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Pole Spearing in Feb??? Need advice....

SKiff2180SKiff2180 Posts: 19 Greenhorn
A group of us are headed over to Walkers/Grand Cay area to try our luck at Wahoo fishing Feb 9th as long as the weather cooperates. In the past, we have made trips later in the season and done a lot of pole spearing when the bite slows during mid day. I have heard some say that the fish are less skiddish early season because they haven't been chased around and shot at so much, but I just don't know if our trip in Feb is too early to try polespearing. Without having the early season experience over there, I would like some input/advice regarding:
- water temperature?
- is a wetsuit needed? shortie or full length?
- will we have any success for hogfish/grouper/snapper?
- any other advice/info you can provide

Thanks for the info.


  • CompleatCompleat Posts: 2,777 Captain
    I stopped spearing long ago but my deckhand still does it. Fair pick of grouper early. He really can't work it deep enough for hogs but he gets a couple. He wears a full suit, I think more to keep itchy stingy things off him than for temp but for me it would be all about temp and I'm a wimp when its below 80 water temp. He's new at the game so his approach needs a lot of work. I found early season fish to be a little less spooky in part due to lack of pressure and colder water seems to slow em down too if only just a little.
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