Interview with Trevor Ketchion

How to find spearfishing locations by boat

This is a Q&A with veteran spearo Trevor Ketchion focusing on boating reconnaissance for spearfishing. Finding your own unique fishy locations to mark on your GPS is something every spearo with a boat wants to do. Hammering the same old spots is not a smart strategy as you don’t catch as many fish or develop skills to find fish for yourself. If you are ready to learn some new skills then tune in and listen to Trevor lay out some actionable tips:)

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6:00 Why you should find your own locations to spear fish.

7:20 How to start start planning your own reconnaissance missions

  • Using a sounder
  • Positioning a sounder
  • Coordinating boat with current, wind and structure beneath
  • Finding ground worth exploring
  • Search patterns

28:30 Good apps, books and websites for finding new locations

  • RipCharts, Navionics
  • Use surfing or kitesurfing weather and condition apps. WindyTV
  • BOM, WillyWeather, SeaBreeze for weather

32:00 How to store, keep and label fishing marks

35:00 How to learn to understand charts

44:40 Surface Temperature. Is it worth tracking and how do you do it?

48:00 Lot’s of Noob Spearo Community Questions covering recong, spearguns, rollers vs conventional and more

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Written by Shrek

Shrek

Shrek is a Brisbane based Spearo, Podcast Co-Host and Blogger. Initially experiencing the underwater world through scuba diving, the hunter gatherer orientation quickly became apparent along with the enjoyment of breath-hold diving.

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