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Old 02-12-2015, 09:38 AM   #1
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Hit the water yesterday with JD. It was the first time in awhile conditions lined up to head offshore for me. It stayed nice and calm for most of the day with a little west wind in the afternoon. The bite was slow and sporadic. We must have covered 7+ miles looking for a good bite. All in all we took home 10 fish, the largest being 20". The highlight of the day was Mr. Toothy making an appearance. I had joked with JD about not seeing a Mako for awhile, and no sooner did we see a big splash behind his yak. "Dude! It's a Mako!" The shark buzzed our yaks for about 5 minutes, coming pretty close on a few passes. I stood up to get a good look and the fish was nearly as long as our yaks. I haven't been taking my go pro on flounder trips, so no footage, sorry. This was my fourth run in with a mako on a kayak. Always a cool moment.
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Where were you guys at exactly. Pcola, Navarre, ft. Pickens?????. We want to hook a mako something serious.
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Nice!

You must be very confident in your balance/stability of your kayak!
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Nice job fellas! 10 keepers is most certainly worth a cool trip in the gulf. Big mako, too bad u didn't hook him, lol. That's a good looking flounder as well! Thanks for the report.
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Good report and a nice looking flounder. I love to see a fresh caught flounder with it's spots.

Thanks for sharing.
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Nice!

You must be very confident in your balance/stability of your kayak!
I didn't stay standing for long, lol.
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10 keepers is a slow day for us. Well we actually probably had 15+ but we toss back the little 12 and 13 inchers.

The Mako was BIG. She came at me and turned off within just a couple of feet from me. The first and only time a shark has ever made me nervous on the kayak in the hundreds and hundreds of hours Ive been out on the Gulf in a little plastic boat! She was a big bitch that's for sure.
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Great report. You guys have a lot of guts to face down a large shark. I had one attack the prop on my boat a few year back.
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