'T RUN OVER DIVERS 2. Light your buoys 3. Don't leave a lot of rope floating on the surface - this leads to tangled props and boats on rocky ground 4. Set your hoops on the sand next to structure. Setting them actually on breakwalls is asking to get them tangled and lose them...
  170. DavePloessel

    How can divers and hoopers get along?

    Try any breakwall in LA. I cna't even begin to tell you the number of times I've rolled out midweek in january or feb to find 2 boats taking the entirety of a 2000' wall, and then have them bitch at me for diving a 100' section between 2 of their nets. Giving them a 10# bug usually cools...
  171. DavePloessel

    How can divers and hoopers get along?

    Me, I'd lean towards B and hope there were reasonable people hooping out there (it's also funny as hell to swim up to a boat with your light off so they don't see you and pull yourself up on the gunnel and shout "BOO!"), but I'm also freediving so I can swim or walk further up/down the beach to...
  172. DavePloessel

    How can divers and hoopers get along?

    Which brings me back to my original post - say a diver stakes out an area 1000' long (essentially an entire breakwall) by placing dive flags on floats at 100' intervals the entire length of the wall at DAWN the day before he dives. By your "first come first served" rational, you shouldn't hoop...
  173. DavePloessel

    How can divers and hoopers get along?

    ? I 'm not trying to stir up shit. I'm trying to be proactive in order to AVOID confrontation out there. This has NOTHING to do with my opinion on hoopnets, conical or otherwise. I've said so multiple times in this thread, and I don't understand how you don't get that. I didn't go to...
  174. DavePloessel

    How can divers and hoopers get along?

    I like that. Communicate and it goes better... Does raise the question: The first thing we do when we launch for pelagics is turn the radio on to 72.... How many of you guys listen to 72 when hoopin?
  175. DavePloessel

    How can divers and hoopers get along?

    Again I think I need to clarify my intent with this post. It is NOT to debate if the increase in pressure is affecting the bug pop - I posted my thoughts on that, but that was a mild derail. It is NOT to debate who is more efficient vis a divers, hoopers, cones, flats... It is NOT to bitch...
  176. DavePloessel

    How can divers and hoopers get along?

    Really, so when I told divers to lay of the sclitz too I was just lying? Or did you miss that part? Keep it civil, motherfucker:frehya2: I've been TRYING to keep it fair and balanced despite the fact that we divers are so superior to you hoopers (alchol may have played a part in that...
  177. DavePloessel

    How can divers and hoopers get along?

    Interesting points, but I didn't want this thread to be a discussion of conical nets. I even clearly stated so much in the OP. Besides, the decline I have seen I relate not specifically to the gear used so much as the dramatic increase in the number of people who use gear any type of gear...
  178. DavePloessel

    How can divers and hoopers get along?

    Couple observations: I get a look at the bug population from a perspective most don't get to see. The population has changed for the worse in many of the breakwalls in the last decade compared to the 20 years before the hoopnet explosion. Is the population still very solid back in there...
  179. DavePloessel

    How can divers and hoopers get along?

    This'll probably get locked up quick. Please, try and keep it respectful. ANd please - no mention of conical vs flat nets - that's a different debate. I just want to see what people think is fair ways to share.. Couple hypotheticals: (first one is based on this quote from another...
  180. DavePloessel

    LINK to DFG for any comments about gear change for lobster hoop nets

    No. Interesting, because that doesn't jive with my personal experiences over the last 30 years. The population is strong, true, but it's simply not what it was pre-hoopnet boom. All you have to do is look at the numbers of people out there hooping and compare it to 10 years ago and it's...
  181. DavePloessel

    LINK to DFG for any comments about gear change for lobster hoop nets

    True, but as a diver AND a fishermen, I get pretty disappointed at the way people who only fish treat divers (and some divers how they treat fishermen). What gets me is when rod and reel or hoop only guys tell divers to do something that hurts divers more than anyone else and that they should...
  182. DavePloessel

    LINK to DFG for any comments about gear change for lobster hoop nets

    Yeah, I Have five I found on the bottom. Actually I find se veral dozen lost nets every season, and very frequently - probably about 60-70% of the time, they have bugs both live and dead, stuck in them. Have you ever DOVE and looked around? They do NOT typically crawl in and out freely...
  183. DavePloessel

    LINK to DFG for any comments about gear change for lobster hoop nets

    Gotta disagree with you - as divers we are already way mre limited than hoopers - we can only dive shallow, we can only dive with good vis, and we are restricted by depth. People can hoopnet in conditions that are impossible to dive, as such, they get way more oportunities to get bugs. Another...
  184. DavePloessel

    Tuesday 9-8-9 425 to hidden bank

    Yamaha FXHO: the 4-stroke version of your ski. I used to runa 2 stroke ski and got about 1 mpg less than the 4 stroke- that puts me at like 3.5-7 depending. Is that about what you're getting? I like your setup. I use hte ski for towsurfing so I've been playing with ways to mount rodholders...
  185. DavePloessel

    Tuesday 9-8-9 425 to hidden bank

    Mileage depends on speed, load, and conditions. In chop with a big heavy sled carrying a cooler with 100# ice and a 20 gallon bait tank I get about 4.5 - 6 mpg depending on speed. When it's glassy I get anywhere from 6-8 mpg. Range just depends on how much gass you want to bring. The tank...
  186. DavePloessel

    Tuesday 9-8-9 425 to hidden bank

    Quick report. Tired and I need to cut fish. Choppy as hell in the AM (wetsand completly blew the wind forcast), it calmed down S of the islands and laid down over the course of the day. Nearly every paddy we stopped at on the way to the 425 was holding big numbers of rat YT and dodos...
  187. DavePloessel

    inside hidden awesome

    Were those baitfish on the ponies or trollfish? If trollin, what colors? edit: Good Job on the catchin by the way!
  188. DavePloessel

    wheres the spearing spots...please help!!

    I been SICK SICK SICK. Had a fever over 100 for over a week even with antipyretics onboard so I called a doc and he's getting me some antibiotics. Strep? H1N1 (my dad has that so it's possible)? The Hiv? Dunno, but I'm sick of sitting at home sweating and freezing at the same time so tonight I'm...
  189. DavePloessel

    A major victory for team 69R

    thanks for the report. That glassy water looks beautiful. Mebbe invest in a speargun for those lockjawed dodos. They always eat the steel.
  190. DavePloessel

    wheres the spearing spots...please help!!

    Don't listen to Paul. He doesn't know what he's talking about.:ashamed::Death_To_Above::gaygroup: FWIW, Shaw's cove is the shit. Keep diving there.:Rambo_Throwing_Kniv
  191. DavePloessel

    Could it be a BLACK MARLIN?

    I wouldn't think so. Just to clarify what i wrote about probablilty depending on the source: If I heard the info from someone who would know, like the people on the Peliki, or really any experienced operation, I'd tend to believe it, even if it was exceedingly unusual, as such things do happen...
  192. DavePloessel

    Could it be a BLACK MARLIN?

