Then I went out a day with Brain Lee, Andy and Jason. We dove all deep stuff all day, it was kind of entertaining watching Brian and Jason argue about when is the appropriate time to hit a spot using a scuba tank, vs continuing to free dive it. I had an ok day shooting a couple muttons, some yellow jacks and some ceros. No one else really shot anything which was weird. I got to dive some deeper stuff to 75 feet, which I enjoy. I also saw the gun I lost the other day. It had growth on it. I went to get it on the next dive but a mutton distracted me. Then Jason went down with a tank, and couldn’t find it. I saw fish in the deeper water, a nice cubera, a huge mutton, but no one else seemed to be seeing anything so we moved on.
We dove the Vandenberg a bit which made me wish I had brought my camera. There were schools of hundreds of baby yellow jacks that would just envelope you on a dive. I got a hog off the deck on the bow. That is close to 90 feet.
The next day Cat came out with us, we were supposed to go out to the blue water for dolphin and wahoo, then come in and take advantage of the lack of current and chum one of the wrecks out front. Instead we went to American Shoal which sucks, at least this time of year on a weekend. Then we dove some patches in hawks channel which also kind of sucked but Cat was in heaven taking photos of the coral. We shot next to nothing, no fish photos.
There has been a bunch of fish in the Gulf but with bad vis reports we didn’t head out there. We probably couldn’t have done any worse though.