1. lowprofile

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    Too bad this pic came out so blurry. Tigers are more cuddly

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  2. FloMar

    FloMar Hired Gun!

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    X2
     
  3. PoolMan

    PoolMan 7 'dines short of a full scoop

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    That little one alone could kill you the way you are handling it. Neck, thigh, or crotch and you will be toast. He can almost bite his own tail.
     
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  4. lowprofile

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    No it can’t. Makos can’t touch their tails and it was under control.
     
  5. sdjfish

    sdjfish Deck Ape

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    Goal is to get one over 300lbs in a paddle yak.

    Makos that big have been known to kill and eat big swordfish try not to look like food, Good luck.
     
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  6. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    Commercial fished makos both longline and rod and reel for years..
    All I have to say is get some life insurance so someone can benefit from your stupidity...
     
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  7. billa

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    Just curious. Do you drive a lifted pickup truck with big tires?
     
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  8. garlicsalt

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    Flying gaff lashed to a yak, yes get a GO PRO.
     
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  9. lowprofile

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    You dont leash it to the yak, dont leash anything to the yak, it’s on a float. Stick them in or near the gills and let them drag it. Same as catching pacific halibut from yaks.
    No, but it’s leveled. If you see it say hi

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  10. NoLDR

    NoLDR OG BD member

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    Make sure you file a float plan with a family member so they have an idea of where to start looking for your body. Thought the guys that fished them last season in an inflatable were stupid you just one upped them.
     
  11. Cheeseburger Killer

    Cheeseburger Killer Beloved Son

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    Chris-
    Lot of folks peeing in your cornflakes right now. My take- if it’s really important to you, do it. That said, you ARE taking a sizable risk by attempting to catch a large mako from your ‘yak. I know of a mako that shortly after hitting a trolled bait offshore launched itself into the cockpit of a 32’ center console. You can imagine the mayhem that followed. Crew swore it was an intentional act. Who knows, it probably was. I’ll finish by saying if you have a bride and/or little ones, reconsider this...
     
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  12. LEC

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    If you're going to fish for mako's, carry a gun. It's the only safe way to subdue that species. The flying gaff is ok on a boat, not a kayak. I've seen makos jump 15 feet, straight up. Meanest fish in our waters.
     
  13. Cheeseburger Killer

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    Kayak+Furious Mako+Gun= ???
     
  14. Blackiee

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    LMFAO, So no experience with Makos, I fish out of Monterey Bay...BUT.. not uncommon for 12' White sharks to come up to the boat just to check you out.
    So I can imagine a mako, and potentially a very big white shark, could come pay you a visit. Up here the whites have a tendency to bite yaks just to see what they are. I'm sure they are down there too....

    Good luck if that's you goal.
     
  15. lowprofile

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    They’re fine on kayaks

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  16. SD Fish Guy

    SD Fish Guy -Patrick the aquarium pro

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    This guy doesn't want to hear anyone's concerns or advice. His "flying gaff" is a zip tied on 12/0. As someone who has spear fished, I know that float would not stop tuna in 100lb class, let alone a 300lb mako! Maybe if you were able to get it in the gills, good luck with that.
     
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  17. mandoman68

    mandoman68 Big Loco

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  18. mandoman68

    mandoman68 Big Loco

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    If you say so.........
     
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  19. FloMar

    FloMar Hired Gun!

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    Zipties? You're FN kidding right!!!!!?
    You're playing with something you won't recover from!
    It will be quick and extremely painful, I sure hope not though.
    Please take all precautions to prevent what others have stated above COULD happen.


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  20. lowprofile

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    That’s just one I pulled from google, not mine.

    But ok guys. Thanks for all the advise
     

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