    Stranger things have happened............ Possible? Sure. Probable? Depends on the source.
  193. DavePloessel

    Orange tags, rubber stamps--and silent testimony

    ... and not everyone even got tags! I bet there wwere cllose to 200 consumptive environmentalists there.
  194. DavePloessel

    Can Someone Make Sense of What Hapened Today

    DING DING DING!!! Give the man a prize!!!!! Think about it: Research scientists live or die by the grant money they get. The last administration cut science funding massivly, and with the current economic woes we are in the throes of, they are even more hurtin' for dough. If they want...
  195. DavePloessel

    Outcome of today's MLPA Mtg RE: Prop C

    What drives me crazy is that Meg Caldwell is on the board of Surfrider and the Surfrider foundation is all about keeping Ext C in play. What the fuck?!!???!?!?! Total conflict of interest. She should be kicked off the BRTF.
  196. DavePloessel

    !!!!VERY IMPORTANT MLPA MEETING!!! This Tuesday May 19 - Santa Ana - BE THERE!

    Unfortunatly, my one beef with the Fic/Fin proposal is that it leaves the PRIVATE beaches in the laguna OPEN, and CLOSES the beaches with PUBLIC acces. That's FUCKED UP. Worse is that a lot of the RSG reps have straight up said they've given up on laguna. Fic/Fin has my 100% support in all...
  197. DavePloessel

    !!!!VERY IMPORTANT MLPA MEETING!!! This Tuesday May 19 - Santa Ana - BE THERE!

    Or just an enviro lying in an attempt to discredit spearfishers... to wit: "um, like, I, spearfish, um, with, um, like, um, a harpoon?, um, and, um, like, I, um, support, um, closures, um because, um, I like, um, never, um, see, fish, um, but, um, that's, um, like not, um, because, um, I'm...
  198. DavePloessel

    THANK YOU EVERYONE

    Awesome. That's the only way to describe the turnout. I don't know if the consumptives outnumbered the antiaccess, antifishing, hippocritical environazis 8 to 1 or 10:1 or by even more, but the way people showed up and spoke up for their fishing was incredible. Earlier on in this process it...
  199. DavePloessel

    425 5-16-09

    Depending on weather, we'll be running out to the 390ish area. If you see some guys on skis, wave us over and say Hi
  200. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    Too cool for WSB or flatties? How about bugs? Must be boring sitting on your ass not catching shit for 9 and a half months a year. Guess you don't like useing live bait eithier, right? 'Cause that's gonna be gone too. Oh, and mex waters may be juse a few swells away for people that live...
  201. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!! THAT PHOTO IS EXACTLY WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. Be heard!
  202. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    Suprisingly not as much as you would expect considering what's at stake. Maybe they think they'll make money anyways, maybe they think the socal market is small compared to worldwide sales, maybe they think it'll blow over. I don't know. Sadly, the spearfishing industry leaders aren't...
  203. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    Some New info written by Zenspearo on another website: "Guys, Phase one of the MLPA is a preliminary positioning of the sites where the battles will take place. Both sides draw lines on 9 maps, and stare down one another over closure areas they drew up. Phase two of the MLPA is a street...
  204. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    I don't blame you feeling that way - I was stoked to see so you and so many BDers there yesterday. I know it sometimes feels like you're talking to blank wall, but it really can make a difference - quick example, which I know won't provide much comfort to H&L guys, but still proves a point...
  205. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    GOOD:pee: I hate to be the first to break this to you, but when we played all :loverz:, NOBODY BOTHERED TO SHOW UP. Today there were multiple rec H&L guys who not only showed up, they spoke very well and represented the communitty greatly. Every pair of boots on the ground makes a huge...
  206. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    CPTJB - The UA stakeholder was there, but as far as the general H&L public it was a no-show, that's what has me all riled up. John, thankyou for getting down there and speaking!
  207. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    Ha! Court gets you an exemption, There is a last chance meeting in June or july though. After that, we can go jump all these slacker's paddys all summer long, and at 70 MPH, we can fuck with a lot of paddys................ I'm going to bed - I'll be up at 6 and hoping to see some more...
  208. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    Thanks for coming Leo - you don't count as a H&L guy because you're a spearo too. I just don't get it why so may the H&L guys are such bitches about not wanting to share their spots with spearos but are so quick to roll over and let the PETA types take their spots forever..... Guess it...
  209. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    That's fine, as long as you show up, I don't care which way you go. At least that way the H&L community has TWO or THREE people showing up. Too bad spearos still outnumber H&L almost TEN TO ONE. As I said in the title of this thread: WHAT THE FUCK GUYS? If you really don't care...
  210. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    SAAAHHHWEEET THAT'S 2 PEOPLE'S PADDYS I WON'T BE JUMPING IN ON! Look for me or Joe N (zenspearo on spearboard) beforehand! I'm always geeked out to meet other BDers. Thankyou for coming. EVERY voice counts. Today we ROCKED the PETA tyoes and outnumbered them by more than 1.5 to...
  211. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    Thankyou! I'll be there at 800 AM sharp. If you see me come over and say hi. Everyone else? I'm that asshole diveron the jet ski offshore. If I see you parked on a paddy I'm just gonna pull up, hop in, and scare the fish away unless you show up for these MLPA meetings. The only...
  212. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    Then take the whole day off. I'm taking 2 days I CAN NOT afford off, so I have no sympathy for that excuse. I'm giving up a part of my food budget to be there,,, so I don't want to hear it about work. MAKE IT HAPPEN. Quick quiz: How many closure areas have EVER been reopened...
  213. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    There was a couple reps from RFA, UA, and the FIC FIN group, but that's not what I'm pissed about. Spearfishermen have stakeholders too. Unless the rec H&L guys show up and back the UA, RFA, and FIC FIN stakeholders, they don't look like they are speaking for much. We can't just let the...
  214. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    Oh, yeah, spearos also dropped off over four thousand signitures gathered in the last couple weeks alone on petitions to minimize the closures and keep LJ, PV and the stretch between Laguna and Dana Point open.
  215. DavePloessel

    Ummmm, WHAT THE [email protected]#k GUYS?!?

    OK, Lets see: Water: Freesing cold. Wind: Blowing like george Michael in a San Francisco Bathhouse Fishing: Shitty Massivly important MLPA Meeting where we have to fight for our right to be able to fish any of LJ, Pt Loma, Newport to Dana Point, PV, Malibu, and Santa Barabara being held...
  216. DavePloessel

    Childrens pool La Jolla

    Thanks for the link! I quoted the article, searched it, and it's been printed in a bunch of local rags. As far as the interest in the trust changes, I've spent so much time on the phone with city council members staff that they are getting to recognize my voice. It's a bunch of BS what they...
  217. DavePloessel

    Childrens pool La Jolla

    Where did you find this quote? Not doubting, I'd just like to be able to cite it in a letter. Thanks, DP
  218. DavePloessel

    RE:Stolen HOOP NETS

    Just another FYI, it's pretty disturbing the amount of hoop nets people hang up and lose on breakwalls when they set them too far up on the rocks and they get hung up. When I dive breakwalls, it's not uncommon for me to recover 3+ hoops in a dive when I find them wedged back in holes. The...
  219. DavePloessel

    Do you like fishing the NW corner in LJ?

