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#21 Chasmodes

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:42 AM

Awesome pics and cool catches!  Beautiful sunset too!  I can't wait to see more!


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#22 BenCantrell

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:21 PM

Here's a collection of offshore species.   :smile2:
 
Pacific bonito (Sarda chiliensis)
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Ocean whitefish (Caulolatilus princeps)
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Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus)
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California halibut (Paralichthys californicus)
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Pacific sanddab (Citharichthys sordidus)
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Kelp rockfish (Sebastes atrovirens)
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Calico rockfish ()
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Gopher rockfish (Sebastes carnatus)
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Olive rockfish (Sebastes serranoides)
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(continued next post)


#23 BenCantrell

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:21 PM

Brown rockfish (Sebastes auriculatus)
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Honeycomb rockfish (Sebastes umbrosus)
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Greenstriped rockfish (Sebastes elongatus)
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Swordspine rockfish (Sebastes ensifer)
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Greenspotted rockfish (Sebastes chlorostictus)
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Halfbanded rockfish (Sebastes semicinctus)
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Greenblotched rockfish (Sebastes rosenblatti)
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Sunset rockfish (Sebastes crocotulus)
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Mexican rockfish (Sebastes macdonaldi)
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#24 olaf

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:31 PM

Re: lingcod, Greta says "WHOA!" She's impressed. It's not easy to impress a jaded adolescent.


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#25 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:50 PM

Wow, really cool stuff.



#26 BenCantrell

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:52 PM

Re: lingcod, Greta says "WHOA!" She's impressed. It's not easy to impress a jaded adolescent.

 

Mission accomplished, haha.  Here's some teeth!

 

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#27 Chasmodes

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:59 AM

Beautiful stuff Ben!  Thanks for sharing!


Kevin Wilson


#28 BenCantrell

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:10 AM

*I should add that all of these deep water fish were brought home for food.  Barotrauma kills a good number of them, so release isn't an option.



#29 olaf

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:54 PM

Looking forward to culinary reports.


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#30 BenCantrell

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 05:19 PM



Re: photo tank for blennies: Yes, please.

 

Who needs a photo tank when you can just stick your camera under water?

 

Bay Blenny (Hypsoblennius gentilis)

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It was pretty much the same lineup as the last time I fished this spot, so I didn't photograph much.  Here's one of the predominant invasives on the west coast:

 

Yellowfin Goby (Acanthogobius flavimanus)

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Fused pelvic fin.

 

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Also caught this juvenile topsmelt or jacksmelt.

 

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I also caught:

  • Yellowfin Croaker
  • Round Stingray
  • Opaleye
  • Rockpool Blenny
  • Barred Sand Bass

 

And I saw:

  • Garibaldi
  • Mullet sp.
  • Zebra Perch
  • Flounder sp.
  • Spotted Sand Bass


#31 olaf

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:29 PM

The man with the ocean-sized phototank. Keep em coming.


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#32 mattknepley

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 05:44 AM

Keep an eye out for blue-mouth Lingcod. Do they ever get any out your way? We wanted to use some pics of one in AC once, but there were too many problems with it. (Did Greta ever see those pics, Olaf?) I concur with the rest of the crowd; keep the pics coming!
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#33 BenCantrell

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

Keep an eye out for blue-mouth Lingcod. Do they ever get any out your way? We wanted to use some pics of one in AC once, but there were too many problems with it. (Did Greta ever see those pics, Olaf?) I concur with the rest of the crowd; keep the pics coming!

 

I have a friend here who has caught blue lingcod.  Let me ask him if he has some AC quality photos he's willing to share.



#34 Chasmodes

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 11:00 AM

Awesome!  Keep the blenny pics coming!  (of course, I'm heavily blenny biased  :biggrin: )


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#35 BenCantrell

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:33 PM

Will do!  I'd like to get under water shots of the other blenny species in the area with the cirri on their heads clearly visible.



#36 Chasmodes

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:15 AM

Will do!  I'd like to get under water shots of the other blenny species in the area with the cirri on their heads clearly visible.

 Your new photoocean pics really are fantastic.   Success showing off the cirri, very impressive.  I can't wait for more  :tongue:


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#37 Akpinion

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:13 AM

Will do!  I'd like to get under water shots of the other blenny species in the area with the cirri on their heads clearly visible.

 

Beautiful pictures - was wondering what camera you used for the underwater shots if you don't mind me asking? I really want to invest in a camera for underwater pictures but can't make up my dang mind...



#38 BenCantrell

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:21 AM

Olympus TG-5, but I don't think I would recommend it for the price.  I liked my previous camera, one of the waterproof Sony Cybershots (forget the model number), but I dropped it at the NANFA convention, and the lens cracked.  The TG-5 is "drop proof", so that's a good feature, but it has less resolution (12 MP vs 16 MP, which is noticeable if you like to crop heavily), and it has a much harder time doing macro shots compared to the Sony.  It's not all bad though.  With good light it does really well with color.

 

If I were to do it all over again I'd look at some of the cheaper options from other brands.



#39 BenCantrell

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:16 PM

A few pier species from Ocean Beach:

 

California scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata)

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Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus)

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Northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax)

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And some rocks / tidepool species from the surrounding area:

 

Largemouth blenny (Labrisomus xanti)

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Rockpool blenny (Hypsoblennius gilberti)

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Woolly sculpin (Clinocottus analis)

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Here are a few more woolly sculpins.

 

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#40 BenCantrell

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:19 PM

And a few under water shots and closeups.

 

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