Whether it be diving or fishing, we’re always about discovering ways to feel more connected with the underwater world. That’s why when we heard about underwater fishing, we couldn’t help but be all ears.
Sometimes referred to as dive fishing, the hobby’s quickly gaining popularity. In fact, many are already calling it the future of fishing but how does it really work?
We came across a video uploaded on YouTube by user, allspeciesguru. He dawned his best diving suit and dove down into the Upper Niagara River in New York with his rod and reel to catch some bass.
Much to our surprise, the fish didn’t even get spooked. They were even huddling around the diving fisherman, definitely curious of what he’s up to. In less than a minute, he managed to catch some bass and set it free afterwards. This guy managed to make it look so easy, it’s sparking our curiosity even more. This led us to learn more about the sudden interest of people in underwater fishing.
Apparently, there is such a thing called spearfishing on scuba as well. Samantha Whitcraft, a marine-conservation biologist explains: “Scuba divers can continually spearfish at depths that could have served as a refuge for fish that were deep enough to avoid the hook or your average free diver. Furthermore, hook and line allows for catch-and-release fishing while spearfishing on scuba does not.”
Now we know which method to try on our next underwater adventure. After all, we do have to be both adventurous and environmentally conscious, right