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Hundreds participate in world's largest spearfishing tournament in St. Pete

Hundreds participate in world's largest spearfishing tournament in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (TBO.com)- Hundreds of fishermen packed the ballroom of the Magnuson Hotel at Marina Cove Sunday morning, discussing who caught the weekend's biggest fish during the St. Petersburg Underwater Club's 48th annual St. Pete Open, the world's largest spearfishing competition.

Stories of 80 pound groupers, close encounters with sharks and secret spots where the fish seemingly jump onto the end of a spear weren't told with the usual bravado that accompanies tall tales. These stories were all true, told between sheepish smiles and prodding from friends and family.



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