International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
26.0 kg. ,   57.4 lbs.
Cobia    Rachycentron canadum
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Daniel Sisko
Date: 12/20/2014

Got a call from my fishing buddy that the Cobia's are showing up on the rays in Islamorada. Drove down the following morning from Fort Lauderdale and left the dock in Key Largo and headed south to spot the rays in the tower. After several hours we finally found one with cobias on it. My brother and friend caught a pair fishing for them, then I jumped in to spear one. My first shot with the polespear was placed just behind the head on the 57# cobia swimming next to the ray. After a short fight he pulled off the slip tip and returned to the ray. I waited several minutes for him to calm down and when he did I dove a second time and placed a second shot in the same spot but this time a little closer and sunk the sliptip all the way through. After about 10 minutes of babying the fish I finally landed it. We had no idea that it was a potential world record on polespear. When we got back to the dock we went to the best scale we knew of in Key Largo at Key Largo Fisheries and used there official commercial scale.

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