Do you live in Virginia? Are you looking to start a new hobby? One sport that is really taking off is Spearfishing. It is something like an international sensation, thousands of people are showing up for Spearfishing competitions, and even more are getting into the sport.
As many of you already know, we got some serious cost line in VA. The fishing is great, you can surf here, why can’t you also Spearfish in the area? Well, you can, you can catch some HUGE fish.
Don’t belive us? Below is a video of a bunch of guys spearfishing off an oil rig.
Here is how you get started and the Speargun you will need:
For inshore hunting we do not have the clearest waters. It is hard to see and you will often not be able to see much. Do not get us wrong, there are days when you can see 100 feet or more, but you still want to be ready for those days where you cannot see all that much.
For days where the water visibility is somewhat limited, you’ll want a shorter gun, one that is around 100cm long, which is around 2 feet. For whatever reason the spearfishing community likes to use cm as opposed to feet. This is probably because most of the major equipment brands come from Europe.
This way if you only have 5 feet of visibility, you will have some room to shoot your fish. For example if you have a gun that is 6 feet long and you only have 5 feet of visibility, it would making shooting game very weird and awkward.
What about when you are offshore?
When you are offshore the water visibility should be very clear and you can see a lot. On days when you head out to see you can use the bigger gear and really catch some big game.
Just keep in mind if you want to catch fish that are 100+ pounds, you will likely need a multi band speargun. Similar to a cross bow, the more bands your speargun has, the more powerful it will be. If you use a single band speargun on larger fish, your risk bending your equipment.
What brand should you get?
We recommend get shopping for the best Omer spearguns for sale. They have really high quality stuff and it is what we personally use. The model that we really like using the Caymen ET, which stands for enclosed track. This gun comes with double bands and it being enclosed track makes it very accurate.
Hope you found this quick article helpful. See you next time!!