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Old 08-21-2005, 08:33 PM
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Anybody here do it? Ive wanted to try it for a long time now but have never gotten around to it. Looks interesting. A lil different then the usual rod 'n reel.
Old 08-21-2005, 08:52 PM
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Yes, Yes, Yes

http://www.charlestondiving.com

LOTS of pictures. Some of those (NOT me) spear in 180ft
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Diz-am!
Old 08-22-2005, 12:39 PM
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Capt. Squiddly - 8/21/2005 6:33 PM
Anybody here do it? Ive wanted to try it for a long time now but have never gotten around to it. Looks interesting. A lil different then the usual rod 'n reel.
Well, there's spearfishing, and there's spearfishing.

I, personally, take a few rockfish, a few lingcod, a few cabezon, and a few halibut per year (on scuba.) I rarely do any free-dive spearfishing (water is not real conducive to that kind of activity around here, though there are those who at least try.)

I know a lot of people who do blue-water free-dive spearfishing, for white sea bass, yellowtail, and the occasional tuna (among others, I suppose); most of these trips are further south, either off the SoCal coast or further south.

If you're talking about free-diving, it's quite an art. Not something you can just just sort of decide to do one morning, and be done by lunchtime.

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go to spearboard.com and surf around
spearfishing the rigs along the LA coast has been popular ever since SCUBA equipment was invented
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Freedive-spearfishing always looked interesting. Anybody ever try it out at the canyons up here off NY? I'll admit though, Im a little skepitcal about jumping into that water THAT far offshore.
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Capt. Squiddly - 8/24/2005 4:41 PM

Freedive-spearfishing always looked interesting. Anybody ever try it out at the canyons up here off NY? I'll admit though, Im a little skepitcal about jumping into that water THAT far offshore.

I have seen things out there that make me very much want to stay in the boat.

I have done it, but it really creeps me out to think what might be either

1. Two hundred feet down, looking up for a meal, or
2. right under the boat, ready to nail the first thing that moves.

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I feel the same way. When your out at the canyon, u never know whats lurking below you
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Anybody here do it? Ive wanted to try it for a long time now but have never gotten around to it. Looks interesting. A lil different then the usual rod 'n reel.
Spearfishing is (outside of diving for lobsters, abalone & scallops) the best part of diving - either free diving or scuba.

I used to drive my Dad crazy in Long Island Sound when I was a kid. When he would be fishing for flounders near Stamford Light House, I would drop off the side, swim away and come back with a stringer of 8 to 10 in about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, he would have 2 or 3 in the boat fishing with a rod & reel. Other days he would fish for stripers at Shippan Point or the Cows, same results. Not only can you see the fish you want, you can select the fish you put in the boat.

After we moved to Southern California, spearfishing was even better.

In my opinion, all those "scawy" pictures about dangerous undersea life are for the most part fictional. Been spearfishing over fifty years now, & have enjoyed every moment.


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Freedive-spearfishing always looked interesting. Anybody ever try it out at the canyons up here off NY? I'll admit though, Im a little skepitcal about jumping into that water THAT far offshore.
Hopped overboard in the Hudson to check out some weed patches a couple years ago. Pretty cool swimming in 1000' of water as long as you don't freak yourself out.

Normally I stick to the jetties.

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