Just curious, By NC, do you mean you thought this video was shot in on the atlantic coast?Supposed to kill everyone you see in NC anyway.
Firefish - your timberhole vid is cool :thumbsup: Thanks for sharing that one.
Little Paul and I tried to kill that thing for about 5 minutes, before racking up about 18 minutes of deco, and having to quit.Even government agencies are encouraging the killing of these...and having tournaments for most lionfish brought in with up to $10,000 prizes.
They say they are extremely good eating too!
Scott...was that the day Lil Paul went out with you...Sunday?
Please tell me that thing was killed?
I just don't know what the wildlife regs are in Fl regarding these, but in NC your supposed to kill them.Just curious, By NC, do you mean you thought this video was shot in on the atlantic coast?
I should have been more clear, for the non-Pensacola based Members, but this video was shot in the Gulf of Mexico, about 20 miles south of Orange Beach , Alabama.
LOL - Yep, I chased several around before I killed my first one. They seem to dart quickly at the last minute. We've had luck with a net that has clear plastic near the frame. You can't scoop 'em though. They are too fast and the leading pressure wave gives them a head start. We had to crowd them into the net.Little Paul and I tried to kill that thing for about 5 minutes, before racking up about 18 minutes of deco, and having to quit.
All I had was a 5 inch knife, and Paul's speargun was never inteded to shoot a fish who's body is barely wider that the spear flukes (actual body of this one was ony about 3.5 inches long). Paul just about ruined a spear trying to shoot and stab that thing, but what we really needed was a net or something with a paralyzer tip. This Fish sits on the reef rock, and is lightning fast when it moves.
Since my primary mission was to shoot video, The only weapons I carried were my dive knives.I understand you can nutralize the poisonous spines with a torch? Firefish, what's with not having something to kill him with?