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ColdPass
05-17-2009, 13:06
These little guys like to nibble on swimmers in the lake.

awap
05-17-2009, 13:46
And the big ones (titty bream) get nibbled on at the kitchen table.

fire diver
05-17-2009, 15:08
Perch and Sunfish make me want to dynamite the lakes. I can't dive in some places without full-boady suit, gloves and hood.

What makes it worse is stupid divers feeding them so they associate humans with food.

Splitlip
05-17-2009, 16:48
One more reason to avoid diving in fresh water. :)



Perch and Sunfish make me want to dynamite the lakes. I can't dive in some places without full-boady suit, gloves and hood.
What makes it worse is stupid divers feeding them so they associate humans with food.

Lol.
Yet people still insist it is ok to bait sharks for those stupid shark encounter dives.

http://www.newmya.com/hp/HP%20Photosmart%20M447%20%20Digital%20Camera%20Rev iew.files/bahamas-shark-attack.jpg (http://www.letsgodigital.org/html/review/underwaterphotography/nikond80/shark-expedition-bahamas.html) http://www.sharkattacks.com/images4/sharkeatsguy1.jpg

chilly willy
05-17-2009, 17:55
One more reason tho avoiod diving in fresh water. :)

What's fresh water?

Splitlip
05-17-2009, 18:30
One more reason to avoid diving in fresh water. :)

What's fresh water?

Atta Pepper :).

Diver Kat
05-17-2009, 18:31
One more reason to avoid diving in fresh water. :)

So now you're afraid of the sticks AND the perch????:smilie39::smilie39:

Splitlip
05-17-2009, 19:26
never said I am afraid.

Just see no need to subject myself to nippy vertebrata or creepy sticks.

Or any kind of wood for that matter. Or cinder blocks. (Saw one in pic somebody posted recently.)

Rileybri
05-17-2009, 19:34
never said I am afraid.

Just see no need to subject myself to nippy vertebrata or creepy sticks.

Or any kind of wood for that matter. Or cinder blocks. (Saw one in pic somebody posted recently.)

All ya got to do is squish one in your bare hands in front of their fried and the rest will leave ya alone...........:smiley2::smilie39:
:smilie40:

ColdPass
05-17-2009, 19:38
What's the fish in the upper left of this picture? No blue spot on it's gill, and I don't think we have perch down here. (plus the dorsal fin isn't split.)

chilly willy
05-17-2009, 19:43
Actually at two step, (City of Refuge), on the big island of Hawaii, is the word ALOHA spelled out in cinder blocks in about 25 feet of water in between reefs. I'll deal with that.

cruzan
05-17-2009, 20:21
Pan fried? Show the little guy grandma's cast iron skillet, maybe he'll go away.

DevilDiver
05-17-2009, 22:14
What's the fish in the upper left of this picture? No blue spot on it's gill, and I don't think we have perch down here. (plus the dorsal fin isn't split.)

Juvenile Bass, probably Large Mouth maybe Hybrid or Guadalupe.

Blue Gill, Sunfish, Redbreast, Green are all Sunfish (Perch or Brim or Bream) common to Texas lakes and rivers.

The Perch in your photos are most likey Blue Gill and maybe some Sun or Redbreast.

DevilDiver
05-17-2009, 22:21
Bluegill
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3112/2282271453_1e8614469e_m.jpg

Redbreast
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2231/2509100304_437a4970d9_m.jpg

Diver Kat
05-17-2009, 22:25
never said I am afraid.

Just see no need to subject myself to nippy vertebrata or creepy sticks.

Or any kind of wood for that matter. Or cinder blocks. (Saw one in pic somebody posted recently.)
LOL .. haven't run into any cinderblocks yet ... and it's kind of fun to play with the perch during safety stops .... http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/16/16_5_5.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxmk762YYUS)

ColdPass
05-18-2009, 07:31
Below the thermocline, so the vis is even worse, but here are some cinder blocks as requested. :smiley2:

fire diver
05-18-2009, 07:54
What, no tires? Common site in many lakes. People use them to run thier boat onto to stay off the rocks when they beach. Finding them in deeper water is to be expected.

blocks and tires and sticks, oh my!

ColdPass
05-18-2009, 08:21
No tires yet.

