Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Review of Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Zoom Lens - U.S.A. Warranty.

Originally submitted at Adorama

Canon EF-S 10mm - 22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Autofocus Zoom Lens for EOS 20D and Digital Rebel Cameras - U.S.A. Warranty.


Love this lens!!!

By Rueben from Agat, Guam on 12/17/2012

 

5out of 5

Pros: Clear And Clean Images, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Consistent Output, Great depth of field

Cons: Heavy

Best Uses: Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Indoor architecture, Weddings/Events

Describe Yourself: Photo Enthusiast

Was this a gift?: No

I purchased this mainly for my landscape photography and the wide depth of field and field of view that it offers. Of course the Canon lens quality was also a factor. After doing my research and reading the great reviews that this lens received I made my decision to purchase it. I have not been disappointed. The quality is great. The images are vibrant, clean and crisp. The field and depth of view are fantastic. I especially like the look when using flash. Just produces great images. I'd buy this lens over again and highly recommend it.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Marlin Hookups with Cool Change - 17th Annual Guam Marianas International Fishing Derby

Peter “Pete” Kautz is a long-time fisherman on Guam. He runs the fishing boat "Cool Change". He was one of the many competitors in this year's 7th Annual Guam Marianas International Fishing Derby.


Here is his video (on YouTube) of some of the action that happened on his boat....

Amazing action!! You can view more of Pete's fishing action by going to his YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbkautz?feature=watch
Hoped you enjoyed his show!!
Until next time....

Monday, July 2, 2012

Free Dive Fishing Agat, Guam at Night....What a catch!!!!!

Awesome video of free dive fishing at night time. Posted by goldenblock187 on YouTube.



You have to respect the skills of these divers. Their catch was awesome but they free dove. Most night time divers that make catches like this use tanks so that they can stay down longer and go deeper if need be. These divers are true underwater hunters.

Unitl next time....



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spearfishing...Ipan-Talofofo, Guam


Here is a great account of one fishing trip from my friend Jeff Ventura. Jeff is in the military but is from Guam and stationed on Guam. What a life!!!! He can still enjoy all the great spearfishing that he desires. And the fishing is great on Guam!

Here is how Jeff describes one of his outings....

We were fishing off Ipan (Talofofo, Guam). I shot the Pompano while resting on the bottom at around 20 feet of water and rigged it around my waist. I noticed my Nao (brother-in-law) also caught something so I went to check my Nao's George and Mat.

After a moment I went down on one breath hold to about 40 feet. The water was lebbok (murky) and I laid on the bottom for about 45 seconds. The Mamulan (large trevally) came by looking to steal my pompano. I guess he didn't see me. I looked to the right and there he was just 10 feet from me. I took my shot and I knew I landed it. The fish took off like a rocket and almost emptied my entire line on my reel.

I went up for air and to signal my Nao George that I had a large fish. The fish then pulled me down and I fought to get back up to the surface. George went down and put a spear in its head but it ripped off. I managed to drag it to where I could stand on some coral and using Georges knife we brained it. The head was so thick that the knife bent. I owe my Nao a new dive knife!!

I swam back to the truck with both fish and the Mamulan wouldn't even fit in the cooler I brought. It was a good day.

A very proud Jeff with his catch. Very nice fish!!

Well, I think it goes without saying that Guam is good!!!

Thanks Jeff...super catch!!!

Until next time....

Friday, November 11, 2011

Guam- Let's Catch Some Octopus

I was out snorkeling in the water by the Agat Marina and some spear-fishermen found an octopus and were able to capture it. Luckily I had my camera and was able to record this capture. The action was fast and furious.


Octopus are very sneaky critters with all there camouflage and chameleon-like skin color change. Because or their physical features and that they hide in coral holes and cover the entrances up, they are very difficult to find. And octopus are very intelligent creatures and will do just about anything to escape.

Here is the video of this recent capture by Andrew Nededog of Agat, Guam and you will see what I am talking about...


How was that for action!! The octopus held onto the rocks in an attempt to thwart being pulled out of it's hole. It shot out it's ink a number of times to confuse the "enemy". It used whatever tools it had at it's disposal to escape. But in the end, the fisherman won out.


Until next time....Fish On!!!

Video - Catching Atulai (Mackeral) Guam Style

There has been an abundance of Atulai (Mackeral, Big Eye Scad) coming close to Guam's shores this year and they haven't stop coming.



On Guam, one of the most popular ways, and a traditional way at that, is to surround the schools when they come close to shore and in shallow water with a type of purse seine net, but a whole lot smaller in scale. The nets are regulated to be not longer that 600 feet and no more than 60 feet in depth.

And how they are caught is after the school is spotted in the shallow waters, less than 60 feet, small boats are used to transport the nets and surround the school. This traps the fish. Then the net is pulled into a smaller "circle" until the school is within scooping distance. But we can talk about it all day. Let's watch some videos of this process....

Surrounding the school with the net...


Swimming inside the net to check out the fish...


Closing up the net in order to harvest the fish...


Tightening up the net even closer now...Let's harvest some fish!!!!


Havesting the atulai (mackeral)...


The atulai are being off-loaded from the boats into coolers...

Though there are many more aspects of this time-honored practice, (in the old days, canoes were used and nets were made out of plant fibers) these are the main sequences of the events. 

This harvesting can go on for days as the school of atulai are kept in the main section of the net and only so many boat loads are harvested each day. It all depends on the market.

This special method for catching atulai is a spectacle to watch if you have never seen the harvesting of large schools of fish.

This is the island way of life for some..

Hope you enjoyed this part of the Chamorro custom.

Until next time....Fish On!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Small Boat Trolling for Mahi Mahi on Guam

There are a lot of small boat owners on Guam. You can see quite a few out on the weekends trolling, bottom fishing and even out with spear-fishermen. But one of the most fun times out with the guys fishing is on a small boat. There is nothing like a lot of actin in tight quarters.

Here is a You Tube video from Guam's Donjahmon's "Team Penn" (not affiliated with Penn Fishing) in action.

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These guys definitely had a lot of fun on this day.


Until next time, Fish On!!!