The season has begun! Have a great season brotha! Did it break your gear? Or did you bring it onboard and it broke everything topside?Sounds like an amazing trip! Thanks for the report my son and I had a similar trip last year, solid yellows/ complete with shark, hooked him 3 times and he broke everything we had
Can’t wait to get my tune up and get out there.
Yea I've gotten a lot of why didn't you take it home from my fleet buddies but a 6' mako is so small compared to what they can truly become. There giants. I've never really had success with makos on the chum. They've always come on the troll. Or bonito fishing. They love them some bonito schools! That would be one for the books, putting a Blue to sleep. Yea there crazy sharks to. compared the kinder 7 gills I'm used to turning over and swimming until they're outGood job on the mako. Glad you released it. Sharks are slow to reproduce. I have handled probably hundreds of makos, but never tried to put one to sleep. I have done small blues. They go nuts if you put your hand on their nose and flip them over. I did eight chumming trips for sharks last year and got only one mako. I have not killed a mako since 2005.
No all there netts are full. They just drag them around this time a year to better water conditions. They've got their quota. I just fish the pins because there's usually loose schools in between the pins.Nice report. Sucks to hear about the seiners. I thought they had their quota already ...
nice! No dont get me wrong ain't nothing wrong with eating a delicious mako! I've done it! And man do they feed a lot of people! Nice I'm getting good results on the weights here! I'm glad I decided to ask. Instead of telling a fisherman's tail!Great day! 35 years ago I caught a 6' Mako, weighed it, 130lbs. Was on a work/shark trip so I split it with all the guys so none of it went to waste. Lot of meat off that fish.
SWEEEET! Thank you for that!I always thought a six foot Fork length mako should go 80-100 lbs, depending on the girth. However, I found a website that has a calculator https://apps-nefsc.fisheries.noaa.gov/loranconv/shark.html and it says 147 lbs
Yea that's crazy..... Leathal animals forsure. It's bad location to foul hook one to I had hooked it on a tranx 500 and I'm pretty sure new drags are in order. That little 6' mako made it look like it was hooked on bass gear or a tranx 300. I do love how explosive their fight is tho. When properly hooked. But once I realizedhow I hooked it..... I knew I was in forone hell of a tug of war. I don't know exactly how long it lasted but it felt like an hour. Of next to the boat-away from the boat. Over and over and over again. I am glad it didn't leave with line and lure in tow. I hate when that happens.Foul hooking a mako is no fun . We foul a 5-600# mako last year while thresher fishing . Hooked same as yours on a tiagra 50w 130spectra to 80# . Faught it for 6hrs before breaking it off . It was every bit as big as the 500# thresher we got couple weeks ago . Scary having it next the boat . It charged the boat and took a bite of it through the gell coat . I had to pull the boat to repair it. . NO THANK TO THAT AGAIN ...
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Patty YT this years looking good can't wait for the summer. But I just found out that makos are on the vulnerable list. I'm even more glad I let it go. Excellent eating but it's still young! When I was working deck. That little guy would have been gaffed in a hart beat!!! Everyone loves reading the daily fish counts and seeing a mako on the list.Nice job on the Yellows and letting the Mako go.