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Spears and Sharks, a epic dive adventure of the coast of Florida.

Hey guys! 

So, I know it has been a long time since my last post on here... Sorry about that. I find it a lot easier to put my time and effort into other social media, but those don't really seem to get the right message across due to a complete lack of interest people give to social platforms. It's time to bring it back here where I can tell the whole story. 

 Jack Hendrix, ready to hunt. 

Jack Hendrix, ready to hunt. 

Last week Captain Spencer Reilly ( AKA Captn Goop ) and Jack Hendrix invited me along to go spear some fish off the coast of Central Florida. Of course, I'm going. 

I've done this a handful of times but with every season the fish and water change, so everytime its something new. These two days we put in out there were very new to me! I had no idea what to expect other than I was going to be swimming with sharks and we were going to be finding lots of fish. Two things I love very much. 

 Jack Hendrix, details of the underwater rifle. 

Jack Hendrix, details of the underwater rifle. 

Bethel Buoy of the coast of Ft Pierce, Florida. Photograph by Nathaniel Harrington

In my mind i'm thinking we'll get out there. Shoot some fish, maybe see some sharks, maybe and hopefully get a couple chances to get some cool shots of them, and yah see where it goes from there. In reality, we were going to see a lot of sharks and billions of fish. it was full throttle. 

 

 

Just being that far offshore during those flat, windless days watching the schools of blue runner disrupt the glassy surface of the ocean was great for me. It's not an experience I have had often enough to not be completely mesmerized by it, and its something I will never forget. However, seeing it from the boat and seeing it from 30 ft under is a whole different story. Most people won't jump in, and for good reason.  I found out why. 

 Blue Shark in a school of Blue Runner. 

Blue Shark in a school of Blue Runner. 

I wanted to capture some of these heart pounding moments in motion, so I did and I made a little video. Watch as Jack shoots cobia off the back of Bull Sharks, takes beautiful mangrove snapper, and wrestles a nice king fish into the pathfinder. We also ran into a school of Mahi and captain goop catches a cobia that was able to stay out of the shark mouths. 

 Wow. I still just think WOW when I see these. 

Wow. I still just think WOW when I see these. 

 Sometimes the Bulls just want to take a closer look... Jacks experience shows as he stays calm and lets the shark know he's not what they want to mess with. 

Sometimes the Bulls just want to take a closer look... Jacks experience shows as he stays calm and lets the shark know he's not what they want to mess with. 

 What a captain. Spencer is such a dedicated charter captain, day after day, getting folks into the right places, and keeping an eye out on everything going on from above. Thanks legend. 

What a captain. Spencer is such a dedicated charter captain, day after day, getting folks into the right places, and keeping an eye out on everything going on from above. Thanks legend. 

 Curious Sharks in the lead, shadows behind. 

Curious Sharks in the lead, shadows behind. 

 Jack, Locked and loaded. Where the snapper at? 

Jack, Locked and loaded. Where the snapper at? 

 He found it, and took it home. A very tasty fish, possibly my favorite. 

He found it, and took it home. A very tasty fish, possibly my favorite. 

 A baby sea turtle floated by in the current. This lil guy has come a long way and I continue to wish the best for it. 

A baby sea turtle floated by in the current. This lil guy has come a long way and I continue to wish the best for it. 

 A stream of light hits this Bull Shark for a nice portrait setting. Fish everywhere underneath. It is a wild world out there. 

A stream of light hits this Bull Shark for a nice portrait setting. Fish everywhere underneath. It is a wild world out there. 

There's still more I could share believe it or not. But let us skip the repetitiveness and get onto something new. 

If you are curious about booking a fishing charter, and no it doesn't have to have anything to do with sharks, please contact my good friend Captain Spencer Reilly -  https://www.captaingoopcharters.com

He is an excellent angler in the Indian River County area, inshore and offshore. I highly recommend a trip with him. 

Thank you all for visiting my page, give my site a look, and please share. 

-Nathaniel Harrington

Myself - @natehphoto

Captain Goop - @captngoop

Waterman Jack Hendrix - @jackhendrix_