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    Posted: 10/14/2012 at 9:41pm
Took some divers out in the gulf this weekend. One of them shot a 101# amberjack. It was all we could do to get it on the boat.
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Awesome Brian, man I can't say enough how bad I want to go spear fishing at some offshore rigs!!!your a lucky man....when you shoot a fish this big what kind of fight does it put up? I'd think it drags you all over the place? Those verados look sweet in the background
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Holy Smokes Brian, That's a Big Fish!CoolThumbs Up

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Glad to see you are still making good use of your offshore boat and diving!
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Ryan it just depends. He shot this one at 180 ft and quickly got it to 130ft before it took him back down. If you hit them just right they can just roll over. Hit them wrong and you can go for a ride. Its a dangerous sport and not for the novice diver. You have to work your way up to fish this big and I am not there yet. 65# is as big as I have dared and I won't shoot one at 180ft anyway. I have had them pull me around, knock my mask off, wrap up, etc. They can be a tough fish and people have died not knowing when to turn loose and give up. Its fun but you have to be prepared.
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So if you shoot a fish like this at 180' and hit him wrong, how likely is it to pull him up to 130' if he's going crazy?
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I was watching on tv a lady that spear fished professionally, and she had a float that she said she would snap on the line if the fish was big and started pulling her downward. It didn't look very big, so I wander if the float didn't inflate to slow the fish down, and bring it upward toward the surface.
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Ryan once you get him coming up the decrease in pressure helps as the fish tends to inflate. Its when he decides to run back down you better watch it. On the oil rigs there are lots of pipes and stuff. This helps at times as it gives you something to hang on to. At other times they become obstacles as the fish can wrap around the pipe or worse wrap you around the pipe with the cable. Randy this is why we dont use floats. They wouldn't make it to the surface and would just tangle in the rig structure.
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