Author: Spearing

Spanish Mackerel with Sicilian Salsa

The Story of the Fish:  Shipwrecks, Sharks, and Spanish Mackerels by Will Liffick The cool morning air brushed past us as we cut through the glassy surface of the water. We were bound for the Marquesas, a small group of uninhabited islands just 30 miles west of Key West, Florida.  Grouper season was quickly coming to an end and we wanted to shoot a few more before the end of the season. Winter in Key West is the best time of year, the water temperature drops and most of the weather lays down. The day began as a cool...

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Tao Hoogland State Record Cobia

After months of planning and the setbacks of Covid-19 we finally got the opportunity to travel north to the mid west coast of Australia. We arrived in Denham a few days earlier with impeccable weather which allowed us to scout new and unknown dive areas to us, with the prospect of targeting large and elusive species known to the area.  For the first few days the ocean was glassy but the diving didn’t live up to our expectations with poor visibility, strong current and mediocre size fish. On this particular day we’d just gotten out of the water at...

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Weigh Safe

After days or weeks of planning, booking rooms, packing, prepping gear and the boat; it’s finally time to hook up and head out on that epic spearfishing trip or vacation. Many of us go through this same process at least once a year some many many more.  We give the trailer its annual or in some cases monthly service. Checking tire pressure, greasing hubs, fixing the damn lights ….again. All these are important parts of making sure your tow to your trip is uneventful and goes as smooth as possible. One important detail that is commonly overlooked, yet extremely...

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Lone Star Marine

Boats and spearfishing go hand in hand. Sure, a lot of divers are lucky enough to be able to walk off the beach or from a parking lot to access their local dive location, but the vast majority of people involved in spearfishing utilize a boat when traveling offshore for a day of diving. One of the most overlooked and underrated accessories on a properly outfitted dive boat is the windless. Obviously it’s not required but without a doubt it makes the day 100% better when you have one. I am sure we have all, at one time or...

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Seared Tuna Burgers with Spicy Mayo

Harvesting Nature Justin Townsend Editor-in-Chief   Recipe Name:  Seared Tuna Burgers with Spicy Mayo Serving Size: 6 patties Time to make: 30 minutes Special Equipment: Stove top, cast iron pan/non stick pan, spatula Beer/Wine Pairing:  IPA, pilsner, sake, or white wine Also works with: most larger saltwater fish On a recent fishing adventure, here in Key West, we targeted blackfin tuna, which is known for superb table fare. Unfortunately, we did not catch any blackfin tuna, but we did get several tunny fish which are also known as false albacore and bonita. Most people toss this fish back...

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