View Full Version : Lost Spear Tip
08-25-2004, 10:46 PM
If anyone happens to find a speartip buried in the gill plate of a big fat tasty bonito, it's mine....Shot of the season, I hit it, off it went with me right after it...SNAP. WTF!!!!
I went off Sakonnet Point with Incognito our exchange student from the Florida Keys. He was up visiting relatives in RI. We had a great day, he shot two taug, I shot a striper and a taug. The visbility was unbelievable, fish everywhere.
I feel bad, the kayak I let him use filled up with water on the way back. I bet there was 20 gallons of water in it.
We had fun and he gave me some pointers on fly fishing. Doesn't get any better!
08-26-2004, 08:50 AM
Hey, what day did you have good vis? Went out @ Ft wetheril sunday and monday and the vis was crap maybe 6' still had fun though. I'm planning on spearing everyday thurs thru sunday this week, and heading home monday. Any suggestion where I might find some better vis? I'm thinking of trying some spots in Gansett that I remember from way back.
08-26-2004, 10:07 PM
I went to ganset last week, vis was not the best. Sakonet point or Sachuest Point...Ive had goosd vis at both. Good luck!
08-31-2004, 01:21 PM
Back in Fl now but I'm going tp try to get back up in sept and try those areas. I actually prefer spearing up there to Fl, I don't think you can beat tautog for food fish and you have a chance at some big fish right of the rocks, in Fl you need a boat for almost everything but snappers in mangroves. We did have a big shark nosing around the last day which was a little freaky.
08-31-2004, 01:25 PM
Really. I have only had smooth dogfish buzz me, abou 3-4 feet...Big sharks here are fast movers with sharp teef.
Let me know when in Sep, I'll meet you on the beach!
08-31-2004, 08:24 PM
I hope to get up that way in late sept for a weekend if I can swing it, I've been travelling a lot lately. I didn't see the shark myself, a half dozen people saw it and screamed at us to get out of the water, I actually didn't get out right away, I stayed and worked some holes in a protected cove. Other folks I've talked to think it may have been a sunfish, but those on shore swear it was a big shark, guess I'll never know for sure. Had a good day anyway, seven tog (four of us spearing, I took 3 including the biggest) Saw several nice stripers but they were way to fast for a shot, I'd love to hear how you guys hit those suckers, I know there must be a technique.
09-01-2004, 08:06 AM
Mola molas are really big. The fin they wave around might have made people think...either way I'm sure it was a little spooky.
I got buzzed by a smooth dogfish in shallow water once. Swam directly at me twice. I figured I would give it some space...and speared a relly big taug, and got right out HA HA BEEEAATCH It's mine!
What I have been doing is finding a big rock or hole, drop down about 15 feet, lay up on the bottom, once my eyes adjust a little (depending on the vis) I'll try to pick up somehting and start tracking it, lead it by a couple of inches, squeeze the trigger, and swim right after it and get a hand on it before it can try to pull out.
Another techinque I use is to point in the general direction, close my eyes, pull the trigger and go holy sheeat I hit something!!!
If those techniques don't work, I thaw out a couple of hamburgers!
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