45 pound yellowtail

Shot this yellowtail at 23 meters near La Paz. I was fishing with my 130 with two bands and a 7.5 mm tahitian shaft. After landing this fish I started using a slip tip. Given the power of those monsters, I didn’t trust my ability to always get a good shot. It took forever to… Read More »

Ghetto style knife sharpening.

I use cheap knives. They don’t sharpen easy and I don’t usually care all that much. I mainly use them to brain fish… but then I would enjoy having a “sharpish” edge once in a while. I tried many things and found this quick solution…

Big fish story, this is not one of them.

In December 2019, while the rest of North America was swept by storm after storm in what looked like the plot of yet another end of the world movie, Baja was doing fine. Perhaps a little cooler than usual and the winds kept things interesting for kite surfers. A friend told me he kited 19… Read More »

Barrebalète à Baja! (tbar speargun, tbargun)

La barrebalète est un prototype d’arbalète propulsant une barre d’acier en forme de t. J’avais fabriqué une arbalète utilisant un tube l’année d’avant. Le tube était d’une efficacité redoutable mais je ne voyais pas comment incorporer un ardillon, et la pénétration n’était pas très grande. Les poissons étaient choqués, et il suffisait de les ramasser,… Read More »