    I just want to say a very heartfelt and grateful thankyou to those of you that showed up and that wrote and or called th city council. Unfortunatly it wasn't enough. My gut feeling while listeningto the city council was that this had been decided long before the public was allowed ot comment...
  220. DavePloessel

    Do you like fishing the NW corner in LJ?

    Thanks everyone for the support! Keep those calls and emails to the council coming. They have lackeys that anwser the phone and update them all day long, so it makes a difference! Out to door on my way down there!
  221. DavePloessel

    Do you like fishing the NW corner in LJ?

    This is who we are dealing with. Read his Bio from activistcash.com He is a very radical animal rights activist who's idea of comprimise is making any kind of fishing or hunting illegal. Bryan Pease Biography Despite his youth, his California law license, and his law-and-order...
  222. DavePloessel

    Do you like fishing the NW corner in LJ?

    Awesome Mikey! Fill out a slip, stand up and make your voice heard. There will be a group of us there with stickers with the word "access" on us. Come over and say Hi, and get a sticker. You should be able to tell us apart from the seal people because we will be better dressed, and...
  223. DavePloessel

    Do you like fishing the NW corner in LJ?

    Please also call and write to your councilmember between now and the hearing and urge him or her to NOT support Item 335. District 1 – Sherri Lightner—(619) 236-6611 District 2 – Kevin Faulconer – (619) 236-6622 District 3 – Todd Gloria – (619) 236-6633...
  224. DavePloessel

    Do you like fishing the NW corner in LJ?

    It's posted in fishing chit chat, but I know it'll get more views here. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/fishing-chit-chat/134008-help-beat-seal-huggers-take-back-childrens-pool.html This is last minute, but if you can, go the the SD city council meeting today and ask them NOT to amend...
  225. DavePloessel

    Spearboard

    since you're in esco, you may also want to goto a San Diego Fredivers meeting. You will meet a ton of goosd guys who can take you diving and maybe even teach you a little about spearing.
  226. DavePloessel

    Waverunner fishing 1/19

    Sleds are good for storage. This one can be rigged with a 50 gallon fuel cell, or a ton of gear, bait tanks, rod holders, surfboard racks, BBQ, you name it.... We've been running offshore for tuna, yt etc for a few years now. Ride is rough in short period slop, but when it's glassy you...
  227. DavePloessel

    White Sea Bass Pics 40lbs+

    FJHIII
  228. DavePloessel

    One last drift PLEEEEASE! YES!

    What a 19# ling would look like compared to yours
  229. DavePloessel

    One last drift PLEEEEASE! YES!

    What a 19# ling actually looks like (not mine)
  230. DavePloessel

    hoopin 1/7/09

    squishy. NeedToFish: Bunches of thanks for helping out a diver in need! Good karma to you!
  231. DavePloessel

    What happened to PL Calicos?

    From a diver's perspective the fish are still there. Maybe water temps or more bait than usual has kept them from being too much on the chew.... Dunno. Point is the calico pop off PL is pretty damn strong as far as I've seen, even if they arent biting..
  232. DavePloessel

    ONE BIG MOFO BUG

    LIAR! Everyone knows the word Gullible isn't in any dictionary.....
  233. DavePloessel

    ONE BIG MOFO BUG

    24" by 24" TYVMLOL:picknose: That's a jahoxican sequoia chihuahua
  234. DavePloessel

    Triggerfish Question

    There's a few populations around san diego - they seem kinda territorial though. Super tasty as ceveche!
  235. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    A seven mile paddle is manly day or night. But that's just how you get to the spot. Divers paddle out on kayaks sometimes too. I think most divers think diving is a bit manlier than hooping (off a boat at least) because the effort and risks involved are far greater. Think about it: In one you...
  236. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    Dude, all I'm doing is asking for proof. that makes me a tool? Laughable. You say you dove for bugs. Proove it.
  237. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    Really, I said I know everything? Where? As for your pic, a pic of a wetsuit does not make you a diver. Like I said above, if you'd ever actually used that wetsuit to dive for bugs, you'd be singing a different tune. Hell, i could post a pic of my neighbors open class offroad truck with...
  238. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    I call BULLSHIT IF you've been diving for bugs for years a)you would KNOW that we don't dive the areas where people set their nets and b) you wouldn't be so vehemenetly anti diver and railing against divers near your nets.
  239. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    I think that sums it up really well. I guess a really good question is WHY 2 people can feel they own a 1200' long section of simply because they set 10 nets along them 100' apart? i know I don't feel that way when I hoop or dive. Maybe some of the anti-diver hoopers can shed some light...
  240. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    And as I said, if you ever got the courage up to jump in the oh so scary black water and actuallly tried diving, you';d know that the areas we dive are not the same areas you set your nets. Your nets are out on the sand, divers on walls tend to stay in the top 15' or so of the wall, way far...
  241. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    I know. Just sayin though, it's pretty damn rare you find a boat of hoopers without beer on board.
  242. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    uhhh.. Bottom RH corner. to be fair, they had divers too. Kinda hard to suck down beers while breathing through a snorkel though.
  243. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    .. and it is appreciated. I just wish everybody showed the same respect.
  244. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    I bet you 100 US dollars that if you came up to 20 groups of divers and said that, 19 would be just fine with it. Divers have seen what it's like down there. THEY KNOW BETTER. As Chuam said, try hopping in and looking at it from a different angle. You'll learn something. Or is the dark water...
  245. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    Because there is a massive difference between one 200' wide circle created by a SINGLE flag, and a 1000' long area created by TEN nets. Maybe if hoopers could only have one net per person it would be fair, or maybe I should set out 5 diver down flags along 500' of wall. Would you think that's...
  246. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    OK. Let me give you a scenario. I can buy a float with a dive flag on it for about 10 bucks online. Say I go out to a spot 4 hours before sunset and lay out 10 of these floats 200 feet apart across 2000' of breakwall. Technically/legally yo can't go anywhere in that 2000' (that's almost 1/2...
  247. DavePloessel

    Divers and Hoopnetters

    ... and pedestrians should be responsible to get out of cars ways too, right?
  248. DavePloessel

    Check this out!! ESPECIALLY YOU DIVERS!

    Yep. 99.99% they are super mellow. They just look nasty as hell as they are gulpy mouth breathers. That being said, I sure al hell wouldn't want to stick my hand near one that was all pissed off from being stuck in a hoopnet. FWIW, if you're just trying to post this to scare...
  249. DavePloessel

    Lobster Porn, Just getting warmed up....

    Sick Haul! Seriously - f the haters, that's an epic night. You should post the recepies for the grinds too. Looks tasty.
  250. DavePloessel

    Anyone else SUCKING this season?

    I don't know why you're having such a bad seasonski. Timski is kicking assski.
  251. DavePloessel

    Look what we found in Monterey Bay!

