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Spearfishing Packages – Mexico

Spearfishing Packages – Mexico

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Diver Report:Punta Mita

Diver Report:Punta Mita

Pictures say a thousand words Spearfishing Punta Mita smashing it up in Mexico !! Recommend on Facebook Share via MySpace Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser...

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Diver Report:Florida

Diver Report:Florida

Amber Jack Location: Florida Gulf Coast (Bayport to Naples) Visibility: (2 sections near shore and offshore) Well it looks like the typical summer algae blooms and rain water run-off has finally caught up to us. Visibility inside 80ft has been somewhat hazy over the last week. Although it’s still plenty shootable, it isn’t the nice top to bottom visibility we’ve gotten used to over the last month or so. Offshore waters past 90ft have...

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Dive Report:Texas

Keith Love Location: Surfside, TX Outlook for spearing in this region for the coming week: With Low winds this time of year, there are many people at a lot of the rigs so there is more competition so the fish can be a little shy.  Keep your dive flags up high and have your captain keep watch as there are 5+ boats flying around many of the rigs without a clue. Visibility: Offshore the vis is 50-100ft crystal clear bleater inshore we have a...

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Dive Report:Freedive Fiji

Dive Report:Freedive Fiji

Freedive Fiji Location: Fiji Islands Outlook for spearing in this region for the coming week: As we expected the water has cooled to a comfortable 24-26 degrees around Fiji bringing plenty of good size Wahoo and sails along with large schools of bait fish.  With the season in full swing now and a group of some great divers coming over in the first weeks of July, the month’s focus will be on chasing records and keeping the grey suits at...

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African Pompano and Permit Spearfishing Laws

African Pompano and Permit Spearfishing Laws

Say Goodbye to State Waters African Pompano In June 2011, The Commission amended the rule for permit, Florida pompano and African pompano in order to provide increased protection for these important species.  In the past, there were no regulations for these fish in federal waters adjacent to Florida.  The recreational rule amendments primarily establish recreational regulations in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. These...

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Punta Mita Bluewater Hunting Paradise

Punta Mita Bluewater Hunting Paradise

Wahoo “You hear about different charters around the world and look at the pics but how do you really know who you can trust?  Who is going to put you on the fish and keep an eye on you when you are in the water 100 miles from shore in a 3rd world country?      Trust me, I’ll let you know who will and those who won’t… well know they won’t be showing up on Spearblog.com. I want you to dive safe and shoot big...

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Dive Report:Rob Murphy

Dive Report:Rob Murphy

Rob Murphy Southeast Florida report Hello fellow spearbloggers. Happy Father’s day to all the fathers out there! Its so cool to see the reports starting to come in from all over the world. I am really enjoying reading them. Here’s a quick one from me, as we are working on preparing an epic Father’s Day feast! We dove Wednesday out of Palm Beach. The water was super warm, clear and blue, with a brisk current. When the water...

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Sign up to view exclusive video!

Just finished editing the video from our last trip and will send it to all our subscribers as soon as it is downloaded. For all you who have signed up in the top right of the main page, you already know the benefits of being a member of spearblog.com. If you haven’t already, get on it! I’ll give a free pair of electric polarized sunglasses to the 100th person that signs up starting now! The amberjack video is pretty cool and I...

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Big Amberjack with Riffe Pole Spear

Big Amberjack with Riffe Pole Spear

Today was one of the nicest days I’ve had on the water in… OK I won’t go there but today was beautiful. As soon as we got on the water there was a giant thunderhead sitting on the best spot so we diverted and hit the “runner up”. pic by Nolan Sadorf As you can see it wasn’t that bad of a choice. I made a few dives with the camera while the boys warmed up and there was so much life it was amazing. The...

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Hate Mail of the Week: Spearfishing Expert Needed

I couldn’t help but send Jerry an email to let him know his adoring fans are looking forward to hearing from him. The title of the email was SPEARFISHING EXPERT NEEDED here’s what I wrote. If you haven’t seen the original Post it is at the bottom of the page. Enjoy! Good Morning Jerry I appreciate your rude and uneducated email bad mouthing me publicly. As a worldwide advocate for the protection of fisheries and proper...

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Kevin Piper: RIP

Kevin Piper passed away yesterday while diving in the Florida Keys with his family and friends.   I only met Kevin on a few occasions in my trips to the Keys to hang out with the great crew of young spearos that live there but I am sure his friends will have some great stories and adventures to share to celebrate his life and remember him by. Kevin was was Scuba Diving in 120 feet near Maryland Shoal on the Atlantic side of the Keys. His...

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Video: Baitball Freedive

One of the most fun videos I’ve been able to take.  Hanging out with the guys from the On the Edge Bar in Fort Pierce this weekend we made it offshore to visit this little artificial reef which for all the divers and fisherman there will be easily identifiable after you check it out. There were some great fish there this day but what had me captivated was the smallest of all the fish around, the baitball. The night I got home and...

