Tag Archives: Spearfishing

Gaviota Coast Galavants: The Wildest Wilderness

“The ocean is an unbelievably vast wilderness.” –Steven Callahan, “Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea” The 76-mile long Gaviota Coast is the wildest wilderness in Santa Barbara County. According to Gaviota Coast Conservancy, it is “the largest stretch of undeveloped coastline … Continue reading

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A Skillet Full of Fish

A calico bass might of been the first fish I shot as a kid while spearfishing. They seemed to be the most common, best tasting game in the water at that time. Which merely means that they were largely the … Continue reading

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50 Pound White Seabass

Summertime means white seabass slayin’ fish taco time. A 50 pound whitey shot in the Pacific wilderness.

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Santa Barbara Shore Whaling (1870-93)

A cold drizzle falls steadily from a heavy marine layer blanketing the coast, as six men heave a ragged plank rowboat across dampened sand to the water’s edge. With rough, cracked and calloused hands sucked dry of moisture by constant … Continue reading

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48 Pound White Seabass

About a half an hour before I shot this 48 pound white seabass, I had shot another one of equal size. But I was using a smaller speargun and the spear just bounced right off. After swimming back to the … Continue reading

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