Flash Dive Report: Lobster Harvest Outing To Catalina Island, 1-9-20

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Posted by Jeff J Reeb on January 10, 2020 at 07:27:33:

Last night we took a small group of divers to Catalina Island to harvest lobsters. Although Small Craft Advisories were in effect, conditions still looked quite reasonable. Leaving at 4:30 PM we motored to CI through 4-6' swells and were on the dive site by 7ish, three divers made one dive, two limited out and one diver took only one. The third diver is locally famous on the boat for during a previous outing he harvested a limit of lobsters in nine minutes in 13' of water. But last night the bugs saw him coming and kept their heads down. Divers reported the conditions underwater as "beautiful" with viz to 50'. We motored back through even bigger swells, some as high as the wheel house windows, but with less wind. By the time we picked up the wind shadow from PV the ocean's surface was glassing off. At the dock just after 10 PM, our divers were on the road home by 10:30pm.
Jeff "J" Reeb
The Giant Stride

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