International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
19.5 kg. ,   42.9 lbs.
Grouper, Broomtail    Mycteroperca xenarcha
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Peter Correale
Date: 11/28/2017
Location: MEXICO

This fish was taken two day after I was lucky enough to pole spear the Stripe Marlin world record. It was the last day of a three day trip over on the Pacific side of Baja. Our plan was to dive into the afternoon, and then run back over to the mainland where we would spend the night before bringing my buddy Chris to catch his flight the next morning. We saved our grouper spot for this day, seeing as it was closest to the beach, allowing us plenty of time to search the area for a Broom Tail Grouper pole spear world record. As we pulled up on our first set of numbers, i was blown away by the clarity of the water. It was the clearest i had ever seen it that far inshore, and you could see the bottom from the boat in seventy five feet of water. We set a marker buoy, hooked up our belt reels, grabbed our pole spears and slid into the clear water. There was no tide running, so we were able to work a very large area of hard bottom, spotting fish from the surface in the gin clear conditions.  We spent the day working a couple of really productive ledges that had both Broom Tail and Gulf Groupers stacked up everywhere.  I was lucky enough to take another pending world record, a Broom Tail Grouper with my Neritic Blue Bantam pole spear.  Around mid afternoon the wind started to come up, and the skies went overcast, our cue to call it a day and head back to the mainland.

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