A beautiful day in February. Hardly any wind and hardly any waves. We went spearfishing in Cozumel in good company. The great circumstances made it possible to go to one of our favorite reefs that is about a 30 minute boat ride north of Cozumel island. We always get some fish there, but not today… This spot has a depth of about 30 to 45 feet and nice Snappers and Groupers are swimming there. Many times we see King Crab, Spotted Eagle Rays and Turtles in this spot (not to shoot of course!). So today the hunting here was different. We saw many smaller Snappers, a school of Barracudas and some turtles. Very, very enjoyable. But nothing worth to hunt for.
We moved on to the second spot. And it looked the same over here. More smaller fish than normal, but all very enjoyable. And then… out of nowhere a school of Greater Amberjacks. They were moving fast and I decided to go down. When I reached 30ft the group of fish turned around and came up towards me. I made the decision not to dive deeper, but to wait here and let the fish come to me. All went very fast. The school approached me but stayed out of shooting range. They started to circle around me. And when they moved from my back into my sight again it was possible to shoot 1. And so I did.
The shot was good, not much of a fight at all. And we were able to get it on the boat pretty easy.
AmberJack over here is not uncommon but usually stays in deeper colder areas. So with a rod/reel they are being caught regularly over here. With a speargun not that often.
It is intriguing. At night I kept on thinking. What was different this day than other days? Wind? Rain? Moon? Tide?
Spear Fishing Jack Cozumel was last modified: June 17th, 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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