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Old 01-03-2011, 01:18 PM   #11
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That is the only picture i have of the shark. It was a fight on 50# test line. We were bottom fishing catching a lot of aj's and kelp getting broke off. So I found about a 3 foot peice of 400# mono and made a leader out of that. Put a big pinfish on and sent him to the bottom. 2 1/2 hours later we finally got that shark to the boat. Its color was blue gray on the top and the color change to the bottom was broken up like a white shark. you can see it at the tail section in the picture.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:35 PM   #12
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The nose is too pointed for a Tiger. It's either a big Mako or White, just not clear enough picture to determine properly.
I agree that the nose looks pointed, but your looking at a side veiw. Compair the two Photo, Both noses look pointed from the side, they are shaped about the same and the distance between the eyes and the tip of the nose.
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I second big fat tiger. Definitely not a mako. Jaw Jacker hit the nail on the head.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:52 PM   #15
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My guess would be a dusky or as some say a sandbar shark. Either way a very nice catch congrats
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cant be sandbar, it was caught in blue water.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:38 PM   #17
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sorry bout that we here in destin call duskys near shore sand bar sharks. they are very plentiful and I have caught them up to 500#. Have caught tigers but no white sharks, definatly doesnt look like any tiger I have caught. Still a good catch
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need some input from those shark catchers in milton or pace, pretty sure they can tell you it is definately not a tiger, or a dusky, or a ....

call chris fischer, he knows what it is.
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The nose isn't that pointy if you look closer. Its more rounded. From the side its pointed, but not from the top view. The grayish color fading to white below without a sharp contrast which would be evident even in this photo also rules out a white. Nose is not pointed enough for a mako and the coloration does not fit. Caudal fin is very asymetrical more like a Carcharhinid, this alone rules out a white or mako which have nearly perfectly symetrical tails. Dorsal and pectoral fins too short to be a sandbar and even in large dusky sharks, they very rarely attain a girth that large. I've caught several dusky sharks in the 9-11ft range and have never seen one anywhere near that girth.

Long upper caudal lobe, coloration, heavy girth with short dorsal and pectoral fins and more rounded than squared nose. Given the time of year and the 10-12 month gestation period after mating in the spring, I would say its a large, pregnant bull shark.
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The nose isn't that pointy if you look closer. Its more rounded. From the side its pointed, but not from the top view. The grayish color fading to white below without a sharp contrast which would be evident even in this photo also rules out a white. Nose is not pointed enough for a mako and the coloration does not fit. Caudal fin is very asymetrical more like a Carcharhinid, this alone rules out a white or mako which have nearly perfectly symetrical tails. Dorsal and pectoral fins too short to be a sandbar and even in large dusky sharks, they very rarely attain a girth that large. I've caught several dusky sharks in the 9-11ft range and have never seen one anywhere near that girth.

Long upper caudal lobe, coloration, heavy girth with short dorsal and pectoral fins and more rounded than squared nose. Given the time of year and the 10-12 month gestation period after mating in the spring, I would say its a large, pregnant bull shark.
+1 on the Bull shark. I was thinking tiger being out around the edge. Never caught bull that deep.
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