Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by 2380MIKE, Apr 17, 2014.
Any reports of threshers being caugt lately?
One on the Aloha out of channel islands. Two-three days ago. Sure that wasn't what they were looking for though
i"ve heard of a few being caught in the past few weeks...
wide open bite this time two seasons ago.........
Yes and yes. Big and small. Everyone staying pretty quiet given the "politics" on this subject........
Find the bait schools and there has been some threshers. Only heard of a few models over 220lbs. None in the San Diego area, most in your area and north 20-50 fathoms.
Last Saturday we drifted live macs in the Carlsbad canyon 5 miles out, went thru 3 chum buckets and didn't even see a blue. Trolled baitos all the way in nothing, nada, zip.
I hear perhaps off Torrey Pines, but it has been slim pickings for a long time more than 2 years
Hooked a baby one off Newport last Saturday. Pulled the hook at the boat.
Too bad. The babies taste the best!!!
How deep in front of Newport? Thanks
There here just need someone experienced to put you on them. Your not gonna see reports. SHHHHHH
anyone want to pm me so info? i've never caught one and would like to try it. just got 2 downriggers, and i'm going to have some time in the coming weeks. troll speed, BOM or rapalas, colors ect. whole mac, strip bait line size.
^^^ Ummmmm Hawkplayer32 ya wanna take this one? Wanna give up your #'s?
If he wants to take me for a boat ride I might be willing to help lol
i'm not looking for numbers, just techniques, set up etc. but i understand if not.
Okay, there are many people on this board with waaay more knowledge than myself on this topic, but here are a few pointers:
1. Use heavy tackle. These are very strong fish that can get very large.
2. Use a 5-6 foot long wire leader. In addition, I recommend and additional 10 ft or so of heavy mono leader. If you hook a shark in the mouth, its tail can actually cut or wear through your main line.
3. Slow troll live mackeral at 1-2 knots if you are in a very fishy looking area. You can troll one of these off your downrigger.
4. Standard trolling speed will be 3-5 knots with a downrigger.
5. Rapalas fished off flatlines or outriggers work well, but replace stock hooks with stronger models. These lures will usually be tail hooked by a thresher. Bait-o-matics with a fillet or whole bridled mackeral are excellent lures off the flatline or outrigger. Again, replace stock hooks. For the downrigger, a whole bridled mackeral or fillet with a large hoochie as a skirt can be deadly.
6. Search hard along the 50 fathom and 100 fathom curves, as well as between these areas. Look for the baitfish.
6. Please practice catch and release, taking time to revive the fish you have caught. Do a search to learn how to mouth hook these fish and try to mouth hook them when possible.
Hope this hepls.
If ya catch one and it's a baby, let it go. Otherwise, them's some good eats!!
When do you determine what is a baby or juvenile? Published works on the topic state the following. What is the commonly accepted release practice? Perhaps that would be a good topic to add to this if not already posted elsewhere.
Thresher shark size at birth has been estimated to be 62 inches (158
centimeters) total length, and can reach a maximum size of 250 inches (636
centimeters) for females and 194 inches (493 centimeters) for males. Recently
published work estimates both sexes to reach sexual maturity at an age of 5 years and
a length of 119 inches (303 centimeters)The growth rate of pelagic threshers slows with age: 9 cm/year for ages 0–1, 8 cm/year for ages 2–3, 6 cm/year for ages 5–6, 4 cm/year for ages 7–10, 3 cm/year for ages 10–12, and 2 cm/year for ages 13 and greater. Females reach maturity at 2.8–2.9 m (9.2–9.5 ft) long and eight to nine years old, while males mature at 2.7–2.8 m (8.9–9.2 ft) long and seven to eight years old.
This is pretty much how you do it. If you find a guy willing to give up locations you will have much more success. Good Luck. I look forward to reading your report when you get one!
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