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My first kill

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Jan 2, 2004
Finally made it out on the water for my first spearing trip. Newbie+new gun + awesome Captain = First kill
Took a 25-30# cobia (no scale).
Will attempt to attach pic???
was an AWESOME ride
Also took my first AJ....Even better ride...
Went out 5/19/04 with Capt. Troy Wetzel out of Venice, LA with three other newbies....two of the three also scoring 2 fish each. :D


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I dont know how big these fish run as a rule but they sure are two very nice fish for anyone let alone your first trip. I remember my first' it was a good feeling :D well done! Hope this become the norm for you:cool:
Well done. Sweet AJ...man those things are tasty:cool:

Safe Diving

Thanks, Capt Troy Wetzel is the man.. He put us on the fish bigtime....
Killed 3 of 5 fish I shot at
can't wait to head out again..
Congratulations Dude. Those are some serious fish, especially for a rookie.

Keep it up and hope you continue to enjoy this success.
Awesome :friday Well done !!

Still have'nt shot anything that size !! Hopefully you will change your forum name now from grumpydre to 'Happydre !!' :=)

First kill huh, kinda scary to think what you'll do once you get some experience. Congratualtions, nice fish.

Thanks guys,
To ansewr dallasdiver's questions, yes we dove rigs anywhere from 25 - 52 miles out. Viz varied from 20 feet closer in to 40 - 50 feet at the farthest point. It was an awesome day. I think everyone at work is tired of hearing "fish stories' it's nice to have an interested ear...

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Nice fish! I saw the photos on spearboard and recognized them.
How long have you been scuba diving ?By NEWB do you mean new to spearfishing or new to scuba diving?
Thats a decent size Cobia. It amazing when those things are under water with all their fins extended, how much they look like a shark. I saw some in the B.V. I's on the wreck of the Jacusine, and they were shooting through schools of fish in a feeding frenzy almost. We just hung back and watched the show.
Inspirin', old man, abs'lutely inspirin! I seem t'be on the track of controllin' m'allergies, there're several pools hereabouts to practice gettin' more comf'rtable in the water and next Wednesday is the next Neptunes meetin'. Fingers crossed and all that, don'tcherknow, and mebbe 'll be postin' some similar pix before the summers out. Andre', yer a splendid example, what?
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