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Old 06-07-2017, 12:40 PM #1
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Tuna spearfishing trip made around the archipelago Islands Marias located at about 80 miles of the Pacific mexican coast. Action!!
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That was sweet! Glad to see you getting out there and killing it. Looked like that dorado was trying to be a pain in the ass for you. Seemed to create quite a rat's nest of your floatline. Thanks for sharing!
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Hi Philippe,
Thanks for sharing. Just curios, but why don't you brain these fish in the water or as soon as you are back on the boat?
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I actually had that same curiosity. I did catch that the my have a club and club the fish before pulling it in.
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Yeah, but the bloke didn't do a great job with the club, I have to say. These are big animals, I personally feel, they deserve to to die fast.
Maybe they weren't sure they could bleed them fast enough if they brained them? But the Japanese and the sashimi grade fishermen seem to have no problem with it and as a rule, brain and sometimes Iki-jime the whole spine right away. Maybe Virgil's catch simply didn't get bled at all? (I can think of one reason not to but I think it's one of those things bluewater hunters don't talk openly about).

No matter what, I am still curious.
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Ha, I did catch the few strikes that didn't quite do the job plus the few that popped "back to life" on the boat. I am with you, I like a quick swift death. I will not pass judgment, however, as I presume he has his reasons (one being, as you mentioned, the bleeding process). Do the Japanese really iki-jime the whole spine on these big guys? I've seen them do it on smaller catch. Some of those guys are quite impressive with their skills of putting a fish down.

What is the one reason you are thinking that isn't regularly discussed?
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Thank,s for your feed back and suggestions!

My friend Sebastian Melani accepted to do the 2 days boat trip because he trusts my all kind of tuna species hunting experience.

Few spearos have been diving in the archipelago Island Marias located off the state Nayarit coast. Because of two main reasons:
-this area is located too far at about 80 to 100 miles off the coast
-there are two deserted islands + one island with a federal jail holding only greatest narco dealers and cartel boss
this area needs to be pretty careful while boating in possible restricted area or in making a possible mistake in a quasi militarized zone...

So I did diving most of the time solo and preferred to avoid playing the butcher’s boy in waters with tuna and sharks...
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Makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up for us, Philippe.
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Thanks for elaborating. Sounds like an interesting place, haha.

Here's my personal take on this and since I have never shot a big fish, my opinion may not matter, but I do think other potential viewers of you videos might feel the same: It doesn't look as respectful as it could when you pose with fish that have not been killed yet or when we see them thrown in a holding box still flapping. Others may not care, but I like videos where I know the fish has been killed fast. If you don't want to brain it in the water, you - or the boat boys - can do it as soon as the fish is on the boat.

But I am a softie this way, I even sometimes brain other peoples fish on boats (if they let me).

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Philippe, thanks for sharing the video and explanation. That's an impressive shark bite.

One way to see it is Philippe needs to get the fish out of the water as soon as possible. At the same time he can't control how the people handle the fish on the boat once they're handed off. People who work with fish often have a callous attitude. You can try to explain that you want the fish dispatched quickly but they will just not see it as important. And it may create tension. Unless they are under your control because you're paying for every aspect of the outing. I get the feeling Philippe goes to some places where he's lucky to get access to in the first place, maybe not the right time to be demanding.

Other than that I agree, I don't like to see fish suffer needlessly and will dispatch them quickly if it's safe to do so.
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