November started sweet… The SpearfishingToday team went spearfishing in Tulum with enthusiastic chicos from Australia and New Zealand. Chicos that love fresh fish. As they never spearfished before, we decided to go to a spot that is beautiful, relatively shallow and with a fair chance on fresh fish. We have a crazy spearfishing story from Tulum.
Hours in the water and our guests were having a blast. We already had some Snapper on the boat and it was time to change our spot. The reef we were heading to is almost untouched. Beautiful, simply beautiful corals and lots of little colorful fish, lobsters, and crabs. At first sight, it is an area that might not look like a chance on bigger fish, but we know better.
We spent about 30 minutes without seeing anything edible. As a guide, you feel the pressure, “where did this guy take us spearfishing….”. I saw the end of this Tulum reef getting closer and almost gave up the hope to find good fish to spear here. I made one last dive, dove down about 35 ft and waited for fish to pass by. A group of three Yellowjacks approached me from the west and I shot the biggest of them. I went up to to the surface when I heard a sound. The sound of another fish eating my fish. Crazy!
I watched down to the Yellowjack on my shaft and saw three Barracudas circling around it. One of them having a great time eating my catch. I called our guests and told them “this is your chance to spearfish Barracuda, without you even have to dive for it”. And that’s how it went.
Within seconds, it was done. Spearfishing from the surface: “some” Yellowjack was saved and a Barracuda was speared: dinner for everybody!
Back on the boat… our guests immediately shared what was left of the Yellowjack and started eating it. Raw. In the left hand some fresh fish, in the right hand a fresh banana. We could not stop talking about what we all just saw, a crazy spearfishing story. Sharing fresh fish in Tulum: we share with other fish and with our guests.
Crazy Spearfishing Story… Sharing Fresh Fish in Tulum was last modified: January 12th, 2015 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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