Got me some lionfish
Got back from the Bahamas last week, speared 8 lionfish in a tidal creek. There were more, but some students get in there and clean them out periodically. Out on the reef I didn't see any. We were on Andros Island, which is off the beaten path of the Gulf Stream. (We were on the back side). The smaller ones seem to stay in sheltered waters so they don't get eaten by predators. The Bahamas record is 13 inches long but their fins really stick out in every direction. If you see one in the Gulf, get medieval on him. I carried around a long fillet knife and cut them up from behind while they were on the pole spear, where their fins are soft and looked less harmful. Wore padded gloves, too. Saw several that were upside down, clinging to a cave ceiling.