Being in the water spearing some fish as a lifestyle; one can become pretty picky, jeje. Cobia is my favorite fish to eat.
Shooting Cobia is in general not that hard. Getting it in the boat is another story. Cobia is a pretty curious fish and when you are calm there is big chance it will come to you to see who you are. Especially when you are spearfishing in murky waters you might confuse Cobia with shark in the beginning. When you just see a shadow that moves like a Shark, well… it also might be Cobia.
So this day we were spearfishing in a 60ft area. Very interesting circumstances. Going down to 60 ft meant it felt like you had to dive through 3 floors. First floor, the first few feet were blue/greenish water. Second floor, grrrrrreeeeeeeeen water and visibility of 3ft. Third floor, started at about 50ft with super cold water but amazing visibility.
The Cobias were hanging out on the bottom and came one by one to check us out as soon as we reached the third floor. Today we had a very good cause to shoot multiple Cobias. We brought six of them on the boat and all the others we left.
“Funny detail”. After Cobia number five, I thought let me hang out for a while on the second floor. To see what will happen. I did not hear any fish. I decided to go back up when a big dark shadow approached me. Mmmmmm worth waiting. Might be something interesting. Interesting it became. Cobia? Cobia? Wow That thing is huge….. In a split second I could see that this was not a Cobia, but a HUGE bullshark. Ups. Time to go back to the basement.
Spearfishing Cobia in Playa del Carmen Mexico 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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