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#10890273 - 06/02/15 01:24 PM Best Shark Identification system
EastTexasNoob Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 50
What shark identification do you guys use?
What do you look for first on a shark when identifying and in what order?
The shape of the head?
The color?
Shape of dorsal fin?

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#10892318 - 06/03/15 10:44 AM Re: Best Shark Identification system [Re: EastTexasNoob]
xmatador Offline
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Registered: 03/16/11
Posts: 202
Have you checked out the shark ID document from TPWD?

https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_br_v3400_1162.pdf
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#10892325 - 06/03/15 10:48 AM Re: Best Shark Identification system [Re: EastTexasNoob]
xmatador Offline
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Here is a good site for the main shark species you can catch in Texas near shore:

https://lostboysoutdoors.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/sharkid/
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#10893679 - 06/03/15 08:27 PM Re: Best Shark Identification system [Re: xmatador]
Fish Art Texas Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 158
Loc: Dallas,Texas
don't need to id one in surf when it swims next to your leg- just need to get out of there!
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#10894066 - 06/03/15 10:56 PM Re: Best Shark Identification system [Re: EastTexasNoob]
EastTexasNoob Offline
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thanks xmatador! By the way in about 1 week I hope I can look as cool as you don on my kayak!

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#10894069 - 06/03/15 10:56 PM Re: Best Shark Identification system [Re: EastTexasNoob]
EastTexasNoob Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Lol Fish Art Texas. When I was a kid i remember some big fish brushing against my leg when I was playing in the surf! scared the heck outta me!

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#10900614 - 06/07/15 06:26 AM Re: Best Shark Identification system [Re: EastTexasNoob]
MudCat'83 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 76
Loc: Galveston County
This is a link to what the Texas A&M Marine Biologist students use. It also has most other Texas fishes.

Texas A&M Fish Identification

Hope it helps.
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