Sebastian blesses us with Video of his snapper hot spot.
I was lucky enough to actually dive this spot last time I was down there and it was pretty awesome even in the bad vis. This time of year, the Snappers are thick and it is worth the trip to Punta Mita just to hunt them.
The first time I was in PM I saw what remains the biggest Cubera I’ve seen anywhere in the world. It was our first day of diving, me, Mark Healey and GR Tarr. I had GR”s brand new 6 band tuna gun and 100′ bungey and we were drifting in a ripping current.
I hit the top of the high spot and as I drifted off the back two snappers came up off the bottom at 140′ I lined up on the big one and as he came close I can only guess as to his size which was easily 100 but probably closer to 125lbs. Seriously the biggest I’ve ever seen. WE were only 50ft above the crack where there were 10 other ones milling around and I knew if I pulled the trigger, with the stretch of the bungey (I was at only 85′) the fish would be there before I could get to the surface and in the current I’d lose his shaft, bungey. etc and it being the first day of the trip…
Yeah go ahead and subtract 10 man points for Cameron.
It is the only time I have, in my entire life, averted my aim from a fish because he was too big. I instead shot a 40 lb one and horsed him to the surface. If it was now, with my sponsorships and total disregard for GR’s equipment, I’d have shot it and dealt with it later.
That fish will haunt me.
Sebastian shows us how its done. There are many more big ones down there book with him and he’ll make ti happen. That big boy is still there.