Jan 11, 2009
01.09 - BLUEWATER HUNTERS
Freediving has rapidly become an extremely popular sport, especially among the offshore fishing community. An old watermans addage says... "Every hour spent in the water erases a weeks worth of worries on land."
Maybe this is why so many people are taking the plunge out there lately. In this episode of the The Watermans Journal , we hope to catch a glimpse of some underwater scenery from the PELAGIC PRO TEAM freedivers. Lets see what makes them get into the water...
Below: Stalking large pelagic predators in their own environment is dangerous, exciting, and very rewarding when it all comes together.
Below: PELAGIC PRO TEAM Brett McBride, co-star of the world famous " Offshore Adventures " TV show, holds up a fat amberjack he speared while fiming an episode off Panama. Nice fish!
For more information on Brett McBride or the awesome Offshore Adventures TV show, visit: ** www.OffshoreAdventures.tv**
WALTON BAGS TUNA AT OFFSHORE OIL RIGS
Location: Texas Offshore Oil Rigs
With PELAGIC Pro Team Captain Johnny Uhr at the helm of the custom sportfisher Seay Goddess , Brandon Walton jumped in the water with his spear gun. Lets see what happened...
Below: The Texas offshore oil rigs are certainly a spectacular sight, especially at night.
Below: PELAGIC Pro Team Brandon Walton (left) with the tuna he speared in the open water off Texas. He said "When I shot this fish, it ran so hard that I thought it was going to drown me right then and there, but I got the fish under control and was able to land it."
Below: A fine piece of sashimi courtesy of Brandon Walton .
HELLO FROM DOWN UNDER...
Below: PELAGIC Pro Team Michael Barry (left) and Robert Arrington (right) with some nice groupers they shot while filming an episode of "Reel Adventures" TV show on location on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.