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Old 03-17-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
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Default Some Questions about what Sharks and Shark Fishing off the Sand Bars

Hey guys I live around Gulf Shores and recently caught my first shark! I was going for mackerel and it hit on a gotcha and 30lb braid. After we got it close enough to snap the line I began to wonder, what sharks are worth eating? If I am going to be kayak fishing just to the edge of the sand bar what sharks would I most likely encounter that are worth taking home? My family says apparently they arent bad eating :\ Any information would helpful as I do not know a lick about the shark species.
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We have caught a lot of sand sharks and black tips. They are good to eat.
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Blacktips are my favorite. Here are a few tips for eating sharks . Ice them down as soon as possible, clean them as soon as you get home , remove all red meat . Cut them into finger strips ,place strips in salt , pepper , and corn meal, then boil them in grease until golden brown.
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So when cleaning them what exactly do you look for to get rid of?
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Cut around the tail as soon as you are able to,and bleed it , then clean as any other fish.
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I have marinated blacktip steaks in italian dressing and grilled them, they were wonderful! That was years ago though, I caught them on a party boat and they cleaned them. A few years ago I caught one from the beach, put it in the back of the suburban, took it home to clean it (an hour or two later).

I learned the hard way why they say bleed them, ice them and clean them!!
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If you were to be out kayak fishing and catch one, how exactly do you land it?
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If you were to be out kayak fishing and catch one, how exactly do you land it?
very carefully
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Take a small bat (I use my son's old tball bat) to subdue the fish to land it
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how about just letting them go? a picture is just as cool
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