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Old 03-04-2015, 01:03 PM   #1
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After some googling and searching on here, this seems to be the go to method.


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Soon as you land it on the beach, bleed it immediately. At the same time, cut a line down the stomach and remove the organs. Once you feel like it's safe, take the shark to the water and rinse him off, and clean the organ cavity.

At this point you will want to get it in ice. You can stuff the organ cavity with ice and pack ice all around. I use a very big 150 quart cooler that is long enough for a minimum sized (legal) shark to fit with just his head poking out.

In my opinion, gutting is a little more important then bleeding as they urinate through the skin. Obviously both need to be done, but from my understanding is that when they die, they will still urinate through their skin, leaving you with ruined meat.

So here's my question. If you had a house on the beach and could take the shark straight from the beach to a filet table would this change anything for you?

The house we have this summer is right on the beach and I have a 4' filet table that I take with me. I could literally have a shark on the filet table 2 minutes after landed.
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Being that they urinate through the skin, I imagine it would be very strong if not soaked?? I guess if you skin it then soak it, may be a quicker way?
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Wouldn't getting the meat off the skin ASAP and on ice be the best thing to do?
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Yep, your good. Cut him up and get him on ice.
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Gut it immediately, then go clean it!
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Throw the thing back and drive to Joe Patties and purchase a fish worth eating.
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Throw the thing back and drive to Joe Patties and purchase a fish worth eating.
Lol

I want some to eat, but really want some for our church wild game supper. Shark would be a big hit for these hillbillies in Arkansas.

They ain't getting any redfish or snapper.
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i agree dont mess with it i have done it all with small sharks and all but makos still taste like piss fish some other rods for reds drum pompano and whiting much better table fair if u are set on it gut bleed soak in a saltwater slush for an hour or so and fillet skin and ice when i say saltwater i mean sea water dont pour loads of salt in it
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I assumed it went all the way through there muscles and out the skin? Of just through the skin then I would say so?
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I assumed it went all the way through there muscles and out the skin? Of just through the skin then I would say so?
I've always understood that the urine leached from the skin into meat.
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