Kris rises into a halo of sunshine for a breath
Saturday a few buddies and I swam out into a tumbling day of rolling waves and changing visibility in Monterey. Despite the conditions, which were on the whole fairly magnificent, everyone scored near limits, including one personal best. Minutes into the dive Kris showed off again by spearing a 25" Lingcod he saw on the swim out. Keenan, who hadn't been out in months, scored an elusive black & yellow on one of his first drops and was quick to regain his rhythm, routinely going for long deep dives and enjoying the scenery as much as anyone can. Phillip saw the biggest Cabezon he had ever seen but failed to take a shot, begging us to question if it even existed (no pic didn't happen!).
Phillip stops to take a look around at the beautiful day above
Keenan blows bubbles from his gills which he hides from the world
The real beauty and catch of the day was my personal best Monkeyface Prickleback, weighing in at 3lbs 5oz and measuring a solid 27" inches.
Slipperiest fish on the planet
Here are some stills from the dive. Big thanks to Keenan, Kris, and Phillip! Video coming soon.