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 THE ABALONETEN SITE RECOGNIZES THAT MANY  DIVERS DO NOT GET THE CHANCE TO DIVE FOR NORTH COAST ABALONE. THIS PAGE HAS BEEN CREATED TO FILL THAT NEED.... BELOW ARE PICTURES AND NAMES OF THE CONTRIBUTORS AND  LINKS TO OTHER DIVE PAGES CREATED BY ABALONETEN...

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Abalone 2014

 

Abalone trophy pictures will be on this page until 2014. A new page and link has been created for 2014 because the original trophy page has been so successful that storage limits have exceeded their limits. Divers Game or Divers of California will house the end of 2013 trophy abalone pictures....
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(Northern California Waters...game must be North of San Francisco) 
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Austin Petersen wins the annual Sub-Surface Dive Shop's big abalone competition with his "huge" abalone. Austin's abalone measured 11.26" by 10"s...Congrats Austin!!!!



Tommy Reich with his first ten incher taken on the last day of November 2013. This baby was 10.25"...Congrats Tommy...

Adam Sauve with his tenth 10"er. Ab taken in November 2013...


Garret Boyden with his latest 10" trophy...Nice ab too!

Roger Rude, Julian Lee, and Jack Likins with eight trophy abalone. These abs were taken in late November calm waters...What a successful dive...Congrats!


Reed Gatton has another incredible day of diving. Abs 10 11/16, 10 5/8, 10 3/8 "s. Lings 15 and 8 pounds. Blacks 7 and 6 lbs....What a day at sea!


Jack Likins and son Jason both pull 10"ers in late November. Jack's (10 3/16) Jason's (10 1/4)
This was Jason's first 10" ab...Congrats Jason!

Kevin Horstman has a great end of November dive with this nice stringer of fish. He also took a couple of trophy abs...

 
 
Mike Lovell has a very, very successful end of season dive with his 11.015, 10.97, 10.84 inch trophies. Location unknown....Congrats!



Julian Nunn pulls  his tenth 10" trophy...Late November ab....Congrats

Peter Givannotto first two 10" trophies. Location unknown. Congrats Peter!


 Casey Mazzucchi has a great day in November. His 21lb ling and 11lb cab proves it. Fish were from Sonoma County waters...Congrats!
Heath Blackwell wins NORCAL'S Underwater Hunters Rookie of the Year abalone contest with his first ten inch trophy. His 10.015 was the largest ab for the comp. Jason O'Donnell was his mentor in the event. Congrats Heath!!!!

(click above link to view a video of Gary Pilecki's lobster dive trip)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diving aboard the "Truth"...
The above youtube link is a very good video taken by Gary Pilecki aboard the "Truth"
dive boat. Video taken October 7-10, 2012.... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
click on below link to see Gary Pilecki's video of his successful October 2011 lobster dive..
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Another successful trip for Jonathan Centoni, Dwayne Dinucci, and Jeff
Centoni in their hunt for Hawaii's big bugs...3/2011...
 
 
 
 
 
Here's a recap of Gary Pilecki's 10/2010 dive aboard the Truth...Click on link to see if you're in his video...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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Brandon Turkett, Faris Eyslee, and Brian Herdel displaying their nice day of underwater 
hunting. Brian's cab was 26.5 inches long and weighed a whopping 10.5 lbs. Good job guys!




 

 

 Congratulations Matt Mattison! These are the first two ever taken by Matt...12/2009...


Johnathan Centoni holding the results of his successful spear dive trip to the Channel Islands.

  

                 Eros Hoagland displaying his 13lb ling and a couple of nice blacks taken in Mendo Co  10/10/09...Mike Bettencourt holding a nice stringer of reds taken in Sonoma waters on 10/10/09...Good job!

 

        John Petrelli, Mark Harris, Ken Cooper and Julian Lee with their limis of lobsters taken 10/6/09..Congrats!

 

   Louie Ozenne with 2009 WSB,  Julian Lee displaying his halibut and lobster,  Louie Ozenne (with yellow tail) and Greg Ballou with his WSB.

 

                  

Kevin Horstman with nice blacks, Mark Winscher with nice cab...Julian Lee with abacore and yellowtail..

 Johnathan, and Jeff Centoni, Dwayne Dinucci, Matt Lum, Jack Likins, Lance Merker, and Bryan Lum with  some Channel Island Bugs..Now those are lobsters!

 

 Louie Ozenne with some real keepers...Howard Bloom with his trophy grass rock..Mike Matta, Rich Daly, and Louie Ozenne with WSB taken 2008...

                                                              

             

   Eric Anderson's pics from the past....a 40 pound halibut (1979)...hefty Yelloweye (1990..no take in current regs)...Mike Rogers and Matt Mattison displaying the results of a good day at Horseshoe Cove...

                                    Kevin Horstman and family displaying yesteryears catch...

      

        Ft. Bragg diver Kirk Halweg displaying his cab.   Another good day for Kevin Horstman ...

                                           Julian Lee with a giant squid and his 7 pounder bug....

                                                                                                               

  

Jeff Centoni with 30 1/2 lb, 27 lb (Monterey)...Dwayne Dinucci with 28 lb, Sterling Chisolm with 45 lb  (48" long) Monterey...Dwayne Dinucci--9 3/4 lb, Jeff Centoni ...5 & 6 lb, Phil McReynolds...7 1/2 lb  (year 2000 aboard the "Peace") 

 

    Jeff and Johnathan Centoni (Santa Cruz Island 2008)...Dwayne Dinucci with 28 lb, 25 lb (1990)...John Pepper with 27 3/4 lb, 24 lb (Monterey 1990)

 

       

               Dwayne Dinucci with 10 lb, 9 lb bugs....Jeff Centoni 37 lb halibut...Ted Wheeler 30 lb halibut... 

            

    Jerry Wilson took this monster 12 lb bug at Talcott Shoals in 12/07... Eros Hoagland displaying a great stringer of blacks taken in Anchor Bay 2009...Drew Patterson (left) and Bruce Patterson (right) with some nice bugs taken in 2008 aboard the Peace.                                                                             

 

     Kevin Horstman and dive buddy displaying a nice cabezon and grass rockfish... Hawaiian Kona Coast Lobster...Kevin Suydam (right) and Dwayne Dinucci (left) with their catch of the day. Notice the 2-3 mil  wetsuits. Suits are not for warmth, but for protection from coral and lava... 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

         Reed Gatton holding a limit of rockfish taken in Humboldt County 6/09.  Matt Mattison with a nice stringer of rockfish taken in Sonoma County 6/09...

     Kevin Horstman (JULY 2009) with some nice rockfish taken in Mendo waters...

  Dave Paoli. Matt Mattison, and Joe Fecteaue displaying their rockfish all taken from Meno waters on 8/2/09.