Kind of strange weather last weeks on Cozumel island and that makes the ocean interesting. I went out with Diego and Leo. We were fishing in an area where we normally won’t find fish. But today we saw a sharp line between blue and green water. And that is an amazing place to free dive and spearfish. The blue is warmer and has great visibility. The green is colder and is murky which is caused by winds, rain and stirred up sand. I could spend all day long spearfishing in an area like this. We saw Tarpon diving in the blue and going back in the green. Little jacks dancing on the borderline and some Spanish Mackerels passing by. But nothing worth to shoot for dinner.
Until it was time to get back on the boat. I thought……
I decide to make one more dive. Leo was already on the boat; Diego was watching me. I dove down and waited for half a minute in the blue next to the green. Then this silver fish came towards me, swimming against the current. Wow. That looks delicious. Spanish Mackerel? Or not? I pointed my gun (did I mention I loooooove that Cressi Comanche???), waited and took the shot. Nice shot. Got the fish.
Now this is a fish that everybody calls “Spanish Mackerel”. But it is not. It is a “Cero”. A Spanish Mackerel has yellow/gold dots on its body. A Cero has that as well. But… besides the spots, a Cero has a yellow/gold stripe as well. On the picture you can see it well.
Spanish Mackerel? Or not? was last modified: June 26th, 2014 by Leo | Founder & Guide
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