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YouTube Video Promoting WORLD FRESHWATER SPEARFISHING CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
2017 Spearfishing Calendar
Sponsored this year by the Freedive Shop
May 18-20, 2017
Worlds in Lake Mead, Las Vegas Nevada
June 10, 2017
Lake Mcconaughy – Nebraska
Casey Sack: 308-520-6879 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 15, 2017
Fish Lake – Utah
August 2, 2017
USOA Nationals – Noyo, California
RMSA can send 3 teams, let us know early if you want in.
Alex Reynaud email@example.com
August 26, 2017
Lake Mcconaughy – Nebraska
Casey Sack: 308-520-6879 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Ban email@example.com
Register at http://platteriverscubadivers.com
There are a bunch of small lakes here in Colorado. On this day we went up to a small town with an even smaller lake with a freezing temperature. There were four of us in our car, my dad, my brother and our good friend Danny. Once getting to the lake we unpacked, my brother realized he left all his gear at home (a 45 minute drive) so he had to go back. I didn’t want to go in because i knew the water would be cold, but seeing that the car was gone and i had no where to sit I decided to get in. Thank goodness for WETTIES 5mil wetsuits, that water was cold! The lake was pretty small so I followed my Dad around. The viability was about 6’ and not a single fish. After 45mins i was ready to get out, but my brother was still not back and my towel was in the car. So my dad and I found some cups and did some practice shots, finally we decided to swim in. In about 6’ of water pretty bored, i was messing with the moss. I looked down and saw some pretty colors, my first thought was “those are cool rocks” so I started poking “them” with my gun. To my surprise those “rocks” started moving and out came my pike! At first i was so surprised that I didn’t think to shoot till i saw it slowly moving away. I reached my Rob Allen 80cm snapper and shot it near the belly as it swam away. At first I thought I had missed it, so I pulled in my shaft and saw the this monster on the end! I pulled and grabbed the fish tight afraid at any moment he would wiggly free, I came to the surface and showed off my prize, screaming for joy and help 🙂
Savanah Mc Guire
16.66 pounds Northern Pike pending world record.
What a great dive. We had perfect weather great vis and lots of fish.
Starvation is almost never like this and with the super support of the FRESH WATER FISH SLAYERS , FWFS, everything went well.
A big Thanks to Carl Cooper and family for hosting the food on there private property it was a nice get away from the zoo at the lake.
We hope to have the FWFS run this event every year a little earlier in Aug. before school start.
Highlight of the meet included lots of new divers that got to shoot there first fish and win $100 prizes. 10 of our 17 divers were NEW to these competitions or spearfishing or both.
And the great food !!!!!!
Thanks to all the new spears and welcome to the tribe.
On a special note Duke got his son to dive with him and shot an 18 lb toad of a carp, and Mike got his 15 yr daughter to dive comp for the first time and slay some nice fish including a big small mouth bass.
Bring a friend to Stagecoach Co. Sept 24th and spread the fun.
Starvation Reservoir, Utah – August 20th, 2016
Starvation Reservoir, Utah – August 20th, 2016
8:30am Check in
9:00am Guns in the water
3:00pm Guns out of the water
3:30pm Weigh ins (in the parking lot by the boat ramp same as last year)
Novice Division: 10 carp, and 5 game fish. 1 point per fish 1point per pound.
Pro Division: 10 carp at 1 point per fish 1 point per pound, and 5 walleye/trout
at 3 points per fish 3 points per pound.
We will meet for check ins in the same parking lot as weigh ins. Just south of the boat ramp. (Look for the big blue/grey van with all the dive stickers).
After weigh ins we will give everyone a map and directions to the property where we will have food ready and set up for prizes and to get your RMSA t-shirt if you’re a new member.
Again if you want to camp for free at the property with us you are more than welcome. There is plenty of room, and the more the merrier. Give me a call or text and We’ll make sure you find your way there. 8018223813.
If you have any other questions or need a dive partner let me know.
We had 14 divers at the Deer Creak fun dive. 10 in the pro division and 4 in the Novice division.
The strategy for the meet of shoots only 5 BIG carp and 5 walleye worth the extra points made for a very interesting finish.
Carl with only a pole spear to took 2nd with both big fish: 16 lb carp and a 7 lb walleye
Nate took 3 and nailed all his walleye early on, so he was going to be tough to beat.
Kelston took his first big first place: shooting 11lb average in carp and finishing his walleye collection in the last minutes of the meet. His strategy of up grading his carp as he went along , but waiting every dive for any possibility of Walleye paid off in the last 30 minutes as he worked hard for the last 2 small walleye.
In the Novice division the Evans kicked but with 1st & 2nd and took home the gold: a nice gun and great mask.
Save Aug 20 2016 for Starvation.
TRITON X OPEN
September 17, 2016
Caspar Beach RV Park & Campground – Mendocino, CA 95460
Schedule of Events:
6:30 AM Check In begins: Fill out waivers, Check-in. Tournament Starts (You can start as soon as all paper work has been accepted.)
12:30 PM Food Available and weigh-in available. Please weigh-in as soon as you check back in.
1:30 PM ALL DIVERS must be checked back in to qualify. The award presentations and participation raffle will start immediately following the completion of the weigh-in.
3:00 PM (estimate) Raffle Begins; you or a representative must be present to win.
Early Registration (by August 5th): $55
Registration (by September 5): $70
Same Day and Late Registration: $85
Pro Registration $30 (Must Qualify, see below)
*Cost includes Lunch, Shirt, and possible prize. Please be sure to select shirt size at check out.*
2016 Triton X Open Rules
1) Hunting by means of FREEDIVING. No tanks or re-breathers.
2) No SCUBA scouting
3) All divers must check-in at Caspar Beach RV Park and Campground.
