Being of European origin, I would like to handle things efficiently. It is quite the opposite of how most things are being done down here in Mexico. So I feel European when it is handy and I feel Mexican whenever I need/want it as well. Jaja. But this week I felt like a true European.
It was such a beautiful day in March and we were training (spearfishing and freediving) in a reef pretty far away from Cozumel. Drifting and diving. Drifting and diving. Then underneath us was a big school of Horse Eye Jacks. Very tasteful, red meat so I went down. At 45 feet, I looked around me. Some of the fishes were close to me in shooting range, but I wanted to get straight into the school of fish, meaning I had to go down deeper. “Today I am here for training, not to get fish in the first place.. “, so I decided to dive deeper and went down to 67ft.
I completely ignored the school of fish, but they did not ignore me. Well, at first they did, but I stayed calm. Within a couple of seconds, they were all around me. Mission accomplished! I am thinking about trying to grab one with my hands, hihi. Anyhow, I am going back up slowly… and the school follows me.
Two Horse Eye Jacks can’t get away from me. Nice sizes. I stayed around 50ft and got into a horizontal position. I had an idea. I wanna try a 2-in-1 shot. I concentrated well. Took the decision and took the shot. Oh wow. Yes two Horse Eye Jacks in one shot. Wow.
It was a memorable dive, one of those you keep replaying in your mind over and over again and will never forget. Do I do this every day? No! Did I do it just to kill two fishes? No! Did I do that to remember that I am European? No. It was a challenge, part of how i train myself. We shared the fish all together and gave some to friends and family!
2 Fishes in 1 Shot was last modified: March 14th, 2013 by Leo | Founder & Guide
Leo is the founder of Spearfishing Today and also the official representative of the Mexican Spearfishing Association for the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. He is FII certified, speaks English and Spanish and hunts comfortable up to 100ft. Leo is guiding spearfishing trips only on request in all Spearfishing Today locations in Mexico. He only hunts with a polespear and has a very inspiring opinion about freediving and spearfishing. Nickname: Chanoc. Most memorable catch: 27.99 kilo Cubera Snapper with polespear.
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