The Stickmen Freedivers Guestbook

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Mike, I've  missed receiving your travel posts the past few years.  I'm  glad to find you again!
Dayna Kellam
October 15, 2014
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Hey ya'll, sure like the pages. I'll bet the fish pannic when you guys hit the water.  ;-)  Hope to meet up some day soon and perhaps dive together;
just moved to Mobile and live on my aboat, s/v Misty, on the Dog River.
Full Stringers,
Skip Adams
June 20, 2012
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Dear Mike,
I'm sorry to read that Bill has drowned. I've been a longtime fan of the Stickmen and Bill was always a favorite of mine.
As the freedive community adds Bill's name to our "Wall" let us never forget that tomorrow isn't promised to any of us. Treat every breath as if it may be our last.
God bless you Mike and all the Stickmen and may He sustain you through this hard time.
Sincerely,
Gerald Gay
Casper, Wyoming
June 20, 2010

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I wandered up on your page and am definitely impressed. As an old sticker myself from way back, I have heard of your groups exploits. My group of friends, Rick Gomez, Leslie Stinson and others have taken our share of the Gulf’s bounty by the Stick. I will have my friends also check out your site. 
Thanks,  Until the Gulf Heals
Mike Chapman

June 19, 2010

Mike,
Very good site. I spent a lot of time looking at pics and enjoyed the site. I didn't know this sport existed until tonight. Looks like you're having a blast.
Carl Davenport
Fort Walton Beach, FL
January 6, 2010

Stickmen,
Whats happening Guys! This is the first time I’ve been on your site and I think its awesome that you guys are representing the sport like this. Im new to it myself and have done prob 15-20 freedives in the Panama city area. Im a active military member in the Air force and love the water. If you guys have any info or stories to pass on to a new guy, Im all ears.
Josh Lindsey
Montgomery, AL
Panama City ,FL
January 05, 2010

Hi, guys!
Just “surfing” from Mastermason.com and found your site. I’ve never heard of “sticking” fish before – looks like a blast!
Loyd Mehaffey
Chelsea, AL
December 4, 2009

Stick,
You da man bro! Great pic's and great job on the site. It was and is a pleasure and honor riding with you as a PGR brother and a friend! I look forward to many more years rollin' down the highway together.
HogChef aka Mike Byears
PGR Member
Mobile, AL.
September 9, 2009

Hey Mike, just checking up on your site.Haven't seen you around on the FDL and wondered if you were doing ok.Me and the wife are still doing well.I get in some nice scuba diving when we go on our tropical vacations.Dove the Blue Hole last April,Belize is awesome! Hope you are doing well! If you ever plan on making it out to Northern Calif. again let me know, would love to see you again.Haven't got much Abalone diving in,but still got the itch and love to head to the Mendocino coast on small trips.
 
Take care,
Steve Derenne
September 16, 2008

Hey great site,
you guys are what i was looking for,  I'm getting to come visit my grandpa in ariton al an i am looking to find some guys to dive with i am coming from northern california where i spend most of my time spearfishing an trophy abalone hunting i will contact you all again when i come for a visit. I just was looking at the site an you all have dove with over half of the members in our dive club the RICHMOND PELICANS which i am the currant president an the NORCAL SKINDIVERS which i am the currant vice president . so i am surly gonna contact you all to show me around if you all have time.

ABALONE TONY
September 15, 2008

Thanks Dr. Blessey for dialing the wrong number and sharing your site with me. 
The pictures are awesome.  Just remember to be safe and enjoy the good times with friends.

Your newest fan, Trish
June 2, 2008

Hi guys,
Loved the site and associated links.  Your fish species have some similarities to ours in Australia, but different names.  Loved the stories and great photos.  My Spearfishing Club in Sydney is. www.stgeorgespearfishingclub.com  so you can also see a few of our guys and photos.  Our new young gun "pup" Michael Takach is predominantly in many photos, having bagged a number of big fish.....lucky duck.  He lives for diving, whilst most of us have to work for a living.  We have had a few legends of the sport in our club over the years, so we have a lot of history there.  Hope to get over to Mobile one day soon and check out the diving scene.  We pretty much dive offshore reefs, with the big breath guys heading out to marker buoys etc. for Dolphin fish and the odd Spanish Mackerel.  If you are ever in OZ, come and visit.
Cheers for now,
Sue Dockar
Sydney, Australia
March 19, 2008

Just found your site through a fellow blogtown resident. Outstanding Bro. Good Job. God Bless Our Troops
Semper Fidelis
et Semper Gratus
Bob Miller

Special Events Coordinator

Gathering of Eagles

Chapter Leader

District of Columbia
Chapter
Protest Warrior
November 23, 2007
I found your link through a MySpace friend's page, Cpl. Chris Mason. I am touched greatly by the service y'all are performing for our service
men and women who are KIAs. I pray we never need you for my son, US Marine Corps, nor my son-in-law, US Army, that are currently serving in Iraq,
but am comforted as well, knowing that you are there if we should need you. Thank you for what you continue to do for our country and our service
members and families.
Ethel Lunsford
October 3, 2007

Stick men, good run this year, looking forward to seeing next years pics. I hope to see even more fish. good luck.
Stephen Denmark
Wilmer, Alabama
September 27, 2007

