I've been out of the game for a few years and am looking to get back into it!!! Started freediving abalone on the Sonoma coast (California) in 1980, but really began spearfishing when I was stationed on San Nicolas Island ('94 - '97). I've been too far inland to do much diving until now. I'm in NOrthern California and want to start diving again. Anybody spearing on the north coast? I see that the rod-n-reel set has had some success on WSB in the Monterey/Santa Cruz/Capitola area.