| Underwater Hunters is a company formed by
Skip Hellen. The purpose of this company is to bring valuable information
and innovative products to the big game fishing community. Skips products
are designed and developed to provide reliable service, pleasure, and
success to the most demanding big game hunter.
Skip is a veteran big game hunter with close to a century of experience
above and below the water. His big game fishing accomplishments include:
1. 80 lb. White Sea Bass (Current IUSA world record)
2. 373 lb. Yellowfin Tuna (Personal best)
3. 57 lb. California Yellowtail (Personal best)
4. 80 lb. Wahoo (Personal best)
Skip has fished and hunted all over the world while catching some of
the most prized big game fish. Today Skip is recognized as one of the
worlds leading experts in the field of advanced big game hunting and
Victory at Last
Skip Hellen still participated in a few spearfishing competitions,
and most recently won 1st place in the Long Beach Neptune's
Blue Water Meet.
This prestigious event is held annually at Catalina Island, California and
attracts international participation. Skip competed in his first blue water
meet in 1966 and now holds the coveted title as blue water meet champion.
Although Skip holds perhaps the most coveted spearfishing record in California,
he has landed many of the most prized big game fish in the world. Exotic
fish like Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Dorado just to name
a few. Skip gained International acclaim while he served over ten years
as the president of the (IUSA) International Underwater Spearfishing Association.
His thorough understanding of underwater hunting equipment and strategies
has lead to many new equipment advances. He has applied his decades of
experience to the production of his innovative underwater hunting products.
Along with developing new equipment Skip has studied fish, their habits, weather
patterns, tides and currents as well as water temperature fluctuations and how
these variables effect fish behavior to better understand when and where fish will
be. The art or science of locating game fish is a very complex guessing game and
only a few in the world are recognized as experts in this field, Skip is one of these few.
Skip is currently writing a book covering the art or science of finding big game fish.
This book will cover such subjects as big game fish seasons, marine weather
and water conditions as well as tides and how they effect currents. This book
will reveal some of the most guarded secrets in the sport fishing and underwater
hunting communities and how to find the record
sized trophy fish.
Skip Hellen is awarded 1st place at the LB Neptune's Bluewater Meet, 2004
New Creative Products
Among the products of Underwater Hunters is the back brace weight belt which has attracted a great deal
of interest. This new full support weight belt is designed to evenly distributes the weight of a belt
across a much larger area than a traditional belt. This new design greatly reduces the pressure and
strain on the lower spine. In many cases the use of this new weight belt allows an underwater hunter
hours of enjoyable hunting pain free.