first time spearfishing experience! I'm hooked! what a time. | DeeperBlue.com Forums
  Guest viewing is limited
  • 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:

    • Join over 44,280+ fellow diving enthusiasts from around the world on this forum
    • Participate in and browse from over 516,210+ posts.
    • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
    • Post your own photos or view from 7,441+ user submitted images.
    • All this and much more...

    You can gain access to all this absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

first time spearfishing experience! I'm hooked! what a time.

Thread Status: Hello , There was no answer in this thread for more than 60 days.
It can take a long time to get an up-to-date response or contact with relevant users.

fjohnson

The land of ice and snow
Sep 5, 2001
373
32
118
I finally got into the water and tried spearfishing for the first time. I sure learned a lot and two things are for sure.. I'm going to enjoy it more and more and the fish are going to enjoy it less and less. Here's how it went.

Water temp was 52 F. (gotta say that the custom fit Elios sub worked super good!) Vis was from 1' to 3' at the best (in fact, one time I actually put my face and the spear tip into the river bottom before I knew it was there). Not to bad of a current. Only about 8' deep.

Well, lurking around the bottom as much as I could all I would see of a fish most of time was where it had been by all the silt that was turned up... occassionally I caught a glimps of one darting off. Mostly small suckers. I thought.. the only one I'm going to get a shot at is an old lunker that thinks nothing can hurt him. Sure enough - half an hour into the hunt I'm cruising the river bottom and before I know it I'm over a good sized sucker, and he slowly swims out from under me directly in front of my speargun...and I mean like less than a foot away (probably lasted a second or two) and by the time the "pull the trigger" message was even started the fish darted off. I never even took the shot! Stupid! I don't know if it was "fish" fever that got me or just the viz...it was pretty gloomy down there. This isn't going to happen next time. It was cool though... I'M HOOKED!!!

After I got out of the water we went for a boat ride to where the river meets the lake.... schools of fish..much clearer water. I'm going back there this week or weekend... I'll show em.

Fred
 

crazyfrenchmen

CW = Crazy'n Wet
Oct 17, 2001
185
10
0
47
Originally posted by fjohnson
I don't know if it was "fish" fever that got me or just the viz

Fish fever man, i've got the same problem, the smaller they are, the sooner i shoot them. When they're big, i just freeze.:D
 

fjohnson

The land of ice and snow
Sep 5, 2001
373
32
118
Andrsn,

The Elios I have is a black 5mm smooth outside/open cell inside...sent them my 16 different measurements and several weeks later had the suit....I'm impressed... super price (super,super price) - super good. I'm thinking about ordering another one... 3mm or so for later this summer or the southern trips, maybe camo. Nothing like a wetsuit that keeps you dry! The only moisture inside was from the water/creamrinse mix I need to get into the thing. My swim suit was absolutely dry.

After nearly an hour in the water the only thing getting cold was the tips of my fingers. Not bad at 52 deg. water and outside temp.

Fred
 

Jay Styron

New Member
Aug 31, 2001
500
48
0
54
Congratulations Fred,
Welcome to the club. Now begins your journey, the "just one more speargun", just one more wetsuit, just one more..."
Jay
 

icarus pacific

Human-in-training
Nov 7, 2001
2,880
212
0
61
Atta boy Fred!

Nobody's happier for you than I, Fred. Welcome to the fold. Be careful and remember to give back to the resource... karma, ya know?

sven
 

fjohnson

The land of ice and snow
Sep 5, 2001
373
32
118
What can I say? I like spearfishing more and more and the fish are liking it less and less!

Fred
 

Attachments

  • suckers.jpg
    suckers.jpg
    16.8 KB · Views: 150

icarus pacific

Human-in-training
Nov 7, 2001
2,880
212
0
61
WAY TO GO FRED!!
Being with people on their first experiences diving and spearfishing is, even over the Net and by photo, just sooo cool!

:cool: And anybody tells you that that'a just a suckerfish, you just turn 'em my way for a little talkin' to. Start saving your ducats and lets meet up with Anderson, Jay and the crowd in Florida soon! We'll slay 'em!!

Frame that photo!!

sven
 

Jay Styron

New Member
Aug 31, 2001
500
48
0
54
Great job

Nice job Fred. Or should I say ol' Dead Eye. I hope that's just the first of many to surcome to the point of your shaft(no jokes Sven).
Jay
 
DeeperBlue.com - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing

ABOUT US

ISSN 1469-865X | Copyright © 1996 - 2021 deeperblue.net limited.

DeeperBlue.com is the World's Largest Community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing and Diving Travel.

We've been dedicated to bringing you the freshest news, features and discussions from around the underwater world since 1996.

ADVERT