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Old 11-21-2005, 10:37 PM
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video is awesome...i guess the fish weighed in at 60.1 lbs. video taken 2 weeks ago off of block island. i used to spearfish a lot more....despite what the video looks like, it aint easy!

here's link to the forum post:
http://www.spearboard.com/showthread...1&page=1&pp=15

direct link to video:

http://www.renepotvin.com/peteworldrecord.wmv

and if that's a 60...those in the background must be huge too!
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:30 AM
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damn, you're right! the fish in the back must be pretty large as well since that one didn't stick out as a monster by any means!
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:56 AM
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pretty cool video. And yes, allot of LARGE in that school. While I know the dude must be skilled at what he does, going down into the fish's element and all, I still think something is missing from the challenge of having a fish take one's bait or artificial offering and bringing them to shore on rod and reel. Just my .02. I feel like the fish was mugged, rather than "taken" in a confidence scam...
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:09 AM
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:32 AM
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great vid, thanks, Joe
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:39 PM
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pretty cool video. And yes, allot of LARGE in that school. While I know the dude must be skilled at what he does, going down into the fish's element and all, I still think something is missing from the challenge of having a fish take one's bait or artificial offering and bringing them to shore on rod and reel. Just my .02. I feel like the fish was mugged, rather than "taken" in a confidence scam...
yeah, it's more like hunting and stalking than fooling the striper.

i personally have not spearfished for stripers, but my friends tell me, they aren't one of the harder fish to shoot. they tell me they are often curious and will swim up to you to check you out. that guy definitely deserves props for even getting in the water in nov. and with such crappy visibilty.

i spent two years in the carribean spearfishing as much as i could. i suck at it. but there is a beautiful challenge in trying to get close to a big grouper that sees you a mile away and won't let you get close.

i once spent hrs over the course of two weeks trying to shoot one grouper in about 25-30 ft of water on a reef right in front of my apartment. he always saw me. then one time i finally got the drop on him. as i had swam around him on the surface then down aways from him, sneaked up to where i knew he hung out and then popped up over a ledge so i was within a few ft of him, lined up the shot perfect...pulled the trigger! and then DAMN! safety on!

he then swims slowly away. i never got a shot on him. that grouper was about 4 ft long. never saw him after that day.

my other chance at greatness was pure luck too...happen to see a small school of fat bonito swim by me, took a shot aimed perfectly...my line got tangled and the spear stopped inches short right behind his head and they swam away.

so i guess, put me in the water with a spear and all the fish have nothing to fear.
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:52 PM
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While very cool video, I did not like it. I feel like the fish was mugged. Having said that the stones on that dude and the work it must have taken are very impressive.

Still. Just swimming around for 20 years saying no to the best anglers in the world and one day bam! Kind of a anti climactic end to a proud animal. She would have been a hoot to hook huh?
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:12 PM
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More power to the guy. He get's one striper like the rest of us, invests a lot of time and money in his sport, and is obviously a die hard to actually endanger his own welfare, to catch his prey in their own element.

I would personally feel better outsmarting my linesides while he is in his element and i in mine, but is spearfishing in cloudy murky and cold water any worse then going out on a heated boat with depth finders, fish finders and armed with the latest reports?

Cool stuff, thanks for the post!
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Old 11-24-2005, 07:08 AM
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I would side with you Steve regarding the heated boat and fish finder thingy.

Some of the folks I know use none of the above and put themselves in harms way for a longer time, at greater risk, and still keep the playing field level.

As I said, he has got huge stones. And certainly put his time and work in. No doubt about it. Very huge and respectful props.

But still.....it feels like a drive by shooting to me. I wonder why other states ban it. Could it be like in an earlier post on this thread stated that they (stipers) are not so hard to spear once you find them?

Sort of like shooting fish in a barrel I guess.
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:33 AM
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This is all over the fishing boards and the response from anglers is varied.

I think anglers have a selfish attitude that the fish was "stolen' from them; that somehow we as a usergroup are the only ones ethically permitted to remove Striped Bass from the ecosystem. I think it is sad that we could be so blind as to not see just how “unsporting” it is to fool an animal into thinking it is getting a meal, getting a hook in it’s mouth, fighting for its life and only winding up in a icebox defeated and exhausted smothering the rest of the way.

Spare me the sanctimonious condemnation of his accomplishment being unsporting. It is much more “sporting” to enter the quarry’s element on a breathhold, choosing the animal you want to take and then taking a fine specimen with a swift strike like any top level predator does, using steath and ambush.

Following a clamboat to the end of its tow and putting a glob of clam on the bottom with a 8/0 circle is a mugging . . .

Chasing birds, snagging a bunker and letting it drop is a mugging . . .
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:01 AM
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Except that C&R is not an option...
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Old 11-24-2005, 10:23 AM
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Except that C&R is not an option...
No, but being highly selective in what you shoot makes up for that.

At least 5 fish swam by that were over 40lbs before he shot the 60.

How many dives do you think he made before he shot the 60? Let's speculate and say 5 and on each he saw 2 large fish he didn't shoot.

You go out and have an extraordinary day and catch 10 fish over 40lbs release them and then keep a 60lber.

Do you really think you have only killed one fish? Fighting 10 large to exhaustion, boating or beaching them and releasing them does not ensure they are still swimming . . . a spearfisher letting them swim by does.
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:34 PM
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Default Re: new world record video...spear...

Until any of you jump in the water and do it yourself do not take away this mans accomplishments,if anything chucking a clam off the beach is no real challenge at all but to be able to hold your breath for up to two minutes and hunt a fish is,i have killed bass over 40lbs with both spear and rodnreel and spearing them is much more of a challenge
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: new world record video...spear...

I read hunting boards as well as fishing boards and one thing is universal - if someone catches/shoots a very big anything (bass, whitetail, etc.) they are going to get grief/skepticizm/disbelief from a large group of people. "It was a tame deer in a pen." "The coyotes ate it and he took credit for the kill." "It washed up in the storm and he found it on the beach."

If you set the world record for taking the largest dump people would say you cheated. Haven't figured out why, it just happens that way.
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: new world record video...spear...

its just jealousy,if you catch or kill a bigger fish than the next guy he is probably going to be jealous,this guy who killed this fish made an excellent shot it is not often you stone them like this,so to all you jealous people out there until you have the balls to jump in the water and see for yourself what its really like keep your mouths shut
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