And the cinderblocks are there because I put them there. :) I'd of course prefer to have a marble statue down there as structure, but cinder blocks are priced right. I'm hoping that they'll hold bass in the warmer months. I put them at about 10-12 feet so that I don't hit them when just swimming. I'm sure that the bluegill would have loved for me to put them up in the shallows.

Splitlip
05-18-2009, 11:00
What, no tires? Common site in many lakes. People use them to run thier boat onto to stay off the rocks when they beach. Finding them in deeper water is to be expected.

blocks and tires and sticks, oh my!

Oh, Man!?!?!
Tires! Why'd ya have to bring that up.

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

BubblesMcCoy
05-18-2009, 11:34
What's the fish in the upper left of this picture? No blue spot on it's gill, and I don't think we have perch down here. (plus the dorsal fin isn't split.)

Plenty of the suckers in the DFW North Texas area. Place called the Oasis, which ranks just slightly above lake Murray on my list of places to dive if all the world's oceans and lakes suddenly dried up, is filled with the damn things. Did o/w checkout dives there and you had to wear a hood in the 80+ degree water just to keep them from taking of your ears a bit a time.

I'm with Firediver, dynamite them all.

ColdPass
05-18-2009, 12:12
What's the fish in the upper left of this picture? No blue spot on it's gill, and I don't think we have perch down here. (plus the dorsal fin isn't split.)

Juvenile Bass, probably Large Mouth maybe Hybrid or Guadalupe.

Blue Gill, Sunfish, Redbreast, Green are all Sunfish (Perch or Brim or Bream) common to Texas lakes and rivers.

The Perch in your photos are most likey Blue Gill and maybe some Sun or Redbreast.

Even the little largemouth I've seen look more like the adults than this one. Here's an example of a really small one that still has the dark horizontal line.
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/gallery/Descript/LargemouthBass/lbassjuv.JPG

CompuDude
05-18-2009, 12:21
Pan fried? Show the little guy grandma's cast iron skillet, maybe he'll go away.

Mmm... bluegill are tasty, all breaded and fried up. Just have to catch them all!

Lulubelle
05-18-2009, 12:26
One more reason to avoid diving in fresh water. :)



I'm in full agreement Tim! I'll take the cudas and sharks anyday!

okiediver72
05-19-2009, 21:05
Have lots of perch (mostly green sunfish) that nibble on you when you're sitting relaxing in shallow water. They love me, I'm hairy so they've got plenty to nip at. But some of the little beast-ards have actually drawn blood when they went for the nipple.

Splitlip
05-19-2009, 21:18
Real nice. Where do I sign up? :)

DevilDiver
05-19-2009, 23:17
"I will bite you on the frigg'n ear!"

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2283058170_5bb321c4f8.jpg

cruzan
05-20-2009, 04:51
Pan fried? Show the little guy grandma's cast iron skillet, maybe he'll go away.

Mmm... bluegill are tasty, all breaded and fried up. Just have to catch them all!

Maybe a little cornbread and greens...mmmmm.

navyhmc
05-20-2009, 05:24
I used to go at them with a pole spear and a paralyzer tip. quick reloading and could usually get 10-12 of them in short order. Don't forget the beer and cole slaw...

ColdPass
05-20-2009, 09:09
I used to go at them with a pole spear and a paralyzer tip. quick reloading and could usually get 10-12 of them in short order. Don't forget the beer and cole slaw...

That sounds fun. I should get one of those. I've got a JBL Magnum speargun, but I bought it for the Gulf. (haven't used it yet...) I can't really use that, though, since when I aim it the tip is about 6' away from my eye, and I've only got about 6' of vis. :) Plus every shot would pretty much violate the rule of knowing what's behind your shot if you miss.... A 25' reach is a bit more than I'd want for trying to pick up some panfish.

navyhmc
05-20-2009, 15:05
A pole spear is right up your alley then. They usually have a bungee on the end, you wrap that on your hand, pull the spear down to add tension to the bungee, point and let up on you grip. If you did it right, the spear has a lot of speed and you keep a grip on the bungee to keep from loosing your spear. Not a whole lot of practice needed.

cruzan
05-20-2009, 16:44
Any particular beer your interested in. Whats the best beer w/ bluegill.

navyhmc
05-20-2009, 17:26
Your favorite beer is the right beer!

cruzan
05-20-2009, 17:31
Your favorite beer is the right beer!

