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Umm... Thats not a mack!

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Old 10-12-2017, 08:02 PM
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Default Umm... Thats not a mack!

This was a first for me. Out jigging macks to live line for stripers when the spin rod folded over into the water after hooking a mack. Was expecting to see a striper come up on the end. Instead, this is what appeared hanging on to the diamond jig. It ended up popping off so we cut up some mackerel and threw the chum bag over the side. Threw a small steel leader on and sent a live mack back out and finally got it back to the boat. Pretty wild experience in 50ft of water 500yds of the beach.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:19 PM
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looks like a little baby. How big was it?? Obviously the pics can be deceiving.
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:46 AM
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Tough to tell from pic, Porbeagle?
There's been tons of them around lately.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:13 AM
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Nice little bonus.

Caught a real small one once and it's funny that even when it's a couple feet long how it still looks like its parents.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:33 AM
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Cool. Looks like a baby porbeagle.

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Old 10-13-2017, 07:25 AM
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Looks like a Beagle. They are pretty fish.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:38 AM
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Very cool, you said you guys caught an landed it again on a live mack?
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:47 AM
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Very cool little beagle. He was lit up pretty.
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We've been loaded with the little porbeagles this year. Hope they grow over the winter and we have some good table fare for next year.
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We were jigging live mackerel. It initially hit a live mack that was on the diamond jig. This picture is when it was on the diamond jig. I bounced it off the diamond jig and could see on the sonar he was still around the boat. We cut up some live macks from the livewell and put them in a chum bag. With chum out, I threw a short steel leader on my striper rod and rigged a live mackerel to it. After a couple loops around the boat, it hit the live mackerel.

I never realized how fast a little porbeagle could be. Super fun on light tackle.
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:54 PM
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Had 4 of those little buggers on live Mack’s when tuna fishing. Seams to be a lot around.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:07 AM
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Yet to catch one...love them little footballs.

Great story!!
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:38 AM
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OP what state are you in?
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We are in Maine.
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Can't keep em... I don't think anyway.
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Can't keep em... I don't think anyway.
Can if they are big enough. 54" I think...
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They have to be 54" here. They are so fun on a 15lb spin rod it is worth cutting them loose for another day.
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Caught this while fluke fishing not far offshore in RI.

Boy makos and beagles look alike.
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Pup mako must taste like veal manatee
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