    Ever seen "Calimari Steak" at the market? Humboldt Squid. Tastes great if properly cared for. Treatment right after catch is the biggest thing on flavor IMO. Cut the heads off at gaff, then gut the rest and immiedietly ice seems to make a huge difference for me. I used to think they were...
  252. DavePloessel

    Record Book Bug

    WIKI is pretty far off on that one. At least depending on who you believe. I know of at least one of the bottom scratcher who go a 20# bug way back in the day before official records were kept. FWIW that thing should count as a record, since it was taken useing a legal method it should...
  253. DavePloessel

    oceanside police busted me

    OHPD was busy last night - watched them tow 2 seperate boats in. Guess they were too busy towing people to give out CS tickets for where your PFD's are stored. Of course they were also too busy to catch the thief out there stealing peoples hoopnets...
  254. DavePloessel

    Record Book Bug

    NICE BUG! I've been looking for one that big for years. Kudos on the donation to the aquarium. A bunch of people will enjoy that thing for years and years. I know I'm gonna make a trip to the aquarium to drool over it.
  255. DavePloessel

    NEED ADVICE ON FREEDIVING FOR LOBSTER

    NHT makes the best bags for freedive applications. For a light, sped the extra dough and get a LED. The money you save on batteries will pay for the light in way less than a season. Best LED out there IMO is the Princton tec Miniwave. 89.99 at leisurepro.com and comes with a second light...
  256. DavePloessel

    Spearboard.com

    Yes, there's a fee. Just send a chek for 79.95 to me and you'll be all set up. Just remember to renew it each year or the price doubles...
  257. DavePloessel

    Long Beach(wall or other) or OC Diving

    Are you freediving or scuba? Check out sprearboard if you are looking for dive buddies
  258. DavePloessel

    Spear Fishing?? Info

    What he said. There are a lot of guys in the club that will mentor newer divers. Good way to get a guide, develop a network of dive buddies so you don't dive solo, and develop a good sense of what it takes to be a good diver.
  259. DavePloessel

    Opening night bug fight

    I agree. Measuring bugs in the water is easy. Just follow the rules.
  260. DavePloessel

    Opening night bug fight

    Question. Were you filling up your bag and then measuring them? From the way you wrote it, it sounded like that. If that's the case, DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE. If DFG rolls up on you and you have a short in the bag, you're looking at about $400 per bug. It doesn't matter if you are planning...
  261. DavePloessel

    9/25 to 9/27 40+ short bugs released at SCI (phew) and DFG in Force!!

    Good report! DFG has Night Vision and all sorts of cool gear. I'm glad they busted those dudes hooping early. Is it really that big of a deal to wait that extra 2 hours? Apparently so.
  262. DavePloessel

    Lobster and some excitement.

    Nice flattie! Kudos for helping out those guys. TWICE. Did you hoop zuniga or elsewhere in the bay? How crowded was it out there? I dove up north and was really suprised - in a spot where the last 3 years there have been 25+ boats and hundreds of nets and dozens of divers, I only saw 1...
  263. DavePloessel

    Spearfishing Gear

    James and Joseph ships chandlery and spear shack. Both places rule. Tell your buddy to check out spearboard.com and the cali section on there - a lot more info htere.
  264. DavePloessel

    Donate a Tuna and get some good Karma...

    you still need feeesh? I'm heading out thursday - some people from our group will be heading up OC way (Lag Nig) thurs PM. If we do good I can send a couple up that way. I also have all the vac seales YT you can eat if you want any.
  265. DavePloessel

    Air in tanks

    I've used tanks that had been sitting for over a year before, but it's probably a bad idea. If your tanks have been sitting for "a few" years you should probably get them visually inspected and maybe even hydro tested before you use them. You only get 1 life. Be silly to die over not...
  266. DavePloessel

    tuna crazy

    Yes. Bring extra fuel. Bring extra safety equipment. Keep a VERY close eye on the weather. A mild santa ana condition here usually results in beautiful conditions out there. If you are going in a small boat be very careful. it's a 100% different ocean out there than it is inside the...
  267. DavePloessel

    Alligator Fishing

    How's Gator meat taste? Like chicken? I bet you guys have some killer bags/boots/belts made from those things. Are there any outfits out there that run gator charters?
  268. DavePloessel

    Lobster diving???

    You're welcome. On the same note, Ihate to break it to all the hoopers out there, but we AREN'T stealing from your nets (at least 99.9% of us aren't. So unless you see us stopped directly on your net for 10 minutes, just seeing a diver 25 yards away isn't a good excuse to throw a seal...
  269. DavePloessel

    Lobster diving???

    When diving.... -Must be in season (duh) -Don't forget your lobster report card (new this season (DFG money grab)) - you have to fill out the location and date of the dive on the card BEFORE you get in the water or ticket (LAME). -Each diver must have their own gauge. Measure...
  270. DavePloessel

    9/17 For those going manana.....sleep in!!!

    Heard you guys on the radio all day. All those boats broke that pod into about 20 smaller ones. Same old story as on every post. Too Many knuckleheads driving straight through instead of around the mammals. Stupid fun though. Bite stayed on untill about 5:30 PM. 25# floro...
  271. DavePloessel

    kook's on the 182 tue's

    Ya know what, I wasn't going to post anymore on this topic, but Saluki has inspired me to set the story straight. I know the guy who was out there on his ski. He's a very good fisherman, a good diver, and a great waterman. Really knows his stuff. He was out there, found the mammals on...
  272. DavePloessel

    kook's on the 182 tue's

    Yeah. Do your fucking research. The guy you posted a photo of was on spearboard argueing with other people about other stuff all day long tuesday. Unless he (me) has internet on his ski(and i don't), it was someone else. Like I said, do your fucking research before you put someone on...
  273. DavePloessel

    17 yft

    that's a small boat for 5 people (dodo limits 2/day?) WHACKED the YFT. for the photo inspectors, the rod holder changed colors because they flipped the photo
  274. DavePloessel

    Dad shot something "Big and yellow" and...

    Dodos are usually :oddly skittish" when there's a predator (mako) around, Stay heads up out there
  275. DavePloessel

    Marlin in Rowboat! You Bet

    That's just freaking awesome. I see that guy out past the islands all the time - he's got some balls, AND some serious skills to pull that off. Note to most people - you shouldn't go out htere in a boat like that unless you are really on top of your shit - that guy is, and that's why he can...
  276. DavePloessel

    Tuna and the mammals!

    Really? What's that in my avatar? Kinda seemed like you were pointing the "it takes no talent" thing at me (maybe I'm just vain). Funny thing is, I always thought soaking a 'dine and sucking down beer took no talent - I do it really well without even trying. Having shot both...
  277. DavePloessel

    Tuna and the mammals!

    Ahhh, so you wwere out there, you know me, john, and how we roll then? 2 things dickhead: 1) If you knew me at all, or if you know the guy who wrote what you quoted at all, you'd know that it was said in jest and the idea of jumping in on any paddy uninvited is the farthest thing from the...
  278. DavePloessel

    Tuna and the mammals!

