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Big Shell 7/14-7/16 #3708696 07/18/09 07:16 PM
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After a huge ordeal trying to catch bait and get our hands on a kayak we finally hit the entrance to P.I.N.S wensday midafternoon.Was lucky enough to hit it at low tide so i made it the xx miles we wanted in about an hour.The surf was perfect so we yakked the 12/0 out about 600 yards and the 3 9/0's about 250-300. The 12/0 with a 5lb cownose wing got picked up at about 12:30 wensday night and i botched the hookset and snapped the line. So thursday we yakked everything out again and it was a farily uneventul day until 6:30pm when my 12/0 started screaming again. My buddy beet me to the rod and managed to set the hook well i got the harness on. As soon as he handed it to me it felt like i was reeling in a school bus and we immedietly knew this was going to be a huge fish



My newest reel. 1200 yards 100lb braid and 450 of 80lb tritanium


after an intense 53 minute fight finally got a tail rope on it the shark was so heavy it took the 4 of us to move it

Me and the monster bull shark

The hooksetter, The photographer, and the tailroper

We botched the measurements and it really was between 108 and 112 inches

The shark had a HUGE mouth
the rest of the trip was nothing but snapped lines and missed hookups. Wish we could have caught more then this one shark but everyone agrees it made it all worth it.
~Jon



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Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: texasballs12] #3709096 07/18/09 10:09 PM
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thats a heck of a catch, congrats



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Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: Josh Ray] #3709240 07/18/09 11:10 PM
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Dude, that is awesome! Congrats!

I am guessing no release?

Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: Bug_Slinger] #3709253 07/18/09 11:19 PM
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WOW! What do you do with a fish like that? Are they good to eat?

Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: HENDO] #3709396 07/19/09 01:01 AM
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I would say that was a successful trip. CONGRATS!


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Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: texcajun] #3709616 07/19/09 02:30 AM
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yea,thats a HUGE shark!!! wow, congrats.

Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: mev002] #3709630 07/19/09 02:36 AM
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eeks WOW.. great job man!!!!




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Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: Whisker Wrangler] #3710366 07/19/09 01:56 PM
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Awesome shark. That would make the trip worth it.thumb



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Yes I did admit defeat. Good job back to back champion
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banana

Gonna be in Galveston the 1st of August shark fishing, but dont think we can handle one of those !!! scared

Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: Brandon972] #3710901 07/19/09 07:00 PM
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Awesome fish.

Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: HENDO] #3711809 07/20/09 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted By: Hendo
WOW! What do you do with a fish like that?


You tag it and release it cheers

Contact the Apex Predator Investigation and get your free tagging kit.

http://na.nefsc.noaa.gov/sharks/

When you catch a shark, tag it and release it. Then when another lucky fisherman catches the shark and reports it, you will be notified with the date and location of the catch.

Cheers,

tp

Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: waverider] #3711917 07/20/09 02:04 AM
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How on earth are you snapping lines? Your drag must be set to tight or your lines must be in really bad shape.


Tritanium is good line too.


Wooo!
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Originally Posted By: Green Water
How on earth are you snapping lines? Your drag must be set to tight or your lines must be in really bad shape.


PINS is tough on line...fish there long enough and you will understand. The wade guts are deep and the sand bars are very abrasive. When you combine those factors with sharks, you are going to get cut off.

Cheers,

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Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: waverider] #3712245 07/20/09 04:07 AM
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I'll be there for sharkathon in september looking for something as big or bigger. Great catch!!!

Re: Big Shell 7/14-7/16 [Re: Hail Boy] #3712270 07/20/09 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted By: Green Water
How on earth are you snapping lines? Your drag must be set to tight or your lines must be in really bad shape.


Tritanium is good line too.

On the one side of our pole spread there was something in the surf that the lines kept rubbing on and that the sharks would rap themselves around... it made us very very mad



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