Spearfishing you do for having a good time and for food. Spearfishing for pelagic is a different activity. We don´t like to do that close to shore or in diving areas. Just does not feel right. But in the middle of the ocean it is game on.
January. Calm ocean. Pacific side of Mexico. 30 nautical miles from shore. Adventure. Talking to my buddy. What´s the plan? Well there is no plan Leo, hahaha. I could not believe it. No land to be seen. Just blue around me, no reef, just deeeeeep ocean. And we have no plan.
While I was drinking a bottle of water (and yes Jeff, I also sucked up a Mud energy gel, jeje), I could not believe what I saw. Again a huge black thing coming out of the ocean: a whale. Wow, so beautiful to watch. Too late to grab my camera. But while I was trying to grab it, something smaller passed our little boat. What the “(/&”/%? A Sailfish passing by. Forget about the camera Leo, jump in the water and start hunting.
That lasted 2 hours without seeing a single (big) fish. Some might call it persistent, others call that being stubborn.
I have seen people using super flashers and shooting Sailfish. Seriously, that was easier than shooting a Lionfish. They did not even have to dive for it. With all my respect, that is not my thing. I got back on the boat for some rest when I felt the urge to get back in the water, and so I did. Do not know where that came from… but oh boy, that was a great decision.
Within 2 minutes it was action time. About ten Sailfishes at about 40ft of depth. I prepared, dove down and stayed around 40ft. Stayed calm, really calm. A Sailfish approached me. I did not shoot it. We looked each other in the eye. It swam off and then the second bigger one came closer. My set up was well prepared, but that was not necessary. The shot was a stone shot as never before. I could hear the shocking/trembling. Getting it on the boat made that easier.
Then my buddy went down and did exactly the same: stoning Sailfish, so cool.
We had an amazing dinner for our friends and gave away the rest to locals that were curious when we arrived back on the beach.
Mexico, I love you!
Spearfishing Sailfish Mexico was last modified: June 19th, 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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