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very nice stuff here, I had def another image of that bottom, seems like they have gardeners there, also wondering why the cudas didnt strike :)

 

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On 2/12/2019 at 10:05 PM, rst3 said:

Here's some gopro clips I took of the bottom of the canal at 50ft in full sunlight, and almost no current. Basically slack. Maximum possible visibility. Can see probably 40-50ft on the horizontal, and silhouettes are plainly visible from above. But looking down? the bottom stays hidden until within 15 or 20ft.

 

Had to compress the clips some to fit under the 14MB limit on gifs, so clarity isn't quite the original 1080p.  

 

After dark, visibility is limited to silhouettes against the surface. And lateral line movement jazz. Color at 50ft deep, at midnight, in a screaming tide?? Zero. Simply different shades of grey, at best, that are moving.. and catch the lateral line and/or eye of a bass, when in very close.

 

Last of the freespooled vertical drop:

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Bounced along bottom like a jig:

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Hey that's very cool

........curious what the transaction looks like to the RIP rap on the edge.

Thanks for posting that cool to see.

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1 hour ago, Kones1 said:

Do they still have to dredge it our is that wicked current good enough? 

The Army COE still has to periodically dredge it in spots.

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2 hours ago, Kones1 said:

Do they still have to dredge it our is that wicked current good enough? 

They do. At least they did at the east end a year or so ago.

 

Here's one video approaching mid canal. Just sand and widely scattered mussel beds. This spot is allegedly known for not being a snag problem. Here is why: it's nearly all sand. I cut in on the video about halfway through the plunge, when the bottom comes into view. 

 

I dropped in on a bass

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13 hours ago, codfish said:

I am a big diver and I have never seen bass just sitting they are always on the move.

I have seen them grubbing on shallow flats (Brewster for exanple), going after creatures under the sand. But that's about the only example I can think of where they will hang out for a while in one spot.

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8 mins ago, rst3 said:

They do. At least they did at the east end a year or so ago.

 

Here's one video approaching mid canal. Just sand and widely scattered mussel beds. This spot is allegedly known for not being a snag problem. Here is why: it's nearly all sand.

 

I dropped in on a bass

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After watching these videos, it's no wonder we lose so many Bucktails and plastics. As if we didn't know it. But pictures are always worth a thousand words. Thanks

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2 hours ago, codfish said:

Good ? also interesting how loud the Canal is underwater

For clarification, Anywhere there's boats nearby is loud. So when boats are traversing the canal, it definitely gets loud. And I also noticed sound beneath the bridges. But to be clear, it's not loud 24/7

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2 hours ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

 

........curious what the transaction looks like to the RIP rap on the edge.

The riprap ends just below low water mark for lowest tides. At least in most places Ive looked just goes from sand and cobblestones or mussels to a few scattered riprap, to suddenly all riprap

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There has to be a lot of junk down there in spots. Guys loose a lot of jigs in the canal? 

I diver could make a days pay down there in the right spot? 

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