•Check In starts at 6:30 am. You may begin diving immediately after you check in.
•Divers must check back in no later than 1:30 pm. You must check back in to receive your shirt and food ticket.
4) Motor-powered boats are prohibited. All other forms of transportation are allowed. Kayaking is encouraged.
5) Only spearguns loaded by the diver’s own strength are permitted.
6) No chumming.
7) Competitors must abide by all California Fish & Wildlife rules.
8) Competitors are responsible for taking home their own catch.
9) Infractions of the above listed rules, including the listing of eligible species below, the DFG regulations, or unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification.
Species and Sizes:
Competitors may weigh in only ONE FISH FROM EACH SPECIE and/or ONE ABALONE ONLY and/or ONE SCALLOP ONLY to count toward the Tournament! Five fish Maximum.
Fish, Abalone and Scallop must meet or exceed Tournament measurement to count toward Tournament prizes.
Only FISH and ABALONE will be counted towards total aggregate score!
Specie/ Tournament Size
Black Rockfish: 14”
Blue Rockfish: 14”
Kelp Greenling: 14”
Olive Rockfish: 14”
*Any other fish NOT mentioned above will not be accepted.
Scoring and Prizes:
Entry Divisions: This is a new change for 2016 please read!!!
Pro: This one is all for the glory!!! If you have competed in Nationals in the last 5 years or are sponsored you must register in this category. There is no prize, just a place on the trophy if you are 1st place Pro. Price includes T shirt and food.
Masters: Competitors ages 55 and up will be entered in this division. Top three Master will be awarded prizes. If you qualify for masters but would rather compete in General division please do so.
General: For all competitors who do not qualify for above divisions.
Jr: : For competitors 17 and under!
The top scoring diver in the Pro/General divisions will have their name put on the Clint Koberstein trophy.
Each competitor will be allowed to weigh in one fish per specie that meets the minimum tournament size requirements listed above, as well as one Abalone only. They will receive 10 points per specie plus 1 point per pound up to 20 pounds. Maximum score of 30 points per specie. Divers may weigh in up to 5 fish maximum (on the specified list above). They can also measure in one Abalone only; the abalone scoring will be counted towards total aggregate.
This year there will be a prize awarded for biggest Scallop! Only 1 Scallop may be entered per diver. The scallop will not be counted towards the diver’s aggregate score.
Only Abalone and Fish are counted in total aggregate points.
Prizes will be given out for the biggest fish, for the 3 largest Abalone by length, and for the largest Scallop.
Prizes will also be awarded for the top aggregate scores as follows: top 5 General/Masters Division, top 3 Masters, top Woman and top Junior (under 18 years of age).
The Perpetual Clint Koberstein Trophy will be awarded to the #1 General and the #1 Pro Division Winners. This Trophy is in memory of our first winner of the Southern California Picasso Open.
Top Scallop will have name put on largest scallop trophy!
Competitors may win more than one of the main prizes if they are very good hunters or very lucky!
The weigh master has the option to disqualify a fish /abalone deemed unsuitable for any reason.
Every competitor that doesn’t win one of the aforementioned categories is eligible for the participation raffle. Where most of the prizes for this event will be given out. For instance, there will be many wetsuits, spearguns, fins, etc. given out in the raffle. Competitors are limited to winning one prize each in the participation raffle.
Why a Species Meet?
Freedive Hunting is the only method to practice “Release before you Catch” rather than “Catch and Release” as is done by all other forms of sport fishing. Freedive hunters are given the opportunity to select an individual fish and let the rest swim by and/or, select their trophy abalone, rather than stressing and endangering several animals, until a suitable one is harvested. A Species Meet was created to determine the most proficient freedive hunter by establishing rules in which diversity, rather than total aggregate weight of a catch, will prove who the most successful freedive hunter really is.
Registration and Refund Policy:
Competitors may register at the day of the meet, but if you pre-register, you pay a lower entry fee. This year there is amaximum of 150 divers for this event. In the event of inclement weather on Tournament day, all prizes will be raffled that day. Competitors less than 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian co-sign their disclaimer form.
NO REFUNDS! If you are unable to attend the event and have already registered, you may have someone pick a prize for you.
Deer Creek Reservoir, Utah – July 30th, 2016
The meet will be held at the Peterson Group pavilion.
FREE entry fee to all RMSA members
Under 15 competes for FREE
Check in @ 8:00 am at Peterson Group pavilion
Guns in the water @9:00 am
The reason for the 1 hour delay between check-in and start is so everyone has a chance to get their boats in the water (sometimes there is a line to launch and it can take some time)
Guns out of the water @ 2:00 pm
Weigh-ins start @ 2:30 and you must be checked in by 3:00 at the Peterson Group pavilion
Novice/Jr. Division: Max of 10 Carp and 5 Game Fish, 1 point per fish and 1 point per pound.
Pro Division: Max of 5 Carp (1 point per fish 1 point per pound), and 5 Walleye (5 points per fish and 1 point per pound)
You must decide what division to compete in at registration. (If you have ever won an event or scored more than 150 points in a meet please enter the pro division.)
Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each division as well as Biggest Walleye and biggest Carp
There will also be a small raffle.
***Everyone is responsible for removing their own fish.
More information here:
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Darren Shields shared this with us:
After several days trying for a marlin by towing teasers, I changed techniques to live baiting. This method worked by catching a skip jack tuna and tethering it to the boat on a 10mt line then drifting and waiting. I shot and lost one over 300lbs then half an hour later shot this fish which was 298lbs. Unfortunately the breakaway on my gun failed and I lost the gun and two Go Pro cameras attached because the gun broke away down deep. I managed after a battle to land the marlin. It towed me for 1.6 nautical miles.
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