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Old 01-20-2015, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Crazy Wahoo Video from Saturday.

Finally made the journey over to Venice to do some bluewater diving and target wahoo. Thought we may get lucky and see a couple. I was wrong....We saw nearly 100 or more wahoo. Multiple schools of 30-40 fish. Thought we were rigged and ready but I was wrong....kind of. We dove 2 rigs in 350-500ft of perfect blue water. I myself fired 3 shots. Missed the first which I expected since I had never fired my new Koah 150 euro before. Stuck 2 wahoo with (I thought) solid mid to rear body shots. Sadly, both fish pulled after the most intense runs I've ever dealt with spearing. Seriously, my float went by my head at a million miles an hour. I was using a Slip tip, 100ft floatline with built in bungee, and a 30L spearmaster float that was half deflated since I knew it was too large for hoos already. Needless to say next time I will have a smaller float and a longer bungee to have less drag on the soft bodied hoos.

We used throw flashers which worked well to bring them closer, but they still kept their distance for the most part just a few feet out of range, other than the 2 that I hit that came close.

My buddy austin hit one with his reel gun and it pulled the shaft instantly only for the fish to run straight back at him. Watch the video of him grabbing the free swimming hoo (around 2:10 mark) One of the funniest things I've ever witnessed in person. I tried to track the fish to get off a second shot but he was a better swimmer than me.

Ended the day swimming with an awesome pod of playful dolphins to somewhat ease the pain of losing my dream fish (the last hoo that pulled after 3 crazy runs was pushing 60+ lbs if had to guess)

Can't win them all, but I guess that will make next time that much sweeter.

Also we saw another group of freedivers land a decent wahoo right before we left.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9YvIE0m-Is
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:57 PM   #2
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very cool video
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:46 PM   #3
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Man that was some clear video
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Not the manliest of soundtracks but the video was too damn cool, well done & thanks for sharing.
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Really liked that film but the Japanese hairdresser music....not so much. Guess I'm just not edgy enough.
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awesome!!
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Haha thanks guys. I didn't edit it, but I was already giving him grief over the music ha
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very cool. thanks for sharing
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Awesome!! I would love to shoot a Wahoo.
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I saw this posted on the Saltwater Assassin IG page... they had the hoo swimming towards/away from you tuned to "baby come back" hahaha good stuff man... I'm going to get over there and do that one of these days...
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