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Old 06-30-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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I remember as a very young kid my old man taking me with them mullet fishing in the sound with a huge gill net.

I also remember him catching what he called shovel nose sharks. These smaller sharks had a head something like a hammer but was much wider, like a shovel.

I never remember seeing one of these since about 1960, anybody ever seen/caught one in recent times?

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Bonnethead shark?
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Is this what you're talking about? I know them as bonnethead sharks. They're still around. Especially during the summer time.

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Old 06-30-2015, 02:52 PM   #4
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We catch them a lot on St. George Island in the surf.
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I see them all the time in St Joe Bay. Usually in really shallow water. 3ft or less. The sharks are usually 3ft or less also.
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I caught one last year at 3 mile
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The official bait thief of South Carolina. I've caught them on johnsons beach here
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We catch bonnetheads all the time in Apalachicola. They're a blast!
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Yep, that's the critter. I just haven't seen one since way back, even growing up in the sound I never caught one.

I also vividly remember my old man being into a couple of 6 packs of Shlitz beer and telling me to feel the sharks teeth. I said no way I'm sticking my finger near the sharks mouth and I remember him saying "I won't let it bite you".

Even at the young age of 4 or 5 I was smart enough to think, "How in the hell can you stop him from biting me if my finger's in it's mouth".

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i'm sure they're razor sharp teeth; smart boy & [now] man.
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