Jiggin' with Jordan

Angler Spearfishing for Barracudas Battles Toothy Predator as Big as Him

Spearfishing for barracuda looks as thrilling as it sounds.

As much fun as traditional fishing is, there are plenty of less-popular methods that are just as exciting, if not more so than a hook and line. Take spearfishing for example. It's a rather primitive form of angling to get into the water on the fish's turf and to try and sneak up on them.

However, it's also rather exciting and quite effective given the right situation. Today's video from YouTuber Jiggin' with Jordan should give you an idea of what it's like. He's diving into the depths in search of barracuda.

Watch as he manages to bag two of them just below the surface. It makes for a truly exciting and one-of-a-kind fishing experience.

The great thing about spearfishing is there's no worry about the fish developing a case of lockjaw. Just go in there and get them! Spearfishing is one of the most ancient fishing methods out there, being done both above and below the surface of the water. Saltwater methods have evolved over to the spearguns you saw here. However, freshwater spearing for pike and sturgeon through the ice still involves the use of hand-thrown spears.

Jordan managed to bag two nice-sized barracudas here. These toothy predators are some of the more popular targets for saltwater spearfishing anglers the world over. Despite some urban legends, they aren't dangerous to humans. Although they are speedy and make for a tough target for anglers.

This style of fishing may not be for everyone. In some places, scuba diving skills may be required if you are like AP bassing, and cannot hold your breath for very long. We're right there with you on that one Peric. However, if you do get the chance to try it, spearfishing is one of the more unique and memorable angling experiences you will ever have.

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