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Old 10-20-2014, 10:21 AM   #1
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DownSouthDave and I went out last Thursday and Saturday with hopes of sailfish before the pelagics leave. We trolled for a little on Thursday and I had a big king on the end of my line until flipper decided he was hungry and left me with a decapitated king. Dave got a keeper on the troll too. It was pretty rough trolling so we decided to hit some spots and bottom fish. Pulled up red snapper after red snapper (thought these were endangered) and a few kings in the mix.

We took Friday off to rest and went out Saturday morning. I had a big run on a massive freelined cigar minnow but it didn't find the hook. After another half hour trolling we got bored and went to hit the bottom spot. We catch a couple red snapper and flipper shows up again. Started having to horse all the fish up from the bottom which ended in me losing a massive mangrove literally within arms reach of my kayak which was painful. We tried chumming up some fish and kept getting cutoff by sharks so Dave threw out a big chunk of bait and ended up with a big shark. Even though we didn't get a sail it was still a great trip

www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Vq7S2c4YM
I don't really know my sharks so what do ya'll think it is?
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #2
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Great report and very nice film.

Is it just the domed port on the camera or did that shark have a very long dorsal and tail? Does anybody know what kind of shark that was?
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Terrific fishing there.

Isn't that a thresher?

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Great report and very nice film.

Is it just the domed port on the camera or did that shark have a very long dorsal and tail? Does anybody know what kind of shark that was?
It did have a very long dorsal fin and tail.

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Terrific fishing there.

Isn't that a thresher?
Looking at other pics threshers seem to have way longer tails than this guy did.

Looking at pics on google, I'm leaning towards either sandbar or dusky shark?
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Deleted, can't bring up the image. Maybe later when on the computer.
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Looked like a thresher.

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I'm not positive But I think it's a sandbar shark. It's definitely not a thresher.
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I'd go with a Sandbar Shark. Nice catch!
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Dave caught it on 50 lb fluoro, surprised it didn't cut through but the hook was clean in the side of the mouth. Going to run through the gopro to see if I caught that mangrove on camera to depress me some more...
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Man you cant catch those sails bottom fishing! You have 12 months to bottom fish but there is only a few precious weeks of the year that you have a legitimate shot at a sail so dont waste it bottom bumping. That is if you REALLY want a sail. And I only say this because it took me three years to figure this out. This is the first year that I refused to bottom bump and weve landed three sails this fall and lost four or five so it does pay off! The three years prior Id get bored trolling and decide to go bottom fishing and in that time only caught one sail!

I took my 7 year old daughter out today to get her on her first mahi or perhaps sail (with a little help from dad of course) and we trolled for 6+ hours with nothing to show but baits cut in half from mackerel as we werent using king rigs. However, its the only way to catch them so we stuck with it! Maybe next time though!
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