White Sea Bass Grow-out pens in Channel Islands Harbor

Valkyrie

Coxswain
Sep 3, 2003
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Channel Islands Harbor Calif.
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Name
Frank Sullivan
Boat
35ft Viking Sportfisher
The pens in Channel Island Harbor have about 30K juvenile WSB that we should be able to release in a few weeks.

Because of the good growing season we have had this year the mussels have also thrived! They are beginning to cover the exterior predator net and not only weighing it down but if allowed to continue will inhibit the free flow of water through the pens. Last time this happened it got so bad that the fish wouldn't leave when we dropped the interior containment nets because the fish only saw a wall of mussels. That time we had to cut the net and we don't want to do that with this new one.

Don Dickey who usually dives the nets for us is in the hospital with an infected recluse spider bite and will be out of commission for quite some time.
We are asking for any volunteers who dive and are willing to take on the project of removing the mussels. This would be best done with a team of divers, at least 2 divers at a time. We will cover the costs of your air.

Please contact me by PM or [email protected]

This could be a good way of building WSB fishing/spearfishing karma.
 
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BAJA.DESERT.RAT

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Oct 29, 2009
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BAJA SUR
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DA RAT
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NONE
recluse spider bite ??? LOCALLY ?

i've seen this spider bite in baja and it's not fun. i hope he went in early and i hope he recovers fully.

thank you very much for what you guys do.

BIEN SALUD, DA RAT
 

saltydoc

Newbie
Oct 8, 2008
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Arroyo Grande, Calif
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Harley Boos
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25 ft Bahia Davis Boat 28ft Farallon whaleback and 19 ft North River
sorry, BUT THERE ARE NO BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS ON THE WEST COAST. We have lots of blackwidows and they are a very nasty bite. I saw the results of a blackwidow bite on a horse once, and there was a huge area on the neck that died and necrosed as a result. A6x6x6 inch hole!
 

JustFishn

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Jul 17, 2011
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Los Angeles
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Justin
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14' Livingston
sorry, BUT THERE ARE NO BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS ON THE WEST COAST. We have lots of blackwidows and they are a very nasty bite. I saw the results of a blackwidow bite on a horse once, and there was a huge area on the neck that died and necrosed as a result. A6x6x6 inch hole!
Actually, rare but possible and have had them here!
 

steelhead88

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Aug 18, 2008
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Ventura
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Scott
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GRAYLIGHT- Custom 23' Aluminum Pilothouse
Wow, scary stuff right there. Wishing Don a speedy recovery!!!
 

Riff Raff 527

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Aug 13, 2014
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Richard
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Cabo
Yes they do live here and many people in the Ojai Valley have been bitten.
 

hendo7

jackass
Feb 5, 2011
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Name
NEIL
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25 downeastern pilot house
yes they do been bitten by 2 within 3 months apart once on the wrist and could not use my hand for a month, looking at the pic that's just the first stage of infection I had a swell the size of a tennis ball on the side of my wrist that cut of circulation ,very painful at times