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Catalina Island California

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Wassup Hawaiian...another transplant from the islands as well. There is some great diving and great dive clubs up in the NorCal region. I also know some good people up that way that are interested in finding freediving partners. So what you going school up there or work? Ok then laters brah.

Chris Lee
I need some advice. I want to go camping on the island with some friends and go spearfishing. Can we bike to any campgrounds and will the spearfishing be any good? Where should I go?
I freedive at Catalina all the time, although spearfishing isn't my main activity.

I gather from my hunter confreres that they often start seeing white sea bass and sometimes yellowtail there around May for maybe a couple of months. Later in the summer the action tends to move to other of the Channel Islands.

I've dabbled a little in spearfishing at Catalina in winter, concentrating on kelp bass, also known as calicos. Although these aren't the big impressive trophy fish of WSB or yellowtail, they are quite tasty and many people view them as even more of a challenge to shoot because they're very skittish.

There are a lot of hunters on Mark Barville's freediver list
who are at Catalina all the time and can give you more info.

I tend to concentrate on photography
when I freedive (in fact the top picture on my home page is a typical kelp forest at Catalina).

Good luck!

nice post, very informative :)
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