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12-01-2005, 10:12 AM
Strongest and fastest fish I have ever speared.
Can't believe my luck.pic by Tom Harding
Into The Blue
12-01-2005, 10:19 AM
Amazing!! Simply Amazing!!! Well done!! How Big was it?
12-01-2005, 10:26 AM
Nice going man. Bet that bugger gave you the ride of your life. One day I hope to spear a marlin. Can you give us the full story behind it, with details on setup etc.
12-01-2005, 10:54 AM
:thumps: Daaaaamn! That is simply incredible! How big was it?
12-01-2005, 10:58 AM
Nice going Roberto! Congratulations. Did you shoot it in P.R? How about a little story?
12-01-2005, 11:50 AM
Pretty sure he shot this one is Australia.
12-01-2005, 12:08 PM
WOW The Marlin is surely asking himself who's got the tougher spear ;-))
12-01-2005, 01:31 PM
Congratulations! I agree with everyone else. Can you give us more details? How close were you when you shot him?
12-01-2005, 03:19 PM
Any other details?
12-01-2005, 03:47 PM
Looks like about 250 to 275lbs.
12-06-2005, 09:13 PM
Es muy Bueno Roberto. Great way to round off an excellent year and even better trip. Congrats!!! WE are all jealous!
Here is a Pic of the one we got in July a few seconds before the trigger was pulled. Not nearly as big as your black but the power on those fish is incredible!!
Way to go man!!!
12-06-2005, 09:19 PM
Nice Cam! Is that the one from the vid? Nice Sheepshead btw! Just caught the pic earlier....what did those two weigh?.....Nevermind I saw it on the other post! :)
12-06-2005, 09:33 PM
Yep that is the one Craig Clasen shot. Nice Striped Marlin.
12-10-2005, 07:36 AM
That is freaking Awesome, Rob! I would like to have the big file for this and your big Wahoo if you have them.
12-10-2005, 09:11 AM
were do I send them?
12-10-2005, 09:13 AM
Details will be on your local spearfishing magazine, sorry guys.
12-14-2005, 10:11 AM
Great catch Robertico als i can see the saga continues
12-14-2005, 08:41 PM
Always a pleasure to read you.
12-31-2005, 05:21 PM
i know i just e-mailed you a few hours ago, but i was just looking around the site here, and found your thread. just wondering--- does the photographer get any credit? after all, i was basically the lure on that dive. i never saw that big turd come up behind me, and i didn't even see you shoot it either. i just saw the floats going away at mach 5. i was totally stoked that you got it, though. don't forget the part of the story where you told me "just get on the boat" after we surfaced and i asked you if shot a yellowfin or wahoo. i still get a good laugh out of it! hope to dive with you again. tom
01-01-2006, 08:42 AM
Picture by Tom Harding.
Actually, photographers should get much more credit than they do.
Just wondering why you went so far away when I pulled the marlin up to my hands?
01-01-2006, 12:21 PM
hey-- it was a big fish! i had to back up to get all of it in the frame. plus, at the time the picture was taken, that big eyeball was still moving around, checking us out. (kinda creepy.)
01-01-2006, 05:54 PM
Yeah, tell me about it, those gorgeous blue eyes , such magnificent creatures,
01-03-2006, 10:19 AM
Not to detract from the thrill or skill of the hunt, but I Hope all the meat from this fish (or any killed) is getting eaten by someone. If not it makes about as much sense as shooting a lion or elephant.
01-03-2006, 01:34 PM
don't worry, the locals were all over roberto's marlin when we returned. everyone was taking yellowfin, so much so that you couldn't hardly give it away. when that fish showed up, it was immediately snatched up by the locals and was on its' way to restaurants in town. amazingly, they showed almost no interest in roberto's 276 lb. yellowfin right next to it. the locals made plenty of money that day, and roberto didn't ask for anything.
01-03-2006, 09:15 PM
They almost steal your tuna Tom.
01-04-2006, 04:50 PM
I figured that was the case, just kind of thinking out loud there. Iím all for the hunt, be it a duck, marlin, flounder, or a squirrel. Glad to hear the fish went to good use, thanks for the reply. I could put a serious dent in that yellow fin with some wasabi and a few beers.
01-04-2006, 09:39 PM
Fresh yellowfin tuna is so incredible good, it just melts in your mouth.
01-05-2006, 06:58 AM
BTW that picture is awesome. What magazine should we be looking for?
01-09-2006, 10:31 AM
Beautiful marlin pic
01-09-2006, 07:54 PM
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