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 :smt009 No Bueno

Silent Hunter has been zapped so many times by his shark shield he said he's experiencing PTSD from it. :smt005

He also can't wait till I suffer from the same  :smt044 :smt044

Just bit the bullet and purchased another one.

Been Scuba diving 30 years and free diving 10 years without one.

Bought one for my son last fall thinking what kind of dad would I be to allow my son to dive in these waters without one.

So just bought this one thinking what kind of dad would I be to have my son have to watch his dad being attacked unprotected.

I know it's not a guarantee but at least I feel comfort in him having as safe a diving environment as possible.  :smt007

How is he getting shocked? 

I had a buddy that was getting zapped as he tucked into a dive because his upper body got close to the tail of the SS. What he did was cut a few short pieces of pvc pipe lengthwise. Make sure the pvc has just a  big enough ID to accommodate the SS tail and the fin rail together.  Slide the tail into the pvc and slide it up the rail to hold SS tail along the fin rail so that it stays out and doesn't get close enough to zap you.

They should call it a shock shield... mine zaps me often. I prefer to do the 2 feet in air dive but have to jack knife when wearing the SS. After a couple hours in the water, I start feeling it in my ankles as well - not bad just noticeable. Anyone else have that?

When I get zapped it feels like a tiny minion kicking me. Some times it feels like I'm getting jumped by a few of them  :smt044 :smt044


I do plan on trying it out first (rental somewhere), but before I pull the trigger for my own yak, I'm hoping some of you could share your opinions about the sport. Good and bad, what can I expect? What do you like, what do you hate? Any regrets? Thanks all :)

I don't know why, and I'm sure I'm wrong, but this all reminds me of SG. (OG's know who that is)

Lots of good advise has been shared. Welcome and have fun!



I blame it on Antonio for taking us to the bar the night before the tourny and pouring craft beer down our throat lol

 :smt059   :smt077 

General Talk / Re: Technology
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:14:14 PM »
They are very good to have.
It increases my likelihood of not getting skunked...
I agree very highly with not getting skunked, but the fish have other ideas on that matter🤬🤬

What piece of technology is a must have for you?

Hooks! =P

somedays I skip the hooks and go straight to chartreuse dynamite

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Got to soak it over nite in WD40 first.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Harpoon/flying gaff for Halibut
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:24:13 PM »
I used my speargun on one and the fish made a 50 yard run and I no longer have a spear shaft. If you go that rout use a reel on the gun or have a detachable shaft to a 1 atmosphere float.

The look on your face must have been priceless...at least he didn't get your gun too :smt001

I was thinking more of a detachable shaft to float like in blue water hunting.

Nice fish buddy!

Recipes / Re: Need a ling head soup recipe
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:12:43 PM »
I have one but it's not written down yet. Every time I make it I just go off of memory and it comes out very flavorful  :smt007

Will do one eventually......

In the meantime I'm sure the head stock would be good in this


Safety First / Re: Fish Spine Infection (with pics)
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:45:13 PM »
Looks spot on for poison oak rash based on my painfully extensive personal experience with the stuff.

Yeah that's what I thought too upon first glance at the pic. I've trounced through that area before and luckily was wearing a wet suit so no poison oak.

The slime and toxins in the spines of rockfish are no joke though. Got stabbed once on my knuckle retrieving a guys fish that had a yard sale on the beach. It was a big verm or black can't remember which one but it had my knuckle swollen and infected for about a couple months. Still got a scar from it.

Sticking to my initial reply...........yikes! for whatever it is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Harpoon/flying gaff for Halibut
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:27:40 AM »
could you use a speargun instead of a harpoon? only difference is it's propelled by bands.

Safety First / Re: Fish Spine Infection (with pics)
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:01:12 AM »
yikes! no bueno  :smt009

Glad it's under control

General Talk / Re: A lil' early...
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:17:49 AM »
Go Raiders... :smt006

Las Vergas Raiders choked last night  :smt003

Introductions / Re: Hi All! Anyone with Experience with Inflatable Kayaks?
« on: September 10, 2018, 09:36:50 PM »

You can get a good sit on top kayak for cheap and it will last much longer and you will be safer.  Good luck.

Your inflatable is only good if it has a yakgina.

So basically ....

Thanks guys  :smt001

It looks like the Ceviche is the same recipe as your version for Abalone by the look of it. It all looks super delicious! Well done, CdM.

Theres a few different ingredients but its fairly the same. What's not in the pic is the diced avocado.

I typically don't add it in until serving.

Kayak Diving and Spearfishing / Re: Report: Halibut last night
« on: September 10, 2018, 01:39:38 PM »
Congrats on the baby first and the butt second  :smt001

Had some halibut sashimi yesterday and it was soooooo good.

I would recommend freezing a nice chunk for some sashimi later this week.

Say that 3 times fast "Shuland Shushi and Shushimi Sous Chef"  :smt044 :smt044

Made some sushi, sashimi and ceviche for the Niners game yesterday.

Good game could've been better but I'm happy  :smt001

Go Niners!

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