The Lionfish Slaughter Continues

Come at me Bro! Lionfish Killer!

Make no mistake about it – we bring death upon lionfish.  For all you aquarium enthusiasts out there who show us the hate, suck it up! These little bastards are tearing up our reefs and we’ve declared war on their entire species. Yesterday was no exception. Sunday afternoon, work is done, there’s a little gas left over in the Marauder after three days of fishing and the bite just ain’t happening…time for scuba diving.  We raced out to our favorite lionfish spot and brought hell with us. Little punks didn’t stand a chance.

Giant Lionfish killed by Charlie Ellis

Giant Lionfish KIA

I don’t know if its just me…but i’m seeing more and more of these things each time I dive. On the particular reef we’ve been frequenting, i’ve counted about a dozen.  I usually just kill the small ones and leave em’ to rot on the bottom, but i brought this trophy into the boat for a photo op. I saw him splaying fins under a coral overhang just begging to be shot in the face. When I approached him spear first – little punk actually swam right into it.  What kind of self respecting fish swims into a riffe? dumbass. Good thing the rest of his species is just as stupid.

lionfish spines

This was the biggest lionfish I have personally shot to date. His wingspan was just under 22″. What an evil little creature. Show them no mercy.

If you kill a lionfish 2lbs or bigger – send us a picture of you posing with it and we’ll gladly put it up on the blog. If your picture is truly epic – we will send you a Team Marauder T-Shirt. Only rule that applies is that YOU must kill the lionfish and document its length and wingspan! Deal!?

Charlie Ellis




Capt. Charlie Ellis

Capt. Charlie Ellis

Captain at Miami Fishing Charters LLC
Capt. Charlie Ellis of Miami, FL has 25 years experience fishing for big game species like Bluefin Tuna, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Sharks. Capt. Charlie is also an avid scuba diver, world traveler, writer, and entrepreneur.
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