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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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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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Monster Warsaw Grouper eating Amberjack

I love Warsaw grouper just for the fact that they are usually really deep and out of the range of Freedivers. At the right time of year though they venture in shallow enough in a few places around the world to actually give us a chance to even see one. If you’ve never seen one underwater they are different than any other grouper in that they are short and stocky and sometimes almost look purple or black underwater. And did mention...

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Riffe Pole Spear for Sale

Riffe Pole Spear for Sale

If you haven’t been to your dive store yet and seen a Riffe Pole spear… you aren’t alone.  The first round of them came out and the Dive shops that were on it have sold them almost as fast as they’ve come in so I guess thats a good thing and Riffe is making more as we speak. http://www.speargun.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81&Itemid=41   RIFFE Website details on the different pole...

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People who dive: Mark Healey, Surfer

People who dive: Mark Healey, Surfer

Mark Healey, under duress,  a few mexican beers and a multitude of Tequilas that we have sampled in the past 24 hours, self admitedly works to support his spearfishing habit.    At first it would seem that the surfers life is a charmed one but consider this: Commited. Always Suffice to say you and I cannot do this   He’s one of the top few guys in the world for big wave surfing and has a knack for changing the game and setting himself...

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Spearfishing Gag Grouper

Spearfishing Gag Grouper

Big Gag Grouper shot Freediving in 75 feet of water off Florida. New Riffe Euro with Reel being put to the test Recommend on Facebook Share via MySpace Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Bookmark in Browser...

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What fish is this

What fish is this

Just when I’m starting to think that I’ve seen it all… Last week we were doing some reef diving in the Indian Ocean on the East Coast of Africa and came across a pair of these fish.  The reef we were diving was around 65 feet and dropped quickly off to more than a few hundred.  During the time we were there we saw two of these guys and they were both around 15 lbs and very good eating.  I shot this one with my Pole Spear...

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Hotties in the Bahamas Part II: How To

Hotties in the Bahamas Part II: How To

The last thing many an unlucky Hogfish may see in the Bahamas if you take Lisa with you. No wonder they are fooled in to letting her get so close. Tiger Grouper in a typical hiding spot Don’t trust her. She’s good with kids, smiles a lot, and looks good in a bathing suit. She also happens to be a determined underwater hunter and doesn’t take it very well on the odd occasion that a fish eludes her. Over the course of the...

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Bahamas with the Girls: part 1

Bahamas with the Girls: part 1

We do so many trips that are just full on all day long and leave you exhausted at the end of the day having made 100+ dives to absurd depths and then leave you with a gigantic cooler of fish to clean at the end of the day. Not that its a bad thing, but it is nice for a change to go and have a relaxing trip and just take it easy. Dive 40-50 feet for a few hours, take some pictures and shoot the exact fish you want for dinner that night. Head...

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Grouper Season Opener

Grouper Season Opener

Diving deep for Grouper on the East Coast of Florida is something usually reserved for Scuba divers. There are a few groups up and down the coast that have the patience and skills to spear these big bottom fish in water 75 feet and deeper and the rewards are usually worth the effort. While the Scuba guys spend all their time on the bottom and the rest in the boat doing their surface interval, we as freedivers get to spend the whole day in...

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