    That's funny - not the rude divers, they were just lame. What's funny is that as soon as I read your post I thought: "I bet this guy came across some asshole divers out there on a paddy." Looks like I was right. That's a bummer. Sorry you had a coulpe idiots ruin your fishing. Hopefully you...
  279. DavePloessel

    Tuna and the mammals!

    :hali_blablalba:WAIT!!1 You mean to tell me there's SHARKS in the OCEAN!?!?!?!?!?!?!? That's it. I'm gonna quit diving.:idiot: Neat pics though!
  280. DavePloessel

    Why are people lame at the launch ramp?

    You're doing it the right way. When it's crowded like that if you have someone capable of handling the boat it frees up the dock space for people who are solo or don't have someone who can drive the boat. There is so little dock space at SI you shouldn't tie up unless you need it.
  281. DavePloessel

    Why are people lame at the launch ramp?

    Ever seen that Miller high life commercial that has the guy trying time after time to back their trailer into their driveway but can't get it right while the voiceover says something along the lines of "because a real man can control his vehicle"? I wonder if there's potential money to be...
  282. DavePloessel

    Your opinion.

    IMO you'd be better off sucking up and driving the boat down to SI and heading out to the 9mile, 302, 371/425 area. Bring some good bait as well as some chunk bait, find a nice big paddy, chum and do long bait soaks for YFT and dodos.
  283. DavePloessel

    8/14/08

    Lots of mixed schools of dodos and YT west of the 302. Few big ones on the south 9. Seems like the closer you get to the nados, the more YT there were under the paddies today. They are definitly there, just outnumbered 10:1 by the dodos on paddies so your odds of hooking one are smaller. Try...
  284. DavePloessel

    9 mile and outside

    Think about it - how many boats go way offshore with a single four stroke outboard and no backup - lots. No difference with a ski. I've taken mine to SCI and beyond. reliable, unsinkable, FAST, 8-10mpg, cheap to run, cheap to cleanup, cheap to buy and maintain. it's a pretty good option for...
  285. DavePloessel

    Yellow Tail/Dodo/Albacore Tips..

    1) Take different lines to the high spots. 2) Don't overcommit to a paddy - by this I mean slow troll live bait around for a couple passes, even try a drift or two if you see fish that aren't biting, but don't spend an hour circling a paddy when you aren't getting bit hoping to pick...
  286. DavePloessel

    unreal

    Tips on paddy diving: Don't lay on the paddy - tends to freak out the fish. Dodos are wierd - if you look away froom them they'll swim right up to you and check you out, but as soon as you make eye contact, they split. For YT, just swim after them smootlly and don't make any jerky...
  287. DavePloessel

    What is the limit on Dorado in US waters?

    something along those lines. Everyone else: I wasn't imposing a moral limit. Unless the regs have changed this year, there is a partial size limit on dodos. Kinda like bonies. Read the regs, it's in there somewhere - no minimum size length if you have less than 5, but you can't have...
  288. DavePloessel

    What is the limit on Dorado in US waters?

    PETA loves you LT. You give all the ammo they need. Good Job. I must be a biatch, because I'm gonna get fucked out of my fishing rights by dickless cockholsters like you.
  289. DavePloessel

    What is the limit on Dorado in US waters?

    10... HOWEVER, you can only have five under 24"
  290. DavePloessel

    dolphin limits

    I figured a 60 MPH 3 seater was good enough. sorry.
  291. DavePloessel

    dolphin limits

    I'm not trying to say everyone should live by my personal guidelines. I'm vain and egotistical, but not that vain and egotistical. I'm just trying to say people should look around at what they take and think about how it'll affect the fishery, our image as fishermen, and the public perception...
  292. DavePloessel

    dolphin limits

    Huge difference between a 5# rockfish, calico, sandie and a 5 or even 10# dodo. A 5# rockfish is more like a 40# dodo - their growth rates are so drastically different you're comparing oranges to V8 engines. Also, most rockfish top out at a small size, so taking a 3# dodo would be more like...
  293. DavePloessel

    dolphin limits

    Good eye - 10# almost on the nose. My first of the year, the biggest out of the school of fish on the paddy, and also the smallest one I've taken all year, and smaller than any I will take later in the year as well. Like I've said - let the little dinks go, take the biggest ONE or TWO you can...
  294. DavePloessel

    dolphin limits

    I hope your stewardship of the ocean would surpass mine. I honestly do. Any time I hear of someone out there who truly is trying to protect our rights it makes me feel like we've got at least a shot. Where I think you and I differ is that I don't think everyone on BD really is aware of the...
  295. DavePloessel

    dolphin limits

    The "rat" yt in went 18# gilled and gutted. I'm 6'2" 200. That wsb went 71 pounds on a certified scale. Try again.
  296. DavePloessel

    dolphin limits

    See #19 Call me a jackass? OK. Fine, you're a fucktard then. Because only a complete fucktard wouldn't get that these fish GROW REALLY REALLY FAST. Eating a fish is not all that matters. Being a good steward of the ocean so that you can still be eating your dodo limits 30 years matters...
  297. DavePloessel

    dolphin limits

    Or maybe, I'm just a good enough fisherman i don't need to take a 3# dodo to feel accomplished. Could go eithier way. Have fun caticing "limits" of babies. I'll stick to taking real fish. to each thier own.. right? Like I said. I'm just stoopid - I throw back small fish. Must be...
  298. DavePloessel

    dolphin limits

    problem is you get a few thousand guys saying the same thing. "Won't hurt if we take a couple small ones" Ever been on an overnight boat where they are gaffing 2# hen after 2# hen? Bumms me out. Not saying don't take them - just saying I'd rather C&R them when they are small, then keep...
  299. DavePloessel

    dolphin limits

    Not hating, but why not release the dinks? Plenty of bigger ones out there. By september that fish will have tripled to quadrupled in size. A 70# bull dodo is only 3-4 years old.
  300. DavePloessel

    Visual Aid

    ok
  301. DavePloessel

    Visual Aid

    It's good out there. For Scale the Yellow is over 25#. Jump in, be selective, and let the little ones grow. That being said. Get out there if you can. Short clip from the 371/425 area. Almost every paddy looks like this. MySpaceTV Videos: GeNeR Video Channel
  302. DavePloessel

    Cameron Kirkconnell Spearfishing Seminar Aug 11th

    Yeah, and in the video you can hear him scream like a girl. (I would too)
  303. DavePloessel