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Dive Report:Nolan Sadorf

Dive Report:Nolan Sadorf

?? African Pompano SPEARBLOG SPEARFISHING Forecast Nolan Sadorf Location: Florida Gulf Coast (Bayport to Naples) Visibility: (2 sections near shore and offshore) Visibility is as good as it gets near shore right now. Typically during the summer months, algae blooms and plankton take over the warm shallow waters and visibility is limited however that has not been the case so far this summer. Waters out to 50ft have had stellar visibility...

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Cobia this Weekend

Cobia this Weekend

They were out there.  Weather was good and there was as much bait as I have ever seen on a wreck which is always a welcome sight. When it is that thick, even with a thermocline. If you are patient and just hang out on the surface you can eventually get a shot at a Kingfish or Cobia or some other good pelagic. More to come but this pic of Will I thought was kind of cool. We had a great weekend hanging out with the ON THE EDGE Bar and...

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Hate Mail of the Week: Your turn, Please Respond

Hate Mail of the Week:  Your turn, Please Respond

100 years old... time to do some research.... yep, nope. All right its your turn. The below email is in reference to the Black Grouper I landed a week or so ago.  Apparently not everyone shares my enthusiasm for the catch and I am a bad person…. While I do have a witty and substantial argument to defend myself against the following email and accusations, I’d love to hear what you all have to say in response to the latest Hate...

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Freedive Training: May+Sprints= Good June

Freedive Training: May+Sprints= Good June

No fins, no stress, just diving for the hell of it. My favorite discipline besides Spearfishing Its been a good month. I’ve been in and on the water constantly but I still want to stay in shape on the days that I have off the water so I’ve started mixing it up a bit. Through May, I did sprints every 3rd day because my work schedule was so hectic and I just couldn’t find the time.  It wasn’t ideal, but on the days I...

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Spearblog T-Shirt and Logo Design Competition

Spearblog T-Shirt and Logo Design Competition

Fancy yourself as a bit of a designer? Maybe you have a creative side that needs to escape? Well this competition might be right up your alley. We’re reaching out to our fans and customers to design us the first  Spearblog t-shirt and Logo that we will produce and make available on http://www.spearblog.com The first step is probably to download the template. We have a white t-shirt or black t-shirt that you can use as a canvas, as well...

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Technique: Relax

Technique: Relax

Relaxed, extended, waiting for the right shot. Perfect Sports teams go through hours of video footage each week reviewing plays over and over, dissecting each step and tackle, all with the goal of improving their performance when the time does comes to do it for real. Spearfishing and freediving should be no different. Think about your diving that day and look at pics and video. Replay each dive in your head and think of how you would have...

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Goliath Grouper Beat Down

Goliath Grouper Beat Down

It all starts out pretty relaxed. You barely notice the big blobs sitting on the bottom amongst the beams of the weathered old wreck.  A good fish comes into view and you calmly close the distance and pull the trigger. As you head for the surface with only oxygen on your mind you glance once more below at your prize and notice the bottom has changed and doesn’t seem to be getting any further away.  It isn’t until the orange...

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Cubera Snapper Yesterday

Cubera Snapper Yesterday

They are starting to school up on the West Coast.  Patience, big structure, maybe some Chum and a big gun capable of long shots and punching through them is what it takes. Don’t be tricked into diving deep water with a Reel shooting these guys, they will lure you deeper and deeper and its nice to be able to drop everything and let the float fight them while you get to the surface after an 80-100ft dive. Some great pics of this little...

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Forecast/Report : Cuberas, Pelagics, Tiburon Grande

Forecast/Report : Cuberas, Pelagics, Tiburon Grande

African Pompano Nolan Sadorf Is this thing on? It doesn’t take much in the summer to make me happy once you have bluewater but damn if the Barracudas and Sharks didn’t do their best to steal the day. When we first got to the spot in deep water we were looking for a good show of Yellowtail Snappers on the depth recorder which is usually a good sign that there are going to be other fish in the water column.  Underneath the...

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Dive Forecast:Aguaazulcharters Costa Rica

Dive Forecast:Aguaazulcharters Costa Rica

The Costa Rican spearfishing report For spearblog.com By: Ryan Bombard Owner, and Operator Agua Azul charters www.aguaazulcharters.com E-mail: aguaazulcharters@gmail.com Phone # 011-506-8-919-1844 Location: North Pacific Costa Rica As the owner, and operator of Agua Azul charters, I am excited to be a part of spearblogs weekly reports.  We have world class spearfishing minutes from the shore, with awesome reefs loaded with fish....

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Black Grouper 77lbs Freediving Cameron Kirkconnell

Black Grouper 77lbs Freediving Cameron Kirkconnell

As monstrous as he looks in the pics he amazingly only weighed 77lbs on the scale that the guys had.  Once again I need to get smacked for not following my own advice and bringing my own certified scale but somewhere in the 8 time zone changes I went through that week I think I lost my mind. As I lined up for the shot on this guy he was just finning looking at me and then turned figuring out that I was something very, very bad.  Too...

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Dive Forecast: Nolan Sadorf

Dive Forecast: Nolan Sadorf

Dive Forecast: Nolan Sadorf Location: Florida Gulf Coast (Bayport to Naples) Visibility: (2 sections near shore and offshore) Once again this week, near shore waters have had spotty visibility. Strong tides have played a role in stirring things up, however the water out to about 40ft has still had consistent good vis around slack tide. Offshore waters are starting to clean up better from the previous week and guys are starting to make the...

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Giant Black Grouper Freediving Cameron Kirkconnell

Giant Black Grouper Freediving Cameron Kirkconnell

I make no apologies for posting in the past five days. It has been a whirlwind trip from New Zealand back to the USA. Once there, I grabbed my guns, girl, and some new gear from Riffe, Salt Life and Electric Sunglasses and headed out for some diving. The coolest part of being a “sponsored” athlete is definitely getting to see the newest and best gear as it comes out. It’s like Christmas every time the UPS guy shows up but...

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Dive Forecast: Rob Murphy SE Florida

Dive Forecast: Rob Murphy SE Florida

Rob Murphy Southeast Florida Spearing Report 6/12/11 The Location: With reports of very warm water to the South, we left Jupiter inlet on the Dykoke and headed north. We started bouncing wrecks and drifting ledges working our way to Stuart. With the talented shooters on the boat, and one of the best captains in our area dropping us on prime spots rarely seen by divers, I knew we were in for a great day! Rob Murphy and Luiz with Gag Groupers...

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Belt Reel: I need your help!

So I’ve come to the decision that I am going to incorporate the belt reel into my diving set up. The reasoning behind it is not for a back up to my gun but rather one for my camera. When I’m diving more than about 50 feet with the Camera and gun it is really difficult to keep track of both especially when you shoot a big fish and can’t fight him because you have the camera in your opposite.  Case in point:  100lb Cubera...

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Fiji Wahoo Report

Fiji Wahoo Report

Location: Fiji Islands LATEST FREEDIVE FIJI CHARTER:  Great day on the Wahoo out of Pac Harbour on our shared gamefishing charter.  Guys had a blast landing 8 fish up to 28kg, having multiple hook-ups all day.  Awesome to see so many nice fish this early in the season.  Could only imagine what else was swimming with these fish, now get me in the water! Vinaka Vaka Levu, Sota Tale… (Thank you very much, until next time…) The...

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Top 20 Posts of all Time

Top 20 Posts of all Time

Most Popular Photo by DJ Struntz Welcome to Spearblog Having a Top 20 seemed like a pretty good idea.  As the website has grown and with Daily Posts some of the oldies but goodies may be hard to find.  You can navigate all the pages by subject at the top of the page and clicking on the drop down menus.  For Topics such as VIDEOS where there are a lot of Posts, click on <<Older Entries at the bottom left of the last post to move to the...

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Spearfishing Forecast: SE Florida Rob Murphy Report

Rob Murphy’s SE Florida SPEARFISHING Forecast 6/2/11    Location: Outlook for spearing in Southeast Florida for the coming week: We are coming off nearly a week of pretty rough seas and tough conditions but things are looking up. By Saturday seas will lay down to a more relaxing 2-4′ after driving 3-5′+ since last weekend. The cold dirty water is also moving out and being replaced by the warmer clearer water that we all...

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Dive Forecast: Florida West Coast

Dive Forecast: Florida West Coast

Location: Florida West Coast Summer is here and so are the fish! The water has really warmed up the last few weeks and with that, the bait has been thick. The mackerel are as thick as ever and even a few straggler kingfish have been around. Any kind of near shore wreck or structure is worth checking in hopes of a nice king passing through. The cobia have not been as steady during the last few weeks but guys are still finding single fish...

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People who Dive: Guillaume, New Caledonia

People who Dive: Guillaume, New Caledonia

This week, from New Caledonia, which if you haven’t checked the map recently is on the opposite side of the Coral Sea from Australia, we have Guillaume  a young diver who has had some great catches to his name and is blessed to dive in an amazing place. 60+lb Mahi Mahi (Cameron)What is your favorite pelagic to hunt? (Guillaume) I like Mahi Mahi but would love to hunt Marlin, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tunas! Tell me a bit about your 28...

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Dive Forecast: Fiji June

Dive Forecast: Fiji June

Location: Fiji Islands As managing director of Freedive Fiji Charters, I am excited to be a part of Spearblog.com, reporting from Fiji to all my fello spearos on this incredible haven of unspoiled spearfishing territory right at our doorstep. The areas that we dive and will focus on for our dive reports include the following: BEQA LAGOON / FRIGATES PASSAGE / VATULELE / KADAVU/ Beqa (pronounced benga) lies 7.5 km south of Pacific Harbour,...

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World Record Hogfish and How-to

World Record Hogfish and How-to

Cameron Kirkconnell World Record Hogfish From KW Rookie: “Yo Cam… Incredible fish man, truly worth publication. I’ve been free dive spearing for just over a year in the Keys , and of course the Hogfish 21.8# is really impressive since thats what I hunt for here. I usually don’t feel comfortable hunting in more than 40-50ft , but i get a little better every time i go out. Any tips on Hogs?” Mike, Key West...

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Hunting Hogfish: Secrets?

Hunting Hogfish: Secrets?

Yo Cam… Incredible fish man, truly worth publication. I’ve been free dive spearing for just over a year in the Keys , and of course the Hogfish 21.8# is really impressive since thats what I hunt for here. I usually don’t feel comfortable hunting in more than 40-50ft , but i get a little better every time i go out. Any tips on Hogs? Hey man thanks for the question and it Hogfish no matter how good you get at spearfishing will always be one...

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Video: African Pompano Spearfishing

This is the kind of days that you hate to miss and surprisingly on this day I had no less than 5 people bail on me at the last minute. In the end, Steve Bennet and Nolan Sadorf stepped up and we muscled our way more than 100 miles through 4-6 ft seas to find the sky full of tunas and flying fish signaling that it was definitely on and the spot would be holding. In the end it was all worth it and using the new camera got some great shots...

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Blue Wild Expo: your questions!

This weekend in Fort Lauderdale is the annual Blue Wild Expo in Fort Lauderdale Florida. In years past it has drawn a good crowd of divers from around the world who have come together to talk story, check out the newest gear from the best dive companies in the world, and party like they didn’t have to dive for another week. If you are in South Florida and haven’t been before it is worth a look. Organizer Sheri Daye has gone out...

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Hate Mail: Best Viking Response

It is with great pleasure that I answer Hate Mail such as these and the effort that goes into the responses you all post makes it all the more worthwhile. One of my favorite parts of this sport is how fast we stand up for our own. If you haven’t already read what the Vikings sent me then read it first then appreciate Eric el Rojo’s response below. I expect in the coming days more of these Viking divers will surface, I know they...

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Hate Mail of the Week: Vikings Conquer

from viking77@gmail.com “Think it´s respectless and pure stupidity… claming to love the wildlife in the saes, and then go on killing these buatifull creatures… start fishing, then you can C&R! Your nothing like pro fishermen, youre more like the commercial fishing fleet. As long as you get your kill, you walk over bodies to get it…” Thank you for the email Viking and I sincerely hope that we can come to an...

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African Pompano: Names and Locales?

African Pompano: Names and Locales?

Cameron Kirkconnell with African Pompano Photo by Nolan Sadorf African Pompano So if we can it an African Pompano what do they call it in Africa? Pennant Fish Everywhere else in the world they have different names for every fish. As time goes we’ll put some pics up of some different fish and see how many different names we can come up with. In the USA, we call this an African Pompano. They are of the Jack family and are viciously...

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Video: Yellowfin Tuna Punta Mita Expeditions

Sebastian is another friend of ours that runs www.puntamitaexpeditions.com in Mexico just north of Puerto Vallarta. There are some massive Tunas there and Marlin as well and every trip I’ve had there we have seen some incredible fish. From Monster Cuberas to 300+lb Yellowfin Tuna and grander Marlin they can all be found. Here is some video to get your blood flowing. The second one is of a school of Pacific Red Snappers schooling...

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Kona Hawaii: Bluewaterhunter.com

Kona Hawaii: Bluewaterhunter.com

I can’t say it enough how well taken care of I was in Hawaii and how thankful I am to everyone that went way way out of their way to make our stay amazing. From Day one Kimi Werner (www.kimiwernerart.com) helped us plan every bit and made sure that we made the most of the conditions and had fun on and off the water. On Kona, Rob White of www.Bluewaterhunter.com took a day off of work to share some of his dive spots with us and it...

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Video: Huge Shark Eats Shark and almost sinks Redneck Boat

  (When I first was sent this video by my buddy in Key West it only had 360 hits, within ten days of it being posted on Spearblog.com it had gone viral and had more than half a million!    This video will never get old.  I still watch it every few days for a good laugh )  This is one of the funniest and most spectacular videos I’ve seen in a while. The fact that we were diving here all last week before I came to New Zealand reminds me...

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Spearfishing World Records: Who’s record is it?

Spearfishing World Records: Who’s record is it?

These two fish are the same species according to the IUSA Board. First off, I don’t envy the IUSA Board job, but I don’t understand it at times either and am curious to hear your opinion after you hear the following about both catches. I am proud to have been accepted for a number of records and it is always a good feeling to see your name on that page. I hope that after reading these posts and learning better how to submit...

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California Tournament: TRITON X OPEN 2011

TRITON X OPEN 2011 Location: Caspar Beach RV Park & Campground – Mendocino, CA 95460 /http://www.casparbeachrvpark.com/ Schedule of Events: 6:30 AM Check In begins: Fill out waivers, Check-in.Tournament Starts (You can start as soon as all paper work has been accepted.) 12:30 PM Food Available 1:30 PM ALL DIVERS must be checked back in to qualify. The weigh-in will start immediately and will be followed by the award presentations...

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Spearfishing World Records: Photos simplified

Spearfishing World Records: Photos simplified

Brad Thornbrough beat the existing World Record for Coral Trout by a sizable margin. All the right pictures were taken, measurements, etc. Why is this fish not a world record? Find out tomorrow… Get your Pictures straight! Read between the lines. Unfortunately, it is perfectly clear what is required to be sent in for each application and the Board does not have the time to sort through and correct your mistakes. One of the most...

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Riffe Life Video by INSEA.tv

Summer is all but here and soon enough Red Snapper Season will open in the Gulf, the Yellowfin Tunas will start drawing you further from shore and dreams of Dorado will have you in the Blue Water. Here is a little video from Ryan Mcinnis to remind you that struggling through the winter was worth it. Ryan was on board for a Riffe Team trip and this video just adds to a stellar list of episodes on www.insea.tv that you need to check out until...

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Free Speargun and Surfboard

Free Speargun and Surfboard

I’m always looking out for free gear as I know you are and if you have gotten your most recent issue of Surfer Magazine you saw the article on Mark Healey charging big waves and riding Great Whites and pretty much being a hell of a lot more badass than we are.  Here’s your chance to score some free loot. Go to the News Stand and look for this issue of Surfer Magazine and send your entries to the email address listed there. ...

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Spearfishing World Record: Gear

Spearfishing World Record: Gear

This 100+ lb Narrow Barred(Spanish) Mackerel is not the World Record.  If I was prepared it would have been. Don’t let the same thing happen to you.  Pay attention and we’ll make sure you are ready when your chance comes. This Mackerel taped out to a fair bit larger than the World Record at the time and we were positive it was in the 100 lb Range.  We measured it but were in such a remote place with no refrigeration were forced...

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Spearfishing World Records: IUSA

Spearfishing World Records: IUSA

World Record Pacific Blue Marlin? It should have been This Pacific Blue Marlin may be the most well documented World Record for Marlin ever taken.  I was with Terry Maas and Paul Smith and between us we all have more than two dozen world records so there should be no excuse for not getting the record. Terry filmed it in HD perfectly, I landed it single handed, we weighed it on a good scale, yet due to a faulty application I was denied the...

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Tuna swarm insanity Video

If this doesn’t get your blood pumping than you are not a spearfisherman. This is an insane video out of Central America courtesy of Ben from Spearfishingtravel.com Check it out Recommend on Facebook Share via MySpace Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser

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Panama Tuna Trip report

Panama Tuna Trip report

Sorry I’ve been traveling for the past few days and am now settled in New Zealand. I’ve got an inbox full of fishing reports from around the world and not enough days to post them all so forgive me if you start getting two or more emails a day from Spearblog.com!  If you haven’t already signed up use the Newsletter Subscribe area in the top right of the page and get updates as soon as a new post goes up.   This past...

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450 lb Grouper… Cameron Kirkconnell

450 lb Grouper… Cameron Kirkconnell

For good reason. When I was a kid these guys were legal to hunt and I can remember my dad, uncle and cousin Greg shooting them on wrecks and under the phosphate dock in Boca Grand. In essence, they are just a huge grouper. They are good to eat and easy to find, any piece of structure in the State of Florida bigger than your dining room table seems to have one on it and it is not uncommon to see a dozen or more from 50-700lbs on a single...

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I learned about diving from that..day 2

Since no one else seems to have ever screwed up when diving… I’ll just keep going! When I first got certified to Scuba Dive we went the next week lobster diving in 80 ft of water. I found a big lobster in a hole that was on the underside of a low ledge and I somehow worked myself underneath it to get a hold of him in this funky hole. So my left arm is above me in the rock and the hole takes a 90 degree turn and I’ve got...

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I learned about diving from that…

I learned about diving from that…

I don’t want to leave you hanging about Roy but his family and friends have asked that I take down the post regarding his disappearance. The last thing I want to do is offend anyone and I know how hard it is to deal with the loss of loved ones and dive partners. When you start diving you usually don’t even know what Shallow Water Blackout is or maybe have a vague idea.  As years pass and you get more into the sport, you learn...

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Roy Ogi: Friends and Family part VI

Roy Ogi: Friends and Family part VI

If you’ve gotten over that hint of jealousy seeing Big Mackerel, Doggies, and knowing that Roy has grown up surrounded by great family in friends. Remember this, it was all in Bali. When you have the World Record Dogtooth Tuna spot in your back yard, where do you go for vacation? Roy had the chance to head to Japan a few years back and after climbing out of the 16C degree water with only a pole spear and his board shorts. The...

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Roy Ogi, Disappears…

Roy Ogi, Disappears…

Sometimes it is only when someone is already gone that you can full appreciate what they’ve added to your life.  Roy lived life to its fullest and made sure those around him enjoyed theirs as well. He enjoyed eating his catch “Caveman style” on the beach with a little fire and throwing the fish right on the coals. A trick that I think I’m going to have to try at some point in the coming years… When I do get the...

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Roy Ogi, starting out diving… part V

Roy Ogi, starting out diving… part V

words from Yota:  (Roy’s brother) Roy and i used to bow hunt wild boar in Java. Our family moved to Bali. there was no boar in Bali, no place to hunt here we thought. We went fishing off the beach one day and saw a few local spearfisherman bringing in some small fish. It looked like a good hobby. So we decided to make a gun together. The first gun we made was very ugly. The rubber was made from a motorbike tire tube and we made the...

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Roy Ogi, Bluewater Mentor part IV

Roy Ogi, Bluewater Mentor part IV

From Phil: “All I’ve got is memories of Roy, like the time there was no tuna and we were drift diving over blue water. Roy shot a rainbow runner. up high so he could hang it. waiting another 3 minutes another rainbow runner came up from the blue. I waited a few minutes Roy told me to shoot it. So I did up high. So then we were both hanging Rainbow Runners from our spears drifing over blue water. Roy says to me. “oh bro...

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Roy Ogi, Fish Magnet part III

Roy Ogi, Fish Magnet part III

Stew has been lucky enough to be one of Roy’s best friends and dive buddies for the past few years. You can learn something from every diver you encounter in life but as Stew describes Roy’s 6th sense for fish and his unexplainable magnetism that draws them to him, you are reminded that some people just have it. Roy Ogi:  Fish Magnet “Roy has been so generous with sharing his gift of the sea. In most likelihood, just...

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Roy Ogi, part II

Roy Ogi, part II

Roy with a nice Mackerel Roy was a regular at one of our favorite and also the most dangerous spots in Indonesia to dive.  While most of us think that diving in downcurrents and whirlpools is something out of a bad dream, Roy has found a way to work with these conditions and become consistently successful maneuvering through them to find the best of fish. One of the best parts about diving in Indonesia is there aren’t that many...

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People who Dive: Roy Ogi, part 1

People who Dive: Roy Ogi, part 1

As you travel around the world you start to find that each area has a diver that stands out from the rest, sets the standard, and draws people in with their skill and love of the ocean. For Bali, Indonesia, the stories and legends lead back to Roy Ogi In the 10 trips that I’ve made to Indonesia Surfing and Diving I’ve never been able to step from the shadow that Roy has cast on the spearfishing community there. Within a few...

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Spearfish Baja’s Entire West Coast for 10 days

If you are looking for a good live aboard trip with the chance to get Yellowtail, Yellowfin Tuna, White Seabass, and just about every other good fish off the coast of Baja Mexico… James and Joseph in San Diego have organized a spearfishing trip down the coast for you. There will be two tenders and it will be Spearfishing only not a mixed trip. If you want to fish you can but this is a hardcore spearing trip aimed at getting you the...

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100 lb Cubera Video today

100lb Cubera Snapper Spearfishing The video says it all. I wasn’t even planning on shooting anything this dive just filming Chuck harassing the Mangrove Snappers. After he headed for the surface I continued down and got into the Jewfish which were from 350-500lbs, some real monsters. Right in the middle of two huge Jewfish I saw a square tail and total relaxed this giant Cubera Snapper comes right to me. Stoked I had the video camera...

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Diving today? I’m on it

Diving today? I’m on it

This is what we're looking for! Getting up early tomorrow to meet up with Spearing Magazine’s founder Chuck D. We have it on good account that there have been some great conditions on the West Coast of Florida and are going to hit some secret spots and do some gear tests for the Magazine. Chuck and his brother have been diving out here for ages and have one of the most enviable GPS books on the coast. Its the middle of the week and...

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World Record Snapper, Pat Swanson, New Zealand

World Record Snapper, Pat Swanson, New Zealand

Pat Swanson with the World Record Snapper in New Zealand. One of the coolest things about this sport is the people you meet. This week I was in New Plymouth, New Zealand and met with Pat Swanson who is a multiple national champion and world record holder for Snapper which is one of the most sought after fish in New Zealand and Australia. Pat made sure I had a good sampling of the Kiwi beers and we talked about tactics, travel, and...