I think I may just stick with my Cruzan rum and icy cold coke.

Vlane
05-20-2009, 20:54
Splitlip you would definitely not like diving in Beaver. Around 30-50 feet we've got a small underwater forest going on. Looks neat to me, but we don't all have the luxury of reefs haha.

Splitlip
05-20-2009, 21:52
Splitlip you would definitely not like diving in Beaver. Around 30-50 feet we've got a small underwater forest going on. Looks neat to me, but we don't all have the luxury of reefs haha.
Hmmm. I am definitely a fan of "Beaver"....
but if you mean a lake, you are correct.

Vlane
05-20-2009, 21:57
Touche Splitlip touche :smiley36:

BubblesMcCoy
05-20-2009, 22:58
Reefs are great and all, but there are definitely some fresh water locals worth the hassle. Blue Hole definitely rates up there. Nothing like diving in the middle of the desert.

navyhmc
05-20-2009, 23:04
Reefs are great and all, but there are definitely some fresh water locals worth the hassle. Blue Hole definitely rates up there. Nothing like diving in the middle of the desert.

Well, sort of... Blue Hole is good for about one weekend-then it's kind of boring. Not a whole lot you can do in a 100' dia hole. The fun of High Altitude diving is there. Beech Lake and the plane adds a bit of spice to the area.:smiley20:

fire diver
05-20-2009, 23:29
You mean Perch lake?

bennerman
05-21-2009, 17:46
Any particular beer your interested in. Whats the best beer w/ bluegill.

Is bluegill red or white fish? Mild or bold?

navyhmc
05-21-2009, 20:17
You mean Perch lake?

Sorry, yes-Perch Lake. We have a local lake that's called Beech Lake, I had that one on my mind. Though the last time I dove there, I didn't see a lot of perch.

bennerman
05-22-2009, 16:43
What kind of meat are bluegills?

cruzan
05-22-2009, 17:44
What kind of meat are bluegills?

Blue of course.

cruzan
05-22-2009, 17:47
Any particular beer your interested in. Whats the best beer w/ bluegill.

Is bluegill red or white fish? Mild or bold?
It's a white fish and mild. Beer batter deep fried or lightly breaded and pan fried.

bennerman
05-22-2009, 17:56
Lager

bennerman
05-23-2009, 14:53
...Did I kill this thread? Was the code-word "lager" or something?

Splitlip
05-23-2009, 15:20
...Did I kill this thread? Was the code-word "lager" or something?
Ding ding ding. You're just now figuring that out?:smiley36:

bennerman
05-23-2009, 15:28
Seriously, choose lager, perfect for mild flavours

cruzan
05-23-2009, 15:31
No you haven't killed it just yet, but it has wandered just a bit. Which Lager.

bennerman
05-23-2009, 15:40
Any. Lager is the white wine of beers, in color and body. The same refers to Ales and red wines. Everyone knows that white wine goes with mild flavours

ColdPass
06-04-2009, 08:30
So, to bring this back to biting fish - while the ears are not fun to be bit on, last night I was snorkeling and found out that the nipple is much worse. That smarted.

navyhmc
06-04-2009, 11:10
So, to bring this back to biting fish - while the ears are not fun to be bit on, last night I was snorkeling and found out that the nipple is much worse. That smarted.

:smilie39::smilie39::smilie39: You're in Texas, right? I recall something about a Texas ??? Twister...:smiley36: That's why I have always worn at least a T-shirt when diving.

Splitlip
06-04-2009, 11:21
So, to bring this back to biting fish - while the ears are not fun to be bit on, last night I was snorkeling and found out that the nipple is much worse. That smarted.

Kinky!

ColdPass
06-04-2009, 11:57
I think I'm going to at least start wearing a rash guard. And completely rule out skinny dipping.

navyhmc
06-04-2009, 12:53
I think I'm going to at least start wearing a rash guard. And completely rule out skinny dipping.

Two thoughts come to mind:

"That will chaffe my willie!"

And

"That's going to leave a mark!"

:smilie39::smiley36: