81 Years Old and Still Slaying Monster White Sea Bass

Bill McIntyre spearfishing
Bill with solid yellowtail and huge white sea bass catches

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Today’s guest is Bill McIntyre. He’s been in the water all of his life, starting out with scuba diving before switching to freediving and spearfishing in his fifties.

In this episode, he covers the all-important safety we need to be considering while spearfishing. We then dive into boating etiquette so that you get invited back on your friend’s boats and a bunch more.

In this podcast Bill McIntyre and I cover:

00: How Bill found his love for the ocean

3:24: Talking about fighter jets (F4 and F18)

6:10: How the water has changed over the years

8:10: A clinic on how to stay safe while spearfishing

21:00: Does Bill follow his own safety rules?

26:00: Bills Rules to Boating Etiquette 

36:00: How long it takes to clean a boat

38:30: Beers on the boat OK?

41:30: It’s not a competition on the boat

42:46: How do you split your total kill?

43:55: Bill’s favorite fish by rank

45:47: How long before Bill shoots his first fish during a dive

46:33: Is diving abroad different than diving at home?

49:35: Stories about fishing for marlin

53:00: Does Bill take a rod and reel out while spearfishing?

54:04: A chat about spearfishing clubs

58:41: Fishing spot etiquette

1:00:00: Where to find Bill (OC Spearos Facebook group or [email protected])

Jon Stenstrom
Founder & Angler
Jon Stenstrom is a fishing and spearfishing enthusiast. He's been fishing since he was 5 years old in the backcountry of Yosemite for trout and in the surf near his home in SoCal. Over the past 4 years, he's been spearfishing up and down the coast of California. He started Cast and Spear to help inspire others to get outside and chase their dream fish. Notable catches include spearing a 65-pound white sea bass, large grouper, and yellowtail down in Baja. When he's not in the water, he's usually fishing from his Gregor Baja aluminum boat or inflatable Takacat catamaran.
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