    7/31 302/ 371 2BFT 22DODOS

    Just out of curiosity, how many people did you have on board? Gonna rant a little here - don't take it personal. I know it's not just you doing this. 1) limit on Dodos in mex waters is 2/DAY. Hope you had more than 5 people on board. Last I checked (someone please correct me if I'm...
  304. DavePloessel

    condor 7/28 1 1/2 day

    Wow, you must know me pretty damn well, 'cause greed pretty mich defines my life. That's why I ranted about people keeping small fish during a WFO bite instead of releasing them to grow. That's why I emptied my entire freezer and spent a whole weekend driving around california rousting...
  305. DavePloessel

    condor 7/28 1 1/2 day

    That's possible - and I hadn't thought of that, but I've seen it enough where it was just some buddies coming along for free to get pissed so yeah, I'm gonna fucking vent as much as I want about freebies. Don't like it? There's an ignore button. Feel free to use it on me As I said - my...
  306. DavePloessel

    condor 7/28 1 1/2 day

    So you're saying someone sitting in a seat 20 rows in front of you on a widebody 747 with 100 open seats is the same as someone taking up 2 feet of a 20' stern rail, or the corner? BULLSHIT. Oh, and if you havent turned on the TV news, looked at the web, listened to the radio, or picked up a...
  307. DavePloessel

    condor 7/28 1 1/2 day

    So you think having guys get the best baits while they pau=ying customers are neglected, taking up rail space on a boat you paid for, etc, are OK? Not necessarily talking about the condor here, but the paying customers are paying the capt and crew and for the fuel to get out there, and the...
  308. DavePloessel

    condor 7/28 1 1/2 day

    While i agree of some of what you said, I gotta calll bullshit on this. Bleed, gut, and ice immiedietly and it's some of the best meat out there period. Most people forget they come out of 70 degree water, then leave them on the deck in the sun for 30 minutes while they keep fishing a...
  309. DavePloessel

    monster mako

    Good Point. NICE MAKO! I had one about that big roll up on me and eat a big YT I had just shot while solo paddy diving, then turn and charge me when I tried to yank it out of it's mouth via the shooting line. Thankfully I took a shit at the dock before I headed out or I'da ruined my...
  310. DavePloessel

    monster mako

    You want a good arguement on why it's OK to kill these big pelagics? How about instead you start by providing an arguement why we shouldn't since you are the one stirring the pot? You admit you DO NOT fish for them, correct? What makes you think you know more about their population than...
  311. DavePloessel

    Legal size in MX?

    No size limit, but be ethical.. Especially if you have a couple decent size ones, leave the babies to grow. Pisses me off when I see someone with two 20#ers take an 8 inch flattie. I guess that makes me a flaming hippie.
  312. DavePloessel

    Bloody Sunday on the 371

    That third pic is awesome!
  313. DavePloessel

    condor 7/28 1 1/2 day

    HMMMM. Fished the condor 3 times: First time was excellent - stopped on a bluefin bite and never moved. Second was mediocre at best. Third was pretty average, but not downright bad. Different set of deckies each time - all in the same season. Maybe that's the problem - inconsistency. Big...
  314. DavePloessel

    7/28 fun day

    SLUG! There are some big ones under the local porps right now. Been seeing them, but they are a bit skittish. What color/how far back if you don't mind?
  315. DavePloessel

    No Limits 7/25-7/27 offshore report

    Nice - Now Igot these visions swimming through my head of a 300 fish strong YT school!
  316. DavePloessel

    ?????? Speargun

    Chuam os right. Start with a polespear. Invest in quality when you buy a polespear - you'll still use it even after you graduate to guns. Try a gat-ku, crist, or ray odor - all three makers are solid and will last. BUY A SLIP TIP.
  317. DavePloessel

    Which is better?

    Apples and apples. IMO they both are a joke designed to make dive stores money. Yeah I'm a cynic about it. Reason is for a decade I watched dive stores pop out "diver" after "diver" for 300 bucks a pop + 1500 in gear and maybe 5% of them could handle themselves in the water. The rest...
  318. DavePloessel

    speargun for yt

    Get a 55" or bigger midhandle with a sliptip - bigger is better offshore in good vis. Locally, this summer, if you dive offshore paddies, you will see tuna, you'll want more range then - I run a 60 or 63"gun offshore dependinging on vis. Eruo or railguns are nice, but typically dont have the...
  319. DavePloessel

    SCI on the Thunderbird weds

    the dogs are out of control out there. glnext trip. T-bird is a great boat
  320. DavePloessel

    Pendleton Pier - WTF is up?

    That's what I was lookin for! Thanks for the link.
  321. DavePloessel

    Pendleton Pier - WTF is up?

    Johnny - those "barges" are pier sections - they pound in the pilings, then hoist the sections up onto them. I'm fine with them putting it in, but I'll be pretty bummed if they ban access to the area (read the comment about calico spot being parked on above).
  322. DavePloessel

    Pendleton Pier - WTF is up?

    Drove through Pendleton lasty week and saw they were constructing a pier off Las Pulgas. Then today I heard a rumor that the military was kicking out all the fishing boats near the barn during the weekend. True or not? Anybody have any info on WTF is going on out there?
  323. DavePloessel

    209'ish Yellow 7/16/08

    Nice going on the forkie. Possibly the lost fish was a bigger model YT as well. There are some toads on paddies in that area.
  324. DavePloessel

    O-side to 209 for YFT on the Porpi !!

    maybe too deep. maybe not. last sat they wereonly running about 20' deep - even the bigger models. I think it depends on the school, TOD, etc.
  325. DavePloessel

    209 277 on the fourth

    Nice work on the Yellow!
  326. DavePloessel

    O-side to 209 for YFT on the Porpi !!

    Damn. DON'T APOLOGISE!!!! I'm really sorry to hear that Fred, and wish you the best with your health and the recovery process. I work in medicine and have seen how tough dealing with an injury like that is. Keep strong and thanks for continueing to contribute despite your health issues...
  327. DavePloessel

    O-side to 209 for YFT on the Porpi !!

    Great info Fred! Particularly on the match the hatch. There are currently huge masses of sardines, mini macks and other baitfish out there, but they are being left untouched right now, while the mini mini bait - say 2" and shorter, are getting ripped apart. I mean no disrespect by this...
  328. DavePloessel

    sherrita

    Move over Tommy! this guys the new guru
  329. DavePloessel

    O-side to 209 for YFT on the Porpi !!

    Don't know if this helps - last weekend there were YFT under the porps off the 302 - walls of them in fact - you just had to find the porps with the birds working them. The majority of the fish were 20-25# class, but there were a few much bigger models, just guessing I'd say 60-80# class mixed...
  330. DavePloessel

    Radio Control

    It's VERY appreciated too. I've found a few nice hotels thanks to them... always wondered how intentional it was. I wonder how many people miss this. How freaking hard is it to look UP?
  331. DavePloessel

    Radio Control

    Tommy, Thanks for the insider info on the commercial workings - it's been said a thousand times: the info is invaluable. Re: Radio chatter. I don't do it - it's nearly worthless nowadays anyways for all the reasons mentioned above, plus when I'm out there on my ski, I can only transmit...
  332. DavePloessel

    Got Petro?

    That sucks ass. I got a locking gas cap on my truck after I caught my fuckstick neighbors stealing gas out of my tundra - guess that's not going to be enough if they are drilling holes in tanks.
  333. DavePloessel

    THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

    What kingspear said. PS: see that key on the side of the keyboard that says "caps lock"? Push it.
  334. DavePloessel

    2 Day on the Pacific Star

    Actually this shows a good contrast - The BMS has an excellent crew, and is fast as hell, but the walkways along the railings are too fricking narrow. Every boat has problems - wether it's that it has bad storage, narrow walkways, it's too slow, bad bunks, the crew is too young, old, smelly...
  335. DavePloessel

    2 Day on the Pacific Star

    That's a bummer you had a bad trip. IME that is not the typical experience on the boat. Call, email, nail mail, send a singing telegram, whatever - let the captain know, otherwise it doesn't do any good. I bet if you do call you'll find them pretty receptive to any constructive criticism...
  336. DavePloessel

    Anyone Been Out Lately?

