Spearfishing for big Snapper is an amazing adventure. You have to have discipline. Lots of discipline. Today we went out in the Cancun area here in Mexico with a guest that specifically asked for Cubera Snapper of more than 20 kilos. We don’t deliver on demand, the best we can do is to take someone to the spots of which we know have the biggest chances to shoot that specific fish.
Our client flew 13 hours with his gear to hunt for his trophy. He booked two trips to make it happen. High pressure for us? You bet. First day we went out in Cozumel and yes, yes, yes: we found the so wanted Cuberas of the right size. Currents made it hard and we ended up without Cubera on the boat. Great exciting times though. Next trip. New chances.
The discipline I was talking about before… it is really tempting to shoot another fish at a certain point of the trip. It is a feeling (as a guide as well….) of getting almost desperate. The key is not to shoot another fish than what you came for. Last spot of the day. Still no big Cubera on the boat. Stay positive!!!! Focus… And then it happened. At 15 meters this 24 kilo Cubera appeared, hiding behind a wall of smaller fish. Our guest shot through this hiding wall and made a shot. Not the best shot. It took us half an hour diving down to >20 meters to finally get the Cubera out of his hiding place.
Just before the sun went down it was official: “more than 20 kilo Cubera in the cooler”, mission accomplished.
Spearfishing Cancun Cubera Snapper 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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