August 14, 2011 at 8:44pm
Amber Jack Season Round 2: The Kamakazi Divers went at it again calm seas, beautiful weather, and a gnarly blue water rip lent itself to another meat haul. When the boys and I woke up to a slack flag we geared up and headed for blue water. About 45 out miles we arrived at the pretties golden field of sea weed we had ever seen. Before the motors could ideal down the hunters where in the water, visibility was endless and the big daddy tipple tail where everywhere. After a few hours of wakin on the sacaulait of the sea we went in search of the heavy hitters. Down we went rig layer after rig layer the iron beams seemed to be never ending the big amber beast where deep today! Peering down into the deep blue abyss we caught our first glimpse, a huge school holding out around 200ft. It was now or never! Wrap your legs around the pole, hold on, and try and put it right between the eyes. Here they came up from the deep right at us; Big Gilly was the first to shoot WAMM! CROME DOME baby, right between the eyes. Stevo wasn’t so lucky his shot missed the mark and boy of boy did he go for a ride. A bent shaft, ripped wet suit, bleeding head, and a lost dive knife finally yielded a nice AJ. Kev and Bones where up next, to the bottom they went in search of there trophy's. 2 more empty bottles, another bent shaft, and a bull ride at 150ft put 2 more big boys on the boat. The gods of the sea had blessed the KD's with another amazing fruitful day of underwater hunting. Unfortunately when we got back to port there was a sobering reminder of how dangerous this sport is. One of our good friends and fellow divers was not so fortunate. It seems a deep deep dive might have taken the life of another comrade. Our hopes and prayers go out to BT and his family. May God be with all the hunters of the deep.