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Breath Hold Test

This isn’t the first or the last time you will see this test running around the net but its an easy one that any of you can do. Do a proper breath up if you want, or just dive straight into it. When you are ready, start the stopwatch and hold down the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz key. Cheat if you want but you’re only fooling yourself! At the end of your breath hold, write down your time and what you did for a breath up. We’ll...

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358lb Yellowfin Tuna potential World Record, Brandon Wahlers

358lb Yellowfin Tuna potential World Record, Brandon Wahlers

Exclusive Story from Brandon Wahlers who is no stranger to World Records and shooting big fish. Brandon has been on the hunt for a 300+lb Yellowfin Tuna for the past 5 years and has finally put the pieces together and made it happen. Brandon has from the beginning of his Spearfishing career been an in your face, hilarious, outgoing, Great White Riding, chick pulling, partying, Swordfish climbing, truck wrecking, fish stealing, Nationals...

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Hate Mail of the Week: Brandon aka camblows@yahoo.com

Hate Mail of the Week: Brandon aka camblows@yahoo.com

Just when I thought I was starting to spend too much time on the internet. Brandon here went to the trouble of changing his email address from brandonarinospears@yahoo.com to camblows@yahoo.com before sending me some solid material and helpful life lessons to further shape my path in life. Dammit why didn’t I think of that as an email address! Camblows just has a great ring to it and I haven’t heard any that good since I...

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William Trubridge 121m Free Immersion Record

William Trubridge 121m Free Immersion Record

In freediving news today… William Trubridge set another record for Free Immersion descending to an amazing 121 meters or nearly 400′ deep on a single breath of air. The dive took place in Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas which sits in a beautiful spot just meters from the beach in Long Island Bahamas. The dive took 4 minutes and 13 seconds and will undoubtedly be one of the most talked about freedives in history. To put it in...

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How-to: Floatline vs. Reel

How-to: Floatline vs. Reel

Hey Cameron, I had a question about float lines and reels. Are reels a replacement for float lines? Is it much more safe to use a float line when beginning? I’m assuming you don’t use a reel and floatline together. Which is honestly best and safest. Thank you for the help. I appreciate it. -jake Jake thanks for the question. We’ve been discussing this for the past few weeks and it is an ongoing topic amongst spearos...

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World Record White Seabass Caught

World Record White Seabass Caught

http://articles.ocregister.com/2011-04-09/news/29404670_1_white-sea-bass-boston-whaler-international-game-fish-association World Record White SeaBass on 20 lb line As everyone that hunts White Seabass already knows, the big girls show up first and this year it looks like its no different. Each year the fish have been getting bigger and despite some complaints at the strict regulations and MPA’s over the past couple years it has...

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Reel or Floatline: or reel and Floatline?

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spearblog/173623456007900 Interesting to see what people are saying about what set up they are using for Spearfishing. I am surprised that so many people actually use a combination reel and float line set up. Let us know how you are rigging this set up if it is what you are diving with. In Australia is the first place I’d seen guys hunting Bream down in Sydney diving with a small weight attached to their...

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Mako Attack on Marlin

Mako Attack on Marlin

Mako vs. Marlin You know who wins This photo is one of those that you’ll look at throughout life and wonder… One, if not the favorite food of Mako Sharks is Swordfish which lay on the surface and sun themselves during the day. When a Mako attacks them (or Dolphins which is also common), they go straight for the tail and take out their propulsion. Smart thinking for the sharks but scary as hell for Swords and us. This photo was...

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Survey: Float Line or Reel

Survey: Float Line or Reel

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spearblog/173623456007900 Check out Spearblog.com on Facebook and let me hear what you use the most. FLOAT LINE? REEL? Pole Spear? Riding Rig? Free Shaft? I know that the majority of you dive in a number of different situations and I personally have used almost everything at one point or another all the way down to a three prong hand spear thrown from the shore line. For most everything I do I prefer a Float...

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Clearwater Classic Tournament Results

Clearwater Classic Tournament Results

Just got the tournament report in from last weekends Clearwater Classic which was held to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Its good to see a tourney that benefits a great cause and kudos to Conner Erwin for putting it all together. I hope in the future more Divers will look to put some like this together for us all to enjoy. Here’s what Conner wrote: Cameron, I hope all is well. If you didn’t hear, going into the...

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Tuna Bait Ball Frenzy Video

Ahhhhhhh!!!! This is what we live for! Michael Takach took some video earlier this year of some bait balls in Panama and it was pretty sick. This one I pulled off the net and it just makes me smile knowing that it is still possible to get this deep in 50-100lb tunas and the net boats haven’t killed them all yet. This happens all over the world and I’ve seen in in Central America, off the coast of Oman, the Maldives, and even...

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Hunting Tip: Blending in

Hunting Tip: Blending in

Depending on where you dive there will be a number of different ways to help blend in to your surroundings and thereby make fish more apt to come closer. There is one fish in the world that I have the most respect for as much as I despise it at the same time. If you can hunt Mu, you can hunt 99% of the fish in the world. If you can hunt Mu well… You are waaaaaay ahead of the curve and need to go ahead and keep your secrets to your...

