Methods of Spearfishing

6 Mar

About- Methods of Spearfishing(1)

Spear fishing is the method of catching fish with sharpened tools. It has been popular throughout the world for centuries and was a common method of hunting during the Paleolithic period. This method has been found out to be the most environmentally friendly form of fishing. The ancient technique made use of sharpened tools, bones, stones and in later times, metal or a spear to catch fish in shallow waters. About- Methods of SpearfishingSpearfishing has evolved through the centuries and many changes have been made to this sport.
Modern spear fisherman use elastic powered spear guns and slings.
Divers wear goggles and with practice, are able to hold their breath for up to four minutes and sometimes even longer. A spear gun must only ever be loaded and fired underwater. This ecological recreational activity is all about experiencing the freedom of exploring the ocean environment. To enjoy this sport to its fullest, the right gear must be worn. Divers use weight belt to descend to depth. Carrying knives is crucial as a safety precaution or to kill the fish quickly. It is believed that killing the fish quickly improves the flavor of the fish as less adrenaline is released into its body.
Spearfishing is done in several ways. Those who spearfish as a sport prefer diving into the depths of the ocean, accessing dangerous areas for fun.
For fishing without diving, shallow waters with no or low tides are favored.
Another method for spearfishing is boat diving. To access better locations which are inaccessible by land, fishermen use boats, kayaks, ships or even jet-ski. Shiny pieces of mirror or metals called flashers are also used in spearfishing to attract the fish to the fisherman. Fish mistake the flashers for bait.
Scuba diving is also a popular means of spearfishing. The divers breathe in compressed air from a tank so they get the advantage of spending more time underwater.

 

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How To- Catch A Fish The Right Way

6 Mar

How To- Catch A Fish The Right Way(1)

Bait fishing, fly fishing, spinner fishing, trolling, snagging and jig fishing are few of the many approaches to fishing. The easiest, however, is bait fishing. It requires a fishing rod and a fishing bait to attract fish. Fish bait is easily available in stores. The right hook size is a necessity as the smaller the hook the better the chance of a bite.
As fish are cold blooded animals, they can’t keep their body temperatures constant. This means that the temperature of their surroundings influence their bodily functions. If it’s too hot or too cold, fish become less active and more picky about what or when they eat. How To- Catch A Fish The Right WayWater level holds great importance when it comes to fishing. Rising and falling tides are ideal for fishing as they promote active feeding among coastal fish. When the fish feels the hook it becomes frantic and tries to jump or swim around obstacles. It is important not to panic and start reeling it in when the fish is struggling. When the fish becomes calmer, the best technique is to pull the rod up and then reel down down as you lower it. All this must be done gently to keep the fish calm.
After the fish is caught, the hook must be taken out the same way it went in to minimize damage. Many fisherman use their thumb and index fingers to hold a fish by its lower jaw. This temporaily paralyzes the fish and holds its jaw wide open.
Fish spoil quickly so it’s crucial to handle them properly from the moment you land them. To keep it fresh and avoid the sour ‘fishy’ odour, keep your catch in a cooler. However, if you’re not planning to eat it, unhook it carefully while it’s still under water and release it.

 

Things To Do In Monterey

6 Mar

Visit Monterey- Things To Do In Monterey(1)

Teeming with numerous species of fish, sharks, mollusks, sea turtles and birds, Monterey Bay provides family-friendly attractions and spectacular outdoor adventures to approximately 8 million tourists every year. Named the #1 family-friendly aquarium by Parents Magazine, the Monterey Bay aquarium houses thousands of marine animals and plants and it has grown to become one of the leading ocean conservation organizations in the world. Visit Monterey- Things To Do In MontereyThe area features numerous gourmet restaurants, delicious coffee cafes, high end boutique shops and a historic museum dedicated to the renowned author John Steinbeck. There is a park in Monterey for kids which features slides, mazes, tunnels, bouncing bridge, a baseball field and a lot more. From musical events to AMA racing or golf to sky diving or wine tasting, there is always something happening in Monterey. A number of companies provide recreational sport fishing trips, sailing cruises, surfing lessons and fish festivals annually. Monterey has something special for everyone. You will enjoy whale watching, kayaking, bike rentals, savoring handcrafted wines while watching stunning sunsets, playing at legendary golf courses, or looking at rare land animals and feeding magnificent elephants. There is a strikingly beautiful, 18-mile long trail in Monterey which is perfect for a family fun day. Dozens of wineries are also one of the many beautiful attractions in Monterey Bay. The aquarium is an ideal place for people of all ages. The fascinating jellyfish, dancing and glowing, attract children whereas the adults find interest in the marine research conducted by the aquarium staff on otters, sharks and fish to better understand their food requirements and migration patterns. Monterey Bay is a great place for people who love to fish or observe the hundreds of gray whales that migrate through Monterey Bay and the humpback whales, killer whales and blue whales cruising around.

 

Cooking- The Monterey Bay Food Fish

6 Mar

Cooking- The Monterey Bay Food Fish

There are about 150 food fish in Monterey amongst which the Rockfish can live up to 200 years. This heavily spined, bone plated fish can produce as many as 1,000,000 eggs at one time. Rockfish, also known as Pacific snapper, are mild flavored fish. There are more than 70 different varieties of this fish swimming around in the oceans and all of them differ in taste and texture. The bones and heads of rockfish make delectable fish stock because of their “clean” taste. This fish is also used to make sushi. The Chinese like to steam cook the whole fish to bring out more flavor. Their technique is very simple and easy. First they slash the fish 3 times crosswise on each side. Then they mix ginger, vegetable oil, black beans, garlic, salt, sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil and rub this mixture on the cavity and outer side of the fish. The fish is then covered and refrigerated for 30 minutes. After this, the fish is dished on a heatproof plate and placed in a rack in a steamer until the fish flakes easily with fork, which takes about 10 minutes. Green onions are used to garnish the fish when it is dished out.
Another type of fish found in Monterey is Lingcod. This marine fish prefers to stay in reefs and rocky deposits and is vulnerable to oil spills thus making it a less than ideal choice for food. Even then, fish lovers incorporate them into recipes with smaller portions to enjoy their mild flavor and dense flesh. A delicious recipe using this fish requires fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, chives and salt and pepper for seasoning. The herbs are mixed together and rubbed on pieces of fish with olive oil. The fish pieces are coated with breadcrumbs to give them a crunchy texture and then deep fried.

