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Old 06-29-2013, 06:50 AM   #1
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Is it just me or where there more sharks out there around the snapper spots than ever before? I cant ever remember there being so many of those tooth bastards all over the place. I lost more hooks this snapper season then I ever have.

Are we seeing an explosion of sharks due to the overpopulation of snapper? The usual more prey = more predators? Im really thinking this mismanagement of snapper is causing all kinds of problems other than just pissing me off. Less food for other fish more sharks, do the NMFS have any idea what they are doing.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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We have been catching a lot of big sharks also. Never seen this many before.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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X2 on sharks. Lost a shitload of hooks and weights. If they were there thick, you were screwed.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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I caught more the past two years than this year. Only one stud and he got snagged on a stretch 30. I haven't had anyone reel in a head at all this year.
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Fished yesterday and had over half the fish come in with shark bites. Caught several big hammerheads and cut off some UFOs. No fun.
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I started fishing for them , at least there's no closed season ... Shhh .. Yet. Only some protected species.Eat good too.
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I got a lot of this! They're thick.
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Since the practice of finning was prohibited populations have exploded.
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I started fishing for them , at least there's no closed season ... Shhh .. Yet. Only some protected species.Eat good too.
That looks like a big blacktip? If so that is some damn good meat.
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I agree they have been thick this year. We actually caught about a 12lb bonita on live bait while snapper fishing and had about a 7' shark chase it up. The shark chased that bonita for about 15 minutes and never could get a bite into it. The bonita kept tucked up under the sharks gills, the shark would raise its head out of the water, turn and dive back towards and try to bite the bonita. The bonita pretty much stayed tucked up under the shark where the shark couldn't get at it most of the 15 minutes. It was a pretty exciting chase as the shark/bonita kept going in circles and was splashing around a lot. A couple times it got out and we thought the shark would get it, but never did. (remember, the bonita was hooked this entire time so it was fighting us while dodging the shark).

Once the bonita got close enough to the boat, the shark swam off. Sure wish we could of got that on video, it was pretty cool to see and the first time I have seen something like that.
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What kinda shark you got there Bhales?
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:53 AM   #13
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I have no clue mako maybe? it got all wrapped up in our rigs while eating about 3 SOW RS
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I agree on the sharks, I had go buy circle hooks and sinkers to take my last trip...
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What kinda shark you got there Bhales?
spinner shark
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:31 AM   #16
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I thought spinner at first but i thought they had black tipped fins when they were this big

but I am not Quint so i dunno
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