Mako off Redondo 270

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Yo Pratioto, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Yo Pratioto

    Yo Pratioto Newbie

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    Shout out to Bryan today. Have the opportunity to fish with him on his 20 ft Grady. Targeting Mako. Weather is nice, wind was about 4 mph and picking up later afternoon. Swell is about 2 to 3 foot high. Water is around 67. We're drifting very slowly with live mackerel chumming bucket on the water. Set up 4 rods out. We land and release one pretty aggressive little guy in the morning and got nothing til afternoon. A little after noon we ran out of chum and we decided to troll back thru our chum line. After I retie the rod with trolling lure and leave it in the water next to the boat, I'm reeling in the last remaining rod and at about 10 yard from the boat I was surprise by a big splash when I'm not paying attention. Somebody suddenly try to grab the mackerel, so I'm getting ready to see if they would comeback for the mack Suddenly this 5 footer dart underneath the boat and swim to the other side where I left the trolling lure at. To my surprise he took that dead hanging lure and took off. We fought it for a good 15 to 20 minutes and finally landed it. In the beginning I thought this shark maybe tangle himself with the trolling lure that I left hang by the boat but when we landed it I saw the hook was set perfectly right on the lip between jaw. So I was wondering how long have that mako been waiting and circling our macks on the water before he decided to attacked one while we reeling it in. I guess we would've be able to catch one earlier if we just start trolling to begin with Over all it was a fun day and thanks again to Bryan and Geoff!! IMG_1997.JPG
     
  2. Capt.C.Delany

    Capt.C.Delany Club a Sea Lion, not a Sandwich.

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    Tremendous!!! What are your thoughts about the Sea Lion over-population along our coast?
     
  3. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    First, Expect a wide variety of replies. From a "great job", to "you are a baby killer". Thick skin goes a long way here.

    That's a typical troll size shark (I know you got it on the danging troller), but you this time of year, you are better off chumming. If you are staying inside the channel and chumming, the typical size mako will be 3-7 feet. Big boys are found elsewhere.....typical troll mako, 3-5'

    IMO, if you are meat hunting, 4-6 feet is perfect. Take one or two a year.....no big deal. I would rather take the 80-100 pounder over the 200 hundred plus pounder.

    I have no interest in the 300-500+ pounders. Leave them to their job, eat the furbags.

    Enjoy the steaks, and ignore the haters....but keep an open mind.

    Thanks for the report.
     
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  4. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Good eats!
     
  5. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice steaks to come,enjoy!
     
  6. Al B.Fishing

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    Did its diapers fall off during the fight
     
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  7. gthurner

    gthurner Gary T

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    Released two just like him recently. Malibu Canyon.
     
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  8. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Well done, enjoy the eats. That size are fantastic table fare...
     
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  9. flyliner

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    Pretty sure I see a second, smaller shark, behind the first shark. I see two tails in the picture.

    Either way, enjoy the steaks.
     
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  10. fishsmith

    fishsmith Captain

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    Yep, even attempted to "sort of" hide the embryonic one?
     
  11. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    Since you asked.......
    Due to enviros and PETA, there will NEVER be enough seal-eating sharks to begin to put a dent in the human-caused sea lion overpopulation problem.
     
  12. JustOneCast

    JustOneCast Arnold

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    Definitely a second smaller Mako on the table behind the one? See the tail fin
    :starwarskid5:
     
  13. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Can we get the story on how you caught the little one ?
     
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    Not a targeted species.

    Great catch!
     
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    dorado50 Well-Known "Member"

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    Not a whole lot there to brag about?
     
  16. Hardcor

    Hardcor Hardcore

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    It's a blue shark baby trophy hidden
     
  18. kevina

    kevina I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Probably on a trout rod, That's why it took him 15-20 minutes to land the pup.
     
  19. PHT

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    He rearrly doesn't no better.. karma is a bitch..never kill an animal before it can breed at least once. That one probably had one year left. Did you net it?
     
  20. Hungone

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    good dinner right there :) ignore the negative responses. As long as the meat doesn't go to waste, you're good in my book
     

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