Always load your gun on the drop....! (I KNOW this ) even if it looks like sand....! But yesterday, I didn't.
When I got near the bottom in 98fsw, I saw a glint of silver out of the corner of my eye and the mayhem commenced!
After I finished fumbling with the spear bands the fish was starting to swim away so I didn't feel like I had time to load the second band. I wish I had! You can see in the video that I tried to give the fish the limit of my line by holding on loosely (because I didn't want the spear to pull out) and instead, yep, he swam away with my gun!
I guess it was my lucky day though (maybe it was the banana on board??) because after some wranglin' and wraslin' - (didja see me try to skewer him with the spare shaft? Yeah, that didn't go so well!) - I finally managed to coerce him to the surface. And of course, a bull shark showed up shortly after the camera turned off, but so did my dive buddy!! So even though I had a yard sale MESS going on, David Jack had my back!
The video is a little long, but those that are interested will watch, I'm sure!! I wanted to post it because I'm proud that I kept my cool and landed the fish! ...
NOTE TO SELF: Stay calm, breathe, THINK! Stay calm, breathe, THINK! Stay calm, breathe.... THINK....!