That's a catch bag filled with ice. We don't line fish at all, but we do spear fish sometimes, mostly in the keys (where we can choose from the delicious menu (lol)). The problem for us in the Keys is all the water is shark infested (shark capital of the world). When we go in the water, from first kill to when we are surrounded by a half dozen sharks circling us is around 30 minutes. We used to keep mesh kill bags tied to us, (needless to say they get stolen quickly). Now we keep several (cleaned and washed) mesh bags with baggies in them, when we get something (not very often lol), we put it in the mesh bag, fill the baggie with our regulator, then float it up for someone above (usually me) to scoop them up and put the fish on ice, in either a big cooler or one of those bags. In the ocean we can't leave anything in the water, and in the hot Florida heat, pretty much anything goes bad in a couple hrs. Actually we don't even keep the fish cooler or catch bag on the boat (too dangerous). We have an inflatable 4 person boat (dingy) with 650 lbs capacity that we tow behind our TI about 20 ft behind us (you can't hardly tell it's even back there when underway),
we keep extra scuba tanks, gear, ice chests, etc, in the dingy, leaving us with more capacity on the TI. We found getting too many people and too much gear on the TI itself slows us all down, (The TI kind of a dog when severely overloaded, even with twin big ole outboards and massive sailsets), when they say 600 lbs, they mean 600 lbs (lol))
It's pretty important to not let the blood drip in the water from your tramps, scupper holes and stuff, or you will have bull sharks bumping your tramps with their nose (I'm very scared of the Bull sharks, they seem to be very aggressive, and have no fear of us).
I always talk about us being the worlds worst fishermen, and lobster hunters (in season), we really really suck at it.
I'm also pretty certain I'm the worlds worst sailer (I simply don't do well at 3 mph, (just sayin, (ie... former hydroplane racer))).
But whenever we go out we have an absolute blast, when we get back we always have a huge fish fry, crab or lobster boil, and invite dozens of friends over. Lol you can't feed a dozen people with two 13 inch snappers, or five 1 lb lobsters so I always stop at the fish market on the way home, and we always have a blast and talk about the ones that got away (usually all of them (lol)). Crab hunting for us with crab baskets stacked up on the tramps is a total comedy of errors, apparently the crab around here don't like chicken, and you don't want to invite a dozen people to a crab boil, then show up with one blue crab (just sayin), but we do have a lot of fun.
I just love your rig. I'm really surprised more offshore guys haven't figured out that the TI is the ultimate fish slayer out there today.
My next big thing is I'm hoping someone on here is going to help me figure out the best darn side scan sonar system I can get (and how to hook it up), then we are goin out looking for spanish gold, ship wrecks and such. I know we will will never find a darn thing, but plan to have an absolute blast just cruisin around the keys, hunting and diving around. We just love our TI, but you do have to be a little careful down here, local knowledge is pretty important (where you can go safely), because it can get darn dangerous in the keys, I suspecting any open ocean sailing in these really small boats can get dangerous quickly, that's why I always say, know your specific boats real (not imagined) capabilities.
Ho ho "it's the Hobie life for me"..... (sung in a pirates of the Caribbean accent)