Stickman, Thought I would let you know I visited your site and had a great time and enjoyed the pictures. Hope to see you soon. Great ride pictures also.
Chris Johnson
IT Admin
Summit Counseling Services
September 13, 2007

Mike, These are some great pics.I wonder what you do with all those fishes.You will have to get toghter with some of your diver buds and have a fish fry someday soon.
You are a true friend and I'm glad to serve with you in PGR.  
GOD bless you
Zeb Mathis
March 19, 2007

This page is great!  Look forward to meeting all of you.
Robert Shaffer, MD
Birmingham, AL
March 15, 2007

I miss you Jack! I am excited about diving this weekend with you.
Tabby
Mobile
, Alabama
February 9, 2007

Stickman, Awesome page! Thank you for your commitment and great Service to the Honorable Patriot Guard! Taking time out of your life to stand for our Fallen Heroes. The most precious and valuable gift a person can give is their time!!  You are an awesome person and I am proud to call you Friend!
Aaron Daniels and son Mason
Robertsdale, Alabama
January 15, 2007


Shelly Bates, CTRS
Awesome webpage!  Thanks for thinking of our veterans.
Director of Recreational Services
William F. Green State Veterans Home
251-937-9881, Ext. 2126
Bay Minette, Alabama
December 8, 2006 

Hey Uncle Mike, Great story. 
Hope to see you soon to hear more about your bike trips. 
Makenzie and Shelby are both growing and need to see their Uncle Mike again.
Stacie Cullem
Grand Bay, Alabama
September 13, 2006

Hello Mike:
It was great to meet you brother.  Thank you for all you do for the community too. 
Remember, it's not what you do for yourself that counts… it's what you do for others. 
You are one of a kind and we're pleased to know you.

Tim and Kathy Langley
29 Dreams  Motorcycle Resort
Vandiver, Alabama
September 13, 2006

Mike,  It was nice meeting you guys. Had a great time talking to you both.  We would like to come back down there and have you show
us the "ropes" on how to do this. I like killing things, so this would be right up my alley.  Hope you don't have anymore encounters with
sharks, bad for business.   Be safe and thanks for putting our drunk asses on the website.
Jeff Rhines
Olive Branch, Mississippi - August 17, 2006

Ashton, Wow! what fishermen you all are.  I still think the diving and spear fishing is dangerous, but why should I feel any different since
I can not even swim!    Have a good day- from your "feisty little friend" at Dixie Drayage.
Carol Stanley
Mobile, Alabama - August 2, 2006

Mike, it was a pleasure meeting you last night at the Alabama Open safety meeting. Enjoyed the stories and knowledgeable information and look forward
to talking with you in the future. Hope we both have good luck and calm seas in the tournament this weekend. Be safe.
Matt Coaker, E.I.
Mobile, Alabama - June 8, 2006

Mike, thanks for the detailed story of your dive. Congratulations on your win!!  GO!! Free diving!!  Nice pictures also (except the head bump) Go Stickman!  
P.S. It's a little quiet here, only a few big WSB 48#,  some YT's 30#. But June is right around the corner.
Ernie Schultz
LA. Fathomiers
Los Angeles, California - May 19, 2006

Hello Mike, It was great meeting you and your fellow Stickmen yesterday (5-6-06) at Tacky Jacks during your weigh-in. It seems we stopped in for a
drink at just the right time. Thank you for the Amberjack and flounder. We fried some of it up last night and had a fish feast. Let us know when you
are back in the area. I would love to dive with you guys and learn the art of stick fishing.
Ken, Sharon & Susan
Orange Beach, AL USA - May 7, 2006

Great!  I just hope all those exotics are as good to eat as they are fun to stick.  Catfish and Walleye are about the extent of my fishing days, most all done above water line. Very fitting road name/nick name. Hope to meet you soon. Stay safe.
Regards,
Bro. Kurt Papa Fisher
North Richland Hills, Texas - April 27, 2006

Hello!!! Wow you guys are crazy! But I like it! Actually, I'm trying to hunt down Matt Rytting. He was in pilot training with my husband... and we've lost touch.
So Matt, give us a jingle or e-mail us, we want to catch up!!
The rest of you be careful down in those murky depths!! :)
David LaFrance
Saratoga Springs, NY - April 22, 2006

Ashton, I am so impressed. I can't wait to see you in your leather chaps!
CINDY FINDLAY
Mobile, Alabama - April 8, 2006

Hi Mike,  I've been reading your stories and looking at the pictures from your spearfishing adventures and competitions and I think you would be
PERFECT on the next season of Survivor! I got your number and email from your friends at Underwater Works. I can't say too much in this email, but I would love for you to get back to me as soon as you can. This is a very classy adventure show on a major network, I promise you won't be disappointed! Just shoot me a call or an email ASAP so we can at least talk about it.  Shhh, this is super top-secret. Don't tell anyone about this;
if you're serious about this, and your name gets out in the press you can't do it.
Can't wait to hear from you!
Lauren Spiegel
Los Angeles, California - March 30, 2006  (For the record - Mike declined but thought it would be a nice addition to the guestbook.)

