I’m sure Pat Hayes has already told you about our Baja trip, but I need to tell you about my experiences on that trip with my new gun. Two weeks ago, Pat, his son, Pat Jr, and I went to Palapas Ventana. On the first day we ventured out into the Sea of Cortez, around Ceralvo Island, looking for blue water fish to spear. Pat and I both had our Wong Super Magnum Squidbones. Although we didn’t see any of our target species, namely wahoo and tuna, probably because of the weather, we did spear mahi-mahi. My gun shot very straight and true, and was really easy to use as I got to know it. It was nice to get blood on my new gun!
A few days later, we were on a live-aboard boat on the Pacific side, heading for the famed Thetis Bank and The Ridge. Ultimately, at the 13-fathom Spot, we found ourselves in an area that contained wahoo. Then, with Pat and I about 100 feet from each other, we saw a 40-plus fish school of wahoo emerge from the blue. I watched Pat, who was closest, dive down and spear one. A few seconds later, as the school approached, I dropped down and took aim at a wahoo that had cut a corner just a little too much. Without even having to aim, I pointed my new 65-inch Squidbone at the fish and pulled the trigger. The slip-tip hit him in the exact spot I was looking, the head, right in front of the gill. That shot stoned the wahoo, and the slip-tip didn’t even have to deploy.
Needless to say, I was ecstatic. I had shot a wahoo last year at Thetis Bank, but it was eaten by sharks. So, since I had never landed a wahoo, this year was the year I was going to get one. Having the opportunity to take my first with my new Wong gun was really, really gratifying. Being able to stone it with an instinct shot was an unbelievable experience. At that point I knew this was the gun I’d use on every blue water excursion.
Anyway, Daryl, I wanted you to know how happy I am with my new gun, and to thank you for making me such a quality, beautiful piece of equipment. You helped me achieve my long-time dream. I expect to take many more wahoo, and tuna, in the years to come.
Thank you, again.
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