How to Try the Ancient Art of Spearfishing in Colorado
Credit: KATE RUDER, 5280 Magazine
My brother takes fishing seriously. So, it wasn’t a total surprise to be snorkeling at sunrise in wetsuits and diving fins at Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area in Steamboat Springs a few years back. We alternately swam and bobbed beneath the surface of the pond looking for pike. It might sound odd, especially in Colorado where most anglers throw flies on the water, but we were spearfishing, an ancient sport in which you stalk and spear a fish underwater.
Spearfishing’s roots are old (think Poseidon’s trident), but the sport has evolved with specialized equipment that allows anglers to dive beneath the surface and precisely strike fish with spearguns. It’s done in fresh or saltwater, but perhaps better known in sparkling blue oceans with big catch like tuna and snapper.
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by: MOJO on 5/1/2019 4:55:00 PM I thought spear fishing was illegal in CO?