Wow Mike!! You is bad to the Bone!!! Oh yeah!.
I always pray for my friend's safety.
Missy
Mobile, Alabama - March 8, 2006

Loved the Mardi Gras pictures. Made me homesick for LA.
David Machado
Alabaster, AL - February 17, 2006

Hi Mike,  Looks like you had a good christmas and hope you have a great new year. Great to have friends and family around during the holidays.
Take care,
Bruce Stuhlman - December 27, 2005

We have to do lots of diving before July because I'm supposed to be leaving for the Peace Corps... but then again they're supposed to be sending
me to the eastern Caribbean, so maybe you and dad will be visiting me and doing some diving there...
Ginny Pinegar
Auburn, AL - December 23, 2005

Hey Mike Postal ! Great site. I am impressed you do a good job. You should bring me some fish.
Love ya April
Mobile, Alabama - October 13, 2005

Mike, I've heard countless stories (most good ones) of you and your diving experiences with my brother Rick Pinegar. I've met some of his diving buddies in the past, and hope the future allows me to meet you as well. You are a great group of guys. It is easy to see why Rick is willing to endure the trauma of beach living when he has friends like you! Thanks for sharing your great pictures with us and the rest of the world on your website. We could only imagine what was going on, but between phone conversations with Rick and now your pictures, everything can be put in proper prospective. The devastating events that have occurred can be greatly appreciated when seen through your eyes (pictures). Thanks for allowing us to see and thus understand the situation that Dauphin Island is facing. I hope to be able to volunteer when the time is right!! Thanks again, and keep up the good work! P.S. If you are ever in Memphis, bring your camera and look me up! Your pictures are so professional. I have 2 grandsons I would like you to photograph!
Sincerely,
Jan Dickey
Memphis, Tennessee - September 13, 2005

Hi Mike:  I am on the phone with the star of your latest picture production.  He is the one and only Rick Pinegar, my wonderful brother.  He called to tell me about the website.  The pictures are worthy of a magazine cover.  You did a beautiful job.  Some of them brought tears to my eyes, especially the one of Rick feeding the seagulls.  This is one of my favorite things to do with him.  The picture is remarkably good.  Thank you for sharing these with all.  Look forward to meeting you on my next trip down there.
Cheryl Pinegar
Memphis, Tennessee - September 12, 2005

Hi Guys,  Really lovely page.  Good luck in spearfishing.
Greetings from Poland,
Andy - September 10, 2005

Hey! You didn't mention my hammerhead! Anyway, I like the picture of my little octopus. Feel free to send me emails or pictures.
Had lots of fun with you Wednesday! Can't wait to go again!
Ginny Pinegar
Dauphin Island, Alabama - Thursday, July 28, 2005

Hey Mike!
Congratulations on your big catch! A world record is something to definitely be proud of! That was a big fish too! I hope everything is going great for you and mom! Kenny made the All-Star team, so they are going to be playing the All-Star games at Hank Aaron Stadium. The dates are July 12, 13, & 14. His dad is coming in town to stay at our house---pray for me! I would love for you and mom to come to at least one game. It will be fun, you can watch Kenny pitch and get to know his dad. We had some engagement pictures made and I will have them back by then, so you and mom can pick out which ones you want. Well, I gotta get back to work.  Talk to you later!
Love,
Carly
Mobile, Alabama Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Hey Mike!! Keep doing what you do... You are truly an inspiration for me! I want you to know that I took on free diving and my lung capacity is enhancing a lot.  I cut down my smoking habit. Any way's , you are probably wondering who the heck this is well its Ricky from Vieques P.R.  Your personal chef... Remember?!?  Well just signing your guestbook and wishing you all the greatest catch of the year.  Stay in touch!! From all of us here in Casa Alta Vista Vieques P.R we wish you the best!!!!
Your friend Ricky.
Much Luv and Respect
Vieques, Puerto Rico  Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I love your detailed and vivid description of your recent adventerous dives aboard the Gulf Diver.  Even before I got to look at the pictures,  you've really given me a feeling of diving with you in the mystic darkness and along the excitement of catching these glorious fish.
Thanks for the feelings! 
Lan Pham,
California,  June 3, 2005

Hi, Great pictures and a nice site. I should take a trip there and dive with you guys. If you ever get to NJ give me a call.
Tony Cianci
Belmar, NJ  Sunday, May 29, 2005

Hey Ashton! Thanks for turning me on to this site.  It really makes me want to try some diving this summer.  Life's too short not to live it to the fullest huh!
Stay safe and I'll be praying for you guys! Great site!! 
Robin Calloway
Satsuma, Al.  36572 USA (Royal St. Cafe)  Sunday, May 29, 2005

Hi,  I would like to join the club. I have been SCUBA diving for years (I know, bubble head) but recently ventured to freediving.
My max. depth so far is 65'.  I would like to hear from you. I am always looking for someone to go out with. To tag along or ride with me.
Eric Merritt wildman@zebra.net
Saraland, AL  USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Hey Big Dog,
I was just checking out your "meet the stickmen" page. Interesting looking bunch of characters from many interesting places. Was just wandering if you allowed people from places like, say,  Dauphin Island, Alabama to be a part of your group?
Stickman Fan
USA - Friday, March 11, 2005 at 17:49:11 (CST)

You all are very fortunate to be leading such great and adventurous lives. You are to be envied by all who dream of such a life style.
Reko Dixon <reko610@bellsouth.net>
Mobile, AL USA - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 21:26:54 (CST)

