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Anyone Interested in Lionfish hunting up North after the regularly scheduled dives?

Discussion in 'Invade Cozumel 2011' started by Texas Torpedo, May 17, 2011.

  1. Sask Diver

    Sask Diver Photographer

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    Lol thanks Kev, I can taste them already.
     
  2. Merfman

    Merfman Nassau Grouper

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    Ok, all this talk of Lion taming reminds me of a story. The place was Cozumel. In order to not alienate anyone, the DM and operation shall remain nameless.

    We were out on a fairly crowded boat. The DM had taken a Lionfish, had it in a plastic bag and was getting ready to take it somewhere locally for examination. One of the divers
    expressed dismay (that's putting it mildly) about what she perceived as unethical treatment of said fish. She was really ragging on the DM about how it should be killed quickly,
    humanely, etc, etc, blah blah blah. She was also about 8-10" taller than the diminutive DM. The DM has a great sense of humor and after listening to the rant about his unethical
    behavior, he replied "No no no... sometimes I like to take deem shopping, den to de bull fights, maybe get a dreenk, DEEN I KEEL DEM!" I almost fell overboard laughing.
    Shortly thereafter, she was exiting from the head and came face-to-face with the DM. She just glared at him. After she walked away, the DM looked at my wife, laughing,
    and said "She beeeg" Again, almost overboard...
     
  3. ScubaSparky85

    ScubaSparky85 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Denver, CO
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    ^^ hahahaha :rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3:

    (PS: merfman, I was thinking of you last night as I went to sleep.... the Awesome-O episode was on TV, lol)
     
  4. JenLoves2Dive

    JenLoves2Dive Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Cozumel, Mexico
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  5. ramasule

    ramasule Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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    I am Awesome-O, Lame.

    If I like spearing which I most likely will, I might get a better spear. For now I am just a vacation diver and usually in a marine park and as such haven't really used em yet. But we shall see :D
     
  6. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! Staff Member

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: College Station, Texas
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    Alright... I'm putting together a great trip for spear hunting lionfish this Saturday Morning or Afternoon depending on the majority's schedule. This will be a two tank trip. DM's experienced in lion fish hunting will be with us and are willing to teach new spearo's (divers) if you want their help. This will not take place in the marine park and we'll be hitting locally known hot-spots, so we expect to run into a few of the pretty little buggers.. AND! If you are interested in eating your kills (or mine), we'll be cooking them up after the dives.

    Those interested, please PM me or find me soon around the hotel.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Great White

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    Location: Denver, Colorado
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    Updates? How did it go?

    Did Randy (the conch) beat any lion fish to death with anything interesting on the dive like a pool chair or something?
     
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  8. randy88k5

    randy88k5 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lynchburg, VA, USA
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    I'll try to get the next one with one of those CO2 knives
     
  9. firstdive2005

    firstdive2005 Solo Diver

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    I took Ramasule and Pans Siren for a rip to San Juan and Canterell with Scuba Mau as the dive op and Gabi Loco was our dive master. We got 25 edible ones and several juveniles. We also ate some lobster and crab. That was a lot of fun.
    During the week I killed over 50 Lion fish myself. I am happy how the reefs are with the population check of the Lion Fish via the hunts that are done.
     
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  10. ramasule

    ramasule Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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    I reckon dem ther lionfish sur is tasty mmm hmmm.

     

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