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Do you love the thrill of the hunt? If so, then spearfishing is definitely for you! This exciting fishing technique can be a lot of fun and a great way to catch some truly impressive fish. However, it can be difficult to get started if you don't know where to begin. In this blog post, we will teach you everything you need to know about spearfishing – from choosing the right equipment to mastering the best techniques. We'll also give you some advice on where to go fishing, and provide a list of popular fish species that you can target.

Choosing the Right Equipment

One of the most important aspects of spearfishing is choosing the right equipment. You will need a spearfishing gun, also known as a speargun, as well as a wetsuit or drysuit to protect you from the elements. In terms of spearguns, there are a few different types to choose from. The most popular type is the band powered speargun, which uses rubber bands to propel the spear. There are also pneumatic spearguns, which use compressed air to power the spear, and electric spearguns, which use batteries. It is also a good idea to invest in a floatation device, so that you can stay afloat if you get tired while swimming. Snorkeling equipment can also be useful to prolong your time underwater.

Spearfishing Techniques

Once you have all of your equipment, it's time to start practicing your spearfishing techniques. The first thing you need to do is find a good spot to hunt. Look for areas with lots of fish, and make sure there are no obstacles that could get in the way of your spear. Once you have found a good spot, stand still and wait for a fish to swim by. When you see one that you want to catch, aim for the head or the heart, and then fire your speargun. If all goes well, the spear will penetrate the fish and it will be securely attached to your line. From there, you can reel it in and enjoy your catch!

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Captain Tony takes guests out on the beautiful blue waters outside Islamorada to spearfish for pelagics

Where to Fish?

One of the most important things to consider when spearfishing is where you will be fishing. The type of fish you're targeting will largely dictate where you should go. For example, Tuna are found in open ocean waters, while Snapper and Redfish tend to inhabit shallower coastal areas. When choosing a destination, it's important to consider the type of fish you want to catch, as well as the water conditions. You should also make sure that there are no spearfishing restrictions.

There are many different locations where you can go spearfishing, but some spots are better than others. In general, you will want to look for areas with clear water and plenty of fish. Popular spearfishing destinations include the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Bahamas, and the Mediterranean Sea. If you’re looking to stay closer to home, check out some of these trips in Cabo San Lucas, Islamorada, and Key West. Some of the most common fish that are speared include Tuna, Redfish, Grouper, and Mackerel. But don't limit yourself – there are plenty of other fish out there that make for a great catch!