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Old 06-30-2013, 07:59 AM
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Default GIANT Mako Shark Could Break Records (PHOTOS)

Has this been posted already?
If , Yes, too bad, here it is again.

http://www.weather.com/sports-rec/fi...hotos-20130606
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:08 AM
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So my guess is this shark is 1,300+ lbs not 13,000+ lbs?
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
So my guess is this shark is 1,300+ lbs not 13,000+ lbs?
You beat me to it!
Yeah, 13K would double the largest Great White ever caught so ...


Here's the story with video and the actual guy who caught it.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...a-monster.html
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In the link...
"....... The female shark caught Monday off Huntington Beach weighed in at just over 1,323 pounds. It was 11 feet long and measured 8 feet around its thick midsection, said Kent Williams, a California-certified fish weight master and owner of New Fishall Bait, where the shark was taken for frozen storage......"



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Yes, it's been posted on quite a few other fishing boards. That shark was caught and killed to promote a fishing show, the fish wasn't even eaten, it was donated to science for "research". There's been a lot of controversy....
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So where was that shark's weight taken? Talk about scratching out five minutes worth of fame and a ton of free advertising.
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we caught an 800lb mako in Bermuda about 10 years ago. Dead weight and a 3 hour fight.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
So where was that shark's weight taken? Talk about scratching out five minutes worth of fame and a ton of free advertising.


The first story made it sound like a fluke catch by a bunch of lucky sportsfisherman. Wrong. It was a bunch of pros, in fact, they were filming a TV show called "The Professionals" for the Outdoor Channel. The skipper, Matt Potter, aka "Mako Matt" is a professional shark seeker. It seems that they were deliberately seeking a large mako for their TV show. The reason why it was taken to a weigh master in Gardena rather than back to the marina is that the marina specifically prohibits the unloading of sharks, presumably for conservation reason. The shark was clearly a female because males only get to about half that size max. Although it might not have been clear while fighting the fish, pictures also show a obviously distended belly, indicating that the shark was probably carrying pups.
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Man that thing would leave a mark!
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I guess this answered the scientific research end of that story, a poly bin in Gardena.. I'd rather have that fish still out there making babies. Matt Potter has a charter business here locally and a tackle store called Mako Matts Marine. Good guy, but keeping female Makos is not cool, no matter the size. Plenty of grander ones have been tagged off the islands and not kept.
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What a waste of a breeding animal.
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Originally Posted by nhpursuit2870 View Post
What a waste of a breeding animal.
It caused alot of controversy out here, as it should have. Pulling it down the street on a PWC trailer didn't help matters either.They had no back up plan once they killed it, another reason it was "donated for research" opposed to cleaning and processing it.

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