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Old 07-19-2021, 08:29 PM   #16
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Re: Middlegrounds 7/17/21

Awesome vids, all we have is memories after we eat them. Shit you should hear me when I nail a nice shot. Ask Dave Kay, lol
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Old 07-20-2021, 06:25 AM   #17
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Congrats to David for spearing his personal best Hogfish and ARS and Ben shooting the largest Hogfish of the day which easily weighed in the upper teens. This was my first trip to the Middle Grounds since I retired from commercial spearfishing in 2005 and I had a blast. I made thousands of dives over my career in the Grounds but this was also only the second time I went out for a day trip. A big fast boat makes the trip more enjoyable and the 42 Yellowfin with 4-400hp Mercs we made the trip aboard was amazing. The weather was great, the water was clear and warm, and we filled the box with a lot of quality fish and you can’t ask for any more than that. The only downside was I woke up at 4:30 am and got home at 10:00 pm completely exhausted. However, after a couple days of recovery….I am fired up to go again!

PS, I dropped Adam on a really nice “Cheese Top” that was loaded with fish. However he forgot his stringer but somehow managed to come up with 5 fish. Not exactly sure how he did it though.
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Old 07-20-2021, 03:30 PM   #18
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Congrats to David for spearing his personal best Hogfish and ARS and Ben shooting the largest Hogfish of the day which easily weighed in the upper teens. This was my first trip to the Middle Grounds since I retired from commercial spearfishing in 2005 and I had a blast. I made thousands of dives over my career in the Grounds but this was also only the second time I went out for a day trip. A big fast boat makes the trip more enjoyable and the 42 Yellowfin with 4-400hp Mercs we made the trip aboard was amazing. The weather was great, the water was clear and warm, and we filled the box with a lot of quality fish and you can’t ask for any more than that. The only downside was I woke up at 4:30 am and got home at 10:00 pm completely exhausted. However, after a couple days of recovery….I am fired up to go again!

PS, I dropped Adam on a really nice “Cheese Top” that was loaded with fish. However he forgot his stringer but somehow managed to come up with 5 fish.
Kevin, we usually have 2 at the helm area on the way out. Then, those 2 sleep on the bean bags on the way back. I like sleeping on the way back. I'm too stoked up on the way out. As I've aged. My MG recovery time has increased. So, you're not alone. Saw a big Yellowfin near Jims Dive Shop with 4-450hp racing Mercs. Was told top end is around 80 mph. That's "flying" on the water. Am sure the 42 YF flies too.
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Old 07-20-2021, 04:14 PM   #19
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Re: Middlegrounds 7/17/21

Sharpshooter, thats pro marine yellowfin and its a 39 with quad 450s. I believe he is in the low 80's
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Old 07-20-2021, 06:30 PM   #20
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Adam, the YF39 just looks "huge" on that trailer. The YF42 must look "massive" on a trailer.
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Old 07-21-2021, 03:50 PM   #21
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It looked massive from underwater coming up from under it!
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Old 07-22-2021, 07:13 AM   #22
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Re: Middlegrounds 7/17/21

do the video links not show for anyone else?
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do the video links not show for anyone else?
Had the same issue. I went to the u tube site and did a search.
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Re: Middlegrounds 7/17/21

exciting diving out there, it good to see all the videos with AJ's a few more years and they will grow up and be back for fishing and spearing.
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