    This has been one of the best years I've seen in the last 20+ odd you aren't doing well.. Guys are absolutly cleaning up un your area - look up Ladvr on spearboard to get an idea.
  337. DavePloessel

    new to diving - need guidance

    I agree! My grandfather started my dad on a polespear 50+ years ago, my dad started me out with a polespear almost 30 years ago, and i'm a far better diver and hunter because of it. I still pock up the polespear time to time to hunt halibut. FWIW, Dustin makes one of the best polespears...
  338. DavePloessel

    Whats the good word!!

    The squid seiners killed the WSB bite down in SD in march too... I counted 20+ boats out there for 2 weeks straight. Food got cleaned out, fish left. Not too cool. I guess they gotta make a living, but damn, they just wiped out the food.
  339. DavePloessel

    DFG check and recheck recheck

    With the amount of poaching going on it's good to see the DFG checking people. One of the stupidest regs they have is the minimum filet length for halibut - it's pretty much impossible to meet on a fish less than 24". Sounds like they got their heads together, realized you were legit and...
  340. DavePloessel

    WFO White Seabass At Catalina Island

    I just hope the DFG doesn't arrest them untill AFTER the gun is returned. Status on that anyone? (5):jig:
  341. DavePloessel

    Looking to buy a spear gun

    Paul's right - SD freedivers meets in the La Jolla Brewhouse once a month. Go to a meeting.
  342. DavePloessel

    Looking to buy a spear gun

    Another good option would to be to start with a good poe spear, learn better stalking technique, and then move up to a gun. Gat-Ku is local, and makes an excellent high quality polespear.
  343. DavePloessel

    surfing lobster

    Don't you have a pic of a 14-15# one from Baja you released? I got two @ 12# this season - one maybe a little more - and they were as big as the one on the right. I'm not buying 15. I know they exist, hell, talk to sandy - he knows the shit I see - I just don't think they are as big as tim...
  344. DavePloessel

    Lobster

    I promised Chuam I wouldn't feed the trolls, but I gotta ask: What makes you think I haven't been diving and fishing for over 30 years? FWIW, I started fishing in the 70's. Do the math.
  345. DavePloessel

    Looking to buy a spear gun

    Austin's sounding more and more like a neptune, or is it fathomier? Not that that's necc a bad thing. He raises a good point - don't dive beyond your abilities - a good way to end up dead. Do try and dive with more experienced divers and learn from them - hunting, technique, and most...
  346. DavePloessel

    Ear probs and free diving pattys..

    Check out spearboard.com - ton of info there, plus you can probably find a boat ho with a good bluewater gun that would be happy to let you use the gun on paddys in exchange for taking him out - it's better to have one person in the boat to watch over you anyways. BW/paddy diving is addicting -...
  347. DavePloessel

    big pappa

    The one with the can onit is MAYBE a 10#er - lot of nice 8, 7, and 6# bugs there. Whoever you stole this photo from has some skills, I just hope there were 5 or 6 people on the boat or DFG will be knocking on your door. Mods? can we please get a ban on the :ski" clan? heres a tip: invest...
  348. DavePloessel

    Looking to buy a spear gun

    Price range? target species? Better yet - rather than ask on here, go to James and Joseph or the spear shack - both are spearfishing/freediving specialty stores and run by really knowledgeable guys. Even better than that, go to a SD freedivers meeting - deals, and experienced divers...
  349. DavePloessel

    surfing lobster

    kids foot. nice bugs though. not 15#. sorry - 12, 13 tops, not 15, certainly not 16 for comparison, the smallest bugs in this pic run over 6 #. I'm 6'2" 190ish
  350. DavePloessel

    Lobster

    Are you and fredski :gayfight:or something? All I want is to see a pic of FOUR 15# bugs AND a 16# bug taken in the same dive. If you can find that, you can be the lob king.
  351. DavePloessel

    Lobster

    and you weighed these 15#ers with... what exactly?
  352. DavePloessel

    Timski is returning my gun

    Austin, Blackfish, ??, merc, pup - I agree that he shouldn't be rewarded for being forced to do the right thing, HOWEVER, those of us that promised a reward would be doing something pretty shitty if we didn't follow through on our promises as well, right? Timski - if you read this, 3 things...
  353. DavePloessel

    Timski and the speargun (read this before replying)

    you're right, he's just a little pussy bitch thief. shit like that doesn't fly with coaches
  354. DavePloessel

    spearing halibut

    I hope everyone here has learned a valuable lesson here, namely: TIMSKI IS BITCH ASS THIEF, LIAR AND CAN"T EVEN LOAD A SPEARGUN BECAUSE HE IS TOO MUCH OF A FUCKING WEAKLING. LITTLE PUSSY<> Keeping my eye out for the charlene - gonna have a talk with dad - hope your parents appreciate...
  355. DavePloessel

    Timski and the speargun (read this before replying)

    What the "fuck would i do"? I would be a real MAN and return it instead of alittle pussy faggot BITCH thief and keep it like you and your brother. You got that tim? YOU AND YOUR BROTHER ARE LITTLE FAGGOT PUSSY BITCH ASS THIEVES IF YOU DONT RETURN THIS GUN.
  356. DavePloessel

    Timski and the speargun (read this before replying)

    You're blowing it big time tim NO help for you. NO respect for you. NO compassion. If ANYBODY sees your boat, they are going to go by and ask why you are such a thief. YOU AND YOUR BROTHER ARE THIEVES. You get that, right? YOU ARE STEALING. Your info is out there and the ONLY way...
  357. DavePloessel

    Fishing from the Coral in Ensenada

    Good point! Some nice halibut fishing around la salina, plus lots of kelp between la salina and salsi - lots of boilers holding calicos too.
  358. DavePloessel

    spearing halibut

    TIMSKI -Where ya at on this? You gonna do the right thing? There are a lot more people reading this than you can even imagine kid. People who have so much experience and knowledge about spearfishing, boating and just the ocean in general. Returning that gun gives you a chance to really...
  359. DavePloessel

    spearing halibut

    Hey tim, do you have a mullet by perchance?
  360. DavePloessel

    spearing halibut

    Is this true tim? If so, you will get NO respect from the dive community unless you do the right thing and return that gun. You will also get little or no help. Do the right thing. Give the guy his gun back. Hell, you do the right thing on this one and I'll take you out and put you on some...
  361. DavePloessel

    Fishing from the Coral in Ensenada

    To be honest, i spearfish todos more often than R&R out there - I go out to surf and bring dive gear. I'd probably try some iron just outside of killers - there is a furbag rookery there though so be prepared to possibly lose fish. I've seen YT around the pinnacles this time of year. but...
  362. DavePloessel

    Fish numbers and Pictures

    Pics please :finger: actually, i need to apologise. It ook some fish out of your ocean the other day. But in my defense, you need to put up better signs saying you own it. Now go screw yourself please.:idiot:
  363. DavePloessel

    Fishing from the Coral in Ensenada

    WB and Fiish, The coral is nice - parking is pretty secure too. I still bring my reels with me to my room though - a few got stolen of a boat there a couple years ago. The ramp is steep and slippery at low tide, but very solid for a baja ramp - make sure you pay for it down at the Marina -...
  364. DavePloessel

    Major White Seabass Action in Laguna Beach!

    yeah, perfect vis is rough.:Exploding_Smiley:
  365. DavePloessel

    Major White Seabass Action in Laguna Beach!

