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Old 10-13-2017, 07:34 PM   #31
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Really? Just saying what everyone is thinking. And trying to protect this sport.

I love Danís videos. But this isnít one I would have posted. The internet trolls will use it against us somehow.

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I agree. Glad that they did get the shafts and both of the fish back though. Freeshafting is great but if you don't get perfect shot placement it can lead to some heart breakers. Luckily this was just on a small wreck.

Looks like a sick dive spot.
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:22 AM   #32
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I wonder if Goliath’s have developed a taste for Lionfish as well. I would assume that a fish as docile and as easy to catch as a Lionfish would basically be a never ending buffet for Goliath’s. If they are not consuming them in large quantities yet, hopefully they will learn they are easy prey and do some of the heavy lifting for us in our efforts to eradicate them.
We've noticed a lot of eaten Lionfish in larger Red Grouper and a few in AJ's as well. Haven't seen an eaten one in a Gag or Black. No idea of whether Goliaths are eating them or not. (haven't inspected a Goliath's stomach contents in a lot of years.) I wouldn't doubt that they are eating them though.

I think eradication is an impossibility at this point. The best that we can realistically hope for is to keep them thinned down in diveable waters, and even that's going to be difficult.
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:25 AM   #33
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Like Megabeast said, there's literally 50-100's of them on small spots in the Gulf, very similar to what he described in the Atlantic. Heres a link to a small spot that had some nice fish on it and was covered with Lion fish as well. I did manage to drive 2 LF spines into my right leg pulling out the Carbo. Fun fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT4V...ature=youtu.be
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:53 PM   #34
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Re: HeadHunter Video

Video of a deep spot. Ran over a good show, no structure or hard bottom to be found. I decided to roll on it and see what turned up....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JtQ...ature=youtu.be
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:14 PM   #35
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Video of a deep spot. Ran over a good show, no structure or hard bottom to be found. I decided to roll on it and see what turned up....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JtQ...ature=youtu.be
Great vid! I was vocally yelling out "shoot him!" after it already had two shafts in 'em. Thank you for the spearfishing porn.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:31 PM   #36
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Video of a deep spot. Ran over a good show, no structure or hard bottom to be found. I decided to roll on it and see what turned up....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JtQ...ature=youtu.be
Awesome video, also cool to see the black all lit, man I love shooting big blacks out in the open.


I ran over a similar show but the black brought me to a single coral head in the middle of no where, last 3 times I've dove the head I've shot a 50 pounder. Diving in the keys isn't anything close to the things you guys do though, you would probably consider that a little black. Would love to dive with you guys when I get all my tech classes done.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:48 AM   #37
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How deep was the spot you got the 2 lion fish spines in the right leg? Looks like you got to the bottom pretty quick. Was wondering how long your luck would hold out before getting stuck. Have had 2 friends get stuck this year. Real hot water helped a lot from a small camping stove we have on board. Have not tried ammonia yet. I know it works on bee and wasp stings. Keep the great videos coming. The water vis. in shore still sucks.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:57 PM   #38
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[quote=sharpshooter;2154179] Was wondering how long your luck would hold out before getting stuck. /QUOTE]

Jose, I quit counting at 15 hits. They usually only affect me like a hornet sting. only a couple have really sucked. A lot depends on everyone's unique body reaction to it, how large a lionfish it was, how many spines got you, how deep the spines went, if the spines had to go through material before hitting you, and of course where on your body the spines went in. Much better to get hit in a large fleshy area than a small area like a finger.

Hot water helps break down the protein and also increases blood flow in the area helping to dilute the protein.
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Like Megabeast said, there's literally 50-100's of them on small spots in the Gulf, very similar to what he described in the Atlantic. Heres a link to a small spot that had some nice fish on it and was covered with Lion fish as well. I did manage to drive 2 LF spines into my right leg pulling out the Carbo. Fun fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT4V...ature=youtu.be
Thank Goodness you included the pre-dive boat entry footage....Otherwise we might assume you were diving naked - except for gloves of course.

I really would not want to be rooting around in the silted out hole - trying to find that Black with a million lionfish everywhere.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:55 AM   #40
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Video of a deep spot. Ran over a good show, no structure or hard bottom to be found. I decided to roll on it and see what turned up....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JtQ...ature=youtu.be
Doing everything right..... Dan if you could just get me and everyone else to look at our compass every time.
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:25 AM   #41
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Awesome videos Dan. Thanks for sharing! It takes a set to wrestle big fish at that depth.
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:05 AM   #42
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Deep clip from a few years back. Wreck is always stupid fishy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6M3...s&spfreload=10
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Awesome videos Dan. Thanks for sharing! It takes a set to wrestle big fish at that depth.
Thanks SA! I think the Irish in me is just too stubborn to let go.....
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I love these. Thanks for sharing Dan.
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Thanks for posting Dan...what a treat!!!
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