Mikey....The White Seabass season has just started is some ways but it's already over in others. After a dozen dive trips without a fish, I'm on a roll now with 3 fish this month....today's being my second biggest ever at 63 lbs. Even If I don't shoot another one all year, I'll be satisfied with this season. I got it in dirty water sitting 10 feet under the thick kelp canopy. at first it was only a dark spot in the haze....as I approached, it slowly transformed into the silhouetted figure of a seabass sitting broadside to me. I could not see any detail but I knew it was a big white. I fired and it ran through the kelp bed and out to open water where I pulled it up with out much of a fight. Here are the pictures.....Mel
Big Mikey ....The Rapture has returned to the sea and is running great. Tom and I did a 2 day trip to San Clemente Island and the conditions and hunting were ideal. We started at the West end of the Island. On the first dive of the trip Tom came back to the boat with a white seabass and later a halibut. I found a 20 lb halibut.
Mikey....We missed you on our trip. Tom and I went out Thursday night to Catalina for some night diving. We did pretty good and had a peaceful nights sleep at a calm anchorage. The next morning we had coffee and went to the big bug hunting grounds where I found this 12 lb bug. It was at the same reef where I found that 12.5 lb bug with you a couple of years ago. Check out the video below. I took it home to show Logan and the he and I went with Grace to Marina Del Rey and let it go on the jetty. Give me a call, we need to set up a dive soon. Your friend, Mel
Mikey...I went out to SBI with Tom this Friday / Saturday. I did 5 dives and ended up with good numbers, including one dive which included 4 nice ones..... a 9.5, 7.0 , 5.5, & a 5.0 lb Bug. Here are pictures and video. When you can, maybe you can add these videos to the Mel Page. I hope you can come out on the Rapture" on a super calm day or night for one more trip before you go....Let me know....Your friend, Mel