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Any issues with bringing spear guns to Mexico?  We would be free diving. 

What size would be best for close to shore? (smaller fish)

I'm a novice....:)....at spear fishing.

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I've never had any problem bringing a speargun down.

Size depends on what you're going after and how deep you are willing to go.

If your spending most of your time in 20 to 25 feet, I'd use a pole spear and bring a file as you'll likely bounce off a rock or two.  Great way to pick up nice dinner fish.

If you're seeking a larger fish and are willing to dive into deeper water, then a modest size double arbelet gun works well.  Don't need a big woody here. 

Dive with a buddy and get your speared fish out of the water.  I use a small 2 man raft from Walmart as a fish pot.  It easily holds my gear and fish and if we get tired, we can jump on.  handy if you've made one of those "it felt like 50 foot and turned out to be 70 foot" dives that leaves you pretty pooped.  I use a 20 foot leash and we trade who ever is going deep. 

 

Hope this helps

 

Kurt

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no problem at the boarder with spearguns, I use a 60" riffe mid-handle perfect for sneaking around rocks and at the same time gives you enough range to shoot at fish that are 12' away. anything smaller you loose range cabria pargo or snapper are pretty skittish you need to see them before they see you.

if you need some one to guide you around a can be available.

Lalo

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Muchas Gracias!   :)

Research shows that I can rent from Gary's also.

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Lalo,

Are the Yellowtail increasing in numbers and size yet, with the cool water? I heard they were catching just small ones.

I won't tell anybody!

Thanks

 

Seamus

 

 

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Seamus,

I will let you know this week, water had been green. it looks like its cleared up and water is around 65.

Lalo

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I was kiting yesterday and the water viz looked pretty good, the bite for yellowtail has been pretty slow for the fisherman.

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Lalo, Vince, and anybody else interested,

The date has been set for Sat March 12, for the San Carlos YT Open.

Go to yellowtailopen.com to get the latest applications etc.

As usual, MX Citizens are half price on the entry fee.

From a charter stand point, I may have people looking to charter small boats.

Hope you can participate this time.

Thanks

Seamus

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I hope so, if I am still in business, worst year I have seen here in 20 years, this place is a ghost town!!! :)

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In past years, your business has hindered your participating.

If out of business, at least you can compete, look at the bright side.

Obviously kidding, and hope things pick up. Things have improved "some" in the States for me, but unfortunately, the media have convinced most Americans that when they cross the border, they can expect a bullet in the head, followed by decapitation and rape.

Yet I come down with my wife and 2 yound kids frequently, without incident.

Have to imagine, it can only get better, hang in there.

Seamus

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LOL, that is so true, I am actually thinking about doing a travel documentary on coming to san carlos and putting it up on line. Will be approaching sponsors such as the OCV and others here in San Carlos to see if they would like to finance it, and I am for the first time in 20 years advertising in Tucson at the U of A.

I figure since all the students there have been told not to come down because as you so eloquently put it, they are asking for a bullet in the head and oops I dropped the soap in the shower type of experience, then a little reverse psychology on them might work since I vaguely remember when I was a student the moment I was told not to do something was the moment I decided I´d best do it!!!


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My insurance provider associate and i are thinking about doing the same thing at the universities.  Maybe we can "gang up" on them. 

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Misery loves company!!!!

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Mike Ward, whom runs the Scuba Program for the U of A, has been told that he could resume taking students down to Mexico for their OW, after almost a year restriction.
Alhough they still will not allow the U of A van for transportation of the students, it is at least, a step in the right direction.

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Ya I need to give Mike a call and chat with him one of these days.

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Back to freediving
finally went out today (local dive) water around 65 and viz around 25´ it was beautiful. lots of life and lots of current took an hour for me to get comfortable and relax. at around 30 feet a school of 15 finally come in "yellowtail" I pull the trigger and the safety was on they came back around and right behind the gill plate. the only school i seen in 2 hours. all nice size Seamus all around 20 to 25 pounds. that suit kept me very warm thanks again

Lalo

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So, did you get it when they came back around?

Have done that, now take the safety off of every gun I use so it won't happen by mistake.

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I shot one and he pulled through and lost em the slip tip did not slip I have to fix it before I go back out (long story)
I just became a Mexican citizen so that half price is great and a charter would also be great.

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I do hate equipment failure, and normally have myself to blame, as it is a result of poor maintenance on my behalf.

Not speaking for you, sometimes it just happens.

As I mentioned, will be down for a week between Christmas and New Years, I'll bring a few extra slip tips with me in case you need a new one.

Hopefully we can hook up that week. I'll email you.

Regards

Seamus

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I hate it when that happens, nothing worse than pulling the trigger and then the realization that you have committed the most basic error in the sport!!!

Did you go to San Antonio? 2 hours in the water means you really earned that fish!!!

I am pretty sure I have an extra slip tip at the shop, what is the diameter of the shaft?

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san antonio is where I went let me know vince if your free this week carlos said he would be free.


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ok sounds good!!! I need to get wet, right now I have plugged up sinus but that should go away in a few days I hope

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Lalo, if you have room for 3 more I and two friends would love to join! It all depends on me on how the weather is here. If there is no forecast for frost then I can leave my Peach farm without stressing out the whole time that the blossoms might freeze.



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