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Vis report SM Bay 9.8.07, Go north young man. Avalon, Elsie, Venice.


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Posted by Andy S on September 08, 2007 at 16:57:18:

Well we figured we’d jump central SM bay first and see – vis was OK at 85 feet but there was particulates all the way down from 10’ to the bottom. This cut down the light so it was dark with vis of maybe 10’ on the bottom. Most of the “particulates” near the bottom were in fact small critters in the water column. Large spider crabs hanging around the edges of the rock/sand. So we then thought we’d go south to the Avalon and see what was up. More swell and wind wave at the S. end of SM Bay. Anchored on the stern and vis was 15’ and lots of particulates again. Had a visit from the “Island Diver” who anchored up in front of us. So we then headed north and dove rocks N of Venice in 65 feet. The water was clearly warmer 66 at surface and 63 on bottom and clearer – 20 feet at the bottom with really clear water sitting above somewhat silty water the bottom 20 feet. A couple of calico decided to come home for dinner and we headed for home. I’d think vis I going to be better further north on the Star, the SM Bay artificial reef, and up to Paradise Cove.



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