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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:28 am 
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Alawaiman's "The eye of the Taco" video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVr2z66qEQk


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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:41 am 
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idk if its just me but i tend not to find tako in areas rife with wana. is it just me? it is common sense tho that tako prefer sandier/pebbled type areas and maybe that doesnt support wana as well...


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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:54 am 
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The grounds with all the wana in them used to be pretty good tako grounds except that when people take the tako out of its house, they don't fill it back up with the rocks which makes it a perfect, "already made" house for the wana to inhabit. I've seen this in tako grounds before when the wana come in to take over what used to be tako holes. *All my observations and theories though.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:21 am 
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Great video and much respect to Alawaiman. He got mad skillz for tako and fish. I love his videos.

For da noobs, when using your gun to tickle out the tako, unhook the bands first! I seen one guy who didn't manage to get the tako out before he had to go up for air, subsequently leaving his gun in the hole with the tako. While breathing up, the tako came out, climbed up the gun and managed to pull the trigger :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:12 pm 
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koriko613 wrote:
The grounds with all the wana in them used to be pretty good tako grounds except that when people take the tako out of its house, they don't fill it back up with the rocks which makes it a perfect, "already made" house for the wana to inhabit. I've seen this in tako grounds before when the wana come in to take over what used to be tako holes. *All my observations and theories though.

Good observation - I was taught to put a rock over the hole entrance, not necessarily fill it.

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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:34 pm 
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Well, what we do is that we put the rocks that the tako put outside its home to somewhat block up the entrance.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
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Not the best pic as far as "houses" go. I have some pics of Tako in holes i'll look for and post if I find it.

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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
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Here's the best-kept big house I've ever seen. Definitely fresh, but nobody home. Niko and I backed off about 30 feet on opposite sides and started slapping out spears and hands on the top of the water because sometimes the tako will go right back in the hole with all the commotion. Didn't work this time :(

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Here is a very traditional, way too obvious, occupied house.

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Here is one that may be considered non-traditional. They sometimes like to break off the more fragile coral that is on top of the brain coral to make their house. This one was actually a double. There was a 4+lb in the large puka and a roughly 3lb in the smaller space to the right of the larger puka.

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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
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Niko98 wrote:
Here's the best-kept big house I've ever seen. Definitely fresh, but nobody home. Niko and I backed off about 30 feet on opposite sides and started slapping out spears and hands on the top of the water because sometimes the tako will go right back in the hole with all the commotion. Didn't work this time :(

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Here is a very traditional, way too obvious, occupied house.

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Here is one that may be considered non-traditional. They sometimes like to break off the more fragile coral that is on top of the brain coral to make their house. This one was actually a double. There was a 4+lb in the large puka and a roughly 3lb in the smaller space to the right of the larger puka.

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Thanks for the pics!


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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
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Very good taco pics!


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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
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SpearFactor wrote:
While breathing up, the tako came out, climbed up the gun and managed to pull the trigger :shock: :shock:


so it shot itself? :lol:

i have a question about the biting thing. how come you dont just kill it with your knife like you would a fish?

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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
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Murmaider wrote:
SpearFactor wrote:
While breathing up, the tako came out, climbed up the gun and managed to pull the trigger :shock: :shock:


so it shot itself? :lol:

i have a question about the biting thing. how come you dont just kill it with your knife like you would a fish?


it dont work as well


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 Post subject: Re: Spotting Tako Holes
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Murmaider wrote:
SpearFactor wrote:
i have a question about the biting thing. how come you dont just kill it with your knife like you would a fish?


uhhhhhh, maybe because it's super bad a$$ ? biting is great, I actually just lost my kazilionith dive knife so I started biting the brains on everything. Palanis, uhu's, mempachis, everything.

I really wish they made dive knifes that float


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