2012.06.10 Fishing with John

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The somewhat long story...

Woke up at 2am picked up my brother and we were on our way by 3am. We arrived at the ramp at around 420am or so. Say our hello's and jump on John's boat and away we go. We found a spot that looked super fishy...um I mean sharky LOL. We are just getting ready to do our thing and next thing you know, the Navy is on the radio telling us to move. WTF we are like 2 miles from them. No problem, we pack up and move. John finds another decent looking spot and we're good to go.

This is what happens when you have a captain that knows what he's doing!

My rod was the first to go and was the shark cherry for myself as well as john's boat.




SHARK ON DECK ALL FLIP FLOP WEARERS BEWARE




Same flip flop wearing maniac getting the hook back :?:




Not even five minutes later John is hooked up and his hits the deck




Here they are side by side




John...No...what are you doing... don't put that there...




I told you he wasn't dead yet :lol!:








Even my brother was able to get in on the shark action with a shark for beginners LOL. Since he's not much of a fisherman we had to make sure it was safe for him to land one without getting bit :lol!:




Both sharks side by side




My brother and I holding up my shark




We even got to see a sweet military hover craft. Those things are fast and LOUD, even from miles away.




Yummy... I can't wait to tear into shark for my first time!





Once again, thanks John for the invite. It was a sweet first time on your boat.
 
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Great catch............
 
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Awesome! hope you guys enjoy all that great meat. Hit me up if you have left overs LOL...The GOOGAN tree huggers are bound to pounce on you, f..k them! as long as the meat doesn't go to waste, IMO no problem.
 
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great catch..something to be very proud of.
 
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Is that the same guy from the front page with the big halibut? He's cute!

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Now off to make some popcorn.
 
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Well, there goes our Legal means/agents of getting rid of some Seals/Sea Lions... the Sea Lions thank you very much.

On the other hand, if the Feds/State lets us catch/thin out the Seals/Sea Lions, then catch as many sharks (Makos and Great Whites) as you want, to keep our local swimming beaches safe.
 
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Well, there goes our Legal means/agents of getting rid of some Seals/Sea Lions... the Sea Lions thank you very much.



QFT.

and now for my unsolicited personal thoughts...which I should keep to myself but people are popping popcorn so I don't want to disappoint them

im not an enviro hippie, I love killing fish for eating, and mako is some great meat. it's kind of a lazy way of meat killing, but whatever. I like sharks but I don't cry when they are killed.

But THE PROBLEM IS makos are a top level predator... if you kill WSB, then ok a few more market squid and sardines are going to be around, and nobody is worried about that... the birds, the barracuda, the sand bass, whales etc will scoop em up! You kill a few makos... and suddenly we are talking about more sea lions! Which is a very big problem. Only 3 things eat sea lions in southern California. Orcas (very sporadic and here randomly), GWS, and 500+lb makos.



sorry to crap on your report thread. looks like you guys had fun!!
 
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I am O.K. with popping cherries and celebrating.

However, as you grow into manhood in shark fishing, you will learn to appreciate these wonderful fish and NEVER keep a female.

Please keep one or two fish a year to eat, and make it a medium sized male, and release the rest. The fun is in the bite, jump, and fight on light tackle, not killing everything.

Congrats on the catch..

P.S. if you play with fire... no heads on my boat!!
 
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I put extra butter on my popcorn..:rofl:
 
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Thanks for the ones with the positive comments.

Nothing went to waste and I'm typically catch and release.

This was just something on my bucket list.
 
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Mischief--too funny!

No strong feelings either way--the take was legal, so it's really none of my business. Just because I would have likely C&R'ed them doesn't mean that everyone needs to.
 
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It the Popcorn still popping?

Nothing went to waste and I'm typically catch and release.

Good to know :) Makes us feel better.

This was just something on my bucket list.

... Too bad the Baby Makos did not have a chance to Kill a Seal or two, before it "Kicked the Bucket" :(

We need to stick to catching more of the Elusive Game like the Thresher Sharks. More of a Challenge to Catch, Great Jumpers, Great Eating, and completely useless to thining out the Seal Population.

Or we can even the playing field... Jump in the water with two short daggers in each hand and tie a Tuna Carcass to ones waist and back.

Be sure to also wear a GoPro...
 
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It the Popcorn still popping?



Good to know :) Makes us feel better.



... Too bad the Baby Makos did not have a chance to Kill a Seal or two, before it "Kicked the Bucket" :(

We need to stick to catching more of the Elusive Game like the Thresher Sharks. More of a Challenge to Catch, Great Jumpers, Great Eating, and completely useless to thining out the Seal Population.

Or we can even the playing field... Jump in the water with two short daggers in each hand and tie a Tuna Carcass to ones waist and back.

Be sure to also wear a GoPro...

googan
 
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