It´s good to follow your feelings. Last week, we went out with David. After a couple of misses, I saw him getting “pretty pissed” at himself. Uff. We all know the feeling. You get close to the fish. Some times your shot is just bad. Some times the fish turns just when you shoot. Some times you get distracted by another bigger fish. It all happens. But at a certain point when you have been close to get some dinner on your spear, you really wanna end up with a fish at the end of the trip.
David and I were in a deep area where we regularly see schools of fishes close to the surface, usually some Horse Eye Jacks and Rainbowrunners. We did not have any luck that day so I decided to go back on the boat. “Ok Ok” David said, let me do one more dive. When he came up from that dive, out of nowhere a school of Rainbowrunners was there. David dove again and took a shot and missed… nooo way. I quickly reloaded his gun and the Rainbowrunners were still underneath us. David dove down again to about 15 ft (while snorkeling in 100ft of water). This time he concentrated well and got a delicious Rainbowrunner.
David: well done. You did not give up and got what you came for! See you next time amigo.
Leo and Anibal
p.s. Nice touch David, the blood on your forehead.
Spearfishing Rainbowrunner. Don´t give up! was last modified: December 14th, 2012 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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