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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 10/31/2001 9:29:55 AM EDT
I just got back a couple weeks ago from our fall fish stabbing fest. I love spear fishing in the midwest. Our favorite destination? Bull Shoals Arkansas. Here's a couple of pictures from the first week of October: [b]Me getting ready to jump in, spear gun in hand:[/b] [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1207778&a=13935705&p=55858619[/img] [b]Me all suited up:[/b] [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1207778&a=13935705&p=55857233[/img] [b]Dead fish:[/b] [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1207778&a=13935705&p=55858606[/img] Anyone else get a kick out of this sport?
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:33:56 AM EDT
Im a diver, but ahvent gotten around to any spear fishing. Why use a spear-gun as opposed to a hawaian sling? I figured the sling would just be quicker and easier. Is that a buddy-talk/phone mask?
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:47:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Snorkel_Bob: Im a diver, but ahvent gotten around to any spear fishing. Why use a spear-gun as opposed to a hawaian sling? I figured the sling would just be quicker and easier. Is that a buddy-talk/phone mask?
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A small speargun with two high tension bands is faster to move under water in my experience. Given the limited visibility and the fact your game can pop-up very quickly and disappear just as fast, you need to be able to react fast. The short speargun seems to be the best tool for the job... everyone I know uses them. Yup, I'm using a BuddyPhone and a Neptune II fullface mask. I also dive an AGA (pictured below) with a BuddyPhone. I like the Neptune II for spear fishing as I can quickly disconnect the air hose and I have a valve I can also open to breathe on the surface and not waste tank air. You can get the "Gill" for the AGA but I much prefer the system used on the Neptune II. Here's a pic of my buddy using his AGA: [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1207778&a=13935705&p=55858613[/img]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:48:33 AM EDT
Oh, and here's a pic of my surface unit that allows people top-side to talk to divers that are down. [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1207778&a=13935705&p=55858603[/img]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:51:04 AM EDT
Oh and... the MOST important tool for any spear fishing outing... being modeled by my good friend Aaron, [b]Guinness[/b]: [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1207778&a=13935705&p=55858599[/img]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 11:33:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2001 11:28:23 AM EDT by AMMOTECH]
[img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/p23d8732745240fd015c30804012b7862/fe5a41d1.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/p3b015eae761cb6cba50c4fbca5e5cb06/fe5a41d0.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/pd4093ef2deffa03d8d426bbaebff2d14/fe54998a.jpg[/img] Will dive for food. [url]http://members.tripod.com/scuba_rat/index.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 12:03:44 PM EDT
I love to scuba dive. Take a look at what this guy got! Where does he find a wetsuit to fit balls that big? [img]www.freediver.net/iusa/images/20th_Thunnus_thynnus.jpg[/img] Check out more world records here... [url]http://www.freediver.net/iusa/[/url]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 12:39:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M4: I love to scuba dive. Take a look at what this guy got! Where does he find a wetsuit to fit balls that big? [img]www.freediver.net/iusa/images/20th_Thunnus_thynnus.jpg[/img]
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Yup, that's one huge Tuna. Freedivers don't use Scuba, they hold their breath! A fish that big can really take you for a ride if you don't let go of that speargun. [:)]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 3:44:37 PM EDT
one of my great loves. i have been doing it for years, thus the nickname 'free willy'. for me it the most relaxing fun thing i can do. willy
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 4:02:34 PM EDT
[url]www.skydivecity.com/aboutus/facilities/scuba_trips.htm[/url] Didnt get out as much this year as I like. I like the short gun for hunting ledges or for as needed when lobstering. I like the long gun for blue water hunting.I've shot my biggest grouper with the short one while ledge hunting. See the link, the photo wont post as an image. BP
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 4:15:57 PM EDT
I dive too.I go for lobster ,have spearfished a couple of times want to do more often.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 4:21:06 PM EDT
Yea been certified for years! Highlights, Cosumel(sp?) St. Kitts, St Maarten. Spear fishing is a allot of fun but I have been more successful going for lobsters!
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 5:25:34 PM EDT
Logged over a hundred dives growing up in New England, can anyone say wetsuit. We used to think a night dive in 41 degree water was fun [whacko] started diving warmer waters, and figured out what fun was. The NC coast has some awesome shipwrecks, if you can stand the 3 hours to get out to them. Always take my camera, got a nice pic of an octopus in Aruba. 4 dive buddies missed it and thought I was nuts. Luckily for the pics, I got the final word. Here is one Kayak diving of RI. [img]http://members.aol.com/rescudvr89/private/ri.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 5:47:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LE6920: [img]http://members.aol.com/rescudvr89/private/ri.jpg[/img]
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Cool stuff! I started diving in 1992 getting my NAUI Advanced card right away. I traveled all over the US, mostly to Florida and SC (Hilton Head). I've done caves in fresh water springs (Florida), wrecks in the Atlantic and Gulf and I've done deep assed fresh water in places like Missouri and Arkansas. I love the ocean, but man... there is something to be said for the beauty of being at 150ft in an old wood (forest). It's eerie but tranquil... amazing. Cold, but fun. [:)] I still take my vacation in Arkansas twice a year and dive the Great Lakes on the weekends. I get a kick out of spear fishing for Walleye and catfish.
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