Hi Mike - we enjoyed reading about your trip and the pictures are awesome. You do have to visit Belize next. Keep in touch and take care. David & Perla
David & Perla Estephan <actionteesinc@bellsouth.net>
Mobile, AL USA - Monday, March 07, 2005 at 10:29:25 (CST)
Hi Mike it's Rick here. Im at the computer now. I will tell Mark you wrote us so he can look at your letter too. You are the best.  I want you to know that you have a friend here forever, so please don't hesitate to give me a call if you just wanna talk. I also wish you would've stayed longer so we could've bugged out some more. I hope you had a pleasant trip and especially a good stay here. Stay in touch with us over here. God Bless you n yours Mike. From your friend, Ricky
Vieques, Puerto Rico - Thursday, February 24, 2005

I think that you do a very good job on informing everyone just how much fun it is to have the chance to live the life where you can fish and spearfish and just have a good ole time. Good Site Justin Ishee <ishmel407@yahoo.com>
Dauphin Island, al USA - Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 14:47:19 (CST)

Dr Blessey,
How about a Venice trip in the "refurbished" Wellcraft with Sidney and I .....(bring 3 days of rations just in case)
PS : the only air that I am breathing is above the water line, so bring your traditional fishing poles.
David Daigrepont <dpd902@hotmail.com>
Metairie, LA USA - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 06:42:33 (CST)
"Your site is fantastic -- ...Thanks for all of the work you do!"
Nancie <nancie1979@hotmail.com>
NY, NY USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 06:15:26 (CST)

Pretty nice fish.
Edwin Ortiz <montaukfreediver@aol.com>
Palm Bay, FL USA - Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 17:06:18 (CDT)

Hey Mike, We miss our mailman..LOL.. Foods going to waste without you!!! Come by and visit sometimes.. WLO Gang
Cindy <cindybug33@aol.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 02:59:08 (CDT
I would like to join your club. I've been fishing the past 4 yrs in Rhode Island and don't know the first thing about Gulf/Bay fishing. It's nice to see there are freedivers in the area!!
David Biron <ebiron@earthlink.net>
Newport, R.I. USA - Tuesday, September 02, 2003 at 19:00:01 (CDT)
Many greetings! My name is Private-Krankenversicherung. I just surfed in. Nice webpage!
Auto Versicherung
USA - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 08:39:16 (CDT)

Cool Site I also STICK lots of fish in the Gulf. We just returned from fishing Fort Morgan Rigs in 90-110 ft of water. How do I apply? Rob
Rob Roberts <erchills@bellsouth.net>
Fayetteville, Ga USA - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 18:59:48 (CDT)
You guys look like so much fun!
Tammy <Tam3648@cs.com>
Daphne, AL USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at 12:13:21 (CDT)Hey I really like your site.

Great site. Keep up the good work.
Mandi Bertagnolli <corvette7@lycos.com>
Daphne, AL USA - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 17:30:02 (CDT)
Cool site. Thanks for the pics of Gulf Shores, I used to do some spearfishing years ago along the jetties. Hope to return.
Lance <lance.tastet>
Apex, NC USA - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 15:35:45 (CDT)
Mike, great pictures, I don't think I have the guts to swim in that water! Speaking of pictures mine are in. I'll leave them in the mailbox for you.  See ya.
Darryl Hacker <patographer@yahoo.com>
Mobile , AL USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 16:46:50 (CDT)
Mike, your site is great. The only thing better than dead fish and wildlife pictures is chicks with dead fish and wildlife. As a marshal in the Mystic Stripers Society I feel we should get some equal time in your Mardi Gras section. I've started a lose knit group here in Biloxi known as the Silver Darter Dive Team. (Blue Water, Black Death)
If you're ever in the area look me up.

Ralph Humphrey <Robinandralph@aol.com>
Biloxi, MS USA - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 10:46:22 (CDT)
After more review i noticed that this isnt rusty's site but people who had run in to him. if you guys have any idea on how to get a hold of him please drop me a line im an old friend who has been looking for him a while. thanks
james samson <jsamson@ginne.org>
kennebunk, me USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 06:59:12 (CST)
Loved the site! Nice to see others as excited about free diving in Nor Cal. Maybe I'll see you all out here!
Joe D <joerockt@pacbell.net>
Vacaville, Ca USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 22:02:48 (CST)
Mike is such an asset to our neighborhood, for he has been our "mail-man" now for 5 years. He has prayed for my husband and been very faithful to remember us in prayer and to always ask how he is progressing. Thank you Mike!! Linda Robinson
Linda and Joe Robinson <robinson229@comcast.net>
Mobile, Al USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 21:11:53 (CST)
Douglas Adams said: There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable... There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Douglas Said <douglassaid@lycos.it>
Italy - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 05:04:33 (CST)
Boy did I enjoy your fishing site!!
Leanna
Caribbean Islands - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 20:39:14 (CST)
It was fun seeing you at Veets on Valentine's Day, Mike. What a great website! Reminds me of the good ole days swapping stories at the Current Drifter meetings. We always had a blast at the awards ceremony at Orange Beach too. It's time for a reunion! June
June and John <junecbean@worldnet.att.net>
Bay Minette, AL USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 09:51:35 (CST)
Veronica & I enjoyed meeting you (MIke & Jack) on East End of Dauphin Island (02-02-03). Thoroughly enjoyed the web Site. We will stay in touch.
Thanks again for the tip.

