The Sping of Greece,
Porto Rafti , after 2 warm days like 20 – 25 degrees Celsius where I was full of work , back from EUDISHOW in Bologna Italy where was SNOWING.
Finally yesterday we manage to go and have a look if Sping is coming also in the bottom of the sea…
Conditions were not bad around 10-12 meter of visibility , the area where I wanted to fish is around 5 miles in the middle of the sea where from 60 m come up a big plateu at 32- 37m and some on 40.
Here I have some nice spots, small rocks and some small pinnacles ,in Sping always some fish is moving from the deep side of 50-60, to the shallow one .
Infact my thought was not wrong…
In one of the pinnacols already on the descent I saw some Dentex , I know that if I go the bottom they will go, and not come again, ( tipical behavior in this area in this period )
So I decide to fly up on them and try a shoot from diagonal position , 95 sniper made the rest…
The fish was stoned…ascent easy and he gift us his beautiful colors.
Than I tried to find white groupers and after some empty sposts in one flat rock I finally saw one of good dimesions out of the rock, on the sand ,
I was at 7 , 8 meters form the fish and descending very slowly, but he did not risk and decided to go into the cave, this period they start to be outside on the sand but the water is sill cold ,(around 14-15 celtius ) and when they see the spearfisher they prefer to go directly on the cave.
In Summer and warm waters before going in the cave they will start to go from one rock to the other for as long time as the spearo needs to go up to take breath .
But this is another story,
Coming back to our Spring white grouper , I had the sniper 85 with the new dubble rubber nitro 14 ,
The cave is quite long and the fish show me his back , so in this case we need to be very accurate to stone the fish from the ¾ of the back and the shaft needs to go out a bit up the eye.
Also the second fish is stoned .
I can Say that SPRING is STARTED ! enjoy and dive safe.
Remember that you come from a cold winter and you need some days to be