View Full Version : Spearing Today off of Tierra Verde
11-01-2002, 05:08 PM
Quick recap. Went out today on JohnHermes 27' Blackfin with twin outboards, and it's a good thing that Blackfin makes such a quality boat because we needed it for the conditions.
Onboard, apart from John and me, were Financial Advis and Deepfish (from FS). One thing you learn about hunting with these guys is to kick your ass off to get to the bottom first, or they will already be stringing up their second gag, while you're still clearing your ears. :D
Conditions were rough, with "sloppy 3s" and some 4's for good measure. It was one of those days that you couldn't wait to get in the water, because it was calmer AND warmer down under.
We were kept within about 23 miles from land due to weather, hunting mainly in about 50ft of water. The boat limited on hogs, and had a nice compliment of mangos and gags.
Visability was excellent, at around 40ft.
Had a great time, as always.
11-01-2002, 06:20 PM
Glad to hear u all had a good day! Hope to make it next time. I already had a commitment that my wife reminded me of after I told her I was going. I hate it when she is right. Dan
11-01-2002, 07:19 PM
The Deep Fish did a rec trip ???
11-01-2002, 07:40 PM
Sounds like you guys made the best of it. Booring day at work for me instead. Here is a thought, if you could do it all over and have a diferent job, what would it be?
11-01-2002, 08:58 PM
Full time porn star....part time commercial spearfisherman....Id be rich doing the porn thing, so I wouldn't have to be that good at spearfishing, it would just be fun.
11-01-2002, 09:24 PM
Someone is awfully full of himself.
(or is she full of you??) HAHA
11-01-2002, 09:55 PM
And our favorite avatar reappears!! WOO HOO!!!
11-02-2002, 05:54 AM
I forgot to mention in my report that I saw two sharks on my last dive. I mention this because we've seen a lot of sharks lately, so just be prepared when your swimming around the ledge or wreck with a stringer of fish. In fact, I have changed my habit of clipping off my stringer to the BC, to now carrying it in my hands AT ALL TIMES. I don't even clip it during the ascent, just so that I form the habit of always having it in my hand. You want to be able to drop it. I don't subscribe to the theory of "No Shark is taking away my fish." I will drop it if it gets a little hairy.
Yesterday, I saw a nurse shark first, which is I always enjoy seeing. Most of the time, they look pretty dormant under the ledge, sitting there just looking at you, not at all aggressive. They'll swim away if you come towards them.
Within 5 minutes I had just strung a nice hog, when here come a Bull Shark, not looking dormant, and coming towards me. I stayed still and let out a long exhalation of bubbles. I thought about dropping the stringer as a peace offering, but decided to hold onto it. He got to within 25 feet and clearly veered away, not wanting anything to do with this funny looking thing blowing bubbles. So I continued to hunt and finished my dive. I didn't see him again.
11-02-2002, 07:54 AM
Give him the steel... not the fish!
11-02-2002, 08:16 AM
LOL! Feel free to call me a wuss, but he's getting my dinner. However, I will swim towards him to see if I can intimidate him. If that fails, then "bon apetiite."
11-02-2002, 12:51 PM
:D Scott....Bon Apetite style Spear One....Bon Voyage style:D
11-02-2002, 01:26 PM
I'm with you, Scott. Shark wants my fish - shark gets my fish.
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