Jim Crone <Sarge7636575@hotmail.com>
Semmes, Al USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 20:31:40 (CST)
AWESOME - UNBELIEVABLE pictures of some huge fish makes me want to give up fly fishing!!!!!and start holding my breath!!!! thanks marcel for telling me about the site. be safe always alfredo
Alfredo La Nasa <bonefishalfie@netscape.net>
denver, CO USA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 23:13:14 (CST)
MIKE, CONSIDER WEARING LONG SLEEVES WHEN BLUE FISH HUNTING :-) GREAT SITE-GREAT PICS! HELPS ME GET THROUGH THE WINTER MONTHS. HOPE TO GET DOWN THIS SPRING.
Les Sage <sageless@yahoo.com>
Joplin, MO USA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 07:36:29 (CST)
You sure are getting a lot of attention from "The Ladies" I am a student of "The Ladies Man" Leon on SNL So how do I get this kind of attention??? Ever hopefull (but scared of my wife) Stan
Stan Cates <snapper130@ev1.net>
Freeport, Tx USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 06:44:38 (CST)
Hey Mike I really enjoyed your site and all of the great pictures!! Sincerely, Pat Larsen's grandaughter
Kristen Best <krb83185@aol.com>
Mobile, Al USA - Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 15:56:25 (CST)
The website is wonderful and the pictures are great. Mike you are looking fine as ever....Keep up the good work.
Cindy Ross <clross133@netscape.net>
Mobile, Al USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 07:58:40 (CST)
Hi Mike Ya'll have a really cool web site. Seeing all this makes me want to get back in diving and sticking.
Johnny <jpou812@mchsi.com>
Mobile, Al USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 18:15:54 (CST)
Hey Mike! nice website (I especially like the logo). You guys still look good! take care, and happy hunting, both below water and above!
BURG TAYLOR <http://kindred healthcare>
MOBILE, AL USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 10:54:06 (CDT)
This is an AWESOME site! I love the pics! You're lookin fine Jack :)
Christine Kovacs <cmk302@yahoo.com>
Mobile , AL USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 15:18:51 (CDT)
Great Site Mike! Ata Bilgli recommended it when I told him I moved down here from Boston. How to get into spearing with you guys! Alex
Alex "Hamdy" Abouhussein <habou24@hotmail.com>
Ocean Springs, MS USA - Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 17:43:15 (CDT)
Cool site. I wish we still had so many nice fish here at home like you do in the Gulf.
Luiz Antonio Pereira
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 14:18:15 (CDT)
Hey, MikE whats up,man the water sho has been claer.you been goin latly,man i sho the HOTS!! to get wet again.
send Me a E-Mail When ya Can.oh an tell Jack i Said HowdY.lol

dave <OMGgizz>
theodore, al. USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 13:37:14 (CDT)
Hello Mike, it was great meeting you and your wife in 'T' town, you guys are really living it up down there in water world. super site you have. stay safe and keep spearing them in.
Mike Hornbuckle <horn4130@bellsouth.net>
Pleasant Grove, Al USA - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 20:01:30 (CDT)
Loved the new photos from the Hell Divers Rodeo ... especailly the one of the Wahoo. I'm getting plenty of water time up here ... but ... no spearfishing :(
Keep it up for the "people who can't"!

Lance Bailles <lancebailles@hotmail.com>
St. Paul, MN USA - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 18:08:40 (CDT)
Dr. B. You finally talked me into it. I start on Wednesday and hopefully will be ready by Labor Day. Looking forward to the new found freedom.
Congratulations to you on your new found freedom as well.

Rod Jerkins <Rod2Storm@aol.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 16:14:03 (CDT)
Congrats to Dr. Blessey on his 1st place win. I'm glad you now have more time to do something you love. See ya in the office.
Meeta <huneechile1@aol.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 18:20:23 (CDT)
I found the 2002 pix, Thanks, Sea ya
Belton <diverrite@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 21:29:52 (CDT)
Congrats on the showing in the Open, when can we expect pictures? Also do you have a news letter or please post the going on's in the Open.
Take care and be careful down there,
Sea ya, Belton

