A sunny day in March on the island of Cozumel. A couple of spearos on the hunt for LionFish. We decided to “clean” 3 reefs. It is a great way of training our freediving skills, to take out the “bad guys” and to have dinner at the end.
Years ago when we started hunting Lion Fish we used a smaller speargun. And loaded that speargun with just one band. To avoid the shaft getting stucked in a reef and to avoid we would damage the reef too much.
Then we started to use polespears. Easy to use and enough power to get a Lion Fish. It is a very soft fish, so not much power needed to get one.
And then today. We just used a knife. What? Yes. Taking out Lion fish with just a knife. We call it “Russian Style hunting”. Perfect to train buoyancy while freediving and to train movements under the water. Dive down, spot a LionFish, think about how to approach, concentrate and stab.
Lion Fish Cozumel was last modified: June 19th, 2014 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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