Seeing a school of dorado that didn't want to eat below a paddy a few years ago is what inspired me to get a speargun.
I can remember that day clearly,it doesn't seem like that long ago.We had just started venturing offshore that season.
Before this our trips consisted of fishing the Coronado islands in a piece of crap 18 foot open bow boat I had picked up cheap.I gutted it and mounted a 32 gallon bait tank in front of the engine hatch,it had a small block v8 of which are not very common for this size boat.The seats were off the shelf walmarts mounted on top of ice chests of which could be slid out of the way to clear deck space for fishing.It was very efficient for fishing for an 18 foot open bow boat.
I can remember fishing the islands and listeninig to the vhf and hearing talk of fishermen catching dorado under paddys out by the 371,425,302 etc.This talk inspired me to get a bigger boat,because I needed to get "out"there.
Picked up a used 18 foot striper with a 115 HP yamaha and I was off to offshore heaven.
I can remember finding a paddy with a large school of beautifully colored blue dorado,just below the 425....we just could not get them to take our bait.I remember telling my fishing buddy "dude, Im getting me a speargun".
I picked up a riffe speargun a few days later and that very next weekend while fishing we came across the same scenario,paddy full of lock jaw dorado....to this day my favorite fish to shoot and eat.
Got a couple this year. My goal is to shoot a tuna after being buzzed several times by different schools of yellowfin and bluefin. They really know how to stay out of range, unlike dodos and yellowtail that will practically swim onto your spear