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#1 Old Salt

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 05:28 PM

Here is a photo of my last(I mean last I'm too old for the beasties)Big Shark.It was caught on a rigged 5# bonita,12/0 circle hooks,12' of 400# steel leader and 9/0 115L Penn Senator loaded with a 1000 yards of 80# testline Dacron.The Bait was drifted off the end of the Dan Russell Fishing pier(Panama City beach,Florida,USA) on a low spring tide after Dark.The hookup was at 3 am with 3 "easy" 750 yard runs!It took 5 men,a rope and 45 minutes to pull it up on the pier!The pier landing is the dangerous part..it was mad and tail sweeps on that size of a shark can break a leg! This photo was taken at 7am,hours after Bleed & gut alive! (Oh,the Shark is long dead in the photo.That is me holding the tail at a 4" thickness!) Posted Image

Edited by Old Salt, 04 August 2006 - 05:40 PM.

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#2 Old Salt

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 05:35 PM

The Nurse Shark was 150# cleaned and 6 1/2' long!My Thai in laws(to the left of the photo)had a Barbie with it(along with the 2 Dozen Mangrove Snappers they had also caught during the night).Here is a photo of my Thai granddaughter playing tag! Memories of 7/2001 are good ones !
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:08 PM

hi old salt. that is a moster of a catch. was it good to eat? :)
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#4 Old Salt

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 04:14 AM

hi old salt. that is a moster of a catch. was it good to eat? :th

Very tasty as 1" cut steaks marinated and basted with Severe Hot red thai barbie sauce then grilled! :o The bulk of the Hulk became steak the remainder of the shark became thai green curry with sour bamboo :) !None of the Shark was wasted.The trick to shark is to clean and bleed alive otherwise the meat will have a Urea(urine) taste due to BUN(Blood Urea Nitrogen) build up in the tissue. :)

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:56 AM

Thats one HUGE catch, Thanks for sharing..
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