    This thread rules. OT - hey Chuam, where's your avatar pic from?
  366. DavePloessel

    A Heads Up for White Sharks at Catalina

    They're already there.
  367. DavePloessel

    Marine Life Protection Act - Closures Coming!

    We need to fight smart AND hard. As far as where I get my "they are trying to shut down all fishing "paranoia" (I call it perception)", I get it from conversations I have had with DFG wardens. Try talking to them - some of the suggestions on the table will literally close 90 -95 percent of the...
  368. DavePloessel

    Marine Life Protection Act - Closures Coming!

    Matt, as has been stated above, the WFS is responsible for the ab depletion, or at least the depletion of the remaining abs in Socal - commercial ab take did it's part too, but if you want proof, look at the black abs. They were not a real commercial or recreational fishery, and their numbers...
  369. DavePloessel

    Marine Life Protection Act - Closures Coming!

    Well, if you LIKE the idea of no fishing zones that include ALL of the Palos Verde penensula, the entire stretch between newport beach and Dana point, the barn kelp, most of the kelp in northern SD county, all of la jolla and the sunset cliffs/pt loma, then there is no point to it. If, on...
  370. DavePloessel

    Catalina Hook n' Hoop Trip 10/26-10/28 w-pics

    Juvi Oarfish? I hope you guys saved/froze it! It's pretty freakin rare science types get ahold of a full size one - if thats what it is it could be the only one biologists have..
  371. DavePloessel

    10/24 - Jellos - 302

    How big were the yellows? Rats or the 20+ #er grade?
  372. DavePloessel

    IDIOT hoopnetters at MDR.

    I don't know how you missed it, but just 'cause you are deaf doesn't mean the rest of us are. Wasn't just me that heard the bangs - i've talked to 3 other guys on seperate boats that were there too and they all saw it. No worries eithier way though - hopeefully enough people are riled up...
  373. DavePloessel

    IDIOT hoopnetters at MDR.

    You see WHAT just fine? You claiming that, even though every single other diver on the planet can only see what is in their light at night, you can seee everything else outside of it too? Man you have SUPERPOWERS:idiot:. You should join the army rangers or navy seals or something like...
  374. DavePloessel

    catalina dive boat and DFG busted

    Wow, another genius... Maybe divers should start carrying bangsticks? BANG!!!!! "oops, sorry, I misssed a shark and blew a hole through your hull..." This whole thing is pretty fucking retarded. :fighting0061: Try this if you REALLY believe divers are stealing from you...
  375. DavePloessel

    catalina dive boat and DFG busted

    That's the thing, DFG isn't "pushing the lines in their favor", if anyone is it's these guys taking bugs that are right on the border. The DFG has accurate gauges, so if they fit over your bug, you are pushing the lines, or, really, breaking the law. It is simply not worth it. Who wants a 6...
  376. DavePloessel

    catalina dive boat and DFG busted

    My 0.02. I know Corbo personally. He is a VERY honest and upright person. He would not ticket unless you had short bugs or do anything illegal, so for you to accuse him of that is just crap. He's one of those guys that does his job because he really does care about our fisheries. Last year...
  377. DavePloessel

    IDIOT hoopnetters at MDR.

    That's a TOAD there lurker - did you weigh it? Dig the pen to keep em from crawling off.
  378. DavePloessel

    IDIOT hoopnetters at MDR.

    :finger: Something touch a nerve there "dessie"?:idiot: Dickless piece of shit mindless retards like those guys tossing bombs deserve a whole hell of a lot worse than getting called names. They deserve to be arrested, maybe a lifetime ban on fishing in cali, SOMETHING pretty harsh. You...
  379. DavePloessel

    IDIOT hoopnetters at MDR.

    This is an intresting one for me to hear - thing is, I dive AND hoopnet. we take turns diving, with the guy watching the boat tending a couple hoops. So maybe I look at it a little different. I like both, I love the hunt of diving, but it's nice not to have to get in freezing cold water all the...
  380. DavePloessel

    IDIOT hoopnetters at MDR.

    I don't know - I heard the bombs start going off, a whole lot of "fuck you"s being thrown around followed by "I'll run your ass down" and headed the opposite way. Harbor police were running from boat to boat with lights on for a while out there but I don't know if they got anyone. Wether they...
  381. DavePloessel

    IDIOT hoopnetters at MDR.

    Went out to MDR for a little hoopnet circus on opening night. Things were going ok when some fucktard gets the bright idea to start throwing seal bombs at divers because he thought they stealing from his nets. Cops showed up pretty fast, lots of flashing lights, people shouting. I headed to...
  382. DavePloessel

    HOOP NETTING SHUT DOWN IN VENTURA HARBOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hate to say it, but I see other hoopers doing some pretty stupid shit and acting like complete dickheads down here in oceanside, even though there are no lobster in oceanside. Especially that guy who works the bait dock - I've seen and heard of him threatening to kill divers, run them over...
  383. DavePloessel

    *****TRAVEL ALERT******

    I'd like to know what everyone on here would do in a similar situation - say you are driving through TJ headed south and an unmarked car tries to pull you over, would you stop, then punch it out of there if it looks shady, would you try and outrun the guy, or would you just keep driving to the...
  384. DavePloessel

    Sea of Cortez Viz?

    Not to rain on your parade, but there are broomtail in the SD area. (They can be foung in LA too) Maybe you aren't looking in the right place?:imdumb:
  385. DavePloessel

    8/18 - 181/209 report - Where's the kelp?

    FWIW, many of the "dry" kelps out there have fish on em, but theres so much bait the only thing to do is feed steel at high velocity.
  386. DavePloessel

    Sand ramp in San Quintin

    Thanks for the info - was thinking about staying at the desert inn and anted to save the drive time in/out of the bay and back and forth from the mill.
  387. DavePloessel

    Sand ramp in San Quintin

    I've read that there is a sand launch ramp near the mouth of the bay in San Quentin but I cant seem to find much more info on it than that. Has anyone on here used it? How is access, conditions, etc. And wehere exactly is it located? I'll be launching a small light boat and have a solid...
  388. DavePloessel

    Albacore at sunset and spearfishing

    Maybe its not the skill that sets spearos apart, but the balls to get in the water out there. Wassa matter hawgy? afraid the sharks are gonna get you? In all seriousness Hawgy, I think you fall into the catagory of people who, when they are afraid to do something others are not, just try and...