Belton McDaniel <diverrite@aol.com>
Trussville, Al. USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 20:27:55 (CDT)
Mike- that is really a great site. Of course it helps that you have great fish to take pictures of. I'm so damn jealous!!!
Bill McIntyre <billmac22@cox.net>
San Clemente, CA USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 23:16:51 (CDT)
Hi Mike, I thoroughly enjoyed the Spearfishing Rodeo pictures. I'm still amazed at the fish that bit you. It left quite a wound. Ornery little fish wasn't he? Debra
Debra <dacm430@aol.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 21:51:44 (CDT)
I'm Matt's mom. I mean, he never caught even one single measley little fish in the entire first 20 years of his life. Now he's a champion..... WHO KNEW ! Like life, it pays to keep on, keeping on.
Diane Martinez <Lake.tahoe@att.net>
Falls Church, CA USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:49:21 (CDT)
Mike, I never would have imagined the site would be this good. You have done a fantastic job. Next career move?:) It looks like you guy's have a great time, wish I knew how.
Jimmy Stephens <jim@visiontel.net or stephens2002@mchsi.com>
Daphne, AL USA - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 12:59:12 (CDT)
Mike, I never would have imagined the site would be this good. You have done a fantastic job. Next career move?:) It looks like you guy's have a great time, wish I knew how.
Jimmy Stephens <jim@visiontel.net or stephens2002@mchsi.com>
Daphne, AL USA - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 12:58:57 (CDT)
Fine Website boys. We shoot our fish off Crystal River, FL, deer hunt near Tuskegee, AL and and belong to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Milton O'Dell <auntlula@webtv.net>
Oxford, FL USA - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 19:20:07 (CDT)
Hi Mike! Good spearin' Nice site!
G. Peterson <g.peterson@mchsi.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 13:12:14 (CDT)
Like your last sent of pictures-just perfect! Made me want to fly out and jump in with y'all.
Steve & Bird <titan@mcn.org>
Mendocino, Ca. USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 19:44:36 (CDT)
It was great talking to you at the battle. Great website. If I can get back in free diving shape I'd like to come up and go spearing with you.
Dale McClelland <macdale@mac.com>
Apopka, FL USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 09:42:04 (CDT)
Hi Mike!
Rebecca l. Dickens <rdcowgirlup@aol.com>
Irvington, Al USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 18:27:13 (CDT)
Jackson, it's getting time for a get together. Think we are going to aim at 4th of July, at Ann and Lane's on the bay. Call Aunt Carol sometime, she'd love to hear from you.
Brent Woodyard <bwoodyard@mobis.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 16:11:25 (CDT)
Hi Mike, I just looked at the pictures of your last dive. They are great!!! Looks like alot of fun and the water was so CLEAR. When are we going to have a fish fry? Looks good, especially the flounder. See you soon. Love ya, Sis
Diane <dwade57@msn.com>
mobile, al USA - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 21:04:07 (CDT)
Nice pics Mike. some of the last ones didn't come up for me. Blue Skies, clear waters! Becky
Becky L
USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 07:34:51 (CDT)
Hi Mike, I enjoyed browsing your updated site. I especially liked the "Party-Gras" pictures with your yellow hair. hehehehe Don't worry it'll grow out! It already has. Debra
Debra
Mobile, AL USA - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 09:46:53 (CDT)
Hey Stickmen, love the site. I have a cousin living in Alabama so If I get a chance to come over I hope we can go diving. Cheers! Greg, Southern Freedivers.
Greg Ruby <grgunslinger@hotmail.com>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 05:38:35 (CDT)
Thanks a million for the great pix and stories! Hopefully we'll get to meet sometime and the Best to You! Kevin
Kevin Kenworthy <Scuba.King@cox.net>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 00:25:52 (CDT)
Great site good pix's really like the stick chicks need more with less. Chris
Chris <cln4570@hotmail.com>
mobile, al USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 20:57:04 (CDT)
GREAT PICS!I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR SITE.I ALSO HAVE A FREE DIVING TEAM,IM LOOKING FORWARD TO OPENING DAY OF SNAPPER SEASON.WE FOUND A FEW NICE FISH INSHORE SOUTH OF DAUPHIN ISLAND.I HOPE TO SEE YOU GUYS AROUND GOOD LUCK & KEEP STICKING. (BAYOU MAFIA) CLINTON COLLIER WAYNE JOHNSON KEVIN SIMMONS RUSS BOASARGE
CLINTON COLLIER <BAYOUMAFIA@CS.COM>
CODEN, AL USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 22:45:08 (CDT)
Mike, great site, I really enjoyed all your pixs, especially the ones in the woods and the four wheeling. Reminds me of what we do on the ranch here in Northern California. Next time your out here lets dive and maybe you guys can get in a pig hunt. Can you say big black Russian Boars. Take care, Jim
Jim Slack <jncslack@aol.com>
Petaluma, Ca USA - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 21:58:42 (CDT)
Mike, thanks for the information on your local spearfishing. Hope to see you in the blue. You guys ROCK!!
Ellie Ringhoffer <seahunter@bellsouth.net>
Birmingham, AL USA - Friday, April 12, 2002 at 10:43:38 (CDT)
Great site!! Looks like you guys know how to have fun. Damn nice fish to get with a stick. Keep it up.
Tim Hudnall <thudnall@bcbsal.org>
Fairhope, AL USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 10:50:31 (CST)

I didn't know there were people in Mobile that go to such lengths to catch fish.  It's got to be very Exciting!
Reko <Reko610@MSN.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 00:22:22 (CST) 
Great site !
Lindsay Thomas <lindsaymthomas@yahoo.com>
Mogadore, OH USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 14:03:32 (CST) 
Cool Site
Wayne Standish
Huntsville, Al USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 16:08:35 (CST) 
Great site..I love to fish for flounder. We have some of the best fishing around here. Thanks for the fish shirts..
would love to see yall get some flounder stickers to go on your cars or trucks.

