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Hafa adai all,
Thanks for all who have supported and sponsored me through this years La Paz World Cup Spearfishing Invitational in La Paz, Mexico. I normally would update everyone on my daily status during the event but the Internet at the resort was extremely slow. So here’s a short recap.
I arrived in Mexico 4 days ahead of the tourney to scout the fishing grounds and acclimate myself to the water. I anticipated the ocean to be the same as last year, but to my surprise it wasn’t. With water temperatures similar to Guam I wasn’t going to need the 5mm wetsuit I brought. As comfortable as the water temp was for us divers, it wasn’t the case for the fish. Wahoo and Marlin were scarce with a few sightings on the tide changes but only a few were landed in the tourney. Amberjacks rarely frequent the warm water so they typically are found below the thermocline which sits at 65ft. This year that thermocline sat at 100ft! That being said, I had to dive to those depths almost all day.. During the first 3 days of competition approximately 10-12 competitors actually landed fish to put on the board. On the 3rd day of competition I was on the scoreboard at 6th place and was up against the 5 time US National Champ, Dennis Haussler to make 2nd. This guy was diving just as hard as me and I sometimes found him on my spots I had marked on my GPS. It’s funny how we both knew where the fish were gonna be. On the 4th and final day, I searched and put in hours on the wahoo drift in hopes of another big one, but none were spotted. My partner and I decided to quit risking our lives in the deep depths and comb the beaches for Roosterfish. I shot a 15#’er in 5ft of water that bumped me up to 3rd for overall individual. The top 5 competitors were skunked on the last day!! Nada!
Overall, the event proved who the top diver’s were this year despite the conditions. The top 4 competitors have either won the previous years or placed in the top 5 every year. I just want to thank my sponsors who helped me get to Mexico to represent our island. I tried my very best and i’m just glad to be home safe. I have some very cool images for all to use. I’ll attach a few and send more later.
Si Yu’us Ma’ase
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