It´s a regular Wednesday and we planned a trip in Playa del Carmen with Jon and his two daughters. Jon went out with us before in Cozumel and this year he wanted to give it a try in Playa del Carmen together with his daughters. What a GREAT afternoon we had. Nice drive, decent briefing and we hit the water.
At the first spot, we did see some smaller fish and came back with no food. When we were all on the boat, Jon said out loud “Wow… my daughter is a mermaid”. Hahahaha. Nice surprise Jon, hahaha.
We were able to get a Triggerfish and a Rainbowrunner and we lost a big “gordo” Pemit. For sure more than 45 pounds. I shot it and let my float line do the rest but this Permit dragged my float down (excuse me?!?! A permit that drags my 2atm float down. Yes it did.) and because of the tension on both ends, the spear got out of the fish. Should I have put a bungy between my float and my float line? Yes, I should have… maybe next time. I hope you had a great dinner with your mermaids, Jon!
My Daughter is a Mermaid was last modified: March 4th, 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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