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Africa Trip Winners!

Africa Trip Winners!

“it would be the realest shit ive ever done….” Yak2me “….since the age of 12-13 we start developing weaponry attitudes,,,( u know going to the Haciendas with weapons,,machineguns,shotguns,rifles,etc as protection and hunting tools with relatives)” Big Al ” ….I also have watched a lot of Rambo movies so I am pretty sure I could take a whole fleet of pirates by myself with a machete and a 50...

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Win a trip with Cameron! Spearfishing East Africa

Win a trip with Cameron! Spearfishing East Africa

We just booked our next big trip and will be headed to the East Coast of Africa with the same group we have been going with the past few years. We’ve gotten some great fish and had some exciting times along the way. If you have been following Spearblog at all you know that we have had some good trips with big fish and for those of you who want to shoot big Dogtooth Tuna look no further for the trip of a lifetime. There is no limit...

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Hawaii Skin Diver Magazine Cover

Hawaii Skin Diver Magazine Cover

Just got back from Hawaii as you know where I attended the HSD (Hawaii Skin Diver) Expo which was a blast visiting with everyone and seeing all the new products out there from the different companies. Clifford Cheng, although he was already, is officially one of my heroes. He puts together such incredible layouts in the magazine that even make me look good. The most recent mag that is coming out is bound to start some grumbling that I wrote...

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40 Wahoo in a day Video

This is the video my buddy Colin sent me a few years ago to convince me to come visit and enjoy all that Wahoo fishing has to offer. This is a commercial fishing trip they had that as you can see… went incredible. I love wahoo and have been traveling so much I haven’t had a chance to shoot one since November/December but hope you all are out getting some. As my buddy Monkey says, “Everyone has a Wahoo story….”...

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Maui Shore Dive Success

Maui Shore Dive Success

Entry point, shore dive Maui Seriously? This does not look like the best place to get in or out. If you look really closely in the bottom picture you can see me floating a bit out side of the breaking waves to get an idea of how the conditions have been and what it has taken to make a day of it diving and be successful. (The pic is taken from a vantage point on the top of the cliff looking down about 30 feet to the water and beyond to...

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Hawaii Shore Dive Ass Whipping

Hawaii Shore Dive Ass Whipping

Lauren Bartlett/Spalding and Cameron on the way to the jump off rock Having done a few warm up dives along the coast I’ve been hoping the seas would drop enough for us to get out in the deeper water where I know there are some good fish. Yesterday Peahi, known better to the outside world as JAWS which is a world famous surf Break was going off so the weather report of 15-18ft seas and 30 knot winds should have us deterred from going...

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Hawaii Diving: Maui warm up

Hawaii Diving: Maui warm up

Despite my best efforts we missed our connection in Honolulu and in turn didn’t make our flight to Maui and missed our morning departure with Whitney and Keoni on Whitney’s 30 ft Boston Whaler. The guys got out early in the morning and as soon as they hopped in the water there were a few Ono (Wahoo) hanging out looking at the propellors and flashers but they weren’t able to get loaded and on to them fast enough....

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Hawaii Mar 14-26

Hawaii Mar 14-26

Heading to Hawaii in the morning and the Aloha from all the divers and friends and family out there has already started flowing. I was invited out by Riffe International to represent them and in turn asked to speak at the Hawaii Skin Diver Expo on March 20th at the Neil Blaisdell Hawaii Suites (Honolulu, HI) from 9am-4pm. The list of speakers includes some of the greats of the sport and it is always good to have so many good people under...

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Clearwater Classic Tournament April 2nd 2011

Clearwater Classic Tournament April 2nd 2011

Just got this email in from Conner Erwin who is hosting and organizing this new Tournament with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Should be a really fun tournament with good natured competition throughout and a good format to level the playing field and concentrate on the most important part of our sport. Having Fun! Check it out and hope you can make it! Clearwater Classic A Spearfishing Tournament benefiting the American...

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Pole Spear Challenge

I’ve been invited to go dive tomorrow with some buddies on the West Coast of Florida and started getting my gear together and can’t bring myself to bring my guns! I’m going to challenge everyone to chose one dive trip at their local spot or on a trip to bring only a pole spear. Fact is all the fish you shoot with guns you can and will get with a Pole Spear if you put your mind to it. It will refresh your love for the...

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People Who Spearfish: The Great One

The “Great One” is not only one of the most talented divers you’ll ever meet but also the most modest about his own talents for good reason. He lives on the West Coast of Florida and has always been a solid performer in all the tournaments there taking the State Championships, ST. Pete Open, and some other illustrious titles such as the World Record Spadefish and Sheepshead. He will out dive you on Scuba to more than...

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Ironman of Tuna Fishing


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