 

Fish Found In Monterey Bay Aquarium

6 Mar

Species- Fish Found In Monterey Bay Aquarium(1)

One of the leading ocean conservation organizations in the world, the Monterey Bay aquarium is a window to the wonders of marine life. It houses about 623 different species of fish. The Monterey Bay aquarium attracts 2 million tourists annually. It is home to not only a hundred different species of fish but also to the mesmerizing jellies, penguins, sea otters, seahorses and an exotic kelp forest.
There are so many different types of fish ranging from the world’s heaviest bony fish (This category doesn’t count sharks and rays) the ocean fish to the pencil-like bay pipefish resembling a blade of eelgrass.

Species- Fish Found In Monterey Bay Aquarium

These fish are amazingly beautiful and interesting to watch as each of them has a distinct color, pattern, characteristic and body shape. The angry looking deep sea anglerfish have a modified fin ray growing from the snout which contains millions of light-producing bacteria. The brightly colored parrotfish produces tons of coral sand each year by munching on coral rocks. Yellow-headed jawfish have big mouths which they use not only to move sand and rocks but also to carry their eggs until they hatch. Rockfishes, which are brightly red with purple spots, appear gray due to living deep down where not enough light reaches. This characteristic helps them survive as they blend in with the color of their surroundings.

The masters of camouflage, sanddabs spend their lives lying on their sides. They change their colors and pattern to match their surroundings causing predators to overlook them. Hatchetfish have light-producing organs in their bellies. Each specie of hatchetfish has a particular pattern of light. They can adjust their eyes to focus far or close up. The vertically striped convict tang resembles a prisoner’s uniform. This fish has a blade hidden in a sheath of skin on its caudal peduncle. If a predator or human treats it roughly, the fish does not hesitate to cause nasty cuts.

 

Videos- Spearfishing

6 Mar

Videos- Spearfishinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dfq6hZSh8w

The blacktip sharp wants exactly what this guy does.. The sheephead. Right after he catches the fish, the shark comes swimming to him, flicking its tail and building speed, ready to attack the man. But this guy loves his fish, lol! Anyone else in his place would’ve just given the shark what it wanted but this brave dude held on to it and taught the shark a lesson: you don’t get any food if you show aggression. Ha! The guy made 2 mistakes though, he dropped his knife and let himself remain tangled. You must never drop your knife. Knife is for safety and if you ever get tangled you just cut the rope and not risk being killed by aggressive fish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCLu3tt2A6U

Highly informative video! This video perfectly showcases what a thrilling experience spearfishing is! Scuba diving into the ocean and spearfishing, beautiful combo. The rush and excitement of seeing the beautiful and dangerous animals floating around is over-whelming. Highly professional techniques and amazing video quality!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE5pvAUPMyA

Using a cool speargun, this guy shows us how he does what he loves. He’s spearfishing from the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns to Cardwell and all this is shot in one day. Spearfishing is all about enjoying the environment and it’s the most ecological way of fishing as there is no by-catch. This guy inspires you to take risks every once in a while.

Videos- Spearfishing(1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_UY-pUu_Rk

Filmed on the barrier reef in Australia. It’s this guy’s first time spearing the red emperor fish and the guy does a pretty awesome job! They say patience has its virtue and this guy proved it! He knew better than to aim at the smaller, easily caught fish and shot when the big red emperor entered the scene! If you just wait a little while, the shot presents itself!

Monterey Bay Conditions- Climate

6 Mar

Monterey Bay Conditions- Climate(1)Monterey Bay maintains a temperate climate year-round. The highest recorded temperature was 104°F/40°C in 1987 and the lowest recorded temperature was 20°F/-6°C in 1990. The warmest month in Monterey is September, whereas the coldest month is December. During winter there are snow falls in the higher elevations but generally, in Monterey it is extremely rare. Rainfall usually occurs between the months of November and April. In general, Monterey neither gets too hot nor too cold.

At the Del Monte beach, the dominant wind blows from the WNW. During the average Northern hemisphere summer, the winds are light about 16% of the time. During the average northern hemisphere winter, the winds are light 26% of the time.
Each year there are three oceanographic seasons namely thMonterey Bay Conditions- Climatee upwelling, oceanic and winter storm seasons. They do not follow a strict cycle and might overlap.
During the oceanic season, which occurs from mid August through mid-November the surface water is heated by sunlight and winds are very light. The offshore waters move inshore. During the winter storm from late November through mid-March the winds are strong along with large waves. During the upwelling season from mid-March through mid-August the surface waters move offshore causing cool, nutrient-rich water rise from below.
The maximum high tide recorded for Monterey Bay is of 6.6 ft and the minimum of -1.6 ft.
The weather of Monterey during February gets quite unpredictable. You could have a rainy day today and sunny day tomorrow. That should be kept in mind if you’re planning for a vacation during this month. During January the weather gets very cold but chances of snow are highly unlikely. All in all, Monterey maintains a Mediterranean type of climate- the summers are cool and winters are moderate with frequent storms passing through the area resulting in strong winds in variable directions.