Fish are not limited by your time schedule and they aren’t confined to any particular boundaries in the ocean. Fish have patterns, yes, but knowing exactly when and where a fish will be is not easy…which is why you go with us! haha
Last week, I was out spearfishing on my day off and I decided I was going to take a route that I don’t normally take. Like any other thing you do often, it can become easy to go the to the same places and look for fish under the same rocks each time. It becomes habit and therefore it makes sense to you…. even though there are no absolutes as to where the fish may be!
I swam a very long distance and looked under new places. Saw some good fish but not the one I wanted. After a couple hours in the water I started to think about going in…and in fact had started to swim back to shore…. when my buddy showed up 🙂
Lesson: Try something new 🙂
Try Something New was last modified: June 26th, 2014 by Tim
Instincts take time to develop in all environments. Whether you’re playing sports, making sales calls, performing surgery, pleading a case in front of a jury, etc. all these activities require some experience to feel comfortable because they aren’t “natural”. The ocean is a unique playing field that has its own rules which become familiar with time…but that familiarity can be lost if days pass without being in the water.
The way fish move, where fish hide, how you should move, when you should move etc. all of things are refined with experience. When I have to miss a few days in the water (and I try not to miss many!) I feel it. I feel foreign. Maybe this is all in my head haha but I feel like the fish sometimes know I’m not supposed to be there. BUT when I’m in the water for several days in a row…. I just blend in.
The moral of the story? Book lots of trip so you can see what I mean! haha
See you in Puerto Rico!
Ocean Instincts was last modified: October 30th, 2013 by Tim
If I could go every day…all day… I would. I love to explore, I love to dive, I love the breathing needed to free dive, I love to be active, I love to see ocean life, I love to shoot fish, I love to eat fish….. AND I love to give fish away!
Often times, after we’ve had a few trips in a row, I have an abundance of fish. Mrs. Spearfishing likes to eat fish but she can only handle so much! And really, there is only so many ways to cook it! I start to feel like that guy in Forrest Gump naming all the different ways to cook shrimp! Fried fish, fish cakes, fish soup, BBQ fish, cajun fish, smoked fish, fish steaks, sashimi, ceviche….etc.etc.etc!
So, when I have more than enough fish for our guests and more than enough fish for Mr. And Mrs. Spearfishing….. I get to be Santa Claus of fish and find people who give it to! There are often people who I know are a little low on funds and they are really appreciate of a special fish treat. This is often the best. There is even sometimes tears!
I even find myself in the water looking at fish almost like a menu of my friends…. I’m thinking about each fish and who might want it! There are some fish which I see every once in awhile which I tell myself that I am saving for a special occasion. Kind of like a bank, just in case there is a rainy day when I take somebody on a trip and they don’t get a fish at the first spot….. I’m saving a big one at another spot for them!
Instead of Ho Ho Ho…. I say….. Fish Fish Fish!! I’m sorry…. that was really bad….. hahahaha
I Love to Spearfish was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by Tim
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