Jason Reed <squrrldog@aol.com>
mobile, Al USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 10:00:11 (CST) 
Great pictures Jack don't work too hard at Delta see ya. Eric and Melinda Akridge
Eric and Melinda Akridge <mcl13@aol.com>
USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 14:40:21 (CST)
North coast diver and love it. Iam enjoing your page on a raining sat. 12/1/01
Paul Whyte <whyway@earthlink.net>
sebastopol, ca USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 11:56:19 (CST)

Mike enjoyed reading your web site will send it to my son in Atlanta. Thanks
Catherine <retirepprldy@cs.com>
Mobile, Al USA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 06:46:52 (CST) 
Hi there, great site but why you dont use thumbnails for your gallery ? This would be so much better. Dive safe Thomas
Thomas <alliforever@yahoo.de>
Germany - Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 14:38:08 (CST) 
Herschel, nice web site, more pics of chicks,,,, you're still a "man's man"!!!!
brother-in-law
USA - Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 00:18:21 (CST) 
Blue Waters and Blue Skies!
Becky L <rjlayne8@netzero.net>
Mobile, AL USA - Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 06:02:52 (CDT) 
Mike / Stickmen:
I love your web site! I don't get to do a lot of freediving now that I've moved to Minnesota, so the closest I come to the "good ol' days" is looking at the pictures on your web site.
   Have some great hunting down there, and be sure and post a lot of pics "for the people who can't."

Best regards,

Lance Bailles <lancebailles@hotmail.com>
St. Paul, MN USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 11:29:55 (CDT) 
Hi Guys,   Great Pictures and nice fish!!!!   Hope to meet up with you the next time you go on another Abalone trip.
Matt Almeda <Kelpdaddy@aol.com>
Honolulu, Hi USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 23:43:29 (CDT) 
Hey Mike!
I don't know how I've never noticed the Stick Chicks before. To heck with the fish, we want more Stick Chick Pix. Or even better, Stick Chick with Fish Pix. LOL!
Nice abs you got in California. When are y'all coming to Maui?
Willie Mahin aka the Haole Crab <haolecrab@hotmail.com>
Pukalani, HI USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 11:46:53 (CDT) 
Keep on huntin'
Luiz Antonio Pereira (Ted) <laper@ig.com.br>
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 10:01:41 (CDT) 
When are some Sticks coming down to visit? Julie and I are waiting!
Stickjohn Bettua <betjoh@mediaone.net>
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 06:11:57 (CDT) 
Mike,
Great site. Thanks for the t-shirt. I wore it up to Riffe's as requested.

Bill McIntyre <billmac22@home.com>
San Clemente , USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 23:25:32 (CDT) 
Love all the pics. Looks like ya'll had a great time & I wish I had some abalone jewelry! Can't wait to see the next trip's photos. I'll wear my t-shirt with pride!
Dayna Larsen Kellam <DLarsen63@aol.com>
Mobile, Al USA - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 21:47:34 (CDT)

Dave Whittington is great. I stayed with him in 2000 and he took me diving along your beautiful coast.
Thank you Dave "Bear"and to everyone else I met thanks for being so friendly.

Kathryn Carson <kathryncarson1@hotmail.com>
Dover, England - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 07:56:52 (CDT) 
Thank you for sharing this great website with me, David.
Take Care and God Bless to all of you.   The Abalone David shares is great.
Angie Oninski <acuprod@interx.net>
Vallejo, CA USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 13:51:07 (CDT) 
good site. flounderwear rules
charlie <philinggreat@cs.com>
saraland, al USA - Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 12:06:55 (CDT)

GREAT MEETING YOU FORMALLY TODAY. REMEMBER ME- I'M THE PERKY GAL AT KWPH THAT'S AN ARTIST. GREAT PHOTOS OF YOUR ADVENTURES.   SEE YOU MONDAY AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT CREATIVE IDEAS FOR YOUR LOGO.
MICHELE ALLEN <MALLEN2527>
MOBILE, AL USA - Friday, June 29, 2001 at 17:33:10 (CDT) 
UNCLE MIKE,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,  HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE MIKE,  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!
Don't forget to check your e-mail!!!!
Love,
Stacie, Bill, & Shelby
Stacie Cullum <Wranglertj@netzero.net>
Mobile, Al USA - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 23:09:18 (CDT) 
"OK" Mike the fish looks great,now fry them up and bring to the office.
Les Terry <mailcaser@aol.com>
Mobile, Al. USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 20:48:56 (CDT) 
To my Great-Uncle Mike,
And I do mean GREAT!!! I am ready to paint another fish! When are you going to cook me some fish! I LOVE YOU!
SHELBY CULLUM
Shelby Cullum <wranglertj@netzero.net>
mobile, al USA - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 22:28:44 (CDT) 
Hey, Wassup Uncle Mike!
I reallly like your web site! Great Pictures, you will have to tell me where you get them developed. Keep up the good work.
Stacie Cullum <wranglertj@netzero.net>
Mobile, AL  USA - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 22:21:57 (CDT) 
Mike, Hope you like the new fish clip, and I'll be looking forward to diving with you when I get down to AL.
Matt 'Catfish' Richards <richards@neca.com>
Norwalk, CT USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 19:41:54 (CDT) 
Hey Mike, your website looks great!
Mark Barville <ocean@earthlink.net>
Long Beach, CA USA - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 13:30:42 (CDT) 
GREAT SITE NICE FISH.
BOB KELLEY <OUTOFTHEBLUE@ISPCHANNEL.COM>
MOBILE, AL USA - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 11:35:01 (CDT) 
Hey make: I will be expecting some fresh snapper steaks with my mail this p.m.
Missy Gresham <missygret@cs.com>
Mobile, , Al. USA - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 09:53:47 (CDT) 
Okay Wade in the water. I did what you said. Great pictures. See you at the JOB!
Benjamin Harris <benjaminharris@worldnet.att.net>
Mobile, AL USA - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 20:51:17 (CDT) 
Nice fish, guys! I really enjoyed the site.
Willie Mahin aka the Haole Crab <haolecrab@hotmail.com>
Maui, HI USA - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 20:56:05 (CDT) 
Awesome site guys. You guys have really speared some very nice fish.  I have been stick fishing before myself and this site does nothing but bring back the memories.
Thanks a bunch!

