1st Annual Gulf Coast Spearfish Tournament - August 11, 2007© Photos by Mark Miller © Hi-Res Source
This was a family Diving Trip to Deep Oil Rigs along the Continental Shelf out in 200 to 300 feet of water. The First Annual Gulf Coast Spearfishing Tournament was being held and Mark entered just in case he got in the right place at the right time. Otherwise, we were out for some fun Diving and Fishing - and surprisingly Lobstering. The Rigs had some nice Spiny's and we had to take three of them home to eat. Don't worry, we left at least 30 for the next Divers. We easily limited out on Amberjack. Mark speared 2 AJs, but the biggest weighed in at only 34.05 pounds which tied the third place weight, but first entered wins on a tie. He also got 2-1/2 mangroves to the boat, as he lost 1-1/2 of them to the 'Cudas. The boys had a blast jigging AJs, Snapper, Grouper, and even some moonfish. It was a long fun trip encompassing 169 miles and 18 hours.