Peskadot ~ A Chamoru Warrior - Hugua (II)

inapsan.jpg (54157 bytes)Quite often, family and friends gather together on weekends to socialize. Fresh fish is common on such gatherings. Ronbo displays, fresh out of the sea, a quick "snack" at Hinapsan (in Northern Guam), one of the 7 major ancestral villages located  in Guahan. Fish are abundant and plentiful in this area and could quench any newcomer's appetite with a bit of the northern variety delicacy.
appren.jpg (54939 bytes)Extremely calm waters off "back side"  are uncommon for this area called Gua'i / Såsayan located on the eastern part of the island. The Marianas Trench is located approx. 60 miles southeast of here. Quick, sudden body motions by one too many hunters make the capturing of prey quite difficult. Manny, Pete, Ted and I surface on the "lamasa" or shelf after a quick training dive to maximize our fishing expertise by hunting in such conditions.
morefish.jpg (55993 bytes) Trevally, commonly known as skipjacks are one of the major targets hunted seasonally as they spawn by the thousands and their offsprings are often eaten by their own kind.  "Tarakitu" as they are called locally, grow rapidly within several weeks, and may reach up to 100 lbs plus. They are  often lured directly up to our spears as we create a "puckered lip" bubbling noise beneath the water. One of such many techniques, often brings us face to face with these curious giants, making it quite difficult to spear them head on. Imagine what it would be like to encounter a 200 pounder!
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