Re: Re: Giant Sea Bass hunt

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Posted by Merry on August 03, 2014 at 19:06:49:

In Reply to: Re: Giant Sea Bass hunt posted by Kevlar on August 03, 2014 at 18:17:13:

To hunt for GSBs, we opted for different sites today. The second site, offshore Haggerty's had a primarily sand/silt bottom with occasional kelp, some low-growing algae, and a few scattered rocks. Vis was ~12-15 hazy feet, and 57 degrees.

This habitat made all three of us wish we were back at Golf Ball Reef. However, just when it looked like a total bust, a robust GSB (~4 ft) came from behind and passed within 10 feet. It traveled at a steady clip into the gloom before I could get a shot. For the rest of the dive, I set up my rig to catch one in the act, peered longingly into the haze, but no luck.

Based on our sightings, on Golf Ball Reef, near where we were, we have a 44% chance of seeing GSBs.

Small shrimp photo-bombs Navanax.
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