I like to sing the fish a lulliby, then while the little tyke is sleeping, grab him by his gills and ram some sharp cold hard steel through is head riping through his brain
Welcome to the DeeperBlue.com Forums, the largest online community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. To gain full access to the DeeperBlue.com Forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:
BIG C said:hi guys, I am new to spearfishing and will be doing some rig diving around fourchon, la. i have heard stories of spearing fish and have been told to pull in your line quickle and get a hold of the shaft to subdue the fish. i would appreciate any tips on subduing these fish. i have a riffe knife that i will strap to my leg, but am wondering if i may have a problem pulling the knife out while trying to not get dragged around. (it may be hard to swim against the fish if i am pulling on my knife and not able to kick as effectively) what do you suggest as options in subduing these fish? I have heard that some fish it is better to break the bottom of their gills, and others suggest getting to the shaft quickly and sticking the fish in the head with your knife. of courst, i will be shooting small fish to begin with, but would appreciate some tips on fighting and killing fish that may pull more than i am expecting. thanks in advance.
Amphibious said:I favor an Ice pick. It's very easy to use and pierces bone easy. one quck jab in the head, wiggle quickly and the fish is totally motionless.
nice thing about an ice pick is you have no worries about cutting yourself why wrestling with a stuck fish
spearinhand said:in fact, i can have them free swinnimng calmly on my stirnger with me for over 40 minutes with a 5/16" hole through their back (amazing). i keep them fresh this way and kill them just before taking my fins off.
I have never lost a poorly shot fish this way, in fact, i can have them free swinnimng calmly on my stirnger with me for over 40 minutes with a 5/16" hole through their back (amazing). i keep them fresh this way and kill them just before taking my fins off.
Murat said:putting fingers in gills of an decent size dusky grouper here in med. is equal to loosing your fingers or getting stucked and drowned.
Chad Carney said:Grabbing a grouper in the gills is the way to secure him. I've had some big (over 100 lbs) blacks still put up a fight afterwards, but the gills will not crush fingers. Ripping the gills on a fish will also cause him to bleed out fast.
I wear my stiletto high on my thigh, very easy to reach with one hand.