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SpearBlog 2007


Feb 10, 2007

Bob Diaz | SpearBlog 2007 | February 10, 2007 | Print

Winds: 5-10 variable
Seas: 1-2 feet
Surf Temp: +/- 73F
Viz: 20-35 feet
We decided to get an early start this year, and the weather shaped up for a few days so we went out on Saturday. We only went down for the day, but it turned out to be a good one.

Things started out a little rough, but you know how it goes when you go out for the first time of the year. Practically everything went wrong. It started out with my forgetting the key to the lock hitch on my truck (I was supposed to tow the boat down).  Then we realized we had no lights on the trailer. After checking a few connections, we found that the lights had pretty much corroded off over winter months. So its off to Super WalMart at 6:30am to find some lights (this of course after our master plan to be on the road by 6:00am fell through). I decided to take advantage and head back home to get the missing key, since I was waiting for the new lights anyway.


April 4, 2007 (Spring Break)

Bob Diaz | SpearBlog 2007 | April 04, 2007 | Print

Winds: 5-10 east (morning) 15-20 east (afternoon)
Seas: 2-3 (morning) 3-4 (afternoon)
Surf Temp: 77F
Viz: 35 feet
Trying to take advantage of a lull in the spring winds, we headed out at about 8:00am. The day looked like it was going to shape up nicely. The forecast had predicted 5-10 in the morning with 15-20 in the afternoon. The winds had laid down for a couple of days and we decided to see if it had allowed the local waters to clear up some. We headed out of Key Biscayne from the Bay into the Atlantic.


April 30-May 1, 2007

Bob Diaz | SpearBlog 2007 | May 02, 2007 | Print

I had to write about this weekend even though I wasn't the one that got to go spearfishing.  I didn't get to record the conditions, although I know they were great. The water was still a little cool (around 76 F), but it was warm and clear out and the winds had laid down.

My brother-in-law and a friend of ours decided to take advantage of a couple of days off down in the keys. They were going to try for some dolphin or blackfin tuna in the mornings and then try to get in some spearfishing at some of our regular spots in the afternoons.


May 11-12, 2007

Bob Diaz | SpearBlog 2007 | May 12, 2007 | Print

Winds: 5-10 south
Seas: less than 1 foot
Surf Temp: 78F
Viz: 25 feet
As far as the above water weather, it would have been hard to do much better than this weekend. The winds were next to non-existent and we experienced seas of less than a foot up to 7 miles out and could see it was flat as far as the eye could see. It definitely made for a quick trip out to any of our spots offshore. The only real issue was the haze from the brush fires in the Everglades that made the entire sky look like we were in the middle of a nuclear winter. The other very odd occurrence was the fact that the tides were acting like we had a full moon (no, there was no full moon). The slack didn't last long and when it switched, it switched hard!