In Mediterranian sea we love everything that is coming from sea. The sea is our life. I swim everyday for 4-5 hours and i have many activities than a sumple swiming. I love fishing and me and my family we eat all the "fruits" of sea. But far more we adore octopus. Why? Are delicious when are grilled but can be cooked by several ways (stew, conservated in vinegar and garlic etc).
Zac Kousto said that otopus are the cats of the deep sea and is true. When i meet a new baby octopus i can touch them, are innocent without fear of man, and are coming when u swim and play in your feet like cats do. And when you touch them smooth they close teir big eyes like cats do. So now we have a rule. WE DONT TOUCH BABY OCTOPUS WITH A HUNGER WAY. NO NO NO!!. Besides doesn't worths because the real hunting is an adventure for real man. I hunt octopus since my childhood and always with just a knife and bare hands. No weapons, no harpoon nothing.
OK dudes lets start the course...wear your gogles sharp your long knife and go...
Step 1: Some knowledge base
Now the Octopus they can change easily their color skin according to their enviroment. But generally have the color of the first pic common Octopus Vulgaris. Where they live? Nice question!. They are cosmopolitans they live everywhere and with their flexible body can fit everywhere. In beer botles, in deep rock holes, in any available well protected space.
Now a secret. Mom octopus lives is open waters up to 150 meter deep but she is giving birth of some thousant (~200.00) of eggs in calm waters of the littoral zone in any available space ( they adore the bottles adn the tires because are well protected). From the 200000 they grown up some 200 and they develop to a grown up octopus just 20. They live for 12 to 24 monts. The better season for hunting is during August and Octomber. The mom octopus during the first period of her baby life are very dangerous and avoid them. Also don't hunt the mother beause u will accelerate the vanish of the babies.