Posts by Kyle V

    Hey guys.

    so there is an area here in the island that from the coast you can sometimes find big amberjack ( a guy i know caught a 50 kg one last year) and i've been diving there for awhile now looking for a fish like that and so far i havent seen one. i sometimes chum the water with some grinded mackerel or sardines and bread,make a mix and slowly release it to try and bring them in. my question is, do you guys have any tips for chuming? what depth should i deploy the chum bag, should it be on high tide or low tide? any tips would be apreciated :)
    Thanks 8)

    That helped a lot Wayno thanks for the tips i apreciate it :)

    Hello All.

    Im planning on spearfishing next season using a kayak, and my idea was to use the kayak as a tool to string some flashers to it and spear fish around it. my question is, how deep should i deploy my flashers? will more depth harm its shinyness? Will it work being to close to the kayak?



    Only the dusky grouper Marco. Its a protected species. the rest of the grouper family is free to catch.:)

    Hello all.

    Im thinking of buying a new wetsuit as the one i use is old and in bad shape. I've seen some ads for red wetsuits. Do you have any feedback about them? i heard red loses colour at a certain depth and i wonder what impact it has on spearfishing. I dont mind the camos and colours a lot but am curious about them.



    Well if you ever come to the azores one day, im sure you will love it. Lots of challenging species to spear and very tasty too. A simple coastal dive can provide wide range of species. and almost no sharks :)

    Hello all :)

    Im new to the forum, been a member for a few days, but only today i reminded to make a introduction post.

    Im from Faial Island in the Azores, and been spearfishing for about 4 years. next season i want to start doing some blue water and luckily get some wahoo or mahi :P

    The fish i catch are mostly for my meals and to give some to my family. i believe in being responsible in your shooting not only shooting to kill and leaving no wounded fish behind ( altho it happens), but also to take what you want on sustainable amounts and not being greedy. i'd rather have one big fish instead of several small ones.

    Anyway, im looking forward to share experience and information about spearfishing, and if any of you ever come to Faial in the Azores, give me a ring so we can go get some dinner 8)


    Kyle Vieira

    Hello from the azores.

    I have only just became a member and this goes a bit late, but if you have some questions about spearfishing in the azores i can help.

    i live in Faial Island, and been doing coastal spearfishing for about 4 years. Want to start blue water next season.