Brian McLaughlin <wambam25@hotmail.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 15:43:35 (CDT) 
Love the web site. Looks like you guys have a lot of fun.
Joe and Alaina Amato <imdocjoe@home.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 20:49:10 (CDT) 
Great site the pictures are awesome. Looking at the photos gave me a sense of being there their breathtaking. 
This is a very exciting sport keep the beautiful pages coming!   Thanks Mike for the tip.

Patsy Wallace <www.PATTYSWEET1@aol.com>
Mobile , Al USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 19:47:47 (CDT) 
I'll see you guys at the FDL get together/dive on the California Mendocino Coast in August! Come visit my camp if you get a chance, 10th Van Damme overflow on beach, 11-12th Mackericher State Park, 13-16th Shelter Cove, 17-20th Salt Point State Park. Lots of fish and abalone to eat!!
Bob Martin <abdvrbob@yahoo.com>
Pittsburg, Ca USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 14:28:42 (CDT) 
Now I know where to go for red snapper. Nice fish!
Jeff Lown <Jlown@webtv.net>
East Islip, NY USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 11:14:07 (CDT) 
Really enjoyed the story and pictures...keep 'em coming but be careful!
Debra Metcalf <dacm430@aol.com>
Mobile, Al USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 09:27:26 (CDT) 
Great story and pictures. Congradulations on your fine showing in the rodeo with a 2-day handicap.
Louis Rosales <lorosales@home.com>
Redondo Beach, Ca USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 22:25:01 (CDT) 
Great going Grace, are you sure it was gatorade?? Great story and pics. Enjoyed and looking forward to the next one.
Judith Graham <jlgraha@bellsouth.net>
Mobile, al USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 20:34:31 (CDT) 
Nice snappers! But what ya gonna due with the Barracuda?
Anthony Wells <Hamrrhed@hotmail.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 19:57:30 (CDT) 
See you in August.
Walt Firstbrook <Firstdiver@aol.com>
San Jose, Ca USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 13:52:43 (CDT) 
I enjoyed reading the events of your 26th Annual Alabama Open Spearfishing Rodeo held on June 1st, 2nd and 3rd... Wish you the best of weather for next year!
Carl Cromwell <Carlcrom@mediaone.net>
Orange Park, FL USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 12:23:40 (CDT) 
The Stickmen are welcome in So.Cal anytime, Great site!
Scott de Firmian <scott_defirmian@catellus.com>
Torrance, Ca USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 09:50:13 (CDT) 
Nice shots! Keep 'em coming.
Mark Jacobs <mjacobs436@aol.com>
Annapolis, MD USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 07:26:23 (CDT) 
I'm amazed! Looks like you give the spearos from California a run for their money.
Matt Rytting <Ryttings@momo2000.com>
Okinawa, Japan - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 05:48:09 (CDT) 
Those red snapper really make me jealous!
Bill McIntyre <billmac22@home.com>
San Clemente, CA USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 00:43:14 (CDT) 
Looks like fun
Joe Burke <divemenz@wave.co.nz>
Whakatane, New Zealand - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 00:30:53 (CDT) 
Looks real good now you can start a magazine!! Good Luck!!
Rudy Bystrak <captainbystrak@hotmail.com>
Mobile, Al USA - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 18:38:39 (CDT) 
Ray, a couple of those snapper look like they could give Monica Lewinsky a run for her money!
Kurt Harding <cosadura@earthlink.net>
Boerne, TX USA - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 23:44:08 (CDT) 
Mike, I love the web site.
Youlandra G <Youlandrag@hotmail.com>
Wilmer, Al. USA - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 22:23:59 (CDT) 
The stickmen are on the map now!
Eddie Mayes <ejmayes@piona.com>
Houston , Tx USA - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 15:17:58 (CDT) 
Great pictures. I look forward to checking back to see the latest. I just wonder why Mike doesn't smile that big at work????
Cyndi Bridges_Anbuhl <CyndiSueWms@aol.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 21:10:21 (CDT) 
Those are some nice Wahoo. How angry do Wahoo get when they get wounded? I need some tips on the kill.
My wife has the kill instinct as well so some pointers would be appreciated.

David Thrower <dthrower@mobile.glolbal.slb.com>
Dauphin Island, AL USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 14:38:02 (CDT) 
nice pictures!!
diane clausen <dwade57@msn.com>
mobile, alabama USA - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 08:25:11 (CDT) 
Nice pictures of the big Wahoo looks like a nice place to dive, keep the pictures coming.
Rich Daly
Rich Daly <RichMDaly57@cs.com>
Brisbane, Ca USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 09:01:42 (CDT) 
Nice site and photos! I am looking forward to diving with the Stickman when you all come out to California this August. Dive safe
Brandi <TheGWTC@aol.com>
Arcata, CA